Family Lawyer

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The role

Edward Cooke Family Law is looking for a bright and forward-thinking family lawyer with a minimum of 2 to 6 years of post qualification experience to join us at our head office at Chilgrove, near Chichester - although the role comes with the ability to work flexibly from home for some of time.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join us at an exciting time as we continue to grow the firm and enhance our reputation as one of the leading specialist family law firms in the country. The role offers excellent prospects for career progression and training.

Our Chilgrove office is in an idyllic, discrete location in the heart of the South Downs National Park close to the beautiful cathedral city of Chichester so the role would suit someone who wants to escape the big city to practice in one of the most delightful parts of the country.

We are an award-winning Legal 500 and Chambers ranked family law practice  - founder Edward Cooke recently won the Family Law Partner of the Year at the 2023 Lexis Nexis Family Law Awards. As such, we offer a London-quality service on the South Coast and so the candidate will have exposure to high-quality work. We have considerable experience in handling financial remedy cases involving substantial assets and complex private law children cases (including with an international element) , We are a highly respected firm in non-court dispute resolution, with four mediators and three collaborative lawyers among our ranks. We also have a strong reputation for our modern family work, including surrogacy, fertility and same-sex families.

We are family-friendly employers, support flexible working and provide excellent support in terms of wellbeing, including monthly therapeutic support and twice weekly team exercise classes (voluntary!). We will provide a competitive remuneration and benefits package to the right candidate.

Candidate specification

We are looking for a principled and people-focused family lawyer with a minimum of 2 to 6 years PQE who is fully committed to the Resolution ethos and currently undertake a mixed caseload of financial and children work. 

Family Mediation or Collaborative training is a plus; however, if the successful candidate has not yet undertaken Family Mediation or Collaborative training, this may be offered as part of the package for the successful applicant, given the practice’s strong focus on dispute resolution and full commitment to supporting the professional development of all its lawyers.

The successful applicant should be a committed team player, have a strong interest in marketing and networking and be enthusiastic and excited about participating in the continuing development of the practice.

How to apply

Please apply by email with your CV to Managing Director Edward Cooke to the address below.

Alternatively, you can call Edward for a confidential chat about the role on 01243 769001.

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