Associate/Senior Associate - Family

Location: United Kingdom
Office: London
Discipline: Family
Contact name: Ben Porter

Contact email: [email protected]
Contact phone: 0121 456 8041
Vacancy reference: 024369
Closing date: 24 May 2024

Family and Children Team, London office, full-time, Permanent

What does the role involve?

We are looking for a family associate to join our London offices to undertake family law work serving an exclusively privately paying client base with an emphasis on financial work and complex children cases for high and ultra high net worth individuals.

Why should I apply?

The work is varied and interesting, and this is an ideal opportunity to develop your career with a highly ranked national law firm working within an effective team structure. We have an outstanding national training programme within the family NSL, and we ensure that all of our team develop and grow within their roles.

Mills & Reeve is a major UK law firm renowned for its outstanding service to national and international clients, for its collaborative culture and for its deep sector expertise.

The firm has a strong sector focus with expertise in agriculture, charities, education, food and beverage, health, insurance, private wealth, real estate investment, sport and technology. Clients include businesses from PLCs to start-ups, high net worth individuals and landowners, more than 120 universities, colleges and education bodies and over 100 healthcare organisations.

This is an ideal opportunity to build your skills and experience with a major UK law firm, listed as one of the “Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For” for the last 20 years - the only law firm to achieve this.

We are also proud to have been awarded Platinum Investors in People status this year.  The firm joins a select club of only 6% of 50,000 assessed organisations awarded the coveted platinum status.

The firm is also delighted to report for the eighth year running we were named as one of Roll On Friday’s ‘best law firms to works at’.

What experience is required?

3+ years PQE with training and experience in working in family law gained in a large City or regional firm or boutique/niche family firm.

What skills and attributes would I need?

  • Good academics
  • Enthusiasm and ambition
  • Excellent communication skills including written English for drafting purposes
  • Commitment to offering professional service at the very highest level
  • Ability to build relationships with clients, potential clients and intermediaries
  • Excellent time management skills, able to prioritise work load and meet deadlines
  • Self-starter with common sense and initiative, and ability to be a team player on complex matters

Who would I be working with?

Based in London, you will work with partners Joanna Grandfield, Melissa Lesson and Zoe Fleetwood and other members of the Family and Children team in that office and also with others cross the national team headed up by Nick Stone.

The package

As you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits.  The firm’s standard benefits are detailed in the following link:

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes, but is not limited to, a basic DBS check, right to work check, any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and a self-declaration to assess your character and suitability for the role.  A full policy of the screening the firm undertakes is available on request.

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements and endeavour to achieve the right balance for both our people and the business. This attitude to flexible working ensures we continue to provide outstanding service to our clients, whilst allowing our people to develop their careers in the knowledge that personal priorities will remain just that.

Mills & Reeve is committed to promoting equality, diversity and to providing an inclusive and supportive environment. Please click the link below to find further information regarding our diversity policy.

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