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Longmores Solicitors
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Category: Solicitor Jobs
Longmores Solicitors

Family Senior Solicitor
Outline Job and Person Specification

Longmores Solicitors LLP
Longmores Solicitors LLP is a long established but progressive 11 partner firm based in
Hertford and Harlow. Our fee earners are all specialists and we act for a wide range of
commercial, private and public sector clients. We are ranked in Chambers and Legal 500
and we are accredited as an Investor In People (Gold Award) and hold Lexcel, CQS and
WIQS accreditation. Our Family practice area has a strong reputation both locally and
further afield. Our aim is to recruit progressive, forward thinking individuals who wish to be
part of our growth and who share our core values. For further information about
Longmores please see our website javascript:void(0);

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 join Longmores at the beginning of December

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 Family Senior Solicitor - Outline Job and Person Specification


Longmores Solicitors  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

10+ 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 Family Senior Solicitor - Outline Job and Person Specification


Longmores Solicitors

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

Family Senior Solicitor - Outline Job and Person Specification


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