Family Law Solicitor

32000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual + GBP32000 - GBP35000/annum
14 May 2017
28 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Family Solicitor

A new opportunity has opened for a Family Solicitor to work within our multi-office, multi-discipline legal practice in North London. We are now looking to recruit an experienced Family Solicitor for one of our Offices based in North London to support our team with an ever increasing and varied load of casework. This will be a fantastic chance for someone who wants to develop their potential, be trained and who can show ambition.

Required Skills and Responsibilities:
• Law degree (or equivalent GDL degree) - Essential
• Successful completion of the LPC - Essential
• 2 years PQE as a family Solicitor - Essential
• Experience in Private and Legal Aid work - Essential

Daily responsibilities will include:
• To provide clear and comprehensive advice to clients and to progress the clients cases smoothly to completion
• To ensure the conduct of your client files are in accordance with this firm`s internal professional conduct and accounts rules and obligations
• To attend upon clients
• Interviewing clients, taking instructions, identifying appropriate funding, including public funding, keeping detailed file notes of instructions received, advice given and any other attendances upon clients and other parties
• Provide written, telephone and office costs estimates and quotes to Prospective clients/ Introducers with a full breakdown of costs and disbursements as requested
• To confirm advice in correspondence, telephone calls, attendance notes
• To prioritise workload to meet all deadlines agreed with clients or any other party involved in the case
• Drafting applications to the court and other court documents
• To actively progress the client`s matter promptly to conclusion
• Responding promptly and accurately to requests for information concerning case work from Partners, Supervisors and fee-earners
• To carry out own advocacy matters
• To maintain accurate billing records by recording time appropriately and to prompt bill clients for work conducted
• To comply with all statutory requirements, where necessary
• To keep abreast of all legal developments in the Fee Earner`s sphere of practice and defer to expert third party advice where appropriate
• To act as an ambassador/promoter of the firm
• To meet performance targets set

About you:
• Excellent communication Skills,
• Good IT skills,
• Good time management skills,
• Self-motivated,
• Organise own workload with minimum supervision,
• Cope effectively in demanding circumstances,
• Work to a pace without errors,
• Flexible approach to work,
• Accuracy and attention to detail.

Salary: Up to GBP35,000 depending upon experience

Due to the volume of enquiries that we receive, we are not always able to respond to all CVs. If you have not received a response within two weeks, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful in this instance. Thank you for your interest in Barnes and Partners Solicitors

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