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Family Partner – Future Head of Family

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  • Succession plan for current Head of Family (next three years)
  • No following required
  • Willing to promote from Senior Associate to Partner
  • Work from home three days per week
  • Legal 500 firm with HNW/UHNW work
  • Fantastic benefits package, includes bonus, mobile, laptop, free parking, healthcare

We are delighted to bring to market this opportunity for a Family Solicitor with around 8+ PQE to join a Legal 500 firm in Manchester at Partner level, moving into a Head of Family position in the not-too-distant future as the current Partner retires.

Very rarely for an opportunity at this level and with the associated salary and benefits, there is no requirement to bring a following with you.

The firm offers a truly flexible hybrid working policy and you’ll be able to work from home for three days per week, plus flexitime – making this role fantastic for anyone with caregiving responsibilities or looking for a role with greater trust.

You’ll join a close-knit, collegiate team of five with plenty of experience in advising on HNW and UHNW work and bags of potential.

You will be supported in further growing your profile, featuring in regional and national press, and with submissions for the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partner directories, as well as regional and national awards.

The firm has a first-class reputation in the region and has won multiple business and employer awards in recent years. It prides itself on its culture and the work/life balance offered to its team members, who enjoy positive working and social relationships with their colleagues across the firm.

Many lawyers join this firm from national and international law firms, seeking the same high quality, complex, interesting work (or better!) with a much-improved work/life balance.

You’ll enjoy a fantastic remuneration package, including a top-of-market salary, laptop and phone, healthcare, free city centre parking, annual bonus, and enhanced holiday allowance with the opportunity to buy more.

The right person will have extensive experience of divorce and finance, and private childcare matters, and some experience of managing a team or supervising others. You’ll understand finances and have a willingness to undertake activities to widen the team’s referral network and build its profile further. You’ll be working at a Senior Associate or Partner level already.

How to apply for this Family Partner – Future Head of Family 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 Amanda Bower at Realm Recruit.

Amanda is a Senior Consultant at Realm and specialises in the recruitment of family lawyers in Greater Manchester and East Cheshire. 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, Amanda can help you take your next step.

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£80,000 - £100,000


  • Greater Manchester

Role type

  • Hybrid working

Contract type

  • Permanent

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Amanda Bower

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Specialist for family and care lawyers in Manchester and East Cheshire.

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