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Private Family Senior Associate/Partner

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  • Be made a partner immediately with no following required
  • Work from home two days per week
  • Highly reputable family law boutique
  • Part time option

A highly respected family law boutique in South Manchester is seeking a Private Family Solicitor with at least six years of experience to join them as a Senior Associate or Partner.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an Associate or Senior Associate to take a supported step up to Partner immediately or in the short-term. You won’t need to bring with you a following of work, and you won’t be expected to manage a full team.

Due to organic growth and an influx of work, the firm needs someone to come in and handle an existing caseload and bring additional expertise and gravitas to the close-knit team.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop business development skills to help support the continued growth of the firm.

On offer is a nurturing environment and a clear progression roadmap, with opportunities for progression and further development. The position also allows for flexible working hours, with the option to work from home two days per week or a reduced-hours week over four days, for those who would prefer to work part-time.

The team culture is described as “warm, open and transparent”, with no games or politics, and high performance is recognized with a discretionary awarded bonus twice per year. Secretarial support is also available, which is becoming rare in the current market. Team activities include lunch clubs, book club, and spa weekends.

The successful candidate will manage a reasonable caseload of mixed private family matters for a HNW Cheshire client base. Most of the team’s work is generated via reputation, referrer relationships, and word-of-mouth referrals.
This role would suit someone whose development is currently blocked at their current firm, wants to work for a family law boutique, or who would simply prefer a more pivotal position in a smaller team.

How to apply for this Private Family Senior Associate/Partner 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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£70,000 - £70,000


  • Greater Manchester

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  • Hybrid working

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  • 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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