It’s those who think ahead, plan well and react positively to change who are the ones that thrive and prosper. Here at Russell & Russell, we think to do that you have to have the right team in place. The right people drive our business forward, not only to meet the challenges we face as a collective, but also to make our firm stronger. Is this you? If you think you’ve got what it takes, we’d be interested to hear from you.

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Vacancy Description: Solicitor – Family Dept.

Location: Bury Office or Bolton Office to suit candidate

Hours:     9.00 am to 5.00 pm - Monday to Friday (1 Hour Lunch)

Salary:  Negotiable depending upon experience.

We have a vacancy for a Family Law Solicitor to work in our busy care team in the Family Department.

Job role

Working within a busy office with a friendly team of people, you will be expected to carry out the following duties:

  • Be responsible for a caseload of care/public law files
  • Undertake own advocacy
  • Run own caseload and work independently

Skills Required

  • Experience in care work
  • Good organisational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail (accuracy essential)
  • Good communication skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Guidance and support available from the team

Firm Details

The traditions and values, which first established Russell & Russell as an early pioneer of legal services continues to serve us well today. We still provide friendly, professional advice in the manner a traditional high street law firm would, but this is now blended with a 21st Century approach.

The practice has grown organically to incorporate nine offices stretching across the North West; three in Bolton and one in Atherton, Bury, Chester, Farnworth, Horwich and Middleton. Although we pride ourselves on being a regional firm, a number of our departments service clients throughout England and Wales.

The firm holds a number of industry related accreditations across all its service areas, in particular the Lexcel Practice Management Standard.

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What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Attendance bonus
  • Workplace nursery scheme
  • 25 days a year plus bank holidays and an accrual system after 2 years
  • Northern Rail discount scheme
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Referral schemes (PI, Conveyancing, Family & Wills/Probate)
  • Discounted Services (Conveyancing, Family & Wills)
  • Staff Introductory Scheme (Refer a successful applicant and get £500)
  • Monthly Raffle Draw – 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes
  • Dress down once a month (linked to a chosen charity)
  • Annual Christmas Party & Events
  • Charity fundraisers

Training & Development

  • Training and development opportunities
  • Internal workshops
  • Compliance webinars

Applications: To apply please download and complete the Firm's Application Form and email with current CV to or post for the attention of Bethany Collett, Russell & Russell Solicitors, Wood Street, Bolton BL1 1EE.

To apply, please email

Download an application form here.