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Family Associate/Partner - Head of Department

£50000 - £75000 per annum
Merseyside Cheshire Liverpool

Managing this Role


Lucy Burt

Recruitment Consultant - North West
0121 296 6643

This firm are succession planning, they are seeking to establish a new family department. This firm have a highly reputable client base of HNW individuals. There is real demand from the firms client base for a family law department, they actually practice virtually every other sector of law, meaning this is a great springboard to launch the department from.

This role is a doorway to Partnership and even Equity for the right candidate in the future. You will work side on side with the firms talented partnership to establish and drive this family department forwards.

This opportunity is a springboard to establish yourself at a long standing and innovative law firm who are looking for like-minded, entrepreneurial individuals.

The Firm

The firm have implemented an impressive growth plan where they have expanded from a commercial firm to opening sectors within private client and individual services and there's no signs of them stopping there. It is their reputation across the Merseyside and Cheshire area that has allowed them or grow organically with much of this stemming from cross referrals within the firm.

This practice are award-winning and ranked highly in the legal 500 and chambers directories.

There is an ever expanding and varied client base of HNW individuals and large household names thus giving them a high-profile reputation whilst maintaining their identity as an approachable, sociable, yet a professional firm. They focus their energy on getting results for their clients as they believe client service should be at the forefront of what they do.

The firm prides itself on their friendly and supportive culture across their network of offices. There is a real family feel throughout from the senior management through to trainees at the firm. They believe is nurturing and developing legal talent, working side by side with their team to ensure full potential is reached. This is well demonstrated through their staff retention rate and investment in their staff's career aspirations..

The firm believe in work-life balance and offer agile working, they house many working parents and working from home is commonplace amongst their workforce.

The Role

The firm are looking for a Family Senior Associate / Partner, this role can be based out of either the Liverpool or Chester offices.

You will be responsible for setting up the brand new Family department, while being supported by the firm in marketing and networking with the opportunity for many cross referrals. You will find that you are starting from a warm position in terms of workflow as the firm have a very well-established client base. They receive many enquiries for family work you will be able to follow up on.

You will deal with a clientele of HNW individuals which makes for an interesting and varied role.

You will take on a diverse and broad caseload of solely privately funded matters to include divorce, financial remedies, civil partnership dissolution, prenuptial agreements as well as privately funded children work.

This role comes with strong prospects to progress, in line with the growth agenda of the firm and an opportunity to grow and develop a team.


  • You will be a Family Solicitor with at least 6 years PQE (there is no upper limit regarding the amount of experience and applications are invited from even the most experienced candidates)
  • You will have a strong technical knowledge and first-class communication skills
  • You will have strong business development capabilities
  • Experience of overseeing a team is desirable, however not essential
  • Salary is competitive and negotiable depending on your level of experience, on offer is an excellent benefits package and bonus scheme

This will be a fantastic hands-on, Family Senior Associate / Partner role where you will get experience ahead of your years in this entrepreneurial and dynamic firm in either the Chester and Liverpool offices.

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