Head of Family Law - Chester

  • £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits: Wide range of benefits!
  • Chester, UK

Head of Department – Family Law
Full Time, Permanent
£55,000 – £65,000 DOE + Extensive Benefits
Chester City Centre (Hybrid and flexible working arrangements)

Our client boasts a heritage of 40+ years in the Cheshire region with a modern Chester City Centre office offering a range of bespoke legal services. This is an opportunity for an experienced solicitor with expertise covering the full family law spectrum and leadership attributes to pursue an exciting role of Head of Department.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Providing legal advice and representation to clients regarding their family law matters
  • Managing a caseload of family law cases from start to finish, including drafting legal documents and attending court hearings
  • Negotiating settlements and agreements for clients
  • Providing mediation and dispute resolution services
  • Keeping up-to-date with changes in family law regulations and case precedents
  • Keeping clear and accurate records of cases and consultations
  • Building and maintaining positive professional relationships with clients, colleagues, and external stakeholders
  • A good understanding of business development and managing departmental finances.
  • Any prior experience with managing and mentoring a team would be advantageous.


  • Qualified as solicitor / CILEX qualified with at least 5 years PQE
  • Proven experience of working towards and meeting chargeable and billing targets
  • Business acumen and the willingness to network
  • Resilience with the ability to embrace change
  • Leadership experience would be desirable.


  • Tailored onboarding and induction process
  • Company pension scheme
  • Health insurance scheme
  • Coffee and walking clubs, social events and monthly incentives
  • Defined career pathways
  • Flexible and hybrid working arrangements
  • 25.5 days holiday (+ 1.5 days over Christmas and bank holidays)



If you feel the Head of Department position may be for you or you are interested in finding out further information, please contact Joe at Everpool Recruitment by email jroberts@everpoolrecruitment.com or call 0151 556 2090. Alternatively, you can apply to this advert and someone from the legal team will be in touch.

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