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Family Solicitor

JMC Legal recruitment
England, London, City of London
£60000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Closing date
1 Jan 2021

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Practice area
4 years, 5 years, 6 years, 7 years+
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Job Details

This award winning, long established, Legal 500 firm are seeking a Family Solicitor 7 years+ PQE on a 12-month fixed term contract as maternity cover for the Head of Family.

This is a unique role to work in this privately funded department with an opportunity to stay on after the contract for an ambitious and forward-thinking individual.

The firm

Although the firm is large, it stands out for the lovely family friendly culture it has running throughout the firm.

They have a rich heritage dating back over 60 years and throughout this time they have developed an outstanding team of professionals, many of whom are ranked as leaders in the field.

It is common place for their Solicitors to be called upon by the media such as Sky and the BBC for their opinion, interview and first comment due to their high level of expertise. They work with big name clients and are known for their Legal Aid work.

The firm has recently taken on over 30 new members of staff, bringing their total headcount to over 140 staff. The practice is continuing to grow and you will work within a friendly, professional and dynamic team, at hand in a team of over 140 professionals.

Having dealt with this firm in the past its always a pleasure to work alongside them as they are approachable, friendly and highly reliable. You will be joining a practice which allows for endless growth.

The Role

This standout firm are seeking a Family Solicitor 7 years+ PQE to join them at their office in the City of London.

This is an exciting and growing department, and there is a real demand for this kind of work by the firm's clients.

Although they are one of the biggest legal aid firms this is a privately funded department. They are mostly funded by legal aid but do also fund cases by way of Conditional Fee Agreements and private fees.

As such, you'll get exposure to the full remit of family legal work, providing a diverse and interesting caseload from day one.


  • You will be experienced and have a strong legal knowledge in all areas of family law
  • You will have experience running and managing a department of 6 or more
  • Ensuring that local authorities comply with their safeguarding duties.
  • You will have experience working to a high level of accuracy

You will be working for clients with a range of needs, some of whom are in very vulnerable situations such as facing eviction or a lack of community care services.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Family Solicitor 7 years+ PQE to join this outstanding firm based in the City of London.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to call me for a confidential chat.


JMC Legal Recruitment are a National legal recruitment agency with offices in London, Bristol and New York. Working with Top law firms, a refreshing approach.

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