Contentious Probate Solicitor

Contentious Probate Solicitor
Working with colleagues, clients and professionals across East Anglia

The Contentious Probate Solicitor role

The successful candidate will have some experience of contentious probate or has undertaken private client and litigation seats during the course of their training contract. 

The candidate will be working alongside an experienced associate solicitor as part of a larger litigation team and joining a forward thinking firm in a period of exciting growth and expansion.  The team work closely with the firm’s extensive private client department.

Recent examples of work the team has acted on:

  • Settlement at mediation of a multi party 1975 Act case involving issues of domicile, foreign assets, infant parties and validity of marriage.
  • Representing a client bringing a claim under TOLATA 1996 against an estate.
  • Advising multiple beneficiaries on a claim enforcing a charge upon a property to enhance their share of an estate.
  • Advising as to the entering and removal of caveats.
  • Representing adult children on their claims under the 1975 Act.
  • Negotiating deeds of variation when concerns over testamentary capacity and undue influence have arisen.

What experience do I need?

Ideally you will have some knowledge and experience of contentious probate work and you will be able to demonstrate a keen interest in this area.

What skills and attributes should I have?

  • Strong Communication skills
  • Pro-active thinker
  • Great marketing and networking skills
  • Self-motivated
  • An empathetic manner

What are we offering?

A competitive salary, as well as a modern and agile working environment at the firm’s brand new regional head office, the A12 Commercial Hub, at Marks Tey, Colchester. The A12 commercial Hub offers colleagues free parking, agile working space, and easy access by road (being based on J25 of the A12) or train (500m from Marks Tey train station). You will be based alongside Holmes & Hills’ contentious probate specialist and wider litigation department who are also based at the A12 Commercial Hub.

Employees are also able to benefit from a great remuneration package and a number of additional benefits including access to an employee assistance programme, virtual GP access 24/7, death in service, a retail discount platform and optional medical insurance policies at group discount rates*

Apply today


We apologise, but due to the volume of applications we are currently receiving, we may not always be able to respond to unsuccessful applicants.

*Effective as of 1st July 2021.

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