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Family Solicitor

  • Job reference: EC0305HODFAMILY
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
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Job description: Head of Department Family Law

Location: Manchester
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Area of Expertise: Family Law
Salary: £ Negotiable DOE

This is a fantastic opportunity to work as the Head of Family Law within a dynamic full service firm in Manchester. You will be working as the Head of Family Law running your own caseload of mainly Legal Aid files. The ideal candidate will be part of the Childcare and Family Panel and have experience working in Legal Aid. You will be able to work autonomously and be ready to build the department in line with planned expansion.

*Advise on publicly funded Legal Aid cases
*Advise on general family law issues including some privately funded work
*Advise on childcare, non-molestation and injunctions
*Advise on less common areas of family law
*Conduct your own advocacy
*Actively participate in business development to build the department
*Participate in the recruitment of staff for the department
*Keep up to date on legislative changes and identify and undertake any training and development as required
*Degree or equivalent
*Experience of managing a Legal Aid department as Head or Deputy Head essential
*At least 5 years' PQE
*Experience of Legal Aid in private practice essential
*Competent in conducting business development and managing a department through growth essential
*Children and Family Panel member essential

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

The benefits of working through Service Care Legal;
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