Litigation & dispute resolution (inheritance & trust disputes) solicitor vacancy (full-time)
Willans LLP has a solid reputation for providing first-class legal advice, high-calibre yet approachable lawyers, and exceptional client care to local, national and international clients.
Our inheritance & trust disputes team is expanding. The team includes members of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and ACTAPS (the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists); experts who are, by definition, the most experienced and senior practitioners in the field of trusts and estates and related disputes. Independent legal guide The Legal 500 describes our inheritance & trust disputes team as “excellent in all aspects: almost immediate response times, with in-depth knowledge and experience.”
An opportunity has arisen for a litigation & dispute resolution solicitor who is ideally 2-5 years’ post qualification experience, at least some of which must have been in inheritance/contentious probate and trust disputes. Some property litigation experience would be an advantage.
The successful candidate is joining us at an exciting time of expansion and will be assisting our contentious probate and trust disputes team deal with a wide range of matters varying in scale and complexity.
A bit about the role:
- providing telephone, email and face-to-face advice to clients on a wide range of contentious probate and trust issues
- supporting senior lawyers with larger, more complex litigation
- managing your own caseload
- helping with department and firm-wide marketing initiatives.
A bit about what we need from you:
- You will have 2–5 years PQE
- You will be enthusiastic, bright and personable with a “can do” attitude and are keen to build your career in this field
- You will be proactive, motivated and able to manage your workload effectively. You will need strong communication skills
- You will need to have excellent case management skills as we will be relying on you to ensure that deadlines are met and enquiries are dealt with quickly and efficiently
- You will also possess strong analytical and research skills
- You will be a strong team player and IT savvy.
A bit about us:
Willans has a reputation for its friendly and supportive working environment.
Offering training and career development opportunities is just a small part of how we invest in our people. We will support and guide you in building your individual profile, offering opportunities for you to get involved in marketing initiatives both online and offline, including local networking events and functions.
Our lively calendar of relaxed social events ranges from in-house baking competitions and quiz nights through to pizza evenings. We also support countless initiatives around the county from events at Cheltenham Festival to University of Gloucestershire law school. Our charity committee also organise fundraisers across the firm to support our charity of the year, and we have a green committee which helps champion environmentally friendly improvements across our offices from in-house composting and recycling outlets to energy efficiencies and carbon footprint reductions. Alongside this we have a number of champions, appointed to help to encourage equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as promote employee wellbeing. These individuals are advocates for who we are and how we’re doing. Our central Cheltenham offices overlook one of the town’s iconic parks.
Contract: permanent, subject to a satisfactory probationary period
Hours per week: Monday to Friday 9am-5:30pm with an hour for lunch
Remuneration: As well as a competitive salary and pension, we offer a range of staff benefits including medical cover, 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) and excellent working conditions.
To apply please email your cv, with a covering letter, to:
firstname.lastname@example.org, for the attention of Bridget Redmond, Managing Partner.
Willans is an equal opportunities employer.
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