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 Solicitor

    This is an exciting opportunity for a Family Solicitor to join a Legal 500 and Chambers recognised national law firm at their offices in Manchester.  You’ll join a tier 1 family team and work alongside leading lawyers on a variety of matters including divorces, civil partnership dissolutions, pre-nuptial agreements and arrangements involving children.  The firm are committed to the development of its staff and have a fantastic team culture, so this is an excellent opportunity if you are looking to...

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Manchester
    Salary:
    £45,000+
    Job Ref:
    2474
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  • Family Solicitor

    This is an exciting opportunity for a Family Solicitor to join a Legal 500 and Chambers recognised national law firm at their offices in Manchester.  You’ll join a tier 1 family team and work alongside leading lawyers on a variety of matters including divorces, civil partnership dissolutions, pre-nuptial agreements and arrangements involving children.  The firm are committed to the development of its staff and have a fantastic team culture, so this is an excellent opportunity if you are looking to...

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Manchester
    Salary:
    £60,000+
    Job Ref:
    2475
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  • Private Family Solicitor

    A well-established Legal 500 regional firm in South Manchester is looking to take on a Private Family Solicitor with 2-3 years’ PQE.  In this role, you will undertake a mixed caseload autonomously handling a broad range of private family work,  The firm offer the ability to hybrid work being able to split your work between your home and the office so this is the perfect opportunity for a Private Family Solicitor looking to improve their work-life balance  Private Family Solicitor...

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Stockport
    Salary:
    £38,000+
    Job Ref:
    2364
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  • Childcare Solicitor (3 PQE+)

    A progressive and award-winning regional law firm are looking for a Childcare Solicitor to join them in their Blackburn office.   In this role, your workload will focus mainly on a publicly funded family caseload  The firm are passionate about helping their employees to reach their full potential and as a result, you will have access to a variety of training and growth opportunities. This is an excellent opportunity if you are keen to progress your career and develop your skillset....

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Blackburn
    Salary:
    £35,000 - £50,000
    Job Ref:
    2203
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  • Family Partner

    An expanding boutique commercial firm in Liverpool city centre is looking to take on a passionate and experienced Family Solicitor as a Partner.  The firm are expanding into the family legal sector and are looking for someone to come in and organically grow their family offering in Liverpool.   This is a really exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial Family Solicitor who’s looking to take on extra responsibility, build their profile and elevate their career to the next level.  Family Partner - Liverpool...

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Liverpool
    Salary:
    £70,000 - £100,000
    Job Ref:
    2294
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