4 months ago
JOB TITLE: NQ – 2 years PQE Solicitor – Family
Based in Aberdeen REPORTING TO: Shaun George, Partner JOB PURPOSE: One of the UK’s largest family law teams which is top ranked by Chambers and Legal 500 has an exciting
opportunity for a Family Solicitor to join their Aberdeen team. The successful candidate will be expected to build
up their own case load with assistance in doing so, and will also assist the other members of the team in a variety
of cases involving the whole spectrum of family law.
The family team acts for a wide range of clients – from those of modest wealth and means to those with
multimillion pound assets. The team also acts for a number of individuals in the public eye and who are prominent
in the business community. We attract a broad range of work and are committed to providing our clients with
excellent client care in order to deliver legal resolutions to the most sensitive and delicate of family situations. We
are committed to finding pragmatic solutions in a cost effective way for our clients.
CORE TASKS: • Advising clients on financial provision upon separation and divorce and cohabitation issues. • Acting for clients in child related matters • Assisting other team members with their clients. This will include: attending consultations with counsel
and assisting with the follow-up work, preparing productions, taking statements from witnesses and
covering court hearings. • Exposure to the department’s business development activities. • Be aware of Brodies’ information security policies, and protect information from unauthorised access,
disclosure, modification, destruction or interference at all times.
PERSON SPECIFICATION: • Completion of a family seat or full dedicated traineeship within family law is essential
2 • Committed to highest level of client care and service • Works to understand the team’s requirements and the challenges it faces. • Genuine interest and enthusiasm for family work • Committed to taking personal responsibility to learn on the job and keep knowledge up to date • Excellent attention to detail • Strong written and oral communication skills • Communicates in a confident, clear and relaxed way • Adapts style of communication appropriately when dealing with colleagues and clients • Excellent research skills • Takes responsibility for own transactions and advice, subject to supervision • Ability to deal with competing priorities and meet deadlines • Shows understanding of clients’ needs, and tailors advice appropriately SKILLS: • Self-motivated and driven • Prepared, organised and able to prioritise • Applied knowledge • Commercial and profit focus • Conduct and communication skills Brodies is committed to equality, diversity & the creation of an inclusive work environment where no partner,
employee, potential employee or job applicant receives less favourable treatment. We value the skills, experience
and perspective that a diverse and representative workforce offers us in terms of our ability to deliver top class
legal services to our clients.