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Family Solicitor

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
£38000 - £48000 per annum
Closing date
10 Nov 2021

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Practice area
Salary band
Contract type
Full time
4 years, 5 years, 6 years, 7 years+
Legal executive, Solicitor
Private practice
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Family Solicitor
Location: York office (Located south of the river close to Knapton)
Experience: Min 5 yrs PQE
Salary Guide: £38000 - £48,000
Full time and Part time hours will be considered

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Family solicitor with the knowledge, skills and mindset to thrive in a developing firm. The role is based in their office in central York making this an ideal opportunity for commuters.
The primary focus of this Family Solicitor role is to take on the responsibility of managing your own caseload under the supervision of a Director but with the objective of providing commercial advice and practical legal support to our client base as we continue to grow.
This role is part of a succession plan with great future potential for the right candidate.
The Family Solicitor Role – Duties and Key Requirements
  • To undertake fee earning work, working both independently, with minimal supervision and as a member of the team;
  • To maintain existing relations with the firms clients and assist and help develop new relationships with third party referrers;
  • Managing existing, cross department and new family clients, with a focus on:
  • Relationship breakdowns
  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Dissolution and financial remedy applications
  • Children matters
  • Pre and post-nuptial agreements
  • Must be willing to work closely with other departments within the firm on joint projects;
  • Must be willing to participate in the growth and future development of the department, assisting in the build up of the client base and marketing the Firm’s services;
  • To comply with the company policies and performance targets; and
  • Meet the highest quality and ethical standards.
  • A personable and diplomatic team player
  • Strong negotiation and drafting skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and handle various matters simultaneously
  • Excellent client care, time and organisational management skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Proven skills in business development and marketing
In return the successful Family Solicitor will receive a competitive salary, negotiable and dependant on experience and billing potential.
For more information about this Family solicitor vacancy, please call Nicola Mackenzie on 0113 467 7571 for a confidential chat or apply for immediate consideration.


Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment are multi-award winning legal recruitment experts.

Our business – put simply – is to remove the pain points candidates may otherwise experience on their journeys.
Sure, we act for legal professionals of all levels making lateral moves, taking steps up the ladder or looking for contract legal opportunities.
And yes we can boast a network of connections that spans nationwide private practice, the UK’s in house legal departments and now the Middle East, Asia and the Far East.
But we are the only REC and APSCO affiliated legal recruitment specialist with an ISO9001 accredited quality management system and the Investors In People Gold Standard award.
And by externally validating our day to day activities in the wider business community we have been able to place customer experience at the heart of our business proposition.
Which means people like dealing with our team – a very experienced, settled and happy bunch they epitomise the Douglas Scott brand personality and will demonstrate a genuine interest in you and your career.      




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0161 233 6360
Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
No1 Spinningfields
M3 3EB
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