Contentious Probate Newly Qualified Lawyer – Bristol City Centre


Barcan + Kirby Solicitors
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

Competitive

Job Highlights
  • Barcan+Kirby is well known in the Bristol legal market, both as a provider of excellent legal services for individuals and businesses, and as a progressive employer.
  • This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing and successful Dispute Resolution department, based in our Bristol city centre office.
  • We will support and mentor your development and progression.
Job Requirements/Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing and successful Dispute Resolution department, based in our Bristol city centre office.

Under the umbrella of the Dispute Resolution department are several specialist teams focusing on contentious probate, property litigation, employment, commercial litigation, and general civil disputes.

The successful candidate will work on contentious probate matters, supervised directly by Senior Associate, Mark Scanlon, with overall supervision provided by the Head of Department, James Bell.

The Contentious Probate team is recognised by the Legal 500 and nationally as a provider of excellent legal services for individuals and organisations. Consequently, the team has experienced an exponential growth of instructions in contentious probate matters. We are therefore looking to recruit to meet increasing client work demands and assist with the continued growth of the team.

You will assist with existing cases whilst building up your own caseload. The work requires you to undertake both opposed and unopposed applications, and the scope of such matters will provide you with the opportunity to work alongside, and give advice to, other departments and teams, including Debt Recovery, Family, Court of Protection, Property Litigation, and Probate + Estate Administration.

A successful candidate will undertake legal work and contribute to the department in line with the firm’s business plan. Our firm aims to nurture and grow its own talent. We will support and mentor your development and progression.

About us

Barcan+Kirby is well known in the Bristol legal market, both as a provider of excellent legal services for individuals and businesses, and as a progressive employer.

We are committed to developing and nurturing our people, and encouraging positive wellbeing and mental health is central to our culture. When we say we offer a work/life balance, we mean it, and we were advocates for flexible working long before the Covid-19 pandemic.

We work hard to maintain a culture of kindness and friendliness, and we like to think that we do things a bit differently from other law firms.

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate for this role will be a qualified Lawyer or FCILEx with a degree in Law (minimum 2:1).

You will be IT literate and confident using and adapting to new systems and processes. In addition, you will be enthusiastic about business development and eager to use your networking skills.

IT literacy is essential, and you must be confident using and adapting to new systems and processes. Our ideal candidate will also have knowledge and experience of social media and networking as a business development tool.

ACTAPS (the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists) membership is an advantage, but the firm supports non-members interested in undertaking the ACTAPS course.

Location and working hours

  • This is a full-time role (office hours are 9:00am – 5:15pm, Monday to Friday)
  • The role is based at our Bristol city centre office, with the option to apply for hybrid working upon successful completion of your probation period.
Barcan + Kirby Solicitors
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

Competitive

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