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Family Associate Solicitor

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  • Top national family team – very rarely recruits
  • Top-of-market salary, plus bonus
  • Promotion to Associate
  • 50% hybrid working
  • Legal 500 national team

This a unique opportunity for a Family Solicitor with 2+ PQE to join a highly regarded top Legal 500 national family law team in Manchester at Associate level.

The department is one of the top teams in Manchester and nationally, recognised for HNW/UHNW and surrogacy work.

The team is very established with an incredibly high retention rate and therefore almost never recruits (this role has come about through organic growth) – therefore, you should take advantage of this opportunity while you can!

Not only does this role come with a top-of-market salary, but there is a firmwide 50% homeworking policy (alternating on a 3/2 basis).

You will join as an Associate, so this role is a great progression opportunity for those wanting a step up from solicitor-level.

You’ll support highly experienced family partners on a mixed private family caseload, which will include contentious finance and children work, mediations, and negotiation with complex assets, and gain exposure to a broad range of specialisms, including surrogacy, setting you up for a highly successful career in family law.

You’ll be working from a brand-new office in the centre of Manchester, with all the best facilities and tech.

Other benefits include income protection and life assurance. You’ll also enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, plus an extra day off if you get married or move house. The firm is well-known for looking after its people and will support you no matter what your personal circumstances, providing enhanced adoption and parental pay and leave options such as fertility leave and leave for carers.

How to apply for this Family Associate Solicitor role

If this sounds like the job for you, you can apply via this website by clicking ‘Apply’.

Alternatively, to learn more about this opportunity or to register your interest, contact Michaela Baddeley at Realm Recruit.

Michaela is an Associate Consultant at Realm and specialises in the recruitment of family lawyers in the North West. Working with family teams across the region, she recruits for family law roles at all levels, from paralegal to partner. If you’re a family solicitor looking to make a move, Michaela can help you take your next step.

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£59,000 - £64,000


  • Greater Manchester

Role type

  • Hybrid working

Contract type

  • Permanent

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Michaela Baddeley

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Specialist for family and care lawyers in Merseyside, Lancashire and West Cheshire.

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