Private Family Solicitor – Watson Woodhouse & Macks Solicitors – Darlington

Watson Woodhouse & Macks Solicitors

Watson Woodhouse & Macks Solicitors are national law firms, with Head Quarters based in Middlesbrough, serving clients throughout the UK and further afield in an array of legal areas. With a history stretching back over 30 years, we have developed an outstanding reputation which has been recognised for our high-quality advice and first-class personal service.

We are a business that is passionate about empowering unrivalled industry talent and enabling them to pursue their ambitions. As a firm, we endeavour to develop our people whilst encouraging them to teach and coach one another. As we continue to grow and become the law firm of choice in our regions, we believe it is crucial to retain our family culture driving our firms forward together.

Due to business expansion, we have implemented a Talent Team that is purely dedicated to our employees; it is their duty to source, retain and invest in our inhouse talent.

If this sounds like a vision you would like to be a part of and you meet the requirements of the role described, we’d be delighted to hear from you. 

The Role

We are looking to recruit a solicitor to join our growing family department. This role is a full time position and consideration will be given to individuals who have at least 2 years’ experience in running a caseload of all types of family law. Day to day you will be dealing with clients, managing your own caseload and supporting the head of the family department.


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to prioritise, cope under pressure and work to strict deadlines. Good communication and IT skills are essential as is managing expectations across a wide range of competing needs. Attention to detail, a good work ethic, a willingness to cover a variety of tasks and work outside core hours on occasion if necessary. You will be able to work independently and be able to deal with all aspects of privately funded family law with particular focus on divorce, finance & children.

 What we will offer in return 

·         Competitive Salary depending on experience

·         Company pension scheme

·         25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

·         Staff discount on fees

·         Professional membership payments

·         Professional development

·         Hybrid working (role dependant)

·         Car Parking (role dependant)

·         Employee referral scheme

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