Family Lawyer

JMC Legal.
England, Bristol
£42000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
06 Apr 2021
12 Apr 2021
Carl Pace
Job Title
Practice Area
Child Law
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7
Contract Type
Full Time

Join one of Bristol's leading Legal 500 ranked Family team, offering exceptional guidance and support to a diverse and enviable client base

Utilise your skills, persona and razor-sharp expertise to fast-forward your career in a Tier 2 team renowned for providing ongoing progression.

The Firm

Offering a complete and dynamic service to both individuals and businesses, the firm blazes a trail in providing client-focused, cost-considerate and forward-thinking guidance to all.

Throughout their history, the firm has continuously sought to innovate, ensuring the marriage of commercial-minded legal advice and colleague excellence facilitated by the latest tech.

In Bristol they sit proudly as a market player, desirable to both work with and for whilst being aligned to the local community's betterment.

Guided by values of clear communication with all, ongoing commitment to partnerships and colleagues with the necessity to remain agile, the firm takes pride in exceeding client's needs and expectations regardless of size or persuasion.

Seeing the ongoing progression of staff as a strategic obligation, all colleagues enjoy continued support in their professional and personal development, evidenced by the home-grown talent internally with numerous Partners training at the firm.

You'll thrive in a collaborative team and with those more Senior to hand when required, supported by Paralegals whilst utilising technologies to ensure time adequately used.

The Role

5+ PQE Family Solicitor to join Tier 2 Bristol team

As a team made up of highly skilled and sought after lawyers, they provide acute and winning advice whilst offering the compassionate and holistic service, focused on providing a helping hand to clients as they undergo some of life's great difficulties.

Owing the unique skillset required within Family Law, the team's prowess falls within Divorce and Finances, Child Abduction and DV/Childcare.

In reflection to your skillset and preferred specialisms, you will utilise your skills and experiences with the ownership of a buoyant caseload, underpinned by the use of technology to ensure matters are dealt with accordingly.

Acting for those in both a private and funded capacity, the variety of the work is unprecedented. Cases are often complex, requiring longstanding relationships with clients maintained to the highest degree.

Creative and open-minded in your approach to resolving disputes, you will explore constructive and non-confrontational avenues whilst also appreciating the need to take immediate and concise action.

You will influence the team's strategic direction whilst also being hands-on with the more complex matters and guiding those more junior in their insight.

Structurally, the team is balanced to ensure staff at work according to experience while having exposure to challenging matters. You will have room to breathe, find the work compelling and work in harmony with those at all levels.

You will regularly engage with leadership internally whilst maintaining trusted relations with current and future clients.

Owing to the team's sustained growth and your invaluable position within the firm's long-term goals, you will experience sustained career progression.

The Requirements

  • 5+ years Fee Earning experience within Family law
  • Experience in funded matters, ideally involving Abduction but not essential
  • Resolution membership preferred, or willingness to achieve
  • Empathy and compassion when engaging with clients
  • Proven Business Development success, understanding its importance for the team and the wider firm.
  • Keen to aid in developing junior staff, whilst working continually to increase your expertise and position within the firm.


Including but not limited to;

  • Performance-related Bonus
  • Private Pension Scheme
  • Income Protection
  • Life Assurance

This is the leading opportunity for those wishing to undertake Legal 500 work, enjoy continued progression and work with unique and interesting clients.

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