MSB Solicitors Liverpool
Managing partner at MSB, Emma Carey, is one of a number of Merseyside business leaders shortlisted in the Northern Power Women Awards 2019.

Emma took over as managing partner of MSB just under a year ago and has continued to drive its expansion, as well as push its diversity and inclusion agenda.

She is shortlisted in the Transformational Leader category. Two other Liverpool law firm bosses are also on the shortlist in the same category - Alison Lobb of Morecrofts and Nik White of Brabners (the awards also recognises the contribution of men).

Part of MSB, Knox Ellis Solicitors is a niche Legal 500 housing firm based in Widnes, Cheshire.

Our Widnes office is looking for a Paralegal for 4 days a week or full time. The role will involve preparation and collating of trial bundles, drafting of injunction applications and possession claims, drafting correspondence, undertaking disclosure and other general civil litigation tasks.

We are looking preferably for a LPC/BPTC graduate or someone who is undertaking the LPC/BPTC on a part-time basis. MSB Solicitors has a proven track record of retaining paralegals and offering them a training contract. Therefore the opportunities  for the right candidate to progress are excellent. 

The role requires a motivated, enthusiastic and hardworking individual preferably with an interest in housing law.

Salary: £14,000 pro rata
Please email a covering letter and CV to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Closing date – 4th February 2019 at 4pm.
Interview process may commence prior to closing date, therefore early response is recommended.
Full time housing disrepair solicitor required, up to 5 years PQE
Competitive salary and benefits package – negotiable depending on experience
Working for a growing commercial firm with offices in Liverpool and Widnes

We are looking for an enthusiastic and commercially aware solicitor to join our rapidly-expanding housing disrepair team, based in Widnes.

Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential, as is a background in civil litigation.  Candidates will ideally have experience in housing disrepair, acting for either landlords or tenants.  A broad understanding of landlord and tenant law would also be desirable, particularly with experience in the social housing sector.

The successful candidate will be part of a small team and will receive excellent training and ongoing support in the role. This vacancy offers candidates an exciting opportunity to join one of the North West’s most prominent housing teams and comes with a competitive salary and benefits.

For further information or to apply, please send CV and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MSB Solicitors is fully committed to promoting Equality & Diversity. Applicationsare welcomed and encouraged from under represented minority groups and LGBTIQ communities.
This month, we are proud to unveil a new look having undergone an extensive brand-refresh. The brand update coincides with our 30th anniversary in business and follows a series of changes at the firm, particularly within our senior management team.
Emma Carey, who took up the mantle of managing partner in March, says the rebrand signifies the beginning of a new era for MSB, whilst commemorating its roots and celebrating its growth.
She added: “I am lucky to have started my legal career at MSB and have grown with the firm over the last 20 years. I am incredibly proud to have played a part in its journey, from humble beginnings in a former pet shop on Rice Lane, to operating three offices across the city.

Managing partner at MSB, Emma Carey, makes the shortlist for this year’s Livercool Awards – recognised for her commitment to improving the community and environment.


Hosted by Downtown in Business, this year marks the sixteenth annual Livercool Awards. Emma has been nominated for the Community Impact award. The nomination follows a string of award wins, including the CSR award at this year’s Liverpool Echo Regional Business Awards.


Emma says: “I’m incredibly pleased and proud to have been nominated in the Community Impact Award. MSB is built on values of community and philanthropy, with social value being at the very heart of everything that we do.


“As a firm, we strive to provide the very best legal services and advice to the communities we serve. We must stay abreast of changing societal dynamics – and in order to do that, we invest heavily in training and development of all our staff.


“My name may be listed on the shortlist, but this is 100 per cent a team effort and due recognition of everybody here at MSB and their commitment to community and social good.”

You can vote for Emma by clicking the image below.

MSB Solicitors are inviting friends, family and comrades from the business community to join them for Bonkers Bingo at The Black Pearl in Cains Brewery Village on Thursday, September 27th.
Set to be an evening filled with fizz, fun and fantastic prizes, the event has been organised to raise funds for MSB’s nominated charity, The Anthony Walker Foundation.
MSB are committed to community investment and have supported The Anthony Walker through a range of fundraising activities since last summer, raising more than £5,000 to date.

Family solicitor and specialist cross-border mediator at MSB, Wendy Eves, has made the shortlist for Family Law Associate of the Year at the National Family Law Awards 2018.
The awards aim to celebrate the success and achievements of family lawyers and the vital contribution that they make to society.
And Liverpool are also represented in the Clerking Team of the Year category and Family Firm for the North, with 7 Harrington Street Chambers and Broudie Jackson Canter making the respective shortlists.
It is the second time MSB have made the shortlist at the awards, having won Family Law Firm for the North in 2017.

MSB Solicitors has reaffirmed its commitment to representing the most vulnerable people in society after securing new Legal Aid franchises.
Despite huge pressures on the UK’s Legal Aid system, Liverpool-Based MSB continues to offer an “unwavering commitment to legal aid and access to justice”.  Since the LASPO act, Legal Aid work in its family department has increased by around 300%.

MSB added to its growing collection of awards after picking up Corporate Social Responsibility Business of the Year at the Liverpool Echo Business Awards 2018.

The awards, now in their 24th year, are the longest standing business awards in the Liverpool city region. Other big winners on the evening included Birkenhead shipyard Cammell Laird, and Liverpool Vision boss Max Steinberg who was crowned Business Person of the Year.

String of accolades
It comes as the latest in a string of awards for MSB, whose recent wins have included Legal Firm of the Year at The City of Liverpool Business Awards 2017, the coveted Chairman’s Award at the Liverpool Women in Business Awards 2018, and Best Regional Firm for the North at the national Family Law Awards 2017.

The judges at the Family Law Awards commented: “We were particularly impressed with this firm's dedication to promoting diversity and career progression within its team and its excellent pro-bono and community initiatives and its commitment to the campaign for legal aid.”

Managing partner of MSB, Emma Carey, says philanthropy does not have to come at a cost

Emma Carey assumed the role of managing partner of MSB in March 2018. Previously partner and head of the firm’s family department, Emma has been pivotal to the growth and direction of MSB throughout its 30 years.

MSB is a firm built on progressive, people-orientated policies, something Emma says she will uphold and evolve.

And whilst Emma’s new strategy and vision for the firm is firmly centred on fee growth and profitability, she has pledged to take on work in emerging areas of the law and is committed to always delivering social value.

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