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Family Children Solicitor

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  • Hybrid working (2 days from home)
  • Progression opportunity to Partner/Head of Children
  • Legal 500 firm and award-winning department head
  • Excellent culture and good quality, interesting work

An award-winning law firm is looking for a Family Solicitor specialising in children’s cases to join its close-knit team, based in either York, Leeds or Harrogate.

The sky is the limit with this role, as there is an immediate opportunity to progress into a more senior role, helping to grow the children team and head up this specialism.

The Head of Family is an award-winning family expert, and you’ll have their support in making the leap to partnership and beyond.

In addition, you’ll get a competitive starting salary and the opportunity to work from home two days per week. You will also benefit from enhanced annual leave and your birthday off, a comprehensive healthcare plan and subsidised parking.

In the role, you’ll handle a mixed caseload of children matters. You will be able to handle private children, care and child protection cases confidently and understand legal aid.

There is a growing caseload of work with lots of inbound cases – the firm is currently turning down work and they are looking for someone to jump in and make an impact.

You’ll join a team consisting of a partner, two solicitors, a trainee, two paralegals and secretaries, who describe their employer as “a forward-thinking, modern firm” and “the best place they have ever worked”, with a “supportive management team.”

How to apply for this role

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

Alternatively, to learn more about this opportunity or to register your interest, contact Lucy Wickham at Realm Recruit.

Lucy is an Associate Consultant at Realm and specialises in recruiting family solicitors across Yorkshire. She works with family departments at firms of all shapes and sizes in Leeds, York, Harrogate and Huddersfield. If you are looking for a new position, Lucy is ready to help you make a move.

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£35,000 - £55,000


  • North Yorkshire

Role type

  • Hybrid working

Contract type

  • Permanent

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Lucy Wickham

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Specialist for family and care lawyers in Yorkshire.

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