Contentious Probate Solicitor / Legal Executive

  • Disputes & Litigation
  • 50/50 Split Working From Home and North Hill Office
  • Full Time
  • 29th July 2022
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The Opportunity

At Wolferstans, we are passionate about delivering exceptional legal experiences. Clients who contact us to deal with sensitive legal matters are placing a great deal of trust in us and it is critical that we repay this trust by treating them with the warmth, professionalism, understanding and courtesy that they deserve.

We were the first firm in Plymouth to be awarded the title of Compassionate Workplace and in the past year we have won “Large Business of the Year” at the 2021 Plymouth Business Awards, “Law Firm of the Year” at the 2022 LawNet Awards and secured our place in The Times Legal Top 200 – why not come and be a part of our success?

You will be part of a supportive and flexible working environment where you have the ability to further your career aspirations. Our benefits package includes 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays and an extended break over the Christmas period, you are also awarded a day off for your birthday and will be signed up to our Health Care Plan designed with wellbeing in mind.  

What will you do?

We have a senior vacancy for a Solicitor or qualified Legal Executive to join our leading and well-established Disputes & Litigation Department – Contentious Probate role. 

The successful candidate will possess significant experience of handling a varied contentious probate caseload with the confidence to work independently. 

The role can be undertaken through a combination of homeworking and time at our North Hill office in Plymouth.  We are willing to consider varied and flexible arrangements which can be agreed based on your needs.

Salary will be dependent upon experience and calibre of the candidate, but we are willing to consider any candidates with a minimum of five years’ experience.

What do you offer?

Be a qualified Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive.

Relevant experience of the sole management of a varied contentious probate caseload including but not limited to claims regarding will validity, Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, proprietary estoppel, will rectification, trust disputes, as well as trustee removal claims and alternative dispute resolution.

  • Consistent and proven lawyer with advocacy experience. 
  • Excellent communication and client care skills.
  • Ability to deal sensitively and appropriately with confidential information.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with clients and other business sources.
  • Ability to work well under pressure within stipulated timescales and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise effectively.
  • Enjoy working in a team and ability to work using own initiative.
  • Empathetic whilst dealing with sensitive issues.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Modern IT skills.
  • Professional and positive work attitude with the ability to embrace change.
  • Willingness to attend courses and webinars to increase knowledge and understanding.
  • Ability to work towards and meet the firm’s core competencies.
  • Commitment to the firm and the ability to provide a confident and positive input.
  • Ability to take responsibility and ownership for the success of the firm and their own development.

Applications will officially close on 29 July 2022.

However, we are keen to talk to suitable candidates at the earliest possible opportunity and will close the vacancy to new applications once conversations reach an advanced stage to avoid a delay. We would therefore urge candidates who are interested in this vacancy to get in touch ASAP and discuss the opportunity with us. 

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