Family Solicitor (Divorce & Finance)

Job Title: Family Solicitor (Divorce & Finance)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester
Salary: Up to £55,000
REF: 2850
Contact Name: Realm Recruit
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Are you a Divorce & Finance Solicitor looking for: 

  • Up to four days working from home 

  • A firm with a low staff turnover and loads of admin and paralegal support 

  • The chance to work with a Legal 500 and chambers and partners recognised law firm 

  • You don't need a following and there's plenty of privately funded work for you to quickly build up your caseload - so you won't be sat twiddling your thumbs! 

Family Solicitor (Divorce & Finance) - Manchester 

Our client is looking for a family solicitor with divorce and finance experience to join their Legal 500 team, which advises on a mix of legal aid, private and child care cases — but you’ll be dealing with high-value matrimonial work only.   

The successful candidate will work as part of a growing divorce and finance division dealing exclusively with private matrimonial work, as the firm continues to expand organically across all practice areas.  

This role would be great for someone who enjoys divorce and finance work and either wants to step up and take on more complex work whilst enjoying truly agile working. The team is in the office once a week to maintain the friendly and supportive culture they've built (their low staff turnover can attest to that) but other than that, you will be trusted to work in whichever way suits you.   

This full-service firm has deep roots in the North West, but has also opened offices in London. It has an extremely high employee retention rate – we've placed several professionals with this client over our years of working with them and they are still singing its praises!  

Indeed, professionals often build entire careers here, moving up the ladder through qualification all the way to partner. Progression is certainly the standout factor with this firm, and you’ll always feel like you are moving forward – along with unrivalled flexibility.  

While some firms are scaling back on the amount of remote working, they are offering their teams, you’ll get lots of flexibility here, spending up to four days a week at home (this is across all teams).  

 And the reason you’ll travel into the office one day per week? This has nothing whatsoever to do with checking up on team members or doubts around productivity – no, this firm has fully embraced hybrid working and all its benefits. Rather, the firm want to ensure they retain the amazing culture they have built up over its long history and make sure its people feel part of a team.  

You’ll also get lots of admin and secretarial support, with an approximate 2:1 ratio. This firm’s savvy use of the latest tech has also revolutionised the way its teams work, leaving its lawyers with more time to do that they do best – advising clients.   

In addition, their marketing function is genuinely impressive and known for being one of the best in the sector. This takes massive pressure off fee earners to network and engage in business development alongside their chargeable work. There is plenty of work in the pipeline and there will be no expectation of you bringing a following or having to build up a caseload over time. It is all there waiting for you to get stuck into.  

It is consistently acknowledged in the Legal 500 across multiple practice areas every year, demonstrating its commitment to doing quality work.   

A consistent award-winner, this firm has recently been recognised at the British Wills & Probate Awards, Modern Law Awards and Manchester Legal Awards. Its lawyers are also regularly featured in national media, including the Daily Express, The Independent and on LBC. So, if you are looking to build a profile, the firm will help you with this.  

This firm also has one of the strongest social value footprints of any we’ve worked with. They are proud of their commitment to doing good in the community, and you’ll feel proud to work here in turn. They even demand that their suppliers demonstrate their commitment to CSR too – we know, because we’ve had to prove it to them!  

This firm would suit those looking to be part of something bigger, with slick marketing and tech, while also perhaps looking for increased flexibility.  

Professionals joining now will be doing so at an exciting time – the firm is entering its next phase and looking for its superstars of the future. Your work will be valued and you’ll be given lots of mentoring to ensure you reach your full potential. 

How to apply for this Family Solicitor (Divorce & Finance) 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 Pawlowska on the email above. 

Paula is an Associate Director and Family Team Lead at Realm. Specialising in the recruitment of family lawyers, she works with family solicitors and care 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, Paula is perfectly placed to help you take your next step. 

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