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Head of Department - Family Solicitor

JMC Legal Recruitment
England, Essex, Chelmsford
£60000 - £75000 per annum
Closing date
2 May 2024

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Practice area
Contract type
Full time
5 years, 6 years, 7 years+, Partner
Private practice

Job Details

This forward-thinking, modern and highly successful firm based in the heart of Chelmsford, Essex, is seeking an experienced Family Solicitor to head-up it's Family team.

This role is a perfect springboard for a Senior Associate, or Partner, seeking an opportunity to take the helm of the Family Department during an exciting period of growth and opportunity.

The Firm

You will find a nourishing and nurturing culture. The practice has a real family feel and team spirit, which rings true to their roots. With regular social events which bring everyone together to celebrate their hard work and success throughout the year, employees describe their workplace as "inclusive" and "fun".

With an impressive business plan to further bolster its full-service offering with key strategic hires, this gives forward-thinking individuals an unrivalled opportunity to drive their own practice forward with the full support of the firm.

The Role

You will lead a team of three fee-earners, a paralegal and a legal secretary, handling all aspects of privately funded family matters. You'll play an important part in the team's development and growth; therefore, supervisory experience is highly desirable.

This role comes with excellent prospects. Real progression opportunities, including Partnership for the right candidate, align with the firm's growth.

The ideal candidate:

  • You must be a qualified Solicitor or Legal Executive with 5+ years PQE
  • A collaboratively trained Family lawyer and member of Resolution would be advantageous, although not essential
  • As a senior member of the team, you will oversee, mentor, and train junior and mid-level fee-earners in the team and positively influence the department's success. Therefore, prior leadership experience is highly desirable.

Benefits & Remuneration:

  • Salary is highly competitive and negotiable depending on your level of experience and future potential
  • Attractive benefits package
  • Emphasis on continuous personal and professional development
  • Regular company social events

Call Andrew Chapman on 0203 865 2113 for more information, or apply now for the Senior Family Solicitor role in Chelmsford, Essex for immediate consideration.


JMC Legal Recruitment are a National legal recruitment agency with offices in London, Bristol and New York. Working with Top law firms, a refreshing approach.

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