Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP are expanding and we are interested in speaking to experienced lawyers (3 + years) who wish to benefit from the stature and reputation of working in Niagara’s oldest law firm, while enjoying a unique and attractive lifestyle that the Niagara region can offer.

We are highly respected, distinguished, and engaged in our community. If you wish to discuss an opportunity to join our firm please consider the following:


We are an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and will provide accommodations in line with the AODA and HRC throughout the recruitment and selection process. Should you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process please contact us at




Every day, the team at LBW puts forward its best practices, resources, and abilities in order to serve our clients. Our firm focuses on delivering premium professional legal services in most major practice areas.


The Partners at Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP,  look for professionals who are committed to the practice of law, and who have a success mindset.

We expect someone who strives to be a leading lawyer in this region, and someone who understands a work/life balance including giving back to this great community we call home.


As a lawyer with Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP, You will be part of one of the top legal teams within Niagara.

As a team member you can expect mentorship and practice development and an investment in your success.

A positive firm culture that is client and future focussed, with a proud history of serving Niagara’s legal needs since 1882.


If you think you’re the right fit, and you would like to join our team, please send your resume to


Open Legal Positions


DESCRIPTION: Associate– Family Law Department – MAT LEAVE ONE YEAR, with possibility of continuation


this position is in our St Catharines Office


(minimum 1 -3 years’ experience)


We are Niagara’s oldest law firm (1882), located in St Catharines – our reputable and established Family department requires an experienced Family Law/Litigation Associate to cover a one year maternity leave with possibility of  continuing with the firm afterwards. 


Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP offer 137 years of experience and an in-depth understanding of family law issues.  The Family Law department deals with all family law matters including, domestic contracts, separation, divorce, annulments, child custody and parenting issues, division of property and related corporate and/or trust matters. Our lawyers are experienced and knowledgeable in all forms of dispute resolution.  It is our Firm objective to effectively resolve the family law issues for our clients with professionalism, knowledge and efficiency.  We deal with all forms of court actions and dispute resolution including Court Applications and Motions to Change, trials, motions and appeals, negotiations,  collaborative law, mediation and arbitration.

As an Associate at LBW, you will be provided with the opportunities and experiences to develop your skills as a family lawyer. You will have the opportunity to manage files assigned to you, while working in conjunction with experienced and knowledgeable lawyers in a collegial environment.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 1 -3 years of experience
  • A license to practice law in Ontario and is a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
  • Proven client and practice management skills
  • Strong analytical, communication, advocacy and drafting skills
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional and business savvy


Responsibilities will include:

In this role, you will be assigned all the files of the family law lawyer who will be taking maternity leave.  We hope to be able to have a period of overlap so that you may familiarize yourself with files and continue the excellence of client service which is a hallmark of our Firm.  You may also be asked to assist more senior counsel with tasks on files in the Family Law/Litigation Department.  Experience with preparation of pleadings, motion materials and legal research is necessary. Court appearances for motions, conferences, and trials will be required.  Excellent practice management and drafting skills are essential.

While this assignment is a temporary mat leave position, successful demonstration of skills may result in an extension of work or a permanent position.

Applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to



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St. Catharines Office
PO Box 790,
Ste 800 – 80 King St.

Welland Office 
PO Box 67,
Ste 202 – 3 Cross St.