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Solicitor / Associate – Family – Taunton

Vacancy details

We are seeking a Family Lawyer to join our reputable team, handling a varied caseload of high-quality work.

Spanning our Taunton, Bristol, Birmingham, Southampton and Manchester offices, our well-regarded Family team is growing. Led by six Partners nationally, you will be working on highly complex cases, benefiting from the support of our wider team.  Ranked Tier 1 in the South West by the Legal 500, our team is well-equipped to develop and progress your career.

Role: Solicitor / Associate
Location: Taunton
Hours: Full Time
Term: Permanent
Vacancy Reference: 1147-LTN

Who we are

You’ll be joining a national law firm that enjoys a strong reputation, made possible by our exceptional people – each chosen for their industry knowledge and passion for their field. We want to help you to reach your full potential, love the work you do and deliver the best results for your clients. It’s our goal to make you feel great about working with us, and we work hard to cultivate a culture that makes it easy for you to stay with us for many years.

We work flexibly and you’ll be empowered to work where you do your best work, balancing your individual needs with the need for us to engage as teams and deliver excellent client service.

Day to day, you’ll be successful in this role by:

You will have experience of handling high quality family law matters to include both privately funded financial remedy work, private children law and cohabitation disputes.  Our client base comprises professional clients, high net worth individuals, those with business interests and those in the sports and agricultural sectors.

This is an opportunity for the right candidate to progress their legal career within our highly regarded, friendly and progressive family team.

This role would be supporting our Taunton team so an element of office attendance will be required.

It is an integral part of this role that you comply with information security and all firm policies and procedures.

This role is right for you if:

You will be a well-established Lawyer with experience from a leading firm.  Ideally, you will have at least three years of post-qualification experience.

You will need to be technically excellent but equally, commercially aware. You will need to be a team player with a client focussed approach and a keenness to become involved in business development activities within the team as a whole, having begun to build up strong local professional connections.

You will have a strong academic background and excellent communication and organisational skills.

You will be someone who likes to be proactive, and who is flexible working both individually and as part of a team. You will be able to manage a number of different cases and clients effectively.

Communication will be one of your strong points, both written and oral, and you will be enthusiastic about delivering excellent quality service to our clients.

We expect you to be able to use your initiative, and be a forward-planner, anticipating our clients’ needs in advance wherever possible.

What we can offer you:

A career at Clarke Willmott will feel different to other law firms. We thrive on our individual differences and diversity because as a team, we are united by our shared values and mutual respect. Working with us you will feel empowered, valued and free to be yourself in a safe and supportive environment.

Our mission is to help you realise your full potential whilst maintaining a positive work-life balance. We provide a comprehensive learning and development programme and a range of wellbeing initiatives to support your career journey.

There’s no doubt we expect the best from our people and even the occasional extra mile. In return, your dedication and commitment to the continued success of the firm will be rewarded with a comprehensive range of flexible benefits.

Listen to what a few members of our team have to say about what life here at Clarke Willmott is really like, to see if it’s the right fit for you.


If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please send us your CV and covering letter using the form below.

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