We’re hiring: Senior Solicitor/Head of Practice Family Law



About the role

We have an opportunity for a senior lawyer or Head of Practice to join our Family Law team. We are looking for someone who is interested in working with our Head of Practice, Rebecca Bunney, to help develop and lead the family law team. The role will best suit a senior lawyer (ideally at least 5 years PAE +) with strengths, or interest to develop, in complex family law, business development and training and mentoring less experienced lawyers.

Cullen Macleod has an industry recognised, excellent family law practice where you will have the opportunity to develop not only your individual skills and experience, but to work with excellent lawyers and develop the team as a whole. We want to hear your ide as and input and have a business- wide history of being open to both. In short, you can have a real impact at Cullen Macleod.

 About the business

Cullen Macleod is a 18 lawyer law firm, with 5 specialist areas that will allow you to collaborate with our other 4 specialist teams to develop your practice, including property and wills and succession planning.  We have a professional reputation as a legal firm of choice, and an employer of choice. Many of our clients are referred by other law firms. We have an ethos to recruit and retain high-quality people, give them ample opportunity to flourish, and to reward hard work, dedication and a positive attitude.


Cullen Macleod has a strong commitment to developing its people and offers the following benefits:

  • A focus on coaching and development of technical and other skills to ensure you will be the best lawyer you can be
  • Opportunities to build your personal profile through pro-active business development opportunities
  • A positive, friendly and supportive workplace, with a focus on a healthy and happy people – including weekly yoga , fortnightly massages, extra annual leave Happy Day, dog at work days, and many more
  • Fully paid local, interstate and overseas conference attendance (eg this year 3 of our lawyers are attending the National Family Law Conference in Adelaide, and some have / are also attending  general  law conferences in Exmouth and Margaret River)
  • Achievable daily billable target of 5 hours to ensure you are able to perform at your best for our clients, and enjoy your life outside work with friends and family
  • A broad and varied business development programme that encompasses traditional speaking at events, wine tastings and such, to arts and comedy events
  • Well-resourced IT and related systems to allow for seamless working-from-home
  • On-site parking

Skills and experience

Key selection criteria:

  • At least 5+ years’ post admission experience or demonstrated ability to perform at a similarly high level.
  • Interest in developing and leading a respected family law practice.
  • Interested in business development opportunities and keen to commit to same.
  • Confident to manage files across a wide range of family law matters.
  • Strategic thinker – ability to consider and come up with ideas and solutions.
  • Ability to train, supervise and mentor staff.

Please apply with a cover letter and CV to tsantoro@cullenmacleod.com.au by 22 July 2022.