Family Solicitor

Expiring today

JMC Legal.
England, London, Clapham
£60000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
19 Feb 2021
25 Feb 2021
Jonny Dickens
Job Title
Practice Area
Family / Matrimonial
PQE Level
10+, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

This family department are known for their cutting-edge work which regularly attracts media attention. They are looking for a Family Solicitor 6 years+ PQE on a 12-month fixed term contract as maternity cover for the Head of Family department with an opportunity to stay on after the contract for an ambitious and forward-thinking individual.

This is a unique role to work in this privately funded Legal 500 department which could springboard your career to partnership, working with complex, interesting cases.

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 Legal 500, award winning firm are seeking a Family Solicitor 6 years+ PQE to join as their Head of Department at their office in the City of London. This role has a clear pathway to partnership!

This is an exciting and growing department, giving you the opportunity to work alongside some of the top legal talent in the industry and there is a real demand for this kind of work by the firm's clients.

Although this company does work on some legal aid cases which gather huge media attention, this is a privately funded department which has an active caseload of intricate work and 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 have the opportunity to springboard your career working for a market leading firm
  • There is a clear pathway to partnership
  • 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 6 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.