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  • Job ID: 1011507

  • Salary: Up to £52,600 plus excellent benefits

  • Hours per Week: 37.5

  • Closing date: 30-08-2022

Associate Solicitor Family Law
Up to £52,600 plus excellent benefits including annual bonus, 28 days holiday, pension with up to 10% Co-op contribution, and free support for your wellbeing (Work Level 6A)
We’re now working in a hybrid way, with colleagues dividing their time between working from home and from any of our offices (Manchester, Sheffield, Bristol or Stratford upon Avon). You can visit our Hybrid Working Policy for more information (

We’re looking for an associate family law solicitor to join our team at Co-op Legal Services.

At Co-op Legal Services we do things differently, we’re continuously innovating our technology to support your delivery and we’re passionate about providing an exceptional client experience. In this role, you’ll manage a variety of new and existing family caseloads end to end with a client focused approach to targets. We’ll look to you to use your expertise to provide the best outcomes for your clients and work collaboratively with your team. You won’t need to bring a following of clients with you as we will source these for you. As a fast-growing business, we’re committed to supporting your development and providing you with the opportunity to shape our future.

What you’ll do

•    take ownership of a mixed caseload of family matters, undertaking active negotiation to get the best results for your clients 
•    use our case management system to make sure information is recorded accurately 
•    engage with clients remotely by telephone and email
•    work collaboratively with expert support from the team to continually develop your legal skills, administrative support will also be provided 
•    use your legal knowledge to mentor more junior members of the team acting as the subject matter specialist in family law
•    line-management responsibilities for at least one direct report, supporting their development in an inclusive environment 

This role would suit people who have

•    qualified as a solicitor / CILEX qualified, with significant post-qualification experience 
•    a proven background in family law, with excellent legal technical knowledge
•    outstanding communication skills, with the ability to engage with a range of clients and partners, including executive leaders 
•    the ability to use your initiative and effectively prioritise your work

Why Co-op? 

Here you’ll do work that matters. We’re a commercial organisation with a purpose beyond profit, you’ll have an opportunity to help us build a stronger Co-op and stronger communities. You’ll also get a package that includes:

•    competitive salary
•    coaching, training and support to help you develop
•    pension with up to 10% employer contributions
•    annual incentive scheme 
•    28 days holiday (rising to 32 in line with service)
•    discounts on Co-op products and services
•    free support for your mental, physical, and financial wellbeing
•    Wagestream – a money management app that gives you access to a percentage of your salary as you earn it

Building an inclusive work environment 

We’re actively building diverse teams and welcome applications from everyone. But simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We aim to build an inclusive environment, where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences and recognise the importance of teams reflecting the communities they serve.

We can make reasonable adjustments to our interview process according to your needs. And we offer a flexible working environment, so you can adjust your hours to suit your personal circumstances. You can find out more about Co-op people policies at


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