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Job Introduction

The Family Team forms part of TLT’s Private Business Group which also includes the Private Client Team. The Private Business Group is led by Patrick Wooddisse, Partner.

This position will be reporting to our Partner and Head of Family. The current team comprises 1 Partner, 1 Legal Director, and 1 Associate and is assisted at various times by trainee solicitors.

The Family team handles a range of work including high net worth financial proceedings, divorce and civil partnership dissolution, cohabitation, private law children matters and domestic abuse.

The team is recognised within the Legal 500 as a Tier 1 team and in Chambers and Partners as a tier 2 firm and described as “thorough and conscientious, providing an impressive service for a range of clients, “very capable and commercially astute” and as “strongly recommended for the most complex and difficult cases in any area of family work, including international cases and multi-million high net worth clients”.

The team generates high quality work through internal referrals and as well as through recommendations from clients and a strong network of external referrers. A strong emphasis is placed on business development at every level. Two members of the team are involved at a national level with Resolution and are keen to promote the ethos of Resolution within the team's practice. Clients are based nationally and internationally.

In return we will invest in you. We want you to be successful. You will manage your own caseloads ensuring your experience is varied and broad. Through our national service lines you will work with notable clients and become a sector specialist. You will receive bespoke training throughout your career ensuring you have the technical and commercial skills to build an effective and successful practice.

Role Responsibility

Once you are in the role of Family Associate, you will deliver the following:

  • Dealing with Divorce, Dissolution, Domestic Abuse, Cohabitation, Pre-nuptial , Private Law Children and complex Financial cases; the latter often involving international elements, business clients, companies, partnerships, trusts, pensions and property issues
  • You will be expected to continue to build relationships with professional referrers, to further develop business as well as taking an active role as generating new business for the team as a whole
  • There is also an expectation that you will undertake a level of supervision of more junior staff when required.

The Ideal Candidate

Our employees are talented people, distinguished by technical excellence, with a willingness to embrace team working and a passion for client service. You will be able to demonstrate a similar supportive, flexible and driven ethos and will have accumulated the following experience and skills:

  • A qualified Solicitor with ideally 3+ years PQE and sound technical skills
  • Gained experience at an established regional firm and will have some advocacy experience as well as being a member of Resolution
  • Experienced in the areas of Divorce, Dissolution, Domestic Abuse, Cohabitation, Pre-nuptial, Private Law Children and complex Financial cases.

TLT is committed to creating a diverse working environment and encourages applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any of the characteristics protected by the laws in the locations in which we operate. We welcome applications from people with disabilities and as a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, where necessary, to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, require any reasonable adjustments or an application to Access to work please contact the recruitment team on HR-Recruitment@TLTsolicitors.com

Package Description

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You will receive a competitive basic salary with an annual pay review.  As a fee earner if you exceed your targets you will receive a generous annual bonus. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday (which will increase to 30 days based upon length of service) and private medical insurance.

About the Firm

We’re an ambitious UK law firm built around the needs of our high profile clients. With over 1000 employees and 100 partners across our six UK offices, we’ve grown considerably in the last three years – and so have our revenues. Open-minded? Definitively. Forward-focused? Absolutely. An energetic firm with an entrepreneurial, collaborative culture, we’re always looking to recruit highly talented individuals with the drive to succeed.

TLT has been awarded the ‘Best Law Firm for Partner Approachability 2021’ from the recent Legal Cheek Awards.

So if you’re dynamic, determined and looking for a firm where you can develop your skills, join us and we’ll give you everything you need to thrive.


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