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    Our client is a leading national law firm with a difference.  They are now going through exciting growth and they are currently seeking to hire a Senior Contentious Probate Solicitor to spearhead their Contentious Probate work. Ideally you will have a minimum of 5-8 years of experience of working within this specialist area of litigation.


    This position could be based from any of their offices or from home and once their offices are fully reopened, will likely see at least 2-3 days per week working from home for the foreseeable future.  Their HQ is in Manchester with additional offices in London, Cardiff, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool & Lancaster.


    Key Responsibilities will involve:


    • Contesting Wills
    • Inheritance Tax
    • Making claims under the Inheritance Act 1975
    • Breaches of lifetime promises
    • Disputes concerning the administration of a Trust or an Estate
    • Claims concerning negligent advice about a Will, Trust or an Estate
    • Disputed applications to the Court of Protection to register a Power or Attorney, to appoint a Deputy, approve a lifetime gift or the making of a statutory Will


    The successful Solicitor will have an ability to mentor and supervise less experienced solicitors and assist in the development and growing of the team.


    Management responsibility will be to understand the day to day running of the section and to report weekly to the HoD and to develop new work sources and understand the budget and inception targets which are set.


    There is also a need to be able to create and adapt standards and to review the structure of the overall section.


    This will in large be guided and influenced by the HoD but there is a need to be heavily involved in the growth and success of the section.


    This is fast becoming an important area within their Litigation and Dispute Resolution team, and as such they need an experienced and knowledgeable new colleague to help drive this further forward. In return for your experience and knowledge they are offering a very competitive basic salary plus bonus.


    This is a great opportunity to grow your career and will lead to driving the business forward and taking your role to the next level.  You are also able to target your own clients within certain areas and they have a strong marketing team who are also targeting various markets to assist the team.


    The company

    Established over 170 odd years ago our client continues to provide the very best service to their clients, while expanding the range of services that they could offer, not only to their clients but to a growing number of business partners, organisations and trade unions.

    Fast track to 2015 where they acquired Colemans-CTTS to form a national business with offices across England and Wales.

    Together, they have created a strong business with extensive experience, and today, they have more than 500 people working in 11 different offices.

    They were the first law firm to receive the Law Society’s award for excellence in Practice Management (Lexcel), and one of the first to be accredited as an “Investor in People”.

    The firm has a clear 5-year plan to grow and become the leading consumer law firm in the UK.



    Hendronpearce Limited, 24 Northgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1HY
    Company Registered in England No. 08825673