Family Law, 1-3 yrs PQE, Bristol

  • Irwin Mitchell
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Jun 26, 2017
Full time Family Law

Job Description

The Company


Irwin Mitchell is passionate about the law and in providing our clients with the very best legal advice and guidance.


We believe in putting our clients first. Our client care is second to none and this, underpinned by our promise to exceed client expectations, has helped the firm to grow to become one of the UK’s most successful and respected law firms.


Today we employ over 2800 people in 15 UK offices.


The Department


At Irwin Mitchell we are committed to delivering the highest level of service and delivering outstanding client care with exemplary client service, we pride ourselves on supporting people in reaching their full potential and nurturing truly talented individuals, so we are now seeking to recruit a capable and outgoing Solicitor as a fundamental hire in the development of a highly regarded and expert Family Law Team.


We are the only top 20 law firm in the UK with a market leading national Family Team that acts for private clients in all aspects of family law, including pre and post nuptial agreements; cases with a business and/or international aspect; children law and cohabitation.


The Role


This is a superb opportunity to develop your skills within a highly established and innovative department and to work alongside leading solicitors and experts on a stimulating mix of high quality privately-funded cases. We are looking for a qualified Solicitor with 1-3 years PQE experience in family law starting as soon as practical. Ideally you will have significant experience of more than your years and for example, working as a paralegal in family law pre qualification would be ideal.


It is essential that you possess rounded client service skills and you must be able to empathise with a wide range of clients in order to resolve the most sensitive and complicated practicalities involved in family break-ups. Of particular importance will be organisational and communication skills.  The successful candidate will be committed to team work, and crucially have a proven track record in business development and networking to help in developing and building a successful Family Law Team at the top of the market in the City. You must also be a Resolution member and committed to resolving applications according to the Resolution Code of Practice.


You will have good IT skills and should be familiar with the Microsoft Office suite of applications. The successful candidate will be rewarded with strong partner access and training and excellent career progression opportunities.


If you thrive on being busy and can adapt well to new challenges, then we’ll give you all the training and support you’ll need to help you succeed in this highly rewarding role.


The Benefits


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including pension, critical illness cover, health cash plan and death in service benefit.