Family Private Solicitor – HYBRID Preston or Lancaster

6 July 2024

ROLE: Family Private Solicitor – HYBRID
SALARY: 35k to 50k
LOCATION: Preston or Lancaster

My client is expanding and is now seeking to employ a full time Family Solicitor, from newly qualified up to 8 years PQE. (We are open to receiving applications from candidates with greater post qualification experience).

The successful candidate will have the option to work at either our Preston or Lancaster head office, together with working from home (hybrid).

You will handle a mixture of private family cases, including private children matters, divorce and financial remedy cases. You will be familiar with dealing with drafting agreements including pre/post nuptial agreements. Your client base will be nationwide due to the firm`s geographical reach.

You must :

be experienced working to Lexcel standards
be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
have excellent attention to detail
be organised
be able to work as part of a team
Have solid advocacy experience in the family courts
have fantastic communication skills and be able to explain the complexities of the law to lay clients with ease.
have a proven track record of consistently meeting or exceeding your billing / time recording targets.
Provide a good reference from your employer
It would be desirable if you have, or aspire to have :

Experience of TOLATA / Cohabitee cases
Resolution membership
Experience of international family law.
Law Society family / advanced family accredited
You will receive:

An extremely competitive salary £35,000 to £50,000
Pension benefits
Your practising certificate paid each year
25 days holiday per annum as well as public bank holidays
Free parking
Staff events, including optional charity work
Christmas bonus
The option to work remote 2-3 days from home
Flexible working hours
Fantastic team spirit and be part of a family run friendly firm.

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