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Role: Solicitor or Partner

Practice Area: Contentious Trusts & Probate

Location: St Albans

Salary: Dependent on experience

PQE: 4+ years

Qualifications: Solicitor or CILEX admitted to practice in England & Wales

The wills, trusts and probate team are expanding, and my client is looking to hire 2 solicitors (1 associate and 1 senior associate/partner) to help support with existing matters and to help develop the team and bring in new clients.

The team look after the needs of a large number of Herfordshire families and also HNW/UNHW clients based across the UK that are looking for a dedicated and specialist trusts team.

This presents a great opportunity to join an exciting and demanding work environment that offers support and guidance to help everyone achieve their best. The career framework provides the opportunity to learn and develop in a structured but flexible way.

You will be advising on all aspects of contentious trusts & probate, such as:

  • Removal of executors or trustees
  • Claims against an executors and trustee
  • Defence of claims by beneficiaries
  • Challenging Wills or the terms of a Trust
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • COP & succession disputes
  • PoA disputes

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • 4+ years PQE working in a contentious trusts & probate team
  • Experience working on HNW/UHNW matters
  • A good knowledge of best practices and good understanding of the inheritance act
  • An effective communicator and have the ability to build relationships with clients, referrers and colleagues
  • Experience and willingness to supervise/support junior members of the team
  • A proactive marketing and business developer
  • An industry specific accreditation or qualification such as ACTAPS or SFE would be advantageous


For further information, please contact Lydia Walker on 07720945185 or lydia@bluepelican.com

Please do not apply if you are not a qualified solicitor/legal executive

I recruit for fee earning roles across London, Buckinghamshire & Hertfordshire, so if this opportunity isn’t quite right, please get in touch to discuss other options.