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Solicitor/Legal Executive – Disputes and Litigation Team – Contentious Probate 

 

Wolferstans is a Devon based modern law practice with a strong heritage of over 200 years, based in the centre of the busy city of Plymouth with satellite offices in Plympton and Plymstock.

 

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 largely 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 two years’ experience.

 

Personal Specification:

  • Be a qualified Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive.
  • Relevant experience of management of a varied contentious probate caseload including but not limited to will validity, Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, proprietary estoppel and will rectification claims, trust disputes and alternative dispute resolution.
  • 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.

CVs to be sent to Emma Evans, HR Manager eevans@wolferstans.com

 

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