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Contentious Probate Solicitor

  • £40000 - £65000 per annum

This leading firm is for go getters that have an ambitious flare. The firm will provide distinctive training and give its staff the opportunity to grow within the practice organically. They are going from strength to strength so now is a great time to be joining them.

The Firm

This Legal 500 and Chambers ranked regional firm have a rich heritage dating back several decades. Despite them being established for many decades, they are innovative, forward-thinking, and dynamic and continue to evolve; it is this approach that ensures they continue to stay ahead of the game. They still have the same values and ethos of which the founding Partners built the firm on, which continues to serve them well.

They are very client focussed, and everything they do focusses around putting the client at the centre of their focus. It's this mantra and approach, which continues to ensure that their majority of all their instructions come from referrals. They house Lawyers that have taken a commercial approach to legal services. Their Lawyers are passionate and have a creative flair, this is well demonstrated by their marketing and business development activities. They have over the years set trends with their quirky and new marketing initiatives.

You will find a strong leadership team at the firm; they have an ethos engrained that everyone has a voice and they are always open to listening to a new idea. They like to take on board fresh ideas so that they are still ahead of the curve.

The firm believes in nurturing and developing legal talent throughout their staff's careers, working side by side with their team to ensure they reach their full potential and achieving their career aspirations. Nothing demonstrates this better than their unrivalled staff retention rate and that fact that many of their Partners started at the firm as trainees. It's this philosophy stands them out as a first-choice employer and has also won them several awards over the years.

All fee earners are given full access to support staff, making sure you are always able to work efficiently. Each fee earner is individually assessed in terms of what support they need so it's not "one glove fits all".

There is an enjoyable social aspect to working at the practice. The firm pride themselves on giving back to the staff as they believe everyone should be rewarded for the hard work they put in, making staff feel valued and very much at the core of the business. You will find a family feel throughout the firm, despite their size, the Managing Partner knows everyone by first name and takes the time to spend time with staff at all levels.

The Role

The firm is seeking a Contentious Probate Solicitor to join their growing Preston office.

The firm has a highly regarded, legal 500 ranked Family department. You will join a highly skilled team that is headed up by heavy hitting lawyers.

You will take on a diverse and broad caseload including disputes relating to wills, probates, estates, trusts, beneficiaries, executors, inheritance act claims and disputes regarding jointly and solely owned property.

Due to the expansion of the team and increased workloads, the role comes with prospects for career progression and development.


You will be a Contentious Probate Solicitor with at least 3 years' experienceWorking towards ACTAPS would be beneficialYou should have good technical knowledge and be an organised individualStrong interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong relationships with clientsYou will enjoy working in a challenging, fast moving and professional environment


Salary is competitive around market rate, which will be dependent on experience, on offer is an excellent benefits package and bonus scheme

This is an excellent opportunity for a Contentious Probate Solicitor to join this legal 500 firm based in Preston

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.

Head of Department - Employment

  • £60000 - £90000 per annum

This is a stand out opportunity for a Senior Solicitor looking to take the next step on the career ladder as Head of Department, with long term prospects of growing and developing a team.

The Firm

By having a culture that challenges the conventional law firm approach, the firm prides itself on focusing their energy on getting results for their clients while attracting and developing strong legal talent. The firm are ranked in the Legal 500 and have a number of offices across the UK.

The relationship they build and nurture with their clients is of paramount importance, which is why many clients stay with the firm for decades. They understand that one size does not fit all and really take the time to understand each one of their clients' needs and what makes them successful with many client referrals across the North West.

The firm have a friendly culture throughout all their offices and pride themselves on being hardworking and collaborative. They often cross refer work to other departments and due to their national presence, they can be cohesive to work on a nationwide service line and share work.

The practice are very flexible with remote working. They offer a mixture of working from home and being in the office and try to cater to individual employees' needs.

The Role

The firm are looking for an experienced Senior Employment Solicitor to join their Lytham office as Head of Department.

You should be a commercially driven and entrepreneurial Lawyer with the drive to build a department. This is an opportunity to really prove yourself with a firm that has a national presence.

You will work on a varied and interesting caseload covering both contentious and non-contentious matters, including contract and policy drafting, discrimination issues, managing discipline and performance, and redundancy and restructurings.

Though a portable practice is not critically essential, you should have a good track record of bringing in work and have a good network in the local area.

This role comes with strong prospects to progress, in line with the growth agenda of the firm and an opportunity to grow and develop a team.


You will be an Employment Solicitor with at least 6 years PQE (there is no upper limit regarding the amount of experience)Though a portable practice is not critically essential, you should have a good track record of bringing in work and have a good network in the local area.You will have a strong technical knowledge and first-class communication skillsYou will have strong business development capabilitiesExperience of overseeing a team is desirable, however not essentialSalary is competitive and negotiable depending on your level of experience, on offer is an excellent benefits package and bonus scheme

This will be a fantastic hands-on, Head of Department role, where you will get experience ahead of your years in this entrepreneurial and dynamic firm in their Lytham office.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.

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