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Family Lawyer

We are looking for a dynamic Family Lawyer, with strong private client experience to join our friendly team. The ideal candidate will be at least 3 years’ PQE.


This role offers a range of benefits:

  • A generous bonus scheme 20% of fee income above your target
  • Up to 2 working from home days per week
  • 23 days holiday + Bank Holidays + 3 extra days at Christmas (the company closes for the week of Christmas) + Duvet Day on your Birthday = 35 days holiday
  • Company sick pay
  • Death in service scheme
  • Free parking 

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 client 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

The Role

Utilising your private client family experience, the successful Lawyer will manage a complex solely privately funded 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 Company

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.

Key details:

Full Time
Office Based

How to apply

By email

You can email your CV and covering letter to our Manager of HR, Lin Claridge.

By post

Post your CV and covering letter:

FAO Lin Claridge
Ward & Rider Ltd
2 Manor Yard, New Union Street,
Coventry, CV1 2PF