Associate Solicitor (Family Law)

Bristol South and West of England & Wales - Legal
08 Feb 2017
08 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The firm is passionate about the law and in providing their clients with the very best legal advice and guidance.

They believe in putting their clients first. Their client care is second to none and this, underpinned by their promise to exceed client expectations, has helped the firm to grow to become one of the UK’s most successful and respected law firms.

Today they employ over 2800 people in 15 UK offices.

The Department

This firm is committed to delivering the highest level of service and delivering outstanding client care with exemplary client service, they pride themselves on supporting people in reaching their full potential and nurturing truly talented individuals, so they are now seeking to recruit a capable and outgoing Solicitor as a fundamental hire in the development of a highly regarded and expert Family Law Team.

They act for private clients in all aspects of family law, including pre and post nuptial agreements; cases with a business and/or international aspect; children law and cohabitation.

The Role

This is a superb opportunity to develop your skills within a highly established and innovative department and to work alongside leading solicitors and experts on a stimulating mix of high quality privately-funded cases. As a senior member of the team, you will play an integral role in the growth and leadership of the team.

It is essential that you possess rounded client service skills and you must be able to empathise with a wide range of clients in order to resolve the most sensitive and complicated practicalities involved in family break-ups. Of particular importance will be organisational and communication skills. The successful candidate will be committed to team work, and crucially have a proven track record in business development and networking to help in developing and building a successful Family Law Team at the top of the market across the UK.

You will have good IT skills and should be familiar with the Microsoft Office suite of applications. The successful candidate will be rewarded with strong partner access and training and excellent career progression opportunities.

To be successful in this role you must;

· Be an Associate Solicitor and have dealt with a stimulating mix of high quality privately-funded family law cases for a number of years.
· Have a strong appetite for business development and be able to demonstrate good contacts with relevant health and rehabilitation professionals across Bristol and the surrounding area.
· Be able to operate independently and as part of a team to deliver the best outcomes for our clients and develop other team members. Previous people management experience would be an advantage.
· Have excellent client care and inter-personal skills, operating with integrity and showing empathy and intuition.

If you thrive on being busy and can adapt well to new challenges, then they’ll give you all the training and support you’ll need to help you succeed in this highly rewarding role.

The Benefits

In addition to your competitive basic salary there is an exciting benefits package including a contributory pension scheme, critical illness cover, associate discretionary bonus, car parking or cash allowance, AXA health care or cash allowance, group income protection scheme, death in service, discounted legal services, 25 days hols (this increases with length of service), discounted online shopping, season ticket loans, childcare vouchers.

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