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Senior Family Solicitor

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  • Salary sits 20% above market rate
  • Work from home four days per week
  • Fast-track to Head of Sub-Team if you want, with mentorship support
  • A national family law boutique with huge national expansion plans – get an early seat at the table
  • Legal 500 team with HNW work

A rapidly growing national family law boutique is looking to recruit a Senior Family Solicitor (Associate-level or above) based in Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire or Lancashire to its growing team.

The reason the firm is casting the net so wide for this role, is that it offers its team an impressive four days per week from home, giving you ultimate flexibility and a fantastic work/life balance.

In addition to a market-leading hybrid working policy (average is 2.5 days from home), you’ll enjoy a salary 20% above market-rate for this level and have a clear progression pathway up to a Head of Sub-Team role. You’ll be paired up with an existing team leader as a mentor to enhance your leadership skills in anticipation of this promotion.

The firm are currently in the midst of a period of national expansion to support their vision to become the leading firm for private matrimonial law in the country.

Established in 2011, the firm has quickly expanded into the bustling legal hubs of Leeds, London, Birmingham and Manchester. This is a really exciting opportunity for someone looking for a new challenge, as you will be instrumental in driving the firm’s offering forward.

The right candidate will be well versed in private family matters and great at building and developing relationships with clients.

This is a great firm for legal professionals looking for something less traditional and craving plenty of independence to grow and develop into well-rounded, commercially robust professionals. If you find you often get frustrated with red tape, long and boring processes, and a management team that is slow to change and adapt – and are looking for a faster-paced, more dynamic way of working – you’ll find this firm thoroughly refreshing.

Our client has embraced a modern way of working, with all the latest technological advancements to keep any administration and compliance tasks required to an absolute minimum, leaving its fee earners to do what they do best – provide high quality legal advice to a growing client base of HNW individuals.

The team enjoys a fantastic Legal 500 ranking, sitting alongside several much larger national firms, and is committed to supporting its lawyers to get recognised as Leading Individuals. The firm has a strong marketing team and is investing heavily in its brand and website in 2023.

There is a ready caseload to step in to of 15 cases valuing over £1m and, with lots of inbound work, you will be able to steadily build your client portfolio of finances, children and non-molestation work with support.

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’.

Alternatively, to learn more about this opportunity or to register your interest, contact Lucy Wickham at Realm Recruit.

Lucy is an Associate Consultant at Realm and specialises in recruiting family solicitors across Yorkshire. She works with family departments at firms of all shapes and sizes in Leeds, York, Harrogate and Huddersfield. If you are looking for a new position, Lucy is ready to help you make a move.

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£55,000 - £70,000


  • Lancashire

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  • Hybrid working

Contract type

  • Permanent

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Lucy Wickham

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Specialist for family and care lawyers in Yorkshire.

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