Family Lawyer

Recruiter
Brook Street UK
Location
Havant
Salary
£26000 - £38000/annum Pension, parking
Posted
16 Jun 2017
Closes
15 Jul 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Family Lawyer: Salary dependant on experience

Brook Street are delighted to present a very exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join a leading Solicitors firm based in the Portsmouth/Havant area as a Family Lawyer. My client is a Legal 500 acknowledged leading law firm: offering a broad range of legal services. They specialise in Medical Negligence, Personal Injury, Family Law, Divorce and much more. My client clearly state that they exist to make a real difference to people's lives. Their main goal is advancing and defending their client's rights and interests.

Candidate Requirements:

The preferred candidate will be an experienced Family Law Solicitor with a specialised family mediation qualification and at least 1-2 years experience. A proven track record of client retention and fee earning is essential.

* The ability to deal with clients, representatives of other firms etc. in a friendly but authoritative manner.
* The ability to interview clients and witnesses.
* The ability to impart information concerning cases to clients.
* The ability to act as an advocate before Courts and tribunals etc.
* The ability to interpret and respond appropriately to correspondence on behalf of clients and the firm.
* The ability to analyse and accurately draft documents on behalf of clients.
* The ability to assess the ongoing cost of a case for the purposes of the firm's accounting and keeping clients informed