Family Law – Legal Secretary

Farnfields Solicitors have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Legal Secretary to join our Family Department at our offices in Gillingham, North Dorset.

What is the role?

The successful candidate will provide secretarial and administrative support within our Family Department at our Gillingham office. This is a full time, permanent position.

Who you are?

You will be a team player with excellent secretarial and organisational skills and skilled at multi-tasking and meeting deadlines. You will be passionate about providing first class client service and have great communication and IT skills with a friendly, professional and proactive approach. Previous legal secretarial experience is preferable, particularly experience within family law, but is not essential for the right candidate.

A bit about us

  • We are a well-established and successful law firm with a modern and down to earth approach.
  • Passionate about providing an excellent service to our clients.
  • We place importance on being part of the local community.
  • We are friendly, supportive and ambitious.
  •  At Farnfields we recognise the importance of family life and can offer a good work life balance.
  • Winner of The British Conveyancing Awards for Residential Conveyancing Team of the Year, 2024.
  • Winner of LawNet Team of the Year (Business Law) 2023
  • Leading Firm in The Legal 500 2021
  • Winner of Contribution to the Community at the 2019 Dorset Legal Awards.
  • Winner of Property Team at the 2019 Dorset Legal Awards.
  • As a Lexcel accredited firm and a member of LawNet we are committed to career development and providing challenging work to positively engage and motivate our staff.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an established, award winning Firm who are modern, friendly and ambitious; coupled with a down to earth approach.

Expect far more…apply now to join a great team and take a step forward in your career.  Email us your covering letter and CV to


Due to our continuing strong growth, we currently have a number of exciting career opportunities available:

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Family Lawyer

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Residential Conveyancer

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