Family Department Vacancies

We are a friendly and dynamic firm undertaking a mix of privately funded and legally aided family law, and medical and personal negligence litigation. We are based in a beautifully restored historical building in the Royal Arsenal Riverside Development close to the new Cross Rail station.

We are currently inviting applications for 2 roles within our Family Law team. Direct applications only please. No agencies.


Senior Solicitor/Head of Family Law

We are looking for a confident, proactive, dynamic solicitor to head our Family Law team. The team undertakes both legally aided and privately funded work.

The successful applicant will be a member of the Children Law Panel and have 8+ years PQE. We are prepared to consider applications from strong candidates with a minimum of 5+ years PQE, providing they are also a panel member.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the firm’s Legal Aid Agency family law contract, including billing
  • Leading our family law team
  • Conducting a busy case load of predominantly childcare proceedings cases
  • Supervising fee-earners within the team
  • Reporting to the Managing Partner
  • Preparing family law related content for the firm’s website
  • Leading networking and marketing for the family law team

We are prepared to consider short term contracts whilst we recruit a permanent Head of Family Law.

Salary: £65,000 to increase to £70,000 following 1 year subject to meeting targets (negotiable).

Benefits: Nest occupational pension scheme, 20 days annual leave plus an additional 14 days over Christmas/New Year during which the office is closed, flexible/agile working.


Assistant Solicitor

We are looking for a friendly and enthusiastic family law solicitor to join our team. We invite applications from newly qualified solicitors and solicitors with up to 4 years PQE.

The successful applicant does not need to be a member of the Children Law Panel, however, we welcome applicants who aspire to becoming a member of the panel in the future.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting a busy case load of predominantly childcare proceedings cases under the supervision of a senior member of the team
  • Meeting time recording and billing targets
  • Assisting with the production of family law related material for the firm’s website
  • Participating in marketing and networking events

This post is available with immediate effect, however, we are prepared to consider short term contracts whilst we recruit for a permanent member of the team.

Salary: £30,000 to increase to £35,000 following 1 year subject to meeting targets (negotiable).

Benefits: Nest occupational pension scheme, 20 days annual leave plus an additional 14 days over Christmas/New Year during which the office is closed, flexible/agile working.


To apply
Prospective applicants should apply in writing to Chris Malone by email – cmalone@powell-solicitors.co.uk – providing a detailed Curriculum Vitae.