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Contentious Trusts and Probate Team – Associate/Partner

Full time

Based in: Lewes (East Sussex) or London

Salary: c£80,000

About Us

The Firm has two offices, with this role being based in either the Lewes (East Sussex) or London office. The firm is Legal 500 and Chambers ranked and is modern, responsive and approachable with an excellent reputation.

The Firm’s lawyers are known as specialists in their fields and, because of our reputation for excellence, we routinely attract applicants from the top international London firms. The Firm is able to offer a modern and friendly working environment and, most importantly, a comfortable and sustainable work life balance without compromising on the quality of the work or the clients.

The Firm has 18 partners and a team of around 100, covering areas such as corporate and commercial, employment, real estate, private client and dispute resolution.

Our Litigation teams are based in Lewes and London, and cover both personal and commercial litigation in the UK. Our specialist areas in commercial litigation are business disputes, property, insurance, health and safety, environment, debt recovery and trustee disputes. In personal litigation, we specialise in property disputes, family law, and probate and trust disputes.

Our clients include local authorities, government agencies, landed estates, receivers, national companies, charities, trustees, family-owned businesses and individuals.

Our approach is always to find practical solutions that make commercial sense and are cost effective for our clients with the aim of avoiding Court proceedings as far as possible.

Our team is ranked highly in Chambers High Net Worth Guide and Legal 500 and our lawyers also have excellent personal rankings across various directories. We receive excellent feedback from our clients, industry partners and referrers:

“Knowledgeable, commercially-minded and effective.”

“Stand out lawyers in this practice area.”

We strongly believe in taking the time to get to know our clients – really listening and understanding their business and personal goals, and what matters most to them.  We think ahead and give the best advice, not just for now but for the future. Our clients return to us and recommend us highly. Creating and nurturing strong professional partnerships and referrer relationships are also key to our new business development in corporate and commercial matters.

The role

To provide advice and expertise to trustees/executors, private banks, individuals and charities across a wide range of trust and will/estate disputes.

This role will head up the Contentious Trusts and Probate team, with genuine opportunities for career development within the Litigation team and the wider firm.  The successful candidate will also be involved in business development and will be expected to develop client and referrer relationships.

Your qualifications

You should be able to demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • Qualified solicitor with extensive experience of working in a dedicated Contentious Trusts and Probate role
  • STEP or ACTAPS qualification would be an advantage
  • Professional, with a client focused approach
  • Good time management skills with the ability to prioritise workloads
  • Good IT skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal – able to deliver complex legal advice in an understandable manner
  • Enjoys working as part of a team, but self-motivated and able to work independently too
  • Flexible, resilient and the ability to adapt to change

Working for Adams & Remers

We fill our teams with people who are professional, motivated and reliable, and share our values and our determination to deliver the best possible experience for our clients.

To help you develop yourself and your role, we offer a friendly working environment with opportunities for training and development to help you strengthen your skills and expertise.

We have a strong focus on wellbeing and provide you with excellent support and resources.  Our friendly, welcoming team regularly organise social events to keep us connected.

The ideal candidate for this role will be expecting a salary in excess of £80,000 due to their experience and expertise.  We offer a very competitive benefits package including private medical insurance, cash plan offering discount vouchers, money for medical treatments such as scans, physiotherapy, dental treatment, sight tests and glasses and more, discounted gym membership, virtual GP service and fitness and nutrition health checks.


If you are interested in the role please send your CV and covering letter to Alison May (Senior HR Advisor) alison.may@adamsandremers.com

Registered address:
Adams & Remers LLP, Trinity House, School Hill,
Lewes, Sussex BN7 2NN. Company Reg no: OC351800
This Firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. SRA ID Number: 525523
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