Senior Associate

  • Divorce / Family Law
  • Maidenhead
  • Competitive Salary & Package (DoE)
  • JOB-3317 EJP

An international claimant-orientated equality and anti-discrimination law firm is presently looking to appoint a proven family lawyer with at least five years’ post-qualifying experience, ideally with a focus on complex divorces.

The Opportunity:

This is a “full-service lawyer” appointment which will see the successful candidate working from first intake meeting to the end of the case, specializing in divorce and other family work and principally involving:

  • Working directly with the senior partners and other lawyers in the UUK, US and other jurisdictions
  • Performing substantive case-driven research and legal analysis
  • Drafting court submissions, correspondence and other documents
  • Contributing to team efforts to devise strategies for achieving client goals.
  • Negotiating with opponents
  • Contributing to the growth of the firm through marketing, business development and special projects.
  • Travelling occasionally on firm business
  • Being a mentor to legal analysts

The Candidate:

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate:

  • A minimum of five years’ post-qualifying experience in family law, ideally including complex divorce work
  • A high standard of written and verbal communication, with excellent interpersonal skills
  • A keen interest in equality, anti-discrimination matters and the law.
  • High levels of autonomy, integrity, open-mindedness and pragmatism
  • A commitment to working in an innovative and collaborative way.
  • The ability to respond positively in pressured situations to meet deadlines.
  • Strong listening skills and ability to make challenging clients feel comfortable and take advice seriously