Family Senior Associate

JMC Legal
England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
£65000 - £75000 per annum
05 Jan 2021
29 Jan 2021
Lucy Burt
Job Title
Practice Area
Family / Matrimonial
PQE Level
10+, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

This top 150 firm based in Leeds with a refreshing approach and international presence, are continuing to dominate the legal field with a number of strategic hires. They are looking for an ambitious and entrepreneurial individual to join their highly ranked and award-winning Family team.

The Firm

This top tiered firm are known in the industry for being forward thinking and commercially savvy. They are ranked in the top 200 and have a reputation regionally, nationally and internationally. They have won a number of awards including being ranked in the top 10 companies to work for.

The firm have made a number of heavy hitting, strategic hires which has allowed them to constantly stay ahead of the curve. By achieving a double-digit growth year on year for the decade gives you a flavour of their success.

The firm have an impressive client base advising household names and significant brands from FTSE 100 companies, major international businesses and owner-managed businesses.

They differentiate their selves as a firm run by entrepreneurial leaders, work collaboratively to provide a seamless service. By putting this into the mix alongside their dynamic vision and energy allows them to put their clients at the heart of their offering. It is this high level of quality and care that is embedded into their DNA and stands them apart.

The firm recognised they not only have a duty of care for their clients, but also their staff, in turn offering competitive benefits, work life balance initiatives and agile working.

The Role

The firm are looking for a Family Senior Associate to join their award-winning team in the heart of Leeds.

The firm has a highly regarded, legal 500 ranked Family department. You will join a highly skilled team that is headed up by heavy hitting family Partners. You will deal with business owners and HNW & UHNW individuals with many cases involving an international aspect.

You will take on a diverse and broad caseload of solely privately funded matters to include divorce, marital agreements, cohabitation disputes, private child matters, injunctions and financial remedies.

You will also assist with mentoring and overseeing the work of junior Lawyers and help them to progress in their careers.

This role comes with strong prospects to progress, in line with the growth agenda.


  • You will be a Family Solicitor with at least 10 years PQE (there is no upper limit regarding the amount of experience)
  • You will have a strong technical knowledge and first-class communication skills
  • You will have good experience of dealing with large settlements and high net worth clients
  • You will have strong business development capabilities
  • Experience of supervising junior members of a team is desirable


  • Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on your level of experience, on offer is an excellent benefits package and bonus scheme

This will be a fantastic hands-on, Family Senior Associate role where you will get experience ahead of your years in this entrepreneurial and dynamic firm in central Leeds.

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