Family Solicitor/Fee Earner


Salary: £38000-£50000 per year

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Job Description:

James Ray are working for one of the foremost legal firms in the East Midlands. The firms Family department in Derby is now offering a rare and exciting opportunity for a 3-5+PQE Solicitor or Fee Earner who will work alongside their excellent Family law team.

The successful applicant will be a qualified Solicitor (or hold a full CILEx qualification) and must be able to ‘hit the ground running’ by virtue of their front line experience gained in Family law or a closely related legal environment. Your experience should include court advocacy and direct client contact and advice in all aspects of Family law.

Skills/Knowledge Requirements:

Three years of experience as a family law solicitor
Ability to work well as part of a team on casework, admin and business development
Ability to communicate effectively with the firm’s client group
Excellent written communication skills including impeccable grammar and punctuation
Ability to prioritise, work efficiently under pressure and to meet deadlines and targets
Good marketing, networking and business development skills
Adaptability and enthusiasm to learn and develop skills

Key Duties:

  • Running a caseload of family law files including divorce, low to medium net worth financial matters, private law children cases and domestic violence applications
  • Assisting senior team members in complex, high value matters
  • Continuing professional development to ensure excellent technical knowledge
  • Committed to maintaining professional, Lexcel and firm standards.
  • Achieving goals set including in relation to time recording and billing
  • Developing personal profile and marketing the team online and in person


Additional leave
Company events
Company pension
Employee discount
Free parking
Health & wellbeing programme
On-site parking
Store discount
Work from home

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