June 21 / News

Family Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

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June 14 / Maghull, Vacancies

Family Assistant

An excellent opportunity has arisen at Maxwell Hodge for a full time experienced Secretarial Assistant to join our Family Team.

The position will be based at our Maghull Office: 37-39 Liverpool Road North, L31 2HB.

The Role

We are seeking applications from candidates who have general secretarial and administration skills to assist Fee Earners with legal work in relation to Family Law (including divorce, children and financial issues). The successful candidate will therefore need to be organised, caring, have the ability to multitask and be proactive.

Main Duties:

  • Attend upon clients and others in person and by telephone to take instructions and information.
  • Open new files on the case management system and prepare initial client care documentation.
  • Type dictated letters, documents and notes.
  • Obtain ID from clients and complete ID checks in accordance with Anti-Money Laundering Procedures.
  • Liaise with third parties such as Counsel, Counsel’s clerk, the Court.
  • Organise conferences/hearings.
  • Assist with progression of matters such as general chasers for documents.
  • Prepare and send costs information, updates and assist with preparing bills.
  • Monitor, and chase, costs.
  • General administration duties such as scanning post onto the system.

Preferred Experience

Previous secretarial/assistant experience is required.

Job Type and Hours

Permanent, Full-time (9am to 5.15pm Monday-Thursday and 9am to 5pm on a Friday)

About Maxwell Hodge

Maxwell Hodge is an independent firm of solicitors with 8 offices across Merseyside and Wirral. We were established over 150 years ago and our focus is on providing the best legal service and advice for our clients. With a solid reputation, well ingrained in the local community, we offer an excellent working environment.

If you are interested in joining our team, please send your CV and covering letter detailing availability and desired salary to for immediate consideration.

We look forward to hearing from you.

May 25 / News

CASE STUDY – Medical Negligence

We have recently dealt with a medical negligence claim for a client and successfully secured compensation.

The claim involved cataract surgery with anaesthetic administered to the Claimant during the same.

The client had attended hospital to have cataract surgery. She had a left eye cataract and this was uneventful. She returned to the same hospital to have right eye cataract however, complications arose.

We sent a Letter of Claim to the Defendant hospital after our investigations, and input from our own expert evidence however, liability was disputed. The Claimant alleged that the Defendant had been negligent in delivering injectable local anaesthetic into the right eye via a retrobulbar block technique; planned and documented a peribulbar block but in fact attempted to use a retrobulbar technique; perforating the globe of the Claimant’s right eye and continuing to insert the needle far enough into the back of the eye to cause penetration of the retina close to the macular; directed the needle through the Claimant’s eye ball so that the local anaesthetic was deposited near the macular; utilised a 40mm long needle which was far too long for a peribulbar block and failed to obtain any or any adequately informed consent from the Claimant as to the use of the technique and explain the relevant risks and benefit of alternative techniques.

May 23 / News

WE DID IT! – We smashed our target for our “Group Distance Challenge for Ukraine”

We have now completed our “Group Distance Challenge for Ukraine”.  We had set ourselves a target to raise £2,000 for charity UK-Med who are “a frontline medical aid charity. Born of the NHS, we’ve been working for over 20 years towards a world where everyone has the healthcare they need when crises or disasters hit.”  Thanks to the Directors who gave a generous £1,000 to kick start the fundraising.  The challenge was for our Team to walk, run, cycle, ski, or even roller skate to clock up 1949 miles in 6 weeks – which is the distance from the UK to Ukraine.

We are delighted to announce that we smashed our fundraising goal – raising in excess of £2,500, which is fantastic, AND clocking up an amazing 2,400+ miles!  What an achievement.

Kristina Stoddern, one of our Directors said “All of our staff have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in such a worthy cause.  Everyone looked forward to the weekly updates and we had an internal competition to see which office could clock the most miles.  Formby were our winners!  We are so pleased that we could try and make a small contribution to such a great charity, providing vital front line aid.  Thank you to all our sponsors!”

Our Just Giving page is still open.  If you would like to make a donation, you can do so here:

To find out more about the charity, UK-Med, their details can be found on the link:

May 10 / News

Mental Health Awareness


The Theme for this years’ Mental Health Awareness Week is Loneliness.

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May 6 / Testimonials

Excellent service from start to finish

Excellent service from start to finish, would highly recommend

May 6 / Testimonials

Smooth running of the sale

We would very much like to thank you and your team for the smooth running of the sale

May 6 / Testimonials

No stress or problems

Great service at Maxwell Hodge, no stress or problems, it was just like having a chat with an old friend

May 6 / Testimonials

Kept us well informed

Claire and Nikola were very good, courteous and kept us well informed. Good service and pleasant to deal with throughout

April 29 / News

Group Distance Challenge for Ukraine

Staff at Maxwell Hodge Solicitors are participating in a group 6 week challenge (1st April to 13th May), raising funds for Ukraine. 

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