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Head of Department - Family

Law Staff Legal Recruitment
£45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits: Competitive Salary Generous Holiday Pension
Closing date
20 Apr 2021

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Practice area
Children law, Family
5 years, 6 years, 7 years+
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Job Details

Family lawyer sought within an accredited practice in Shropshire for head of department role.

This is an excellent opportunity for a pro-active lawyer to oversee a family department located in Shrewsbury. Combining aspects of management with the running of a varied caseload, this is a challenging but rewarding position. Additionally, the successful lawyer will play a key role in the continued development of the department.


  • Divorce and separation
  • Cohabitation disputes
  • Children matters
  • Pre-nuptial agreements
  • Civil partnership dissolution
  • Financial matters
  • Supervising junior members of staff
  • Participating in business development initiatives
The Candidate

  • A qualified solicitor or legal executive with a minimum of 5 years’ PQE
  • Technically proficient in private family law
  • Membership of the Law Society Family Panel or Resolution is advantageous
  • Strong communication skills both verbally and written
  • Able to run their own caseload without supervision
  • Possesses previous management or supervisory experience
  • Has an aptitude for business development
The Firm

Our client is a well-established and ambitious practice, with a network of offices, delivering high quality advice to businesses and individuals both locally and further afield. Staying true to their roots, they blend traditional values of excellent client care and service with modern practices. This acknowledgement of the importance of their community and clients, means they were awarded Lexcel accreditation and have built an enviable client base. Regarded as one of the leading firms in the region, they continue to enjoy sustained periods of growth and are well placed to enjoy further success in the future.


  • Competitive salary dependent on experience
  • Exposure to high quality work
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Pension scheme
  • Private medical cover
  • Supportive working environment
  • Opportunities for career progression
Head of Department – Family

For further details of this Head of Family Department vacancy, please contact Natasha on 01954 208080 quoting reference NK31475.

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Law Staff Legal Recruitment Limited are a recruitment agency, all vacancy descriptions are of general content and no responsibility is taken for salary or PQE differences. The salary range shown on the current advert may not have been an indication provided by the client and could be a guideline from our research team as a broad indication on salary scales in the market, dependent on experience.

By applying for this position at Law Staff Legal you confirm that you have the experience, training, qualifications and any authorisation required by law or by any professional body, which the position requires and that you are willing to work in the position.

By applying for this position you give Law Staff Legal Recruitment Limited authorisation to submit your curriculum vitae to the hirer. If you do not wish us to make this application on your behalf please email informing Law Staff Legal Recruitment Limited of such. Please note however, once an introduction has been made by Law Staff Legal Recruitment it cannot be withdrawn this and you are bound by the terms as stated here in our terms supplied on our web site.

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Please also note that all communication, including telephone calls, with Law Staff Legal Recruitment Limited are recorded and monitored for training and compliance purposes.

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As part of Law Staff Legal Recruitment Limited's candidate registration and care process, all successful applications are responded to within 7 working days. If you have not been contacted within this timescale your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Based minutes from the delightful, historical city of Cambridge, Law Staff Legal Recruitment specialises in helping legal firms, local authorities, private companies and individual candidates find the best personnel and opportunities in the market.

We put the success of our organisation down to our excellent, friendly team and creating close links with our clients and candidates; providing professional advice and delivering results in the shortest possible time. Over 40% of our clients come to us through word-of-mouth.

Our approach is to listen to what you want and to deliver on a personal basis exactly what you are looking for. An unusually high percentage of our new business is generated through recommendations from satisfied candidates and client firms.

We believe work should be life-enhancing and not a drudge. We pride ourselves on our friendly, human and open approach. Speak to any of us and you will notice the enthusiasm and belief we have for what we do. We treat all our staff with respect, share our success with them and encourage them to make their role their own.

Our organisation's success is the result of the combined effort of each individual.

Currently we have a computerised database of high quality firms actively searching for:

Assistant Solicitors
Legal Executives
Unqualified Fee Earners
Drafts Persons
Legal Secretaries


Find Us
01954 208 070
1 Carisbrooke Court
Anderson Road
CB24 4UQ
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