SOLICITOR/ LEGAL EXECUTIVE – MATERNITY COVER

Location
Southampton
Salary
£25 - £30 per hour
Posted
27 Sep 2016
Closes
25 Oct 2016
Ref
JDB23639
Contact
Josef Bromley
Job Title
Solicitor
PQE Level
2-4
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Flexible working arrangements possible

THE FIRM
This boutique practice, based in a convenient location in Southampton with good road access, specialises in family law and, in particular, child abduction cases. Initially the firm is looking for someone to fill a maternity cover role, supporting the senior fee-earners.  However, the firm is very keen to recruit a solicitor, CILEX-qualified legal executive, or even an experienced fee-earning paralegal who is looking to make the most of this opportunity, as the right candidate could easily move into a permanent role. This same flexibility applies to the working hours as for the right candidate the firm would consider some element of part-time working.  This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced fee-earner who will looking to downsize into fewer working hours in the New Year, or someone who will be returning to work after a period of leave and would like to ‘ease in’ with a part-time role.

THE ROLE
You will be a solicitor, fee-earning paralegal or legal executive with at least three years’ experience in family law.  The firm is hoping to recruit someone with Legal Aid experience although this is not essential. The firm specialises in all areas of family law, and in particular receives instructions in child abduction cases.  When applying for this family/children matters solicitor role, please quote reference JDB23639.

THE CANDIDATE
You will:-
Be a solicitor, paralegal or legal executive with a good background in family law (paralegals must have at least three years’ experience in a family role);
Have a working knowledge of Legal Aid;
Be familiar with child abduction work;
Have a flexible, can-do approach, and be comfortable working in a small firm which calls for a proactive, ‘hands-on’ approach.
Fluency in a second language would be an advantage.
SOLICITOR/ LEGAL EXECUTIVE – MATERNITY COVER