Title Head Senior Family Lawyer
Salary 90/120K
Location Bristol and Central London.
Job Information

Head/Senior Family Lawyer, Bristol or Central London;

Children Panel Member;

Family Panel Member;

Matrimonial & Ancilliary Relief;

Team Building;

Central London;




Our client, a dynamic law firm, is looking to strengthen its new and growing Family Department with the appointment of  Head/Senior, of Family Law.

There are two appointments based at both the Bristol and Central London offices.

The objective is to head up and build the team in either office, this is a very entrepreneurial role and the future benefits look excellent.

Duties involve running your own wide-ranging large and complex caseload.

Which incorporates the full spectrum of family law matrimonial work including “children’s act 1989” cases and assisted advocacy.

Work will include:

  • Administer new and existing client files from initial instruction through to final completion.
  • Take a proactive approach to obtaining new work and promoting/cross-marketing services of the department and firm to new clients.
  • Marketing the firm when regularly attending social and business parties, PR events, press releases, and meetings.
  • Additionally write articles for the local press and inform the public and clients of new regulations and happenings in family law.
  • Managing the family department within the firm, including future strategies, recruitment and expansion plans.
  • Make announcements and contribute to the firm’s website.

Your client’s work will be both private and publicly funded. The clients and their work varies greatly in description and content. Experience in children’s work is most desirable with emphasis on HNI ancillary relief and initial family break-up, financial solutions.

Membership of “Resolution” or involvement in/with collaborative law will be viewed as a positive aspect. Past/present involvement with mediation; managing/arranging/chairing mediation including communication and giving fair advice between the parties.

Work will involve:

  • Court hearings for divorce;
  • Civil partnership and dissolution;
  • Article 8 checks
  • Child abduction;
  • Domestic violence;
  • Non-molestation orders;
  • Injunctions;
  • Co-habituation disputes;
  • Financial provisions for initial family unit break-up;
  • Inheritance disputes;
  • Co-habitation disputes;
  • Domestic violence injunctions;
  • Co-habitation injunctions;
  • Keeping an open door policy to all other members of the firm and it’s Partners regarding family work knowledge.

Associate Partnership prospects are available for the right candidate.

For further details please contact: Jonny Scott-Slater or Ashley Armstrong;

Telephone – 01872 274227;

Mail 2 – cornishexecuitve@aol.com

Confidentiality is assured at all times.

Cornwall Executive Recruitment Ltd – An employment agency for job vacancies, personnel services and staffing solutions – 01872 274 277.