Title Head of Family Law
Salary TBA
Location Sussex
Job Information

Head of Family Law
Privately Funded Work
Panel Membership
New Department
Business Law Firm
Medium-term Partner prospects
Partners invited for Consultant to Partner deal.

Our law firm client is seeking to add and establish a new family law practice to an already highly successful corporate and commercial advisory service. A wonderful greenfield site opportunity and a unique challenge for an established family lawyer. Ideally you are a panel member but if not, this will not be a deal breaker.

If you are an established family law partner, a consultancy partner agreement would be available.

Matters will include:
Working on many high profile and high value matrimonial and financial matters as well as cohabitee disputes and children matters. Drafting divorce petitions, confession statements, applications for prohibited steps, specific issue, child arrangements, non-molestation and non-occupation orders, detailed statements in support of such applications, briefs to Counsel, open and without prejudice offers to settle financial disputes, consent orders and Form E’s. Assisting Counsel in conference to analyse weaknesses in the case and resolve any outstanding issues prior to a hearing and assisting Counsel at court. Applying for Decree Nisi and Decree Absolute. Reviewing and analysing disclosure to find inconsistencies to challenge and evidence that supports our client’s case.

If you possess experience in private client work – Wills, Trust and Probate this would be extraordinary-excellent, from our perspective as an executive search firm we know finding a dual-skilled professional is a momentous task.

Note from the Managing Partner –
We have an inclusive, supportive and relaxed culture with no office politics and light levels of bureaucracy. Our aim is to focus as much as possible on fee earning and generating quality new work from decent clients. We are forever trying new ideas and enjoy working with a very entrepreneurial client base who are at the forefront of shaping new business practices.

This is a fantastic opportunity for lawyers to supercharge their career and make a name for themselves by getting in early and contributing to a fast-growing new practice. You will benefit from the kind of experience not available at larger more established firms and will learn more, contribute more and grow personally and professionally in a way that will exceed your expectations. If things go well, you can expect to significantly increase your salary and progress to a partnership role many years earlier than at a larger more traditional law firm.

By joining us you will never be just a number and will always have a full workload, but you will also be able to enjoy a healthy work life balance. You will be able to live and work in an attractive peaceful environment (close to great beaches and delightful countryside) and benefit from proximity to London (40 minutes), Gatwick (10 minutes) and Brighton (20 minutes).

Ultimately, our location and set up also enables you to escape the high living costs, property prices, congestion, commuting hell, crime, unhealthy environment and general misery associated with having to work and live in London.

This is therefore the opportunity to live the ‘Sussex dream’ – to be able to afford to live in a decent detached family house with a large garden close to work, while benefiting from lower living costs and a comparably high salary for the area.

Jonny Scott-Slater or Zena Zennor.
01872 274227 – 07724760904
CV2 – talentedlawyers@aol.com
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