15 May, 2024

Senior Family Associate

  • Hughes Paddison
  • Cheltenham, UK
Full time Solicitor

Job Description

Hughes Paddison is a well-established independent legal practice with over 35 years of experience. It has an excellent reputation and offers a wide range of legal services to private clients and businesses. 

We now have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Senior Associate to join our team - one of the largest family teams in Gloucestershire.

The successful candidate will be integral in the continued development and growth of the family team and wider business - it's a great time to be joining us.

About You

  • To thrive you need to be enthusiastic, friendly and positive. You must be able to build lasting relationships with colleagues, clients and all those you engage with
  • A a minimum of 8 years PQE is desirable (although this does not preclude those with more or or less experience)
  • A proven track record of proactively handling a varied caseload of private family matters such as Child Arrangement Orders, Divorce, Matrimonial Finance, Post Nuptial Arrangements and Cohabitation Disputes etc
  • A demonstrable track record of achieving career and financial (fee targets) goals and strong commercial awareness
  • A passion for business development activities
  • Experience of supervising and mentoring more junior fee earners and trainees
  • Experience of using case management systems

About Us

Our teams are made up of exceptional people who pride themselves on the delivery of the highest levels of client care and professional service.  They have energy and enthusiasm. 

Working for us means you have a healthy balance of work and fun.  We enjoy socialising with one another at regular events such as after-work drinks, pizza lunches, competitions, Christmas and summer party, board game nights and a book club.

Supporting a charity each year is important to us. Each year staff will vote for our Charity of the Year. We will fundraise throughout the year in organised activities such as bake sales, polar plunge, sponsored walk/run, book sales & quizzes etc.

Our environment is one that is friendly, supportive, and collaborative.

We offer:

  • A competitive salary, commensurate with experience
  • A competitive benefit package including pension, private medical insurance, income protection scheme, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, additional discretionary leave days, access to employee assistance programme and mental health first aiders

To apply or if you have any questions please email:

Ursula Day, HR Manager - ud@hughes-paddison.co.uk 

Staff Type

Legal Staff


PQE 6-9

Competitive Salary



Family / Matrimonial, Mediation

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