Family Manchester & Cheshire

At Realm Recruit, we recruit for a number of leading family departments across Manchester, Cheshire and the wider North West, ranging from specialist boutiques to national full-service law firms.

We recruit for family law roles at all levels, from paralegal to partner, helping develop the careers of family solicitors and supplying law firms with the right talent for their business.

At Realm, each of our consultants are ultra-niche in their approach. They operate within a specific legal specialism and geographical area to ensure that we provide a high level of service to the family lawyers we work with. Whether you’re a family law paralegal looking for a job in Cheshire or a matrimonial solicitor looking for a job in Manchester our specialist recruiters are ready to help you take your next step. 

Some of our recent family law solicitor placements include:

  • Senior Associate Solicitor, Shoosmiths, Manchester

  • Associate Solicitor, McAlister Family Law, Manchester

  • Family Solicitor, Vardags, Manchester

  • Family Paralegal, Evolve Family Law, Cheshire

Industry Insight: 

For all of our jobseekers and law firms we like to go above and beyond and whether you’re a Family Paralegal, Family panel Solicitor or a specialist Family law firm we aim to give you the best service possible. We see ourselves as more than simply legal recruiters; we’re legal recruitment consultants. 

We aim to pair the right talent with the right law firm but further than that we work hard to equip those we service with the right knowledge to help them achieve their commercial goals. That’s why, each year, we carry out in-depth research to better understand the state of the market so that we can effectively advise the lawyers and law firms we work with. 

Our 2021 market research revealed that almost half of lawyers don’t believe they are paid fairly. However, because firms are willing to pay to secure the right people, it’s never been a more important time to understand current market rates and whether you’re being paid enough.  

We have thoroughly researched the market and compiled a breakdown of salary by PQE level to help you understand exactly where you sit compared to other Family lawyers.  

Family Law Salary Report 

 

Alternatively, scroll down to see our latest Family Law vacancies. 

Key information

Consultant

Paula Pawlowska & Michaela Baddeley

 

 

What our Family Law candidates and clients say

 

"It has been a pleasure working with Michaela on a recent recruitment exercise. Michaela was professional and understood our needs as a legal aid family firm. Michaela secured our most recent new recruit to the firm who has settled in so well and it an excellent for for the firm and clients."

Andrea Fogg, Director at Maria Fogg Family Law

 

"Paula was fantastic – she clearly had top candidates in mind when we first met but she took the time to listen to our needs, ethos and plans before suggesting anyone to meet. The first candidate we met was the one who eventually joined us so her instinct was right.
 
Paula communicated throughout the process and followed up in a personable way; ensuring both us and the candidate had settled in well. 
 
I would certainly recommend Paula for any future recruitment needs." 

Chris Longbottom, Partner at Clarke Wilmott

 

“Paula is great to work with, being both professional and friendly. She took time to get to know the firm and its culture to make sure she offered candidates to us who she believed would fit in. I would highly recommend.”

Louise Halford, Director at Evolve Family Law

 

“Realm were introduced to Maguire Family Law by recommendation and we have not been disappointed... We have only ever received appropriate CVs, excellent communication and client care. Thank you, team Realm.”

Eimear Maguire, Partner at Maguire Family Law

 

Featured Jobs

  • Family Senior Associate

    Family Senior Associate- Liverpool  Are you a rising star looking to make a step up to Senior Associate and build something of your own?  Our client, a highly successful and growing regional firm, is looking for a 5+ PQE family lawyer to help expand its family division into the bustling city of Liverpool.    You will support the firm’s Head of Family, who will be based at a different office, in building a family presence in the city – making this the...

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Liverpool
    Salary:
    £60,000+
    Job Ref:
    2878
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  • Family Paralegal (Legal Aid)

    Are you a Family Paralegal looking for...   A firm that values progression and development?  The chance to work alongside top lawyers, gain key skills to become a successful solicitor and specialise in domestic abuse and private legal aid?   The opportunity to split your time between home and the office?  Family Paralegal (Legal Aid) - Greater Manchester   Realm has been the recruitment partner for this regional firm for several years and – hand on heart – they are an absolute dream to work with....

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Greater Manchester
    Salary:
    £19,000 - £23,000
    Job Ref:
    2867
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  • Family Solicitor (2+ PQE)

    A well-respected boutique is looking to grow its team and take on a Family Solicitor.   In this role, you will deal with an interesting caseload of divorces and child issues, often on behalf of high-net-worth individuals.   While this position is based at the firm's headquarters in Leeds city centre, they offer remote working, only requiring attendance of the Leeds office once a week, so this the perfect opportunity for someone looking to improve their work life balance or lives further...

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    Salary:
    £30,000 - £60,000
    Job Ref:
    1966
    Read More
  • Family Solicitor

    Are you a Family Solicitor looking for...  A varied caseload of work at a well-regarded firm   A role with excellent progression prospects   The opportunity to work from home for two days per week  A well-established regional law firm with an excellent reputation are looking to take on a Family Solicitor with 3-5 PQE.  As a member of their growing team you will be running a private family law caseload including private children, finances, matrimonial.  The firm support working parents and...

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Bury
    Salary:
    £35,000 - £45,000
    Job Ref:
    2761
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  • Family Solicitor

    Are you a Family Solicitor looking for:  The chance to work in a team culture with lots of support including a paralegal for every solicitor  A full-service national firm with offices across the UK  Benefit from a fantastic bonus scheme as well as a holiday bonus scheme that allows up to an additional 12 days annual leave per year  A national law firm with a fantastic reputation are looking for a Family Solicitor to join their team in Wigan.   The...

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Wigan
    Salary:
    £30,000 - £40,000
    Job Ref:
    2762
    Read More
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