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Family Partner

  • GBP65000 - GBP75000
  • Dorking, Surrey
  • Permanent

This firm has a rich heritage dating back over 100 years. Despite their history, they are extremely modern in all aspects of how they operate.

They are able to offer good candidates a clear route to both partnership and equity. As a result of recent growth plans, they are now seeking a Family Partner to join them in Dorking, Surrey.

The firm

The practice has a lovely culture that has a real family feel running throughout the firm. There is a nice social aspect where staff are treated very well.

They have a strong network of affluent and HNW individuals and have recently acted on the largest-ever value of a litigation matter to be heard before an English court. It is commonplace for them to work on the other side of top London firms.

The firm has an entrepreneurial spirit running through the practice. Everyone is encouraged to get involved with networking and business development. It is this approach, combined with its history and a continuous steady stream of referrals that makes the firm highly profitable.

You will find that the firm truly nurtures and develop its staff. You will find partners collaborating with junior lawyers to help them not just improve technically, but also in their commercial acumen. This is well-demonstrated by their outstanding staff retention rate and the number of homegrown senior lawyers within the firm.

The firm fully embraces modern working practices, they were offering the most modern working practices way before "hybrid working" even became a popular phrase.

The role

The firm is seeking a Family Partner 7+ years PQE to join their Dorking, Surrey office.

The firm used to offer family law but due to the previous partner retiring, you would be coming into the firm to build up the family department with the support of the partnership.

The caseload will include, but not be limited to children matters, income, pre/post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, cohabitation disputes, civil partnerships, and more.

The firm currently receives countless inquiries every single day which they currently pass externally.

This role would prove to be an excellent opportunity for a candidate who may have hit a glass ceiling in their current role, that might be seeking either partnership or equity.


  • You will be a Family Solicitor with at least 7 years PQE (there is no upper limit regarding the amount of experience)
  • Excellent business development skills
  • You should be an ambitious candidate keen to grow something of your own
  • Salary is negotiable and competitive, on offer is an attractive benefits package

What's on offer

  • Above market rate salary & benefits
  • A strong network of affluent and HNW individuals
  • Hybrid working on offer
  • Opportunity to grow a department

Exciting opportunity for a Family Partner to join the Dorking, Surrey Office.

Gosia Zarnecka Senior Recruitment Consultant- South-East

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