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Head of Family Department

JMC Legal Recruitment
England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
£75000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, Private Practice
Experience Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
Private Client, Family

Job Details

This well-established, Legal 500 law firm are experiencing significant growth and are looking for an entrepreneurial Family Lawyer to join the team to as their head of department. You will have full support to grow the department and autonomy over key decisions that affect the firm's growth and direction.

The Firm:

This boutique commercial practice may be small in size but are powerful in impact and are pioneering change into the legal industry, which has enabled them to become a leading firm in the North West and be ranked in the Legal 500.

The firm has established an enviable reputation in the Liverpool, Manchester and now Leeds market and has been growing consistently. They have attracted Lawyers from respected backgrounds who have wanted to be a part of an exciting project and make their mark on the firm.

You will be supported to develop your practice and grow your reputation and client base. You will also receive a highly competitive salary and market-leading bonus structure, which will see you earn a percentage of your billings, cross-referrals, and total work generated in the department.

Located in a state of the art office with stunning views of the City, this entrepreneurial boutique law firm has genuinely exciting plans to build on its growth and diversify its offering, making it the perfect time to join.

The Role:

The firm is looking for an ambitious, entrepreneurial Family Lawyer to lead their Family department in Manchester.

You will be responsible for leading and directing the growth of the Family Department while being supported by the firm in marketing and networking. You will be starting in a warm position and can leverage their existing client base and cross referrals from their strong departments as a full-service firm.

You will work on a varied and interesting caseload, including divorce, finance, and children matters.

The role comes with excellent prospects, the opportunity to develop and grow a team alongside a lucrative bonus structure.


  • You will be a Family Solicitor with at least 8 years PQE (there is no upper limit in regard to experience)
  • A transferable client base or contacts is highly advantageous
  • Comfortable developing business and generating work
  • Previous experience in leading a team is desirable

Apply now for immediate consideration, or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.


JMC Legal Recruitment was founded by highly experienced Legal Recruitment Consultant, Jason Connolly. His motivation to establish JMC was to create a refreshingly friendly agency with a truly consultative approach and who are always a pleasure to deal with.

We're a dynamic business with our sights set high and a growing client base spanning the country. We believe that in any business the most valuable assets are the people – and it’s true of JMC, too. Whether dealing with candidates or firms, our consultants’ passion for legal recruitment and excellent market knowledge always shines through.  Our state of the art software means our consultants are more accessible to you and we keep ahead of the curve in the changing legal landscape to ensure you are always given up to date advice.

What can you expect from us? We will always manage your expectations and come back to you with updates as soon as they become available. We pride ourselves on the highest level of integrity, as we understand that when looking for a new role or member of staff it is often highly confidential. You will find that we always take the time to really listen and understand before we advise. We will get to know you, taking into account not just technical ability, but personality and cultural fit. We’re also easy to get hold of; we appreciate that when looking for a new role it can be difficult to talk during the working day, so we will make ourselves available and find a time that works for you. Give us a call and talk to one of our friendly team today. We’re waiting to help you.

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