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Private Family Solicitor – Future Head of Family

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  • 5+ PQE
  • Join as the “go-to” for family in the firm and move into a Head of Family role in 1-2 years
  • Enjoy lots of autonomy
  • Hybrid working with lots of additional flexibility/family-friendly
  • Legal 500 firm

A close-knit commercial firm in Chester is looking for a Family Solicitor with at least five years’ experience to come in and be their “go-to” for family law, developing into a Head of Family role in the near future.

You’ll enjoy lots of autonomy and gain the leadership experience you need to quickly leapfrog your peers at a similar PQE level. Just think – you could be in a Head of Family role at 6-7 PQE.

The role comes with the ability to work from home for two days per week and the opportunity to have a fully private caseload with a leading Legal 500 firm.

You’ll benefit from referrals from the commercial and personal departments within the firm and be supported in building your profile in the market to attract work from referrers such as accountancy practices and financial advisors.

Applicants need not have a sole private family law background – so this is a great opportunity to move over into the private family law sphere exclusively. This specialism tends to lend itself to higher pay and more opportunity later in your career.

The firm is family-friendly and is small enough to treat its team members as individuals, not numbers – so additional flexibility can and will be granted where necessary.

You’ll also get enhanced annual leave, including Christmas closure and your birthday off and an attractive healthcare and lifestyle package.

If you are looking for a role in a friendly firm with unfettered progression, where you can move into a top-dog role in a very short space of time and build your profile out in the Chester family market, speak to us today.

How to apply for this Private Family Solicitor – Future Head of Family 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 an Associate Consultant at Realm and specialises in the recruitment of family lawyers in Merseyside, Lancashire and Cheshire 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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£40,000 - £50,000


  • Cheshire

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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