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5 months ago
Salary: Competitive
Company benefits: Flexible working hours, Pension scheme, Cycle to work scheme
Location: Bristol
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Newly Qualified
Contact: recruitment team
Sector: Family / Matrimonial
Category: Lawyer Jobs, Solicitor Jobs

Barcan+Kirby are seeking a NQ Family Solicitor to undertake fee earning work for the firm on behalf of the clients in the family department.

Undertake certain elements of fee earning work. In particular:

  • Interviewing clients, taking instructions, keeping detailed file notes of instructions received, of advice given and of any other attendances upon clients and other parties
  • Maintaining file check lists
  • Maintaining Lexcel compliance on all files
  • Drafting applications and other court documents
  • At all times to exercise high standards of client care in a professional and pleasant manner
  • Assessing quality of work undertaken
  • Issuing “Client Care Letters”
  • Progressing matters
  • Advising clients as to the progress of matters and incidence of costs periodically throughout matters
  • Checking and signing files prior to closure
  • Dealing with fax email and telephone communications promptly
  • Checking all draft documents
  • Signing of post
  • Notifying relevant partner as to any complaints received in respect of work undertaken
  • Compliance with the procedures in the Office Manual
  • Notification to partner as to any complaints received in respect of work undertaken and assistance in resolving any such complaint
  • Management of support services for which you are responsible
  • Financial control with particular regard to cash flow control through collection of monies on account and billing procedures
  • Ensuring the confidentiality and security of all of the Firms and clients documentation and information
  • Participate in team, departmental and office meetings
  • Maintain an adequate and up to date knowledge of the law and practice

Accounts procedures

  • Preparation of bills of costs, completion statements, exchanging contracts and obtaining the approval of Accounts of all bills prepared
  • Obtaining payment on account from clients
  • Requesting cheques
  • Obtaining partner’s signature to cheques
  • Notifying accounts of department incoming telegraphic transfers
  • Making request for telegraphic transfers (and if so authorised TT’s for the firm)
  • Preparing written request for telegraphic transfer for authorisation
  • Counting money received from clients as payments in
  • Requesting transfer of money between client accounts
  • Requesting transfer of money between client and office account
  • Referring amendments to cheques and bills to partners for approval and dealing with the formalities for such amendment
  • Attending monthly review meetings to report on outstanding bills and disbursements as requested
  • Any other reasonable duties as directed by your manager

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