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  • Job ID: 1043526

  • Salary: £34,000 to £38,000 plus excellent benefits

  • Hours per Week: 37.5

  • Closing date: 29-07-2024

Associate Family Law Solicitor
£34,000 to £38,000 plus great benefits (Work Level 6A)
Bristol or Manchester (hybrid working - spending a minimum of 1 day each week working from the office - find out more about our hybrid working policy at colleagues.coop.co.uk/hybrid-working-policy)

We’re looking for an associate family law solicitor to join us at Co-op Legal Services, as part of our growing Family Law team. 

At Co-op Legal Services we do things differently, we’re passionate about providing an exceptional client experience and our Family department has a 4.8/5 trust pilot rating owing to just that. In this role you’ll manage a variety of new and existing family caseloads end-to-end and take a client-focussed approach to achieving targets. You won’t need to bring a following of clients with you as we will source these for you, and you don’t need to support with the business development side allowing you more time to focus on your cases. 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

  • Provide legal advice to clients over the phone and via other written communications channels
  • Progress a mixed caseload of family matters, undertaking active negotiation and mediation
  • Make sure our various targets are met
  • Support the team in progressing more complex cases as needed
  • Draft and audit legal documents and correspondence
  • Continuously develop your legal knowledge and awareness in all areas of family law

This role would suit people who have

  • Qualified as solicitor / CILEX qualified, with experience in handling privately funded family law matters
  • Solid technical knowledge of divorce, separation, financial settlements, cohabitation, and children law
  • Experience using a case management system
  • Good communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with partners up to senior level
  • Good attention to detail and a strong customer focus

Why Co-op?

As a Co-op colleague, we can offer you a competitive salary and great benefits package which includes 30% off Co-op branded products in our food stores (as well as other discounts on Co-op products and services). You’ll also get:

  • An annual bonus (based on personal and business performance)
  • 28 days holiday (rising to 32 with service) plus bank holidays
  • A pension with up to 10% employer contributions
  • Access to a subsidised onsite gym (at our Manchester HQ)
  • Free weekday access to the Aztec Hotel leisure facilities in Bristol 
  • Coaching and training to support your career development
  • Wagestream – a money management app that gives you access to a percentage of your pay as you earn it
  • YuLife – an app that rewards you for exercising with discounts and vouchers for your favourite brands

Building an inclusive work environment

At Co-op, we’re proud to do things a different way. As one of the world’s largest co-operatives, owned by millions of members, community is at the heart of what we do. Since our Co-op was founded in 1844, we’ve had a clear social purpose, and everything we do as a business helps to build a fairer world for our members, customers, colleagues, and communities.

We’re actively building diverse teams and we welcome applications from everyone. If you have a disability, we can make reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process according to your needs. We're also part of the Disability Confident scheme, meaning we'll always offer an interview to disabled candidates who apply through the scheme if they meet the minimum criteria for a job.

We'll ask whether you’d like to be considered under the Disability Confident scheme when you apply.

If we invite you to take part in the recruitment process for any of our jobs, we’ll ask you if you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to participate.

You can find out more about our recruitment process at jobs.coop.co.uk/apply-process.

You can find out more about the Disability Confident scheme and all our commitments to diversity and inclusion at colleagues.coop.co.uk/diversity-inclusion-and-wellbeing.

If you’re successful in your application, we’ll perform some background checks as part of our pre-employment screening process. These will include an SRA check, credit checks, and a DBS (disclosure and barring service) check. Please note Co-op does not offer visa sponsorship for this role. 

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