Contentious Trusts & Probate Solicitor

Job title: Contentious Trusts & Probate Solicitor
Work type: Full time - permanent (part time applications considered)
Experience: minimum of 3 years PQE
Location: Based at one of our seven offices in Wiltshire 

Our award-winning firm culturally stands apart from other South West practices; we are incredibly entrepreneurial, creative and offer great flexibility to our staff. We have a family friendly feel throughout the practice, we invest heavily in our staff and due to continued growth; we can offer strong prospects. 

Our approach to business and our clients has put us ahead of our competitors. We have core values that define who we are, how we operate and the services we offer. Our success is down to our people and the strong relationship they have built with our clients.

The team
Due to expansion we are recruiting for a Contentious Trusts & Probate Solicitor to join the department. You will be at the forefront, working alongside a Partner, dealing with a high quality caseload. 

The Private Client department is currently flourishing with plans to continue to grow in line with increased workflow. It is a vibrant and hard working team and Contentious Probate is an increasing area. 

The role
You will take have the opportunity to work on a caseload that covers all aspects of contentious private client litigation. 

There is plenty of opportunity to grow and develop the work and you will be encouraged and given the independence to build relationships with other departments and external referrers.

Life at Goughs
We fully understand that work is a big part of our lives and we strive towards making the working day an enjoyable environment.

We actively bring together the offices and departments as much as possible through our social and charity committees. We have an annual away day which is all about team building, unwinding and having fun!

We are committed to helping our employees strive for a healthy work life balance and we are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

We believe in investing in our staff and offer a tailored career structure and appraisal scheme to our lawyers and central services staff.   

Salary and benefits
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes a minimum of 26 days of holiday per year plus bank holidays.

You will be able to earn a discretionary bonus as part of our Individual Performance Objectives (IPO) bonus scheme which encapsulates not just fee earning but other areas of the role such as networking, building your brand or mentoring junior members of staff.

You will be enrolled into our Group Personal Pension Scheme after three months of employment and will have access to a healthcare cashplan from your first month with us.

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Your qualities
We look for individuals who can develop strong relationships and work effectively as part of a team. 

You will be approachable with an open-minded 'can-do' attitude that allows you to embrace change. 

Contact us
If you wish to apply, please send your CV, along with details of your minimum salary requirements to

For any queries relating to the role, please contact Lauren Bridger, Senior HR Executive  Email:, Phone: 01225 762683

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Goughs Solicitors are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.