Family Locum Solicitor (12-month contract)

Job Title: Family Locum Solicitor (12-month contract)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Chester
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000
REF: 1625
Contact Name: Paula Pawlowska
Contact Email:

A highly regarded firm are looking to take on a Locum Family Solicitor with 5-10 years PQE to join their Legal 500 recognised Family Department in September/October 2021. 

In this role, you will handle a diverse public and private family caseload which will involve working with high-value clients.  

This is a fixed-term 12-month role working under a Hall of Fame Legal 500 Partner, so this would be the perfect opportunity for someone who is returning to family law, someone returning from maternity leave or someone who wants to start building up a career in family law. 

Family Locum Solicitor – Chester 

The company & role 

  • A Legal 500 family department 

  • You will be part of a close-knit family team that undertakes a broad mix of work, including high-value divorce/ancillary relief, complex Children Act matters as well as matters with a child abduction element 

  • The firm is well established, based in the heart of the town and is a multi-service firm with over a century of experience in legal matters 

  • Great public transport links are available close to the offices 

  • Commutable from Cheshire, Merseyside and North Wales 

 Added extras and benefits 

  • 25 days annual leave 

  • Life Assurance 

  • Private healthcare  

  • Parking 

The ideal candidate 

  • A Family Locum Solicitor with 5-10 years PQE 

  • You must be able to commit to 12 months 

  • You have experience of handling your own caseload of private family matters 

  • You have experience of the following areas of family law: Divorce and separation, financial settlements and children matters 

  • You have advocacy experience 

How to apply for this Family Locum 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 Principal Consultant here at Realm and a family recruitment specialist. She works with family solicitors at all levels and has connections with family departments across the North West. 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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