Salary: Band 5

Closing date: 31st May 2024

Position: Permanent



This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and dedicated Solicitor to join the Family department of Paul Crowley & Co Solicitors, based at our head office in Anfield. The successful candidate will report to the Head of Department and will join a highly professional and motivated team.

The prime role of the Family Solicitor is to earn fees by advising on a wide variety of Family and Children law matters including both private and public, and to assist in building the Family Law portfolio. You are expected to use a high degree of self-management and initiative, whilst communicating effectively with partners, colleagues, and clients.

Person Specification and requirements

  • Experience in advising on a variety of Family matters
  • Strong time-management and ability to manage own caseload
  • Advocacy experience is desirable but not essential
  • Knowledge and experience of Legal Aid
  • Genuine passion for Family law
  • Commercially minded
  • Personable and confident/articulate communicator
  • Pro-active and ‘can do’ attitude
  • Own referral source would be a distinct advantage
  • Panel membership or working towards would be a distinct advantage
  • Knowledge and experience of Lexcel Compliance is desirable

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for earning fees by actively working towards individual and departmental targets and objectives as set by HOD
  • Responsible for the effective management and advisory service of all aspects of allocated Family and Children Law cases, including but not limited to:

– Private and Public matters

– Domestic Abuse

– Non-molestation

  • CCMS applications, amendments and POAs
  • Arrange and attend meetings with clients ensuring a professional service and excellent client care standards
  • Negotiate with clients and other professionals to secure agreed objectives
  • Attend court hearings, prison visits, police stations and any other off-site requirements
  • Provide advocacy
  • Draft legal documents and various court applications
  • Legal Aid work
  • Monitoring, actioning, and updating various electronic portals
  • Research and analyse documents and case law to ensure the accuracy of advice and procedure
  • Build key relationships with the firm’s client base and wider external industry
  • Keep up to date with changes and developments in the law by reading journals and law reports
  • Be commercially minded and contribute towards the growth and development of the Firm by identifying opportunities to expand business
  • Provide advice and guidance to other employees throughout the Firm, including supervising and training trainee solicitors and paralegals
  • Adhering to processes and procedures as directed by the HOD
  • Undertake specific training when required and have overall responsibility towards self-development
  • Be actively involved in ensuring compliance in Lexcel and other standards
  • Ensure the confidentiality of all the firm’s and client’s documentation and information by complying with GDPR
  • Be actively involved in business development activities and networking
  • Undertake any other duties as required by the Directors as necessary for other fee earners and employees

Benefits and Remuneration

  • Competitive Salary dependant on experience. The successful candidate will fall into the salary band below:
    Solicitors – Band 5
  • 25 Days Holiday plus public holidays, increasing with length of service up to 30 days*
  • Additional Birthday Holiday*
  • Optional 1 day per week home working*
  • Free Parking
  • Staff social and team building events
  • Auto-enrolment workplace pension*
  • Friendly, supportive, and personable team environment
  • Professional development and training opportunities including access to a wide range of webinars
  • Paid study leave*
  • Practicing Certificate renewed annually*
  • Breakfast Clubs
  • Free eye tests*
  • Interesting and meaningful work
  • Access to a Mental Health First Aider

*Terms and Conditions apply

Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm

Closing date:

Friday 31 May 2024

Please apply below in the first instance.


Interested candidates please apply in the first instance using our online application below.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we are unable to respond to all applicants. If you haven’t received a response from us within one week of the application closing date, please consider yourself unsuccessful on this occasion. We would like to encourage you to apply for future openings and would suggest that you keep an eye on our website and social media platforms for any other opportunities.

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