Found 5255 Family Solicitor Jobs

Needing a divorce is not an easy process, especially when there are children involved. The main function carried out in a Family solicitor job would be able to help the parents with not only the divorce but also the child care. As divorce can involve difficult situations such as money, mortgage and children, a family solicitor would be able to assist the family on these matters to make the divorce process easier to understand. Family law solicitors will also deal with cases such as child abuse or neglect. As cohabitation is a non-legal way of couples to be together and have children, it can be a difficult situation when children are involved as cohabiting couples have less security within the law because there is no legal contract between the couple. Therefore, a family solicitor would be able to advise the ex-cohabiting couple on childcare proceedings. Legal work that is also practised in this area is adoption. Adoption can be a lengthy process a family solicitor would be able to advise the couple on decisions to make and talk them through the legal process of adoption. Overall family law solicitors will help navigate issues through mediation or adjudication in the court. The average salary of a family solicitor ranges from £40,106 - £70,688, depending on experience and location. Family solicitors will mainly serve clients that are parents. The parents will usually have an issue that is associated with their children, such as custody of a child. If one parent has an issue, such as being able to see or contact the children, then a family solicitor will be able to advise. There have been developments in this practice area in terms of legislation. For example, the Divorce Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 came into effect in April 2022. This piece of legislation will allow couples to divorce without having to blame anyone for the marriage breaking down. Society has improved in terms of the stigma against divorce. In society today if individuals would like to seek a divorce, then they should be able to get a divorce without having to blame one another. Family solicitor job has always been matters which are dealt with very privately. Criminal law cases, for example, are always reported online and can be researched. However, as family law deals with minors and very confidential family matters, it has never been published online. The president of the Family Division has recently published a report where he discussed the confidentiality of family law cases. The report focuses on enhancing public confidence while maintaining the confidentiality of the families involved. This means that some judges have been allowing the media to access the cases in open court.

Luton, Bedfordshire
4-6 years PQE
£50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted 23.02.2024 (60 days remaining)
Somerset, Somerset
2 years + PQE
c. £35,000 - £40,000
Posted 23.02.2024 (60 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Newly qualified PQE
£85,000
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Newly qualified PQE
£85,000
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
Birmingham, West Midlands
4-6 years PQE
Highly competitive salary
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
7-9 Years PQE
Highly competitive
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
7-9 Years PQE
£135 000 plus
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
7 years + PQE
Highly competitive salary
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Newly qualified PQE
Highly competitive salary
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
Leeds, West Yorkshire
7-9 Years PQE
Highly Competitive Salary
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
1-3 years PQE
£90 000
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
2 years + PQE
Competitive
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
2 years + PQE
Competitive
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
Dublin, Ireland
6 years + PQE
£75000
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
Dublin, Ireland
6 years + PQE
£75000
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
5 years + PQE
£75000
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
London, Greater London
5 years + PQE
Highly Competitive
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4 years + PQE
£70000
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
Dublin, Ireland
6 years + PQE
£75000
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
London, Greater London
4 years + PQE
£125000
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Newly qualified PQE
£65000
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
London, Greater London
5 years + PQE
£150000
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
5 years + PQE
To £75000
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
7 years + PQE
£100000
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
Leeds, West Yorkshire
5 years + PQE
£72000
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
Dublin, Ireland
2 years + PQE
£62 000
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
4 years + PQE
Up to £70000
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
Glasgow, City of Glasgow
1 years + PQE
£62000
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
2 years + PQE
£65000
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
1 years + PQE
Highly Competitive
Posted 23.02.2024 (89 days remaining)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Family solicitors can help with child custody disputes, cohabitation agreements, divorce settlements, and a wide range of other legal matters related to divorce and separation.
It varies firm-to-firm, and can either be a fixed fee, or an hourly fee.
You can find job postings on online job websites, or directly on the firm websites.