Family Paralegal

Family Paralegal

Watkins Solicitors - Empowering Careers in Family Law

Watkins Solicitors, an award-winning legal firm with a legacy in Family Law, Education Law, Conveyancing, Human Rights, Judicial Review, and Wills & Probate Law, is expanding its team. With three offices strategically located in North Bristol, South Bristol, Bath, and Hereford we also serve clients in Evesham by appointment.

About Us:

  • Legal Aid franchise, serving family clients, judicial review, and human rights.
  • Accommodating both Legal Aid and private clients.
  • Outstanding reputation as a supportive employer.
  • Emphasis on remote, agile, and flexible working opportunities.

The Opportunity: Family Paralegal – Start April/May

Join our dynamic Family Department in Bath with a direct reporting line to Senior Associate/Solicitor Yatin Amin, specializing in care work. This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated individual seeking a challenging yet rewarding role. Full-time position (35 hours/week), Monday to Thursday 9 am to 5 pm, and Friday 8.30 am to 4 pm.


  • Initial client calls and general admin duties.
  • Assist fee earners, including documentation preparation and drafting statements.
  • CCMS applications for legal aid and court bundle creation.
  • Liaise with professionals and coordinate appointments for clients.
  • Training provided in Injunctions, Child Public, and Child Private matters.
  • Attend court and conferences with counsel.

Essential Criteria:

  • Law degree or equivalent.
  • Experience with case management systems.
  • High level of written English and organisational skills.
  • "Can do attitude" with initiative.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic IT skills.
  • Commitment to high standards of client care.

Desirable Criteria:

  • LPC completion.
  • Own Transport.
  • Previous experience in family law or legal settings.

Our Offer:

  • Competitive salary: £22,000.00 per annum.
  • Flexible work policy and Bike2Work Scheme.
  • Comprehensive in-house training scheme.
  • Opportunities for career progression, including consideration for a training contract after 6-12 months.
  • Support for candidates progressing via SQE or CILEX.

How to Apply: To embark on a rewarding career with Watkins Solicitors, please send your CV and a compelling covering letter to Kate Ford at The closing date for this vacancy is Friday, 29 March, 2024. Interviews will be conducted remotely and may occur sooner if sufficient and suitable candidates are received.

Diversity and Inclusion: Watkins Solicitors welcomes applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.