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Family Paralegal

Up to £16000 per annum Benfits OTE £25,000
Manchester Derbyshire Manchester

Managing this Role


Charlie Simpkin

Senior Recruitment Consultant - London
0203 865 2113

This practice has an exciting start-up buzz throughout the company. What they have achieved in a relatively short time is impressive; they have a thriving practice that is busy and receiving an abundance of new instructions from referrals weekly basis.

The practice currently has three offices, in Manchester, London and a rural Derbyshire office.

The firm is still relatively small but has ambitious and well-thought-out growth plans. The leadership team have a fresh and exciting outlook regarding the direction in which they want to take the firm. I have personally known the Managing Partner for many years and find him to be a breath of fresh air when it comes to his ethos, energy, and outlook. His backstory in terms of starting the practice is exciting. They have a strong leadership team that has a completely open-door policy, where all staff have a voice regarding how the practice is run.

The firm believes in nurturing and developing legal talent and offering a springboard for career progression. With them being a boutique practice in the early stages of the company's history, now is a time where you can join and make real impact and progress. The firm is keen to find Partners of the future and ambitious candidates who want to climb the career ladder.

The firm has a lovely culture where there is a real family-feel throughout. There is a friendly social element to working at the company where there is a sense of fun. You will find a relaxed working environment, where things like agile working and work from home are commonplace. It is an adult culture where people can self-manage in terms of working hours etc.

The firm is particularly keen to build on the LGBTQ client base and community presence that they currently have. This is a niche area of growth that the firm is highly passionate in wanting to expand into.

You will find that there is a real opportunity to earn well with this firm. There is a lucrative bonus structure that allows you to increase your earnings significantly.

The Role

The firm is seeking to hire a Family Paralegal into their growing office in Derbyshire.
Commutable from Manchester, High Peak, Buxton, etc.

Salary: £16,000 Benefits & Bonus (achievable OTE £25,000)

*This firm will fund the successful candidate to do a Legal apprenticeship through CILEx where you would spend one day per week with a training provider and work in the office four days per week.* (The firm would also then also support the candidate to qualify as a Solicitor through CILEx)*


- Ideally, six months or more Experience as a Family Paralegal is required (if you specialise in one area of family work, that is fine. If you have a general knowledge of other family law related matters, that is a bonus)

- Experience in other areas of law such as Property; Litigation; Private Client; Employment would be attractive, but Family law experience is a prerequisite.

If you have only worked in Family law, this could be an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to other areas of law and be an all-rounder. (This would happen during your training/apprenticeship)

This, in turn, creates a lot of opportunities to specialise later on in your career or retain a broader practice.
In the meantime, you will work closely with the Managing Partner, who is an established Family Lawyer themselves, to establish and drive the department forwards.

As such, the exposure you will benefit from is second to none as a Paralegal in a growing firm where Family matters are a significant part of their turnover.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Family Paralegal to join this growing firm at their office in Derbyshire.

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