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Family Solicitor

CRA Legal
England, South Yorkshire, Doncaster
£32000 - £55000 per annum
Closing date
9 May 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, Private Practice
Experience Level
Junior Level, Mid Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
Private Client, Family
Newly Qualified, 1-3 Years, 4-6 Years

Job Details

Family Solicitor / Legal Executive
Location: Doncaster
Salary: £32,000 to £55,000
Contract: Full Time, Permeant

Who we are:

CRA Consulting are a specialist legal recruiter, operating across the UK. CRA works in partnership with reputable law firms with either local, regional, national or international presence. We recruit at all levels from board, director and partnership level through to support staff.

For additional information on how we can assist you with your next career move, visit the CRA Consulting Website at

About the business:

Our client are a regionally recognised law firm with strong presence in the local high streets. The firm hold a great reputation and boast excellent work quality, a strong business model and experienced professionals throughout. In addition, the family law team have an excellent financial performance record over many years.

This opportunity is ideal for an experienced family law professional with experience running legal aid cases, meaningful work. As the successful candidate, you will be joining a friendly organisation with a great working environment.

If successful, you will perform the following role as an Family Solicitor / Legal Executive:
  • Provide comprehensive legal advice and representation to clients in varied disciplines of family law, including child custody, care proceedings, domestic violence matters, abduction, grandparent rights and general child law matters.
  • Conduct initial consultations with clients, gather relevant information, and assess the legal merits of their cases.
  • Represent clients in court proceedings, negotiations, and mediations, advocating their best interests and ensuring their rights are protected. With initial training & development if newly qualified
  • Conduct legal research and stay up-to-date with changes in family law legislation, precedents, and case law.
  • Offer guidance and support to clients, explaining legal processes, potential outcomes, and strategies for resolving disputes.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and external professionals, such as barristers, social workers, and experts, to build strong cases and achieve favourable outcomes.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date case files, documentation, and billing records in compliance with professional standards and regulations.
  • Foster and maintain strong client relationships, providing regular updates, managing expectations, and offering reassurance during emotionally challenging situations.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends and participate in professional development activities to enhance legal knowledge and skills.

The organisation will offer you the following employment benefits package:
  • 23 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Holiday rising to 26 days plus bank holidays after 1 years service
  • Holiday rising to 31 says plus bank holidays after 5 years
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme (3x annual salary)
  • Discounted travel to work scheme
  • Healthcare (voluntary benefit)
  • Recruitment initiative for referrals
  • Discounted legal services
  • Free conveyancing
  • Free will drafting
  • Employee ownership scheme
  • Profit scheme
  • Bonuses
  • Hybrid working and agile working considered

To apply, you will be required to meet the following criteria:
  • Qualified solicitor or legal executive with a minimum of 1 years of experience specialising in family law.
  • Newly qualified applications welcome as long as you hold a minimum of 1 years pre-qualifying work experience in family law
  • Experience working on legal aid files is required
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of family law legislation, regulations, and procedures.
  • Strong advocacy, negotiation, and mediation skills with the ability to effectively represent clients' interests in court or alternative dispute resolution settings.(preferred)
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to explain complex legal concepts clearly and concisely to clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse caseload, prioritise tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and strong analytical skills to assess and evaluate legal issues effectively.
  • Empathy, sensitivity, and professionalism when dealing with clients facing emotionally challenging situations.
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving, with the ability to think strategically and provide innovative legal solutions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships with clients, colleagues, and external stakeholders.

How to apply:

If this Family Solicitor vacancy is of interest, please click the apply button. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss with Rhys Spencer who is managing this vacancy, call 0114 241 8030 for a confidential discussion.

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Additional Information:

CRA Legal follow strict best practice recruitment guidelines monitored by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Please note our advertisements use salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.

This Family Solicitor vacancy is very popular with the local legal community, so please apply quickly to ensure your application is considered. As part of our candidate registration and care process we at CRA Legal aim to respond to all successful applications within 2 working days.


We are at the forefront of legal recruitment and our team of expert legal recruiters understand the needs of our candidates and clients.


Progression, Case Loads, Expertise


We know that our candidates want progression, manageable case loads, and salaries and benefits which reflect their expertise. We know that their purpose is to help people, work with them to have fair representation, and have ambitious career goals in legal. They want us to work with them to find the best legal jobs.


Integrity, Growth, Brand


Our clients want to run their business within integrity - and that's one of our core values. We work with legal firms to attract and retain the best candidates to help them grow. Brand is something at the heart of the legal sector, so we are focused on advising on employee brand to help with attraction and retention.


All Levels of Legal Recruitment


Whether legal, compliance, company secretarial, policy, qualified or non-qualified, temporary or permanent, our expert legal recruitment consultants have a single market focus. Our clients and candidates testify to how we've helped them find the best legal jobs, and help them grow their legal businesses.


Legal jobs we recruit for


  • Solicitors
  • Legal Executives
  • Paralegals
  • Law Graduates
  • Legal Secretaries
  • Legal Office support
  • Locum Lawyers
  • Legal Cashiers



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CALL: 0114 2418030 

Company info
0114 2418030
51 Clarkegorve Road
South Yorkshire
S10 2NH
United Kingdom

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