Family Head of Department

  • Location

    Eastleigh, United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Law Practice

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    Alison Banks

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    Alison Banks

Head of Family


£50k plus bonus and benefit

An established firm in Hampshire are looking for a Head of Family to guide their current team to commercial success. The candidate will ideally be a hard-working family senior solicitor or CILEX with a proven track record of client wins, seeking their next challenge. The family department is a busy one, with a varied and complex case load ranging from matrimonial finance cases to family mediation, but the team is dedicated, enthusiastic and keen to deliver for their clients.

The role will be at the forefront of change for the firm and so the ideal candidate will be dynamic and personable, excellent at managing internal and external relationships, modernising the department’s approach to certain aspects of work and able to deliver an improved marketing-centric approach. There is scope for Directorship for the right candidate.

The individual would need to be a good fit for the team and be keen to develop the department further, focusing on business development and increasing client referrals.

What the role can offer you

Fee-earning opportunities on a number of interesting and often complex matters alongside departmental supervision and management

Networking and business development to achieve further expansion.

Reporting to the Directors on budgets, billing, strategy and HR requirements as may be necessary

The opportunity to develop and nurture the growth of the department, taking it in a new direction

An active role in firm strategy

Responsibility and autonomous working


What you can offer the role

Solicitor or CILEX with at least 4-5 years PQE

Management experience

An understanding of public funding/legal aid to guide team

Excellent technical capabilities and a strong family background

A skilled approach to Business Development and Marketing

A desire to mentor and develop your team

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity or other opportunities in the market, then contact Alison Banks at alison@lrlegal.co.uk or call for a confidential discussion on 02084642506 (office hours) or 07979952201 (out of office hours).


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The PQE identified on this advertisement is a guide only and does not preclude applications from those with more or less PQE.

LR Legal Recruitment is operating as an Employment Agency in respect of this vacancy.

*We require a lawyer who has gained the necessary experience for the position advertised. The PQE identified on this advertisement is a guide only and does not preclude applications from those with more or less PQE