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5 years + PQE Solicitor or FCILEx

GR60: Children Law Solicitor/FCILEx 

Job grade: C4 (2)   depending on experience
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum dependent on experience.


We are looking for an experienced Solicitor or FCILEx ideally 5 years+ PQE to join our well-established Family Department.  The successful candidate will be experienced in Public Law children and Private Law children cases and be a Children Panel member or have eligibility to join the Children Panel.

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 and Private Law children 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.

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.


• Qualified Solicitor, Legal Executive or equivalent.



• Children Panel member or eligibility to join Panel;
• Experience of running own caseload within a family law environment, dealing with public law children and private law children cases:
• Workings and knowledge of legal aid.

Why Join us?

We positively encourage our employees to progress and develop within the Company. We recognise that our continued growth and success is the direct result of our employee's contributions and we want to help you exceed the needs of relevant CPD requirements, regardless of the role.

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

Lyons Davidson prides itself on being an equal opportunities employer and is committed to, and realises the benefits of, having a diverse workforce.

Please note that any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory credit check and enhanced criminal record check. This information will only be used to assess suitability for employment insofar as it is relevant.

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