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Private Family Associate Solicitor

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  • Promotion opportunity to Associate, plus lots of future progression 
  • Work from home up to four days per week 
  • Market-leading bonus of 20% 
  • 1:1 mentoring as part of personalised progression plan 
  • Manageable targets  
  • Legal 500 firm 

A highly reputable family team is recruiting for a family lawyer with 5+ PQE to join its matrimonial team at Associate level and enjoy unhindered progression and a market-leading flexibility/homeworking policy. 

You’ll join a full-service, multi-site firm with several offices around Manchester and Cheshire, and you’ll be joining the largest team based out of their Bury office – but with the ability to work from home up to four days per week, this role is commutable from anywhere in Greater Manchester and Lancashire. 

The firm has an exceptional employee retention rate and role has come about due to organic growth, with a ready caseload for you to get stuck into.  

Not only will you be able to join at Associate level or above, as there is plenty of work, the need to do BD or networking will not be a barrier to progression to Senior Associate and beyond – something many lawyers simply don’t enjoy that much! 

You’ll enjoy extremely manageable targets and a fantastic work/life balance. The firm takes employee wellbeing very seriously and has recently employed a “Head of Happiness” – so there are lots of team treats, socials and charity events to join in with if you wish to!  

If you’re looking for something closer to home but still with lots of progression, this could be the role for you – the firm is sizeable but has only five partners, so there isn’t a ceiling on how far you could go. The Head of Family is passionate about developing the team and you’ll enjoy a personalised progression plan with minimum quarterly check-ins to support your development to the next level.  

The opportunity comes with a host of fantastic benefits, enhanced annual leave (increasing further with service) and free parking. You’ll also receive a market-leading performance bonus of 20% on top of your salary and get plenty of secretarial and admin support on your files, as the firm has a support-to-fee earner ratio close to 1:1.  

You’ll also be able to move into an exclusively private family caseload, so this is great for those who want to move away from legal aid cases.  

How to apply for this Private 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 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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£45,000 - £55,000


  • Greater Manchester

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  • Hybrid working

Contract type

  • Permanent

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