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Family Solicitor/HOD

  • Job reference: HN1209AHOD
  • Location: Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
Job description: Role: Head of Family Department/Family Solicitor
Location: Manchester
Salary: £35,000 - £60,000 (based on experience)

An opportunity for a Family Solicitor to take on a new challenge. The firm are located just south of Manchester and are well established. They require an ambitious individual to start up a Family department. The firm can offer excellent funding and support to the task, but do require candidates with the drive and determination to succeed.
The ideal candidate will have strong experience in Family Law and can comfortably handle their own caseload. It is expected that the successful candidate will take the lead on marketing, managing the team and generally helping the business grow. In return, the firm will offer a very competitive salary and are open to discussion around fee sharing/partnership opportunities.
If this is an opportunity you are interested in, but don't have the necessary family law experience, please get in touch as they are also looking to expand into other areas in the coming months.

Experience Required;
*A minimum of 5 years Family law experience - Qualified Solicitor
*Previous experience setting up a department is desired, but not essential
*Candidates with a following would also have an advantage
*Experience in Private Work and Legal aid work would be an advantage
*Ability to run your own caseload to a high standard
*Ability to build good working relationships with members of the team and clients

Should you wish to discuss this role before applying, please contact Harry Northrop on 01772 208969 or email

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