21 Jun, 2022

Contested Probate Lawyer - Colchester Office

  • Birkett Long
  • Colchester, UK
Full time Lawyer Solicitor Associate Legal Executive Professionals

Job Description

Court of Protection and Inheritance Disputes Lawyer Vacancy


We have a vacancy for a Contested Probate Lawyer with 3-8 years PQE (or equivalent) to join our specialist Court of Protection and Inheritance Disputes Team in our Colchester office.


The Firm

 Birkett Long Solicitors are redefining what it means to be a Lawyer.  Based in Essex, with offices in Chelmsford, Basildon and Colchester, Birkett Long focuses on people – our clients, our employees, our business partners and those in our local communities.

 We are a modern thinking Legal 500 law firm and this is an ideal opportunity to join a successful and thriving practice. We invest in our people and offer genuine career progression for the right candidate.


The Department

 You will join a niche and highly regarded team (Tier Two of the Legal 500) who provides specialist advice and guides our clients through Wills, Trust and Inheritance disputes as well as disputes arising in the Court of Protection.  In recent years the team has dealt with high profile cases which have been widely reported in both the legal and popular press. The team also deals with non-contested applications to the Court of Protection.


The Role

 This is a full time position. There may be some working from home, if desired, in line with the Firm’s Working from Home Guidelines. 

You will have the opportunity to work alongside an experienced Partner, Senior Associate, Solicitor and a Paralegal and this is an ideal opportunity to help build the team.

 You will advise on all aspects of disputes concerning the validity of Wills, claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, Trust disputes, claims against executors and attorneys and contentious cases in the Court of Protection. The team’s work often also involves advising on the beneficial interest in property.  

 The role will involve marketing and business development and the successful candidate must be flexible enough to work outside normal office hours when required. This is an ideal opportunity for career progression.  



The Candidate

We are looking for a Solicitor/Legal Executive with 3-8 years PQE or equivalent to join our highly driven team

You will have proven experience in the field of contested trust and probate work and preferably hold full  ACTAPS membership.  Candidates with general litigation or private client experience would be welcome to apply for this position but you will have a genuine desire to specialise in contested trust and probate work.

You will have the ability to deliver succinct high quality advice, excellent client and team communication skills, drafting and negotiation skills and a desire to play a key role in the future development of the team.

You will have excellent IT literacy skills and be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).


If you believe you have the experience and skills we are looking for please send your CV to:

HR&L&D Team

Birkett Long LLP – 1 Amphora Place, Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3WG

Or alternatively to recruitment@birkettlong.co.uk

Staff Type

Legal Staff


PQE 3, PQE 4, PQE 5, PQE 6-9

Competitive Salary




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