Family Law Solicitor

Beaumont Legal Recruitment
Contract Type
Practice Area
Family Law
0-2 yrs, 3 -4 yrs
Family Law Solicitor - Edinburgh2+pqe £50k+ DOE + Excellent Benefits Package Our client is regarded as Scotland's largest niche family firm, top ranked in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.

Job Description

Family Law Solicitor - Edinburgh - 2+pqe

£50k+ DOE + Excellent Benefits Package.


Our client is regarded as Scotland's largest niche family firm, top ranked in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500. Who focus solely on meeting the needs of their clients accessing Scots Family Law advice, advising individuals and other lawyers in the UK and abroad.

The firm has Solicitors accredited by The Law Society of Scotland as Specialists in family law, child law and as family mediators as well as a number of family Arbitrators and knowledgeable and experienced support staff.  They are a very close knit team and pride themselves on their commitment to their clients and to excellence in their specialist field.

We would be interested to hear from dispute resolution lawyers who has experience of both negotiation and litigation, and who is confident interacting with clients.  

This is an excellent opportunity for a family lawyer or a litigator with a commercial, corporate, criminal or other dispute resolution background who wants to move into family law. The role involves complex litigation, primarily in the Court of Session, and will allow you to gain experience of other dispute resolution models and non-contentious work. You will have lots of client contact and responsibility.

The firm works closely with a wide variety of other professionals, family and commercial counsel, corporate and private client lawyers, forensic and tax accountants, actuaries, family offices and reputation managers- in Scotland and elsewhere.

For the right person there is also the opportunity to do other creative things like writing, lecturing and potential for involvement in firm management and business development.

You will be a strong team player with excellent interpersonal, client and commercial skills. You will work well as part of a close-knit team. 

You will have a flexible approach to meeting client demands and priorities and show a commitment to excellence in client service.

You must be intellectually able, motivated to learn and interested in dealing with varied, often very complex and/or legally novel work.

You will be someone who feels comfortable acting as main point of contact for clients and as an ambassador for the practice. You will be acutely aware of the need for privacy and sensitivity in dealing with clients who are often experiencing anxiety and distress.

You will have integrity, sensitivity and empathy and value the fact that we are an equal opportunities employer. We recruit the best possible people regardless of their age, gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief.

The successful candidate will have very strong written and oral communication skills, be a good listener and have excellent attention to detail.

Please contact Michelle Beaumont for a confidential discussion.

Application Questions

1.  Scottish Qualified Solicitor
2.  Full Practising Certificate
3.  Civil Litigation Experience
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