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Family Solicitor/FCILEx 8+PQE – Lyons Davidson, Bristol

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Location: Queen Square, Bristol

The Vacancy

This vacancy might close early if sufficient applications are received.

Applications are encouraged from those looking for both full and part time roles. If you have any specific working pattern requirements and would like to discuss these, we’d love to hear from you, please contact


We are looking for an experienced Solicitor or FCILEx (minimum 8 years PQE or equivalent) to join our well-established Family Department. Our Family team has a distinction of being in the top tier of the Legal 500. The successful candidate will be experienced in divorce and financial matters including pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements.

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

Hybrid Working

This role would be based in our Bristol office, with a combination of home and office working


  • Running own caseload of divorce and finance cases
  • Doing own advocacy where appropriate;
  • Assisting with the Company’s work creation projects;
  • Assisting with the Company’s on line documents;
  • Appropriate networking/marketing/business development;
  • Assisting with the training/development of junior Case Handlers;
  • Any additional duties as required.

Skills/Competencies required:


  • Strong organisational skills
  • Excellent advocacy skills
  • Excellent time utilisation
  • Proven high billing targets
  • Enthusiastic and positive approach to family law
  • Innovative
  • 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
  • An ability to bring in own work


  • Some knowledge of legal aid

Experience Required:


  • Experience of running own caseload within a family law environment, dealing with divorce and finance cases
  • Advocacy experience


  • Resolution Accredited specialist


  • Qualified Solicitor, Legal Executive or equivalent.

The Company

Lyons Davidson is a national law firm providing legal services to businesses and individuals.

We pride ourselves on the level of service our experts offer. Our ability to deliver a consistent and high-quality service has allowed us to develop strong relationships with a number of business partners such as insurers, banks and membership organisations that rely on us to give their customers and members the help and advice they need.

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