Solicitor-Family

Location
England, Hertfordshire
Salary
£40000 - £41000 per annum
Posted
21 Mar 2021
Closes
17 Apr 2021
Ref
JN -022021-2006822
Contact
Tim Holden
Job Title
Solicitor
Practice Area
Family / Matrimonial
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Solicitor with a background in family law.

Ideally at least two years or more PQE.

Based Hertfordshire.

Client Details

Multi-site law firm based in Hertfordshire.

Description

The post primarily involves (with the support and assistance where necessary and available of
other staff including the partners) the following:
1. dealing effectively with enquiries from referral agencies and direct from prospective new
clients so as to assess the nature of the matter and whether it falls within the firm's area
of practice, and in a case where the firm is unable to act, and identifying alternative
sources of advice where appropriate;
2. accepting instructions from new clients, and in so doing advising them (a) of the likely
costs and means of funding the advice, (b) of the firm's terms of business and (c)
confirming all such advice in writing in accordance with the professional requirements of
the Law Society/Solicitors Regulation Authority;
3. obtaining a realistic sum of money on account of costs and disbursements or, subject to
approval, entering into a standard private retainer or conditional fee agreement with the
client, or obtaining public funding;
4. notifying where appropriate the court, registry, tribunal, or other body and any other
party and/or their solicitors of the firm's interest, and maintaining all necessary
correspondence;
5. undertaking such legal and factual research as is necessary for the case;
6. providing or contributing to detailed, high quality specialist advice to the client in family
law matters including regulatory issues;
7. undertaking all necessary preparation of the case or matter, including instructing
specialist counsel, assisting with the preparation and drafting of pleadings where appropriate, preparing documents for disclosure, taking the client's proof(s) of evidence,
proofs of witnesses including expert witnesses, obtaining and perusal of all necessary
documents, preparing and delivering instructions to experts where appropriate, attending
or arranging attendance at conferences, consultations, or hearings, confirming with the
requirements of the FPR or other applicable rules of procedure;
8. maintaining a full and orderly file with comprehensive attendance notes of all meetings
and telephone calls, and, where appropriate, following the firm's system of time
recording;
9. when appropriate, invoicing the client by delivery of a detailed narrative bill and applying
for further private funds on account; alternatively, applying for legal aid funds on account
of disbursements, where necessary making interim claims for costs; ensuring the prompt
payment of disbursements; and at the conclusion of a matter delivering papers to a costs
draftsperson and expediting the assessment process;
10. facilitating claims for costs from the Legal Aid Agency;

Profile

Solicitor with a background in family law.

Ideally at least two years or more PQE.

Based Hertfordshire.

Job Offer

Basic salary.

Benefits.