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Private Family Solicitor 2-5 PQE – Interesting work – Hybrid working – Great transport links

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We are helping a highly respected family law boutique in South Manchester recruit for a Private Family Solicitor with 2-5 PQE.

You’ll manage a caseload of around 20 private family matters and assist a senior solicitor on more complex cases, and will have the opportunity to gain valuable, career-building experience in advising on specialist finance, LGBT and surrogacy matters.

Our client is a prestigious boutique practice based in South Manchester, specialising in family and private client law. For its size, this firm genuinely packs a punch, advising some of the wealthiest families in the region.

They are well-established in the South Manchester and Cheshire market and their services are highly sought after by HNW individuals and families. They generate most of their work via their reputation and have a strong flow of referred work between their two practice area teams.

But don’t let their lofty client base fool you – this firm has an extremely down-to-earth, welcoming culture. And you won’t catch anyone working late into the night.

You will work as part of a supportive team, split across two offices, with a reasonable caseload and billing target, and the opportunity to work from home for some of the week. You’ll be well-supported with your cases, as the firm has a ton of paralegal and secretarial support.

If learning from the best in the field is important to you, this firm has that covered too. Not only do the experts here have a wealth of experience, but they also have real depth too – such as specialising in advising the LGBT community and in complex financial arrangements. So, if you are someone looking to develop a valuable, in-demand specialism, this is the place to do it.

Their offices are conveniently located in town centres within a five-minute walk of the main train stations, which boast regular train links from Manchester, Stockport and other surrounding areas. There is also free onsite parking in the office car park for those commuting by car.

The firm has a clear idea of its direction, which is to grow sustainably and organically while retaining a small, close-knit team who are genuinely the best at what they do. They enjoy their Cheshire town presence and offer a more relaxed working environment than the city centre.

For this reason, opportunities rarely come up with this firm, so it’s important to grab them with both hands when they do! For exceptional candidates, this is the best place to develop your career.

How to apply for this Private Family 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 Michaela Baddeley at Realm Recruit.

Michaela is a Consultant at Realm and specialises in the recruitment of family lawyers in the North West. 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, Michaela can help you take your next step.

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Please note: any references to salary and/or experience in our adverts are intended as a guide only.

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£40,000 - £45,000


  • Greater Manchester

Role type

  • Hybrid working

Contract type

  • Permanent

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Michaela Baddeley

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Specialist for family and care lawyers in Merseyside, Lancashire and West Cheshire.

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