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Private Family Solicitor 2+ PQE – Legal 500 national firm – Hybrid working

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Our client, a national law firm with a fantastic reputation for family law, is recruiting for a Private Family Solicitor with at least two years’ experience to join its team based in Newcastle.

The firm’s business outlook is incredibly strong, having increased its turnover by over 10% in 2022 and recruited more than 40 legal professionals during this time. The firm is now set for its next phase of growth and is looking for its next rising star to join the ranks.

This means there will be plenty of opportunities to develop and progress within the family team, which is also in its strongest phase yet, having recently attracted two highly respected and award-winning senior lawyers from national competitors.

You’ll continue to develop your technical and commercial skills at pace, as you’ll be learning directly from some of the best family lawyers in the UK market.

In the role, you’ll manage a caseload of mixed private family law matters, including divorce, finance and private children work. The right candidate will have experience in each of these areas, and of doing their own advocacy.

In addition to a competitive salary, the flexibility to work from home for part of your week and unrivalled progression opportunities, you’ll enjoy an attractive bonus scheme, enhanced pension, life assurance, a holiday purchase scheme and days to complete charity work.

The firm has bustling offices located in the three major legal hubs of Newcastle, Manchester and Leeds. It is accredited with Investors in People Gold status, which puts it amongst the top-ranking employers in the UK.

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’.

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 - £50,000


  • Tyne and Wear

Role type

  • Hybrid working

Contract type

  • Permanent

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Lucy Wickham

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Lucy specialises in the recruitment of family and care lawyers across Yorkshire.

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