Family Solicitor

Contract Type: 
Full time
Application deadline: 
Friday, 30 October, 2020 - 17:00
Fixed Salary
North East Law Centre

North East Law Centre (NELC) is urgently looking to recruit an experienced Family Solicitor to support our Family team. The team has a varied portfolio of work with some unique and exciting projects, and the ideal candidate will take a lead role in increasing access to justice in family law matters. We are committed to widening the provision of specialist Family law advice in the North East and the successful candidate will be an experienced practitioner who is able to support our strategic aim.  The suitable candidate will have experience of general family law, and the ability and demeanour to engage with people on low income and vulnerable clients including victims of domestic abuse, litigants in person, to obtain injunctions, private children matters, and drafting of agreements.  


A successful candidate must be a qualified solicitor or a chartered legal executive with excellent verbal, drafting and interpersonal skills; high standard of client care; good organisational skills; ability to produce consistently high quality work as he/she will be expected to manage own workload.


The candidate will be required to support all our funded projects that provide free one-off advice sessions to people on low income, as well as a limited amount of privately paying clients.  They will also be required to provide training and workshops, as well as second tier advice to partner organisations and professional bodies.


If you have any questions or require clarification on any aspect of the information provided please address your query to Michael Fawole via email:


If you wish to apply, please download the application pack from our website: and complete and return the application form to: