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Family Solicitor

We are seeking an experienced Solicitor (minimum 5 years PQE) to manage our busy Family department which covers a wide variety of areas including divorce, financial remedy, separation, injunction and public and private children matters.

Accustomed to handling matters from inception to completion, and experience of conducting your own advocacy, the successful candidate will take over an existing caseload of predominantly privately-funded divorce, financial remedy and private children matters. A demonstrable appreciation of good practice in private client billing procedures and understanding of Legal Aid and CCMS is essential. Experience of injunction work an advantage. Panel membership and/supervisor status preferred.  

Based at our Hartlepool office, with a requirement to cover branch offices at Peterlee and Catterick Garrison, you will be required to attend clients, over the telephone, in the office, at a branch office or at another location outside of the office; to take instructions and provide advice, showing an ability to work to tight deadlines, prioritising your workload and progressing matters accordingly.  You will need to have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and be able to demonstrate good interpersonal skills with a range of people from all backgrounds and work as a team member with different levels of staff. You will need to be self-serving using Microsoft packages and have a current full driving licence.

Salary £dependent upon experience

To apply for this position, please send your CV and covering letter to Mrs Julie Bradshaw, Office Manager, Smith & Graham Solicitors, Church Square Chambers, Church Square, Hartlepool, TS24 7HE or email


Branch Office Secretary - Catterick Garrison

We are seeking CVs from reliable, confident, well presented office administrators/receptionists living local to the Catterick area to work from our Catterick Garrison office on a part time basis. Previous office experience, accurate audio/copy typing and a good telephone manner essential. Some legal experience would be an advantage.

There are periods of lone working associated with this role.  You will therefore have an excellent approach to client care as you will be the first point of contact for all new enquiries and clients visiting the office. A "can do" attitude and an ability to take ownership and resolve problems is a must.

Hours of work will be 1pm-4.30pm Monday to Friday on a job share basis with flexibility to cover holidays/sickness. Salary dependent upon experience, 23 days holiday plus bank holidays.




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