Atherton Godfrey is a leading law practice ranked in both the Legal 500 and Chambers UK, and is featured in The Times Best 200 Law Firms list 2019 and 2020. We employ around 120 staff in both legal and support roles. As one of the largest law firms in the area, we are able to offer a wide range of career opportunities, with excellent prospects for successful candidates.

Current vacancies at Atherton Godfrey:

Children Lawyer

Are you an experienced Family solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive Advocate?

Ideally, you will have above 1 – 2 years PQE with experience of both Public and Private Law Children proceedings.

This is a varied and interesting role that will include attending Public Law Outline meetings, child protection conferences, representing clients in care proceedings, other public and private law proceedings  and conducting your own advocacy.

Some experience of divorce and financial matters would be an advantage, but not essential.

You must be capable of running your own case load. Membership of Children’s Panel is an advantage, but not essential.

What is essential is good client care skills together with a willingness to get involved in growing the department.

Salary negotiable according to experience.

For further details: email Don Bird

Closing date: 14 August 2020

Solicitor Training Contracts

Each year we recruit up to 2 trainee solicitors into training contracts. We are now taking applications for 2022/2023, which should be made initially by submitting a CV and covering letter either by post or email to

Applicants should have at least a 2:1 degree and either a place on or have completed the Legal Practice Course.

Closing date: 30 July 2021