Family Legal Executive

Job Title: Family Legal Executive
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chester
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000
REF: 1596
Contact Name: Paula Pawlowska
Contact Email:

Allington Hughes, a well-established regional law firm is looking to recruit a Family Legal Executive to join their expanding team. 

As part of the firm’s close-knit family department, you’ll be responsible for a range of high-quality divorce and matrimonial matters. You’ll also have the chance to get involved in business development and marketing activity to help raise the profile of the department. 

Allington Hughes have three offices across Cheshire and North Wales and this role can be based at any of the three. They also offer home working and a competitive salary. 


Family Legal Executive – Chester 

The company & role 

  • Allington Hughes are a leading full-service law firm with multiple offices and a strong reputation across Cheshire and North Wales 

  • You’ll join an expanding team and run your own varied family and matrimonial caseload involving finances, divorces and private children matters 

  • You will also be involved in overseeing the work of junior lawyers and be expected to carry out business development activity 

  • Allington Hughes have a down-to-earth and supportive culture and a flexible approach 

  • Commutable from Chester, Wrexham, Ellesmere Port, South Wirral and Whitchurch 

Added extras and benefits 

  • Competitive salary  

  • Home working 

The ideal candidate 

  • A Family Legal Executive with 6+ years’ PQE 

  • Will be used to autonomously running a mixed family caseload including matrimonial finance matters 

  • A skilled advocate with excellent communication skills 

  • Will be hard-working, very well organised and have strong technical skills 

  • Will be committed to delivering a quality service and excellent client care 

  • Will have experience of mentoring and supervising junior colleagues 


How to apply for this Family Legal Executive role 

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

Alternatively, to learn more about this opportunity or to register your interest, contact Paula on 03300 245 606 or email

Paula is a Principal Consultant here at Realm and a family recruitment specialist. She works with family solicitors at all levels and has connections with family departments across the North West. As a result of her in-depth knowledge of the family law market, she is perfectly placed to help you take your next step. 

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