Legal

Public Family Solicitor

Full Time Permanent

London Jobs Board

Public Family Solicitor,

Enfield, London.

Salary: Circa 35K-40K DOE + excellent benefits

Permanent – Full Time, 9.30am to 5.30pm.

Experienced Family solicitor is required by a Multi-Service Law Firm based in Enfield, London.

The successful candidate will have a passion for family law and will have the opportunity to work within a busy Family department. The Family Solicitor will deal with a range of public funded matters, including Injunctions and Domestic Violence cases. Some private cases as well.

The ideal candidate will have proven knowledge and a minimum of 2 -3 years’ PQE of handling your own caseload with limited supervision, in a fast-paced environment. As a Family Solicitor you will be forward thinking with excellent client management and communication skills.

Required skills:

Law degree (or equivalent GDL degree) – Essential
Successful completion of the LPC – Essential
2-3 years PQE as a family Solicitor – Essential
Experience in Legal Aid work – Essential 
Experience in dealing with The Children’s Act, Domestic Violence cases & Injunctions – Essential.
Be self-motivated; be able to run a caseload of contentious matters with minimal supervision.
 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 provide support and assistance to colleagues by assisting with any overflow of work within the Department
To attend upon clients
To confirm advice in correspondence, telephone calls, attendance notes
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 prioritise workload to meet all deadlines agreed with clients or any other party involved in the case
To carry out own advocacy matters
To maintain accurate billing records by recording time appropriately and to prompt bill clients for work conducted
To meet performance targets set
To act as an ambassador/promoter of the firm
Managing the office and dealing with the staff making sure that procedures are put into place.
Benefits are as follows:

32 days holiday including bank holidays and Christmas closure days
After 3 years 1 additional day’s holiday per year, you continue to work up to an additional 5 days
Pension
Private healthcare after 3 years
Season ticket loan
For a confidential discussion please apply with your CV or call Marie Kinchin on (phone number removed)

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