Solicitor / Legal Executive

Term: Permanent

Working hours: Full time / Flexible

Location: Rochdale


We are seeking an experienced Family Law Solicitor or a Legal Executive to join our team in Rochdale. As an award winning family law firm we have an extraordinarily large client base with client instructions in both legally aided and privately funded work and therefore this position in available due to growth and expansion. You will be working in a team with accredited specialists.

We require a Solicitor / Legal Executive to join our team dealing with a wide variety of family issues including Domestic Violence and children. We will also consider more niche family practitioners with a greater focus on Care matters.

The role is new and therefore open to all levels of PQE. You may be more experienced practitioner and seek a platform to deliver client services or an NQ/trainee wishing to work within a local and nationally recognised award winning team.

You will be knowledgeable across all aspects of family law and if a niche practitioner be able to demonstrate your ability through panels. You will have what it takes to develop and further enhance a busy department.

In order to be considered for this role you must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working within family law. This position would suit dedicated and passionate Family Solicitor who is keen to move to a firm which strives to advise and support their clients throughout the entire process.  You must have a keen interest in business development and be looking for the next step in your career as a Family Lawyer.

We care about our team members and Makin Dixon prides itself on investing in our people, we offer career progression and a happy work/life balance.

We offer a competitive salary package with a benefits package – please see our careers page for full details of the package

Please apply by covering letter and CV by at 4pm 30th June to and further queries please call Jeanette Nicholson on 01535 605040


Legal Secretary – Location – Rochdale

We are an award winning family law team seeking a new legal secretary.

Excellent Benefits package – Competitive Salary – dependent upon experience

The Role:

To prepare documents and correspondence requiring knowledge of legal terminology and formats such as contracts, briefs, policies, pleadings and court documents. To perform a wide variety of other routine secretarial and administrative tasks. Must have Maths and English GSE grade C as a minimum and RSA II or equivalent. Typing speed of a minimum of 60 wpm.


  • Type (audio and copy) all general correspondence, including memos, faxes and other documents and forms;
  • Reception Duties;
  • Prepare documents and correspondence requiring knowledge of legal terminology and document formats, such as contracts, briefs, policies and complaints;
  • File all incoming and outgoing correspondence and maintain filing and administrative systems;
  • Arrange teleconferences with local, regional and national law firms, as well as other constituencies, as required;
  • Maintain accurate records of all cash movements, producing information as required;
  • Exhibit a good level of flexibility and team work;
  • Support colleagues where required and undertake training where appropriate;
  • Assist with all other general administrative tasks

 Person Specification

  • Professional
  • Proactive
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy / Confidential
  • Flexible

Please provide a cover letter and CV to – Closing date 30th June 2017 at 4.00 pm – – interviews will take place in the Rochdale office on Monday 10th July 2017.

Consultants : All locations

Makin Dixon are award an award winning law firm with a geographical spread across Yorkshire and Lancashire. We are currently seeking Consultants to join the team working alongside us or independently.

We have considerable experience in management and operation of the back office services. We have our own IT team and we utilise electronic and digital dictation systems with transcription services which enable high levels of fee earning to be achieved. We also have the largest market presence for family services in all of our locations and our marketing and advertising team ensure high client referrals.

We are a company with a commercial edge and modern approach to management and development . The platform Makin Dixon operates from offers Solicitors a full opportunity to become high earners with rewards based on endeavour and achievement rather than hours worked.

Our Consultancy model  allows independent and pro-active members of the legal profession to develop their client base and earn according to the levels of fees generated – in addition this allows a level of freedom as to method and hours worked which encourages a new approach to fee earning. It is our earnest hope that this business model will appeal to you and that you will find financial success with us as a Consultant.

Direct applicants only , no agencies