Senior Family Solicitor, Private Work

Job Title: Senior Family Solicitor, Private Work
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wilmslow
Salary: £50,000
REF: 2832
Contact Name: Realm Recruit
Contact Email:

Are you an experienced Family Solicitor looking for...  

  • The opportunity to handle a high-quality caseload of HNW and UHNW work, which has already been generated by the firm 

  • The chance to develop your own valuable niche in the family law industry 

  • A healthy work life balance with homeworking, reasonable billing targets and a supportive workplace environment 

Senior Family Solicitor, Private Work – South Manchester 

Our client is looking for two family solicitors to join their prestigious team – one 0-4 PQE and one 5+ PQE. 

The more senior role of the two is absolutely standout, as you will effectively be taking over the existing caseload of the Head of Family while they focus on a huge UHNW case.  

The role will effectively catapult you into the world of HNW and UHNW clientele, where you will work on complex cases lawyers much more senior to you could only dream of!  

There is no need to come with an existing caseload or have a following – everything will be handed to you on a plate, with plenty of support from prominent family lawyers and a well-resourced support team.  

The right candidate will have considerable experience and knowledge of private family work and be a motivated self-starter. 

The firm: 

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 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 Senior Family Solicitor role  

If this sounds like the job for you, you can apply via this website by clicking ‘Apply’ above.  

Alternatively, to learn more about this opportunity or to register your interest, contact Paula Pawlowska on the email above. 

Paula is an Associate Director and Family Team Lead at Realm. Specialising in the recruitment of family lawyers, she works with family solicitors and care solicitors at all levels and has connections with family departments across the North West. As a result of her in-depth knowledge of the family law market, Paula is perfectly placed to 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.  

Realm is committed to supporting disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. Applicants are invited to contact Realm to identify any additional support they might require to enable them to make an application. 


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