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Private Family Solicitor (1-7 PQE)

Realm Recruit
up to £50,000
Closing date
2 Jan 2022

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Full time
1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years
Private practice
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A well-established regional firm, are looking for a Family Solicitor to join their expanding Legal 500 team in Pontefract.

Working as part of their close-knit family department, you’ll handle a mixed private family caseload.  

The firm are very flexible in their approach; for the first month, you will be based at the office, but after that, you’ll be able to work from home for the majority of the time if you wish. 


Private Family Solicitor - Pontefract

The company & role   

  • A progressive multi-service practice with a down-to-earth and friendly culture and offices across Lancashire and West Yorkshire 
  • In this role you will deal with a mixed private family caseload of divorce, private children and legal aid matters  
  • The firm have a strong track record of developing their lawyers; they recognize that their employees are their greatest asset and invest in training and development to help them reach their full potential 
  • Commutable from Pontefract, Leeds, Wakefield, Rotherham and Sheffield

Added extras and benefits   

  • Competitive salary and benefits package 
  • Career progression prospects 
  • Flexible working 
  • Home working 

The ideal candidate   

  • A Family Solicitor with 1-7 years PQE 
  • Will have experience of dealing with divorce and private children cases 
  • May have some advocacy experience 
  • May be a member of Resolution 
  • Will enjoy working as part of a team 


How to apply for this Private Family 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 Lucy on 03300 245 606 or email   

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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Whether you’re a hiring manager looking for talented legal personnel or a lawyer looking for an exciting new challenge, we are ready to help you.

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