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Family Solicitor


Legals 4 Lawyers
Salary: £50-60,000pa +
Company benefits: Healthcare, Life insurance, Pension scheme, Car Parking
Location: Ilford, Loughton, Hertfordshire, Hertford, Enfield
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: PQE 6-9, PQE 10+
Contact: Stacey
Sector: Family / Matrimonial, Childcare, Divorce, Family
Category: Solicitor Jobs
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Family Solicitor 8YRS + PQE – Hertfordshire L4L651

Our long-established but progressive client law firm based in Hertford is now seeking a Family Solicitor to join their Family Dept. Their fee earners are all specialists and act for a wide range of commercial, private and public sector clients. They are ranked in Chambers and Legal 500 and accredited as an Investor In People (Gold Award) and hold Lexcel, CQS and WIQS accreditation. Their Family practice area has a strong reputation both locally and further afield. Their aim is to recruit progressive, forward thinking individuals who wish to be part of their growth and who share the same core values.

Job Purpose

The purpose of the role is to develop and conduct a caseload of private fee-paying family clients through delivery of a competent family law service and actively seeking opportunities for new work.

The aim is for the successful applicant to start at the beginning of December 2017.

Each member of the team is expected to work together in providing a full service to private family clients.

The successful applicant will report to the Head of the Family Practice Area.

Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic

 Supporting the Firm in meeting its agreed aims, objectives, financial and performance targets in relation to the Family Law team

 Supporting the promotion of family client services, growing the client base through the promotion and delivery of an excellent service

 Maintaining the highest standards of client service at all times

 Contributing ideas to the firm's marketing strategy for winning new work and implementing agreed initiatives

 Networking within the local community and with key referral sources in order to develop and maintain a high profile locally for the firm

 Organising and delivering training seminars to clients, contacts and colleagues from time to time

 Writing articles, blogs and edits for submission to local publications, firm website/newsletter for clients and contacts

 Exercising initiative and be proactive in the business development of the firm generally

Functional

 Handling Family Law matters from the initial client contact through to completion

 Providing accurate Family Law advice to clients whilst developing your own client base by conducting meetings, researching legal points and advising on legal issues

 Locating and instructing Counsel and experts and other relevant professionals and third parties

 Finding an appropriate solution for prospective Family Law clients and convert into new business for the firm

 Handling privately funded caseload of private law work including Divorce, Finances, Separation, Injunctions, Civil Partnerships, Cohabitation Disputes, Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements, Children Act work

Person Specification Education/Qualifications

A qualified and practicing Family Solicitor or Legal Executive

Evidence of continuing professional development in Family Law

Trained Mediator would be an advantage

Member of Resolution would be an advantage

Knowledge and Experience

8+ years PQE in private practice, and in particular cases involving Divorce, Finances, Separation, Injunctions, Civil Partnerships, Cohabitation Disputes, Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements and Children Act work, ideally for medium to high net worth individuals.

Experience of business development

Knowledge of the local marketplace and business and networking opportunities

Abilities & Skills

Excellent interpersonal skills, in particular an ability to develop a relationship of trust with clients and colleagues alike

Well-developed IT skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

Ability to draft letters and documents to a high standard and with attention to detail

Strong organisational skills

Strong verbal communicator

Ability to supervise junior members of the team

Ability to demonstrate empathy and understanding of clients' needs

Ability to use initiative to seek opportunities to raise the firm's profile and to recognise new business opportunities

Ability to deal with a large volume of work, managing conflicting priorities whilst ensuring that every job is handled with the highest levels of accuracy and care

An effective team player, combined with an ability to work under own initiative

Personal Attributes

A team player who can demonstrate leadership to others in the team

Capable of using diplomacy, tact and sensitivity when dealing with others

Genuine interest in and commitment to working to a high professional ethical standard

High degree of personal integrity and commitment to fairness, diversity and equality

Hours: 9-5.15 Mon – Thurs – 9-5pm Fri : Start Date: Beg Dec 2017 Salary : £Attractive + Pension Hols: 25 + Bank Holidays 

Legals 4 Lawyers will try and respond to all applications within 72 hours. However, we experience high volumes of applications and if you have not heard from us within this period of time, unfortunately your application will not have been successful. Thank you and good luck. 

