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Family Solicitor - Head of Department

£50000 - £70000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Hampshire Winchester

Managing this Role


Thomas Amer

Headhunter - South East, South West M4 corridor
0203 865 2113

Head of Department Position

In line with an upcoming partner retirement. This highly established firm are seeking a Family Solicitor of 5 years PQE to come into their Winchester office, inheriting a loyal, HNW client base from a partner who has been at the firm for 10 years.

The Firm

This firm was born in 2010 from a collaboration of two very senior and experienced solicitors that have come from some very well-known and highly regarded City firms.

Currently they are adapting and modernising their marketing and approach to fit the changing market. They are looking for hungry employees to come and take this seriously good opportunity to evolve with this firm during a time that growth, expansion and modernisation is key in everything they do and all of their approaches across all areas and offices.

The lawyers there have an exceptional amount of experience between them and so this offers a fantastic platform to propel your career forward among a team of likeminded individuals.

This is a very exciting time to join this firm, as they are adapting to fit the changing market in their approaches to marketing, they are very progressive having been formed by two very experienced and senior lawyers, one of which had recently been a partner of a prominent London firm for fourteen years where he led the Commercial Property departments firm wide for many years and the other a senior lawyer internationally on insurance and commercial matters before returning to the UK to specialise in commercial, employment and property related work.

The Role

This is an extremely rare, succession-based opportunity for a Family Solicitor of 5 PQE.

In this role, you will join the team in line with the planned retirement of a Senior Partner. You will come in and inherit their client base. The partner has been at the firm for 10 years and the client base is highly established, with large growth potential making this opportunity incredibly rare and special.

You will head up their family offering that covers a broad range of complex family matters spanning HNW financial divorce settlements, pre-nuptial agreements, children act matters and more - all privately funded to be clear. A good amount of their work is referred from their connections that this firm's reputation has derived which provides their fee-earners with a really strong quality level of work.


  • You will be a family solicitor and you will be 5 years PQE.
  • You will be an enthusiastic individual with great leadership qualities.
  • You will be able to manage a caseload, and a team effectively.

What's on offer.

  • An extremely rare opportunity to inherit a well-respected partners client base.
  • A guided, and supportive path to partnership within a respected, established firm.
  • Highly competitive salaries.

This is an extremely rare succession opportunity for a Family solicitor of 5 years PQE to inherit a loyal and solidified client base of a retiring partner, based in Winchester.