Family Law Direct Team - Nottingham, Derby and Northampton Offices

Innovative, determined, and dynamic – have you got what it takes to be a successful family lawyer. Determination - Do you have a passion for social justice? Commitment and drive - Do you want to start your legal career with a leading law firm which supports growth and progression?

Family Law Group is a leading firm of family law Solicitors specialising in all areas of family law including divorce & separation, child arrangements, care proceedings, matrimonial finance & property, cohabitation disputes, mediation, collaborative law, forced marriage and domestic abuse injunctions.

We have opportunities for talented and dynamic graduates with a keen interest in family law to join our Paralegal Academy teams in our Loughborough, Nottingham, Peterborough and Derby offices on a full time, permanent basis. Due to the nature of these roles and the requirement to hit the ground running it is essential that the right person has a keen interest in family law and a drive to succeed and progress. 

These roles will involve providing client and solicitor support within the legal team, attending on clients, drafting legal documents, and completing direct casework.

We are looking for excellent candidates who will work diligently and professionally in pursuit of our clients’ instructions. You should be capable of prioritising work in such a way as to ensure that the firm’s caseload is progressed efficiently and so, excellent clerical, communication and administration skills will be required.

The role involves other necessary tasks to aid in the progression and management of client cases, including an excellent telephone manner, filing, checking post and preparation of files for archive. These roles are varied within a busy legal practice and so there will be other duties to perform as required by the firm or your supervisor.

As well as gaining invaluable experience within a professional legal firm, you will benefit from the opportunities provided within a busy team working on a varied caseload in all areas of family law matters.


contracts are offered on an initial 1 year fixed term basis and after 1 year they will be reviewed with a view to progressing onto the firm’s SQE apprenticeship scheme or another route.

The first year will be a training year, where you will gain incredible experience and mentoring in family law, from specialists in the field. 

This would ideally suit those who have just completed their third year and those seeking to gain as much experience in family law to progress into being a solicitor. We will provide exceptional training.


  • Students at the end of their third year or a 2:1 graduate
  • Must have a keen interest in family law and progressing within law
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Passion for family law and social justice
  • Hours of work: 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday – Friday


  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Company pension 
  • Great company events.
  • Forward thinking culture
  • Training and development

The salary scale is as follows:

  • Year 1 - £18,525 per annum, training, support and mentoring
  • Year 2 onwards - reviewed and dependent upon performance 

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