Solicitor – Family Law

Based in a prime location in Gateshead opposite the Law Courts, Hathaways Law, a well-respected and established law firm, has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Family Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive (CILEx).

The firm has an excellent reputation locally with clients and fellow professionals in respect of its family law offering which is predominantly public law (Legal Aid funded). The work is varied, and there is a signifiant amount of Care proceedings within the caseload.

This opportunity is to work alongside a very experienced and well-respected Solicitor (Director) and brings with it first class support by way of a full-time legal secretary to support with your administrative needs, as well as an impressive trainee solicitor to assist you and the Director.

The ideal candidate should have at least 2 years PQE in family law both public law and private law as well as an understanding of Legal Aid. A keen advocate is preferred, so that less complex hearings can be conducted without the need to default to Counsel. Opportunities to develop advocacy skills will be provided

Further details about the role can be found below.

Family Solicitor – Hathaways Law

To apply, please email your CV to Claire Fenwick at

Benefits of working at Hathaways Law

  • Multi-office firm with offices in Gateshead and Low Fell
  • Support from our sister firm Samuel Phillips Law with offices in Newcastle and Sunderland
  • A positive, ambitious and collegiate working environment
  • Workplace pension
  • Hybrid working if appropriate to the role
  • Family friendly
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Support to enhance your business development skills

We are always interested to hear from qualified solicitors in any discipline.  If you feel you are the right fit for Hathways Law, please contact Claire Fenwick by email on  with a copy of your CV and a covering letter.