Head of Family

Location
Manchester
Salary
£50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted
28 Apr 2021
Closes
07 May 2021
Ref
J61325
Contact
Ryan McNamara
Job Title
Head of Department
Practice Area
Family / Matrimonial
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
My client is a multi-service law firm with offices in the North West and the Head Office in Manchester, and they are in the market for a Head of Family within the Legal Aid offering. They will work with the Managing Director to develop the new Family team they are building and be able to work at any of the offices in the North West

Your role will be to manage a varied caseload of publicly funded family matters including matters such as; childcare (acting for parents), non-molestation orders and domestic violence. In addition, there may be some exposure to private divorce cases. You'll provide legal advice to clients on all relevant matters and undertake your own advocacy.

You must be a Family Lawyer/Care Solicitor with proven experience in handling a legal aid caseload, likely 5yrs+ PQE Family Solicitor, Legal Executive (FCILEx) . Ideally, you'll be a member of the Family Law Children's Panel or Resolution although this is not essential. LAA Supervisor status would be highly advantageous.

About you;

- Highly motivated
- Strong academic record
- Excellent local knowledge
- Be able to work as an individual and as part of a team
- Open to new experiences and challenges

This is a lucrative opportunity for a Solicitor of five years' experience to join a dynamic firm during an exciting period of growth, and to firmly establish yourself as part of management and leadership.

Apply now - Salary Neg + Bens