Job Title: Head of Wills and Probate Solicitor
Location: Huddersfield Salary: £50,000 – £65,000 per annum, depending on experience
Type: Full-time, Permanent

Our client, a well-established and reputable regional law firm in Huddersfield, is seeking an experienced and ambitious Head of Wills and Probate Solicitor to join their team. This is an excellent opportunity for a talented individual to lead the department and take on a key role in the continued growth of the firm, with partner prospects for the right candidate.


  1. Manage and oversee the Wills and Probate department, ensuring the delivery of high-quality legal services to clients.
  2. Handle a varied caseload of wills and probate matters, including drafting wills, administering estates, obtaining grants of probate, dealing with trusts, and advising on inheritance tax.
  3. Provide specialist legal advice and guidance to clients on complex matters related to wills, trusts, and probate.
  4. Develop and implement departmental strategies to drive growth, improve efficiency, and enhance the firm's reputation in the market.
  5. Mentor, train, and develop junior team members, helping them to reach their full potential.
  6. Foster and maintain strong relationships with clients, providing exceptional client care and maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and ethics.
  7. Work collaboratively with other departments within the firm to cross-sell services and identify opportunities for business development.
  8. Keep up-to-date with changes in relevant legislation and industry best practices to ensure the firm remains compliant and competitive.


  1. Qualified Solicitor with a current practising certificate and a minimum of 5 years' PQE in Wills and Probate.
  2. Proven track record in handling a diverse range of wills and probate matters.
  3. Excellent technical knowledge of wills, trusts, probate, and tax matters.
  4. Strong leadership skills with experience in managing and developing a team.
  5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with clients and colleagues.
  6. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic plans to drive growth and improve departmental performance.
  7. A commitment to providing exceptional client care and maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and ethics.
  8. Experience in business development, marketing, and networking is highly desirable.

If you are an experienced Wills and Probate Solicitor looking to advance your career with a leading regional law firm, we would like to hear from you. For more information please contact Rob Addy on 0114 2418030 or click apply today. 

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