Family Law Solicitor /Lawyer

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Excellent
Posted
29 Sep 2021
Closes
27 Oct 2021
Ref
9367/PTP
Job Title
Lawyer
Practice Area
Family / Matrimonial
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Family Law Solicitor:

This major law firms family and divorce solicitors recognise the complex emotions that accompany family problems and the need for sympathetic, calm advice in what may feel like a crisis. Their specialist family law solicitors have a reputation for acting with all the sensitivity and discretion that is needed– but also with the skills and expertise to ensure that matters are resolved in their clients best interests as quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Responsibilities

They have an exciting opportunity for a 3+ PQE Solicitor/Legal Executive to join our busy, London office team. 

The successful candidate will advise and support clients on a wide array of family matters including divorce,   financial remedy and  private law Children Act cases..  Ideally, the candidate would have a particular interest in private children work.

Required skills, knowledge and experience

Essential

1, A solicitor / legal executive with 4 years + PQE experience

2.Proven track record of acting for clients in divorce and financial remedy and private law Children Act cases

3.Responsible for a caseload of private family matters including:

  • Divorce and Dissolution of civil partnerships
  • Financial remedy
  • Financial provision for children and separation agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements

4.Ability to manage client expectations

5.Conscientious, hardworking, with developed critical thinking abilities and excellent communication, organisation and analytical skills

6.Ability to work to strict deadlines, targets and client protocols while maintaining high standards in terms of accuracy and quality

7.A competent practitioner and advocate

8.Competent file management

9.Effective credit control

10.A proven team player with the ability to work as part of a team and supporting more junior staff members

11.Proven measurable success in winning new client business through referral and business development activities

12.High level of commercial awareness with strong attention to detail and good drafting skills

13. Wiling to work under supervision and receptive to constructive criticism

14. Fully conversant with Word, Outlook and Excel and used to working with computerised case management systems

15 An excellent communicator both written and public speaking

Desirable

  1. Resolution or similar professional standard recognition
  2. Used to working under LEXCEL or equivalent management standard.

An ability and drive to engage in business development is essential.

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