Care Solicitor (NQ-2 PQE)

Job Title: Care Solicitor (NQ-2 PQE)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chester
Salary: £27,000 - £33,000
REF: 1132
Contact Name: Paula Pawlowska
Contact Email:

 Russell and Russell Solicitors, a well-known multi-service practice, is looking for a junior Family Solicitor to join them at their office in Chester.  

Working as part of their busy family department you will handle a caseload of care and public law matters, on behalf of clients from across the country. 

In return, you’ll receive an excellent benefits package and have access to a plethora of training and development opportunities. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a friendly and supportive family team at a forward-thinking law firm.

Care Solicitor – Chester 

The company & role 

  • A pioneering regional firm with low staff turnover and 9 offices across the North West 

  • With secretarial support, you will run your own family law caseload and undertake your own advocacy  

  • Ongoing training, guidance and support will be provided 

  • Russell and Russell are a close-knit and down-to-earth firm with an active calendar of social and charity events 

  • Commutable from Chester, Wrexham, Ellesmere Port, The Wirral and Cheshire. 

 Added extras and benefits 

  • Competitive salary 

  • Pension scheme 

  • Generous holiday allowance 

  • Attendance bonus 

  • Northern Rail discount scheme 

  • Discounted legal services 

  • Cycle2Work scheme 

The ideal candidate 

  • NQ Family Solicitor or a Solicitor with up to 2 years’ PQE  

  • Will be able to autonomously run a caseload (with secretarial support) 

  • Will be able to undertake their own advocacy work 

  • Will be committed to delivering a quality service and excellent client care 

  • Someone who is well organised, has excellent attention to detail and good communication skills 

  • Must have their own car as the role will involves traveling to courts and the firm’s other offices 

How to apply for this Family Solicitor role 

If this sounds like the job for you, you can apply via this website by clicking ‘Apply’ above.  

Alternatively, to learn more about this opportunity or to register your interest, contact Paula on 03300 245 606 or email 

Paula is a senior consultant here at Realm and our family recruitment specialist. She works with family solicitors at all levels and has connections with family departments across the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands. As a result of her in-depth knowledge of the family law market, she is perfectly placed to help you take your next step.  

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