Family Solicitor 8YRS + PQE – Hertfordshire L4L651

Our long-established but progressive client law firm based in Hertford is now seeking a Family Solicitor to join their Family Dept. Their fee earners are all specialists and act for a wide range of commercial, private and public sector clients. They are ranked in Chambers and Legal 500 and accredited as an Investor In People (Gold Award) and hold Lexcel, CQS and WIQS accreditation. Their Family practice area has a strong reputation both locally and further afield. Their aim is to recruit progressive, forward thinking individuals who wish to be part of their growth and who share the same core values.

Job Purpose

The purpose of the role is to develop and conduct a caseload of private fee-paying family clients through delivery of a competent family law service and actively seeking opportunities for new work.

The aim is for the successful applicant to start at the beginning of December 2017.

Each member of the team is expected to work together in providing a full service to private family clients.

The successful applicant will report to the Head of the Family Practice Area.

Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic

 Supporting the Firm in meeting its agreed aims, objectives, financial and performance targets in relation to the Family Law team

 Supporting the promotion of family client services, growing the client base through the promotion and delivery of an excellent service

 Maintaining the highest standards of client service at all times

 Contributing ideas to the firm's marketing strategy for winning new work and implementing agreed initiatives

 Networking within the local community and with key referral sources in order to develop and maintain a high profile locally for the firm

 Organising and delivering training seminars to clients, contacts and colleagues from time to time

 Writing articles, blogs and edits for submission to local publications, firm website/newsletter for clients and contacts

 Exercising initiative and be proactive in the business development of the firm generally

Functional

 Handling Family Law matters from the initial client contact through to completion

 Providing accurate Family Law advice to clients whilst developing your own client base by conducting meetings, researching legal points and advising on legal issues

 Locating and instructing Counsel and experts and other relevant professionals and third parties

 Finding an appropriate solution for prospective Family Law clients and convert into new business for the firm

 Handling privately funded caseload of private law work including Divorce, Finances, Separation, Injunctions, Civil Partnerships, Cohabitation Disputes, Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements, Children Act work

Person Specification Education/Qualifications

A qualified and practicing Family Solicitor or Legal Executive

Evidence of continuing professional development in Family Law

Trained Mediator would be an advantage

Member of Resolution would be an advantage

Knowledge and Experience

8+ years PQE in private practice, and in particular cases involving Divorce, Finances, Separation, Injunctions, Civil Partnerships, Cohabitation Disputes, Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements and Children Act work, ideally for medium to high net worth individuals.

Experience of business development

Knowledge of the local marketplace and business and networking opportunities

Abilities & Skills

Excellent interpersonal skills, in particular an ability to develop a relationship of trust with clients and colleagues alike

Well-developed IT skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

Ability to draft letters and documents to a high standard and with attention to detail

Strong organisational skills

Strong verbal communicator

Ability to supervise junior members of the team

Ability to demonstrate empathy and understanding of clients' needs

Ability to use initiative to seek opportunities to raise the firm's profile and to recognise new business opportunities

Ability to deal with a large volume of work, managing conflicting priorities whilst ensuring that every job is handled with the highest levels of accuracy and care

An effective team player, combined with an ability to work under own initiative

Personal Attributes

A team player who can demonstrate leadership to others in the team

Capable of using diplomacy, tact and sensitivity when dealing with others

Genuine interest in and commitment to working to a high professional ethical standard

High degree of personal integrity and commitment to fairness, diversity and equality

Hours: 9-5.15 Mon – Thurs – 9-5pm Fri : Start Date: Beg Dec 2017 Salary : £Attractive + Pension Hols: 25 + Bank Holidays 

Legals 4 Lawyers will try and respond to all applications within 72 hours. However, we experience high volumes of applications and if you have not heard from us within this period of time, unfortunately your application will not have been successful. Thank you and good luck. 

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