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Children Law Solicitor/FILEX (0-3 Years’ PQE)

Lyons Davidson is a national law practice of around 900 employees operating from offices in Bristol, Solihull, Leeds, New Malden and Cardiff, and our associated practice in Edinburgh, Lyons Davidson Scotland LLP. We also have employees based in our onsite client offices in Folkestone and Whitstable.

We are a full service legal Company committed to delivering high-quality professional services in a cost-effective and approachable manner to institutions, businesses and individuals.

We are looking for a 0-3 year PQE Solicitor or FCILEx to join our well-established Family Department. The successful candidate will be experienced in Public Law children, Private law children and Injunction work.

You will be personable, motivated and able to work as an individual and as part of a dedicated team. There are excellent career prospects for the right candidate.


• Running own caseload of Public Law children, private law children and injunction cases;
• Doing own advocacy where appropriate;
• Dealing with LAA forms/admin where appropriate;
• Assisting with the Company's work creation projects;
• Appropriate networking/marketing;
• Any additional duties as required with occasional travel from time to time.

Skills/Competencies required:


• Strong organisational skills;
• Excellent time utilisation;
• Consistent in meeting billing targets;
• Enthusiasm and positive approach to family law;
• Sufficiently confident with family law to use your own initiative;
• Proven team working abilities;
• An ability to handle urgent work;
• An ability to work to tight deadlines;
• An ability to remain calm and work effectively in a high pressure environment;
• Working knowledge of legal aid
• Must have an up to date DBS check or willingness to undergo a police check
• Willingness/ability to travel to London for court hearings as and when required.
• Qualified Solicitor, Legal Executive or equivalent.



• Experience of running own caseload within a family law environment, dealing with public law children, private law children and Injunction cases;
• Working knowledge of legal aid.

If you think this opportunity is for you, please send an up to date CV alongside your covering letter to

If you have any questions regarding any of the above, please email:

Why Join us?

With Investors in People accreditation since 1998, we positively encourage our staff to progress and develop within the Company. We recognise that our continued growth and success is the direct result of the contribution of our staff.

Our wide range of benefits, include a generous holiday entitlement, flexible benefits (including pension, childcare vouchers, bikes for work and health screening), bonus scheme and development opportunities. We have an active social committee and support various charities/fundraising events across the UK.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a wide range of candidates.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory credit check and Standard criminal record check. This information will only be used to assess suitability for employment insofar as it is relevant.