Family Solicitor

Job ID: JR85fls

Salary: £38000-£50000 per year

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Job Description:

James Ray are working with a well-established law firm that has been assisting individuals in and around York for over 70 years. The firm are now looking for an experienced family solicitor to join their team in York.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious solicitor with the knowledge, skills and mindset to thrive in a developing firm.

The primary focus of the 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.

Key Duties:

Essential Elements of the Role
  • 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;
  • Involvement in developing strategic plans for the department;
  • To comply with the company policies and performance targets; and
  • Meet the highest quality and ethical standards.
Knowledge & Skills
  • A personable and diplomatic team player
  • Strong negotiation and drafting skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and handle various matters simultaneously
  • Excellent client, time and organisational management skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Proven skills in business development and marketing


Hybrid working

Flexible working

Above market rate salary


Company events

High quality work

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