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Private Family Solicitor – Future Head of Family

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  • 1-2 PQE
  • Join as second-in-command and progress all the way up to Head of Family in time
  • Attractive bonus scheme
  • Progressive firm – no targets
  • Hybrid working, flexitime and reduced-hour week

We are delighted to bring to the market this opportunity for a Family Solicitor with roughly 1-2 PQE to join a friendly, progressive firm in South Manchester.

The firm is offering an attractive bonus scheme to boost your take-home pay substantially, plus a favourable hybrid working package and an unfettered progression pathway to Associate and beyond, as you’ll be joining as the second-in-command to the Head of Family.

In the future, this could mean promotion all the way to a Head of Family position as the team structure grows and evolves.

Rarely, you won’t have any billing targets to work towards, as the firm did away with this financial structure some years ago in favour of concentrating on delivering a first-class service to its client base of HNW individuals from the South Manchester area.

You will handle a caseload of privately funded divorce and finance work, so this opportunity is fantastic for anyone looking to step away from legal aid work in favour of an exclusively private client base.

Additional benefits include Christmas closure (without the need to take annual leave), a reduced-hour week and flexitime to suit your personal needs.

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 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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£35,000 - £37,000


  • 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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