Family Solicitor

  • Job Reference: 68910
  • Date Posted: 1 March 2019
  • Recruiter: Lipson Lloyd-Jones
  • Location: Altrincham, Cheshire
  • Salary: £32,000 to £60,000
  • Sector: Family, Private Practice
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Emma Chisholm
  • Email: emmac@ll-jnorth.com
  • Telephone: 0161 638 9279

Job Description

Family Solicitor 2PQE+ required for commercially focused firm in the affluent Altrincham office. Dealing with HNW individuals

  • Assisting other members of the Family team and conducting own work across a range of family law matters and disputes including divorce and financial remedy, children and injunction matters,cohabitee disputes andpre-nuptial agreements.The clients are predominantly affluent individuals in the Cheshire Golden Triangle.
    • Aptitude to respond to client's urgent requirements empathetically and proactively whilst maintaining and supporting the maintenance of a proper work/life balance.
    • Give accurate, prompt, realistic and relevant advice in response to clients' enquiries whilst managing their expectations.
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients.
    • Actively work to convert enquiries into new matters.
    • Support senior fee earners with marketing opportunities, including; writing blogs and press releases, and be proactive in networking and business development.
    • Ensure proper file management.
    • Ensure all time recording is accurate.
    • Ensure billing is completed to timescales.
    • Maintain confidentiality in line with the firm's policies and procedures; including dealing with confidential documents
    • Keep abreast of changes in legislation, case law and carry out legal research
    • Promote and comply with legislation and the firm's policies on equal opportunities and health and safety both in the delivery of services and the treatment of others.
    • Identify and undertake training and development as required to meet personal, SRA and business needs
    • Undertake any other reasonable duties, commensurate with the level of the post so as to ensure the efficient running of the firm
    .

    CRITERIA

    ESSENTIAL

    DESIRABLE

    SKILLS/ABILITIES

    Excellent communication skills (listening, verbal and written)

    Empathetic

    Strong drafting and advocacy skills

    Strong organisational and time management skills

    Excellent attention to detail

    Ability to find sound solutions to complex legal issues

    Excellent client management and matter management skills

    A team player

    QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING AND EDUCATION

    Education to degree level

    Qualified solicitor 2+ years' PQE

    EXPERIENCE

    2+ years' PQE family experience in a leading family team

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS

    A flexible and can-do approach to fulfilling the duties of the post

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.