Head of Department - Family Law

England, Berkshire, Wokingham
£65000 - £85000 per annum + Excellent benefits
12 Mar 2019
09 Apr 2019
Jason Connolly
Full Time
Practice Areas
Private Client, Family
Experience Level
Mid Level, Partner, Partner-designate

This firm placed people at the heart of what they do, they have a reputation for nurturing and developing legal talent. They have a growing number of homegrown Partners and have experienced growth in the last 24 months across several departments. Despite there size of 100+ members of staff, you will find a culture that stands the practice apart, there is a family feel running throughout the firm.

The Firm

This firm is a regional heavyweight steeped in a heritage of almost 200 years. Decorated with multiple awards; Legal 500, investors in people, and Resolution ranked to name but a few. With a client base to rival London based counterparts, an alignment with large businesses and wealthy individuals this firm maintains exceptional standards throughout.

The firm have a focus on the delivery of high quality, jargon free, and easily digestible legal advice. They represent old-school values in a progressive culture, creating an established referral network that spans London and Surrey.

The technical ability of the staff within this practice is exceptionally high, and many of the Lawyers hold esteemed reputations for their technical acumen. Throughout the firm's history they have operated in an extremely entrepreneurial fashion and have never held the keys to more relationships then they have at present. Anyone who would be moving to this firm would have excellent training

The role

The firm are seeking to hire a Family Head of Department into their flourishing Wokingham, Surrey office.

Although the family department is one of the smaller departments in the firm, it has an excellent reputation and has gone from strength to strength. You will work as part of a friendly, progressive and supportive team, you will lead this department and drive it forwards, working in partnership with the rest of the firm's management team.

This role would perhaps suit a candidate that is seeking a pathway for career progression, partnership is on the cards for the right candidate.

As well as running the department, you will run your own caseload of high-quality and often HNW privately funded family work. The scope of Family work will range from; divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships, financial proceedings relating to divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships, all private children issues, including financial applications (Schedule 1), prenuptial agreements and pre-civil-partner agreements, advice for unmarried families, international aspects of separation and divorce.


  • You will be a Family Solicitor with at least 7 years PQE (there is no upper limit in respect to the amount of PQE)
  • You will have good experience of dealing with privately funded family work
  • Experience of leading / mentoring more junior members of the team is to advantage but is not essential
  • You will have first-class communication skills
  • Salary is very competitive and negotiable depending on your background, plus an excellent benefits package

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