Employment done differently.

As specialist family solicitors, our focus is on helping clients to resolve their family law issues. To do this we need great people who share this passion for family law. We provide a progressive environment where our colleagues can excel.

  • Professional Freedom. Practice with essential management only.
  • Quality. We aim to facilitate you giving excellent advice.
  • Part of a Team. Support with your files and administration.
  • Flexibility. A choice in when and where you work.
  • Financial Recognition. We pay higher than market rate.
  • Social. Be part of a likeminded community with social events.

As a firm, we do not have specific growth targets. Our aim is to provide the best advice to our clients. We therefore consider applicants as they apply. Roles we are currently offering include:


Our consultants are self-employed and share in the fees they generate. The fee share is dependent on  experience (generally 60%).  We provide consultants with work, administrative support and the option to participate within our firm’s community which is made up of likeminded professionals.

Benefits of the role

Being self employed allows you to:

  • Work when desired subject to client needs
  • Manage your own caseload  
  • Share in the fees (generally 60%)
  • Manage your taxes (this can create efficiencies)
  • Work for other firms and or their own clients

You are also able to participate within a community within our firms community of  likeminded professionals.

Who should apply

Given the freedom of this role, you will:

  • Be a Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive
  • Have three years post qualification experience
  • Share our passion for Family Law
  • Be passionate about applying good practice

Please view the Job Analysis to find out more. You can also contact us via email if you wish to have an initial discussion.

Solicitor or Legal Executive

We are a niche firm who is passionate about Family Law. Our Directors have worked in Family Law at a variety of firms before creating Calder Mullis. As a result they believe in offering Solicitors and Legal Executives professional freedom with only minimal time spent discussing topics such as key performance indicators and networking. We work with a range of clients, including Legal Aid and Privately Funded. As such  we positively consider all Family Solicitors or Chartered Legal Executives. We also welcome applications from Newly Qualified Solicitors.

We offer our Fee Earners the following benefits:

  • Competitive Salaries. Salaries are based on ability and experience and are in excess of market rate.
  • Part of a Team. Support with your files and administration.
  • Flexibility. A choice in when and where you work.
  • Longer Holidays. Five weeks of paid annual leave with additional paid Christmas holiday.
  • Income Security. Four weeks paid sickness with income protection thereafter.
  • Financial Recognition. We agree simple targets with contingent bonuses.
  • Consultancy. All our Fee Earners can opt to become a Consultant and benefit from self-employment.

Please view the Job Analysis for more information and or contact us for an initial discussion. 

Paralegal and Trainee Solicitor

This role is an exciting way for someone who is passionate about Family Law to develop a career in legal services. We will provide you with all the support and training you need. Alternatively, you may be an established Paralegal who is looking for a new challenge.

After you have been a paralegal with us for three months, you can consider developing your career further. Anyone with a degree can become a Trainee Solicitor. If you do not have a degree, then you can become a Chartered Legal Executive. We provide non-financial support to all our Paralegals who wish to become Solicitors under the SQE route. Put simply we consider all paralegals with a degree as a Trainee Solicitor (if they wish to become a Trainee Solicitor) and ensure they get the experience they need to qualify. They will also need to, independently from us, pass their SQE exams. We support Chartered Legal Executives on the same basis.

This role is designed for Paralegals who are looking for a new challenge. You will have a passion for Family Law and a desire to help clients. It is essential that you have GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Maths to grade 4 (C), and live in or close to Taunton, Yeovil or Minehead. It is also essential that you have experience working in a Family department or volunteering within Family Law related charity (such as helping the victims of domestic abuse). IT skills are beneficial but not essential. A degree is not required to be considered.

Please apply using a CV and Covering Letter. We do not consider candidates from agents.

Our accreditations and memberships

We are Specialist Quality Mark Hold Contracted with the Legal Aid Agency as well as:

Calder Mullis Family Solicitors, members of Resolution.
Calder Mullis Family Solicitors, members of Cyber Essentials.
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