Family North West

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 

Click the link to access your free copy and if you have any questions or want to know more, please get in touch with me, Paula, on: 

LinkedIn 

Email: paula.pawlowska@realmrecruit.com 

Mobile: 03300 245 606 

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

Key information

Consultant

Paula Pawlowska

Meet our Family Law North West recruiter - Paula Pawlowska

"I completed my Master's degree at The University of Manchester in International Business and Commercial Law in 2017. Since graduating, I have been working for Realm and use the knowledge I gained during my law degree to provide expert advice in legal recruitment. 

I focus on the recruitment of Family Lawyers, including roles in Childcare Law. The law firms I work with are based in Manchester and across the North West."

 

What our Family Law candidates and clients say

 

“Paula helped me find my latest role and couldn’t have been more helpful, encouraging and practical. She made what can be a very stressful time really straight-forward and simple. I would highly recommend!”

Lucy Williams, Solicitor at Vardags

 

"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

 

“Paula was extremely professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. She very quickly understood the needs of the business and provided excellent candidates very quickly. I would not hesitate to recommend her and will certainly work with her again in the future.”

Lucy Hart, Director at Sinclair Law

Featured Jobs

  • Family Associate

    A Tier 1 Legal 500 firm is looking for a Family Associate to join their well-respected team in Harrogate.   In this role, you will be managing a caseload of divorce and finance cases, including complex high net worth cases.  This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious Family Associate who’d like to join a leading firm where they can develop their career.  Family Associate - Harrogate  The company & role  An award-winning law firm with over a quarter of a century's experience...

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Salary:
    £50,000 - £100,000
    Job Ref:
    2206
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  • Family Partner

    A Tier 1 Legal 500 firm is looking for a Family Partner to join their well-respected team in Harrogate.   In this role, you will be managing a caseload of divorce and finance cases, including complex high net worth cases.  This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious Family Partner who’d like to join a leading firm where they can develop their career.  Family Partner - Harrogate  The company & role  An award-winning law firm with over a quarter of a century's experience...

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Salary:
    £50,000 - £100,000
    Job Ref:
    2204
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  • Senior Family Solicitor

    A Tier 1 Legal 500 firm is looking for a Senior Family Solicitor to join their well-respected team in Harrogate.   In this role, you will be managing a caseload of divorce and finance cases, including complex high net worth cases.  This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious Senior Family Solicitor who’d like to join a leading firm where they can develop their career.  Senior Family Solicitor - Harrogate  The company & role  An award-winning law firm with over a quarter of...

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    Salary:
    £50,000 - £100,000
    Job Ref:
    2205
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  • Childcare Solicitor 3PQE+

    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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  • Private Family Partner

    A top 100 commercial law firm in Liverpool are looking for an ambitious Private Family Partner to join their Legal 500 team.  In this role, you will handle a varied and interesting caseload of high-quality private family matters.  The firm really invests in each of its employees and encourages them to reach their full potential. In fact, a number of lawyers originally joined as trainees and have progressed to partner, so this is a great opportunity if you are looking...

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Salary:
    £50,000+
    Job Ref:
    2197
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