Job description 

Ward & Rider Solicitors is a progressive legal practice with over 80 staff members offering a full range of legal services. We have a team of expert lawyers and support staff who genuinely care about our clients and their affairs and who provide the highest levels of legal services. Ward & Rider was established in 1948 and was awarded the Law Society’s prestigious Lexcel Accreditation in 2004, which we are proud to have maintained to date for our quality legal services.

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic Family Lawyer with strong private experience to join our friendly team. Utilising your private family experience, the successful Lawyer will manage a complex solely private caseload, advising clients on areas to include: divorce, cohabitation disputes, Children Act matters, separation and financial matters. Representation at Court will also be part of the role. A client-focused approach and consistent billing history will be essential. Offering opportunities for continued development, a friendly and supportive working environment and exposure to good quality work, this position is an excellent opportunity.

The Candidate

Applications are welcomed from qualified Solicitors or Legal Executives with a minimum of 3 years’ PQE who:-

  • Are technically proficient with experience handling predominantly private family matters;
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and a client-focused approach;
  • Strives for high standards in their work at all times;
  • Are pro-active team player who is equally confident working on their own initiative;
  • Have a consistent billing history.

This is a full-time, permanent role with a competitive salary.

In the first instance please send CV and covering letter to our Manager of HR, Lin Claridge at our postal address or to: