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Family Solicitor - Associate

£50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum Excellent Benefits
South West Bournemouth

Managing this Role


Gosia Zarnecka

Senior Recruitment Consultant - Surrey, Hampshire and Dorset
0203 865 2113

This Legal 500 and Chambers ranked regional firm have a rich heritage dating back several decades, and as a result of their continued growth, they are now looking for Family Solicitor 3 years PQE to join their Bournemouth, Dorset office.

Despite them being established for many decades, they are innovative, forward-thinking, and dynamic and continue to evolve; it is this approach that ensures they continue to stay ahead of the game. They still have the same values and ethos of which the founding Partners built the firm on, which continues to serve them well.

The firm

They are very client focused, and everything they do focuses around putting the client at the centre of their focus. It's this mantra and approach, which continues to ensure that their majority of all their instructions come from referrals. They house Lawyers that have taken a commercial approach to legal services.

Their Lawyers are passionate and have a creative flair, this is well demonstrated by their marketing and business development activities. They have over the years set trends with their quirky and new marketing initiatives.

You will find a strong leadership team at the firm; they have an ethos ingrained that everyone has a voice and they are always open to listening to a new idea. They like to take on board fresh ideas so that they are still ahead of the curve.

The firm believes in nurturing and developing legal talent throughout their staff's careers, working side by side with their team to ensure they reach their full potential and achieving their career aspirations. Nothing demonstrates this better than their unrivalled staff retention rate and that fact that many of their Partners started at the firm as trainees. It's this philosophy stands them out as a first-choice employer and has also won them several awards over the years.

There is an enjoyable social aspect to working at the practice. The firm pride themselves on giving back to the staff as they believe everyone should be rewarded for the hard work they put in, making staff feel valued and very much at the core of the business.

The Role

This firm is seeking a Family Solicitor 3 years PQE to join them in Bournemouth, Dorset.

The firm has a total commitment to client service, so the quality of advice is paramount. Output is far more important than input.

You will handle the full remit of family matters including:

  • Domestic violence
  • Property issues related to breakdowns
  • Pre & post marriage arrangements
  • Civil partnerships, and civil Partnership with modern family concerns.

The work will therefore be of high quality and genuinely interesting, often complex and thought-provoking.


  • Salary is negotiable depending on your level of PQE plus an exceptional benefits package
  • Varied and interesting workload with a good level of autonomy from the outset
  • Flexibility on offer and a down-to-earth working culture


  • 3 years PQE with Family Law
  • Ambition, passion, and ongoing commitment to develop as a lawyer
  • Friendly demeanour when engaging with clients and colleagues

This is a rare opportunity for a Family Solicitor 3 PQE to join this firm in Bournemouth.

Please apply now for immediate confidential consideration, or give me a call for a discrete conversation to learn more.