Probate Lead

London, England, United Kingdom expand job description ↓


We’re Farewill. We build simple, beautiful products to change the way the world deals with death.

We’ve grown to lead our industry, becoming the biggest (and favourite) will-writer in the UK within 24 months of launching - building a tight-knit, multidisciplinary team of 18 along the way.

We're at the forefront of legal technology, playing a crucial role in modernising important legal services, and are now preparing to launch a brand-new direct to consumer probate product on the back of our latest funding round.

This is an amazing opportunity for a forward-looking and tech savvy legal professional to get involved at the very start of a process which will help revolutionise the UK probate industry. You will help shape the team, the product and processes as we look to replicate our success with online will writing

Who you are:

We’re on the lookout for a brilliant lawyer to help shape and run the expansion of our direct to consumer probate business.

  • You enjoy working in a fast paced environment, being hands-on and getting things done
  • You’re excited by technology and the opportunity to step away from traditional ways, assumptions and perceived wisdoms
  • You’ve a great eye for detail and can communicate your legal knowledge in plain English
  • You're hard working and resilient, with a stubborn determination to succeed

Over the next 12 months, you’ll:

  • Work closely with our Head of Legal and our product team (including designers and developers) to help us shape, deliver and grow our probate business
  • Run a caseload of applications for grants of probate and letters of administration (working within the regulatory bounds of reserved legal activities obviously, so that means you might spend some of your time working in or with our SRA regulated business - Farewill Legal Services - to deliver the sealed grants)
  • Help build the team around you in order to deliver on our ambitious goals
  • Help forge mutually beneficial partnerships with other providers so we can service a full range of customers
  • Play an integral role in achieving our mission to change the way the world deals with death


Hopefully you’ll have some or all of the following:

  • CILEX or solicitor
  • Proven experience in volume legal services
  • Proven experience in probate and estate administration
  • Experience growing and managing a team
  • Motivation and enthusiasm for working in a rapidly growing startup

Bonus points for:

  • STEP qualified
  • Experience working with an in-house software development team
  • Startup experience


  • Be part of a growing startup redefining the death industry
  • Leave the traditional law firm model and thinking behind (no more time-recording!
  • Work alongside other friendly, passionate and talented people
  • Competitive salary and share options
  • Santander cycles membership
  • Lovely, spacious, bright office in Haggerston (but if London’s not for you, that’s ok - we can make remote working work for the right candidate too)
  • Regular off-site days and team lunches
  • Work from home on Wednesdays, flexible start and end to your day
  • 28 days holiday

(L-R, Emily (Full Stack Developer), Helena (Full Stack Developer), Karan (Will Specialist), Ollie (Customer Operations Lead), Tom R (CTO, Co-founder), Tam (Head of Product), Kit (Will Specialist), Constance (COO), Lorraine (Head of Legal), Tom H (Lead Product Designer), Kiran (Partnerships Executive), Victor (Lead Product Designer), Holly (Operations Associate), Dan (CEO, Co-founder), Natasha (Head of Partnerships), Jessie (Will Specialist))

Our hiring process - application and interview process

Inviting someone to join our team is a big deal for us and we put a lot of time and effort into the process. If we figure out we’re not perfect for each other at any stage we’ll let you know as soon as possible. Here’s how it’ll look for the person joining us:

1. Send us your CV along with maximum 150 words on why this role is perfect for you.

2. We’ll invite you for a 30 minute phone call or coffee to learn more about your goals and experience. You’ll also be able to ask questions about Farewill and the role.

3. We’ll then give you an exercise that’s relevant to the role, and run a more detailed interview in person to hear more about you and your experience.

If everyone’s happy, most importantly you, we’ll make you an offer to join our team.

Our hiring process - diversity monitoring questions

We are an equal opportunity employer and highly value diversity at our company. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and monitoring how our company is representing different groups of people through our hiring process.

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