Lawyer – Family Department

Yeovil, Somerset OR Dorchester

Full time and permanent

Hybrid work

9am-5.15pm – Monday-Friday (Flexibility available)

From £38,000-£70,000 dependant on experience

Plus yearly performance bonuses

We reward our staff for their dedication and expertise with a broad package of benefits:

  • Life assurance from the first day of employment
  • A salary sacrifice scheme or a group pension where Battens pay in 4%
  • Income protection
  • Holiday - up to 26 days per year, increasing to 30 days with length of service
  • A range of discounted legal services provided by Battens, including free conveyancing
  • Generous staff recruitment bonus scheme
  • Everyone has an extra day’s holiday on their birthday
  • Access to mental health services, including therapy sessions
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Critical illness cover

Ideal candidate will:

  • Have 3-years PQE – Newly qualified will also be considered
  • Resolution Panel member (beneficial, not essential)
  • Hold a technical expertise of all areas of family
  • IT Literate
  • Teamwork – you will be working in one of Battens largest teams
  • Thrive in an atmosphere of shared goals and achievements
  • Ability to work until own initiative and solve problems
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have good networking skills
  • Good advocacy skills

Our Family department is busy and successful, working with some of the leading Family Law experts in the Southwest, you will undertake a mix of family matters, including private and publicly funded work, from divorce to ancillary relief, domestic violence and children issues. You will be a valuable fee earner working directly with your clients, handling your own caseload. Do you want to be part of our highly regarded and expanding team? Please apply now for a call back.

It is a busy department, but all fee earners have good support from trained legal secretaries. If based in Dorchester this role will also involve developing a presence in the Community and building up local contacts to develop sources of work.

About Us:

Battens would not be able to deliver an exceptional service to clients without our talented and hardworking staff. We recognise the hugely important role they play in the ongoing success and development of our business. Battens has a 300-year history, but it is a forward- thinking firm.

Our workplace is:

  • Stimulating
  • Inclusive
  • Collaborative
  • Empowering

Staff are truly valued at Battens which means they stay with us long-term and build their futures here. Please apply now for a confidential call back.

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