Senior Probate Manager

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What does the role involve?

You will advise a range of clients specialising in probate work and estate administration on a wide variety of matters including, all aspects of finalising a person's estate, including;

  • applications for grants of representation
  • inheritance tax calculations
  • dealing with the Administration of estates
  • the distribution of assets and dealing with trusts under a will

Typically we act for wealthy families and individuals, business people and landowners Ideally we are looking for an experienced probate specialist

Why should I apply?

If you are the kind of individual who wishes to assist families at a sensitive time and help them to make what can be a daunting process as painless and smooth as possible, together with developing relationships with clients, not only assistant them with the legal aspects of a loved one's estate, but also negotiating family responsibilities and offering support when you can, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you to join a firm at the prime end of the market.

Mills & Reeve LLP has been listed as one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For, for the last 16 years. We were winners of the firm of the year Roll on Friday Firm for 2019.

What experience is required?

You will be a Chartered Legal Executive or Probate Manager with proven experience in probate work.

What skills and attributes would I need?


  • Previous experience in a comparable role.
  • Excellent written English and ability to produce clear, logical drafting
  • Numeracy
  • Solid previous experience of preparing sets of accounts for probates
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Effective time and matter management and a systematic approach to work
  • IT literacy
  • Attention to detail.


  • Legal or Accounting qualification, e.g. STEP qualification

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, references from previous employers, your eligibility to work in the UK and any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You will also be required to complete a self-declaration to access your character and suitability.

Disclosure and barring service check

This post is also subject to a satisfactory response from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

The package

As you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits. The firm's standard benefits are detailed in the following link: Benefits guide

The firm

What really sets Mills & Reeve apart from other law firms is the way we work with our clients. We understand that clients, in the 21st century, no longer want a traditional law firm - they want one that embraces forward thinking approaches to service, billing, commercial know-how, innovation, people management and community engagement.

Why not find out more about what it's like to work at Mills & Reeve by taking two minutes to watch our video? Working at Mills & Reeve

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements and endeavour to achieve the right balance for both our people and the business. This attitude to flexible working ensures we continue to provide outstanding service to our clients, whilst allowing our people to develop their careers in the knowledge that personal priorities will remain just that.

Mills & Reeve is committed to promoting equality, diversity and to providing an inclusive and supportive environment. Please click the link below to find further information regarding our diversity policy.

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