If you’re a practising solicitor who is considering a move into family law, you might wonder what a typical family lawyer’s career looks like. Of course, as the effects of the pandemic and digital transformation continue to change the legal landscape, “typical” careers are becoming increasingly rare, as solicitors make the move into consultant work or seek to move in-house. However, for those taking the leap into family law as a qualified solicitor or after a career break, it’s useful to have a roadmap to work from. Legal recruitment experts Realm Recruit take us through what a typical career journey might look like.

Find out more news, advice and information on issues around children and family law, including relationship breakdown and children in the context of divorce or separation, plus children in public law and cross-border disputes, at the Law Society’s Family and Children hub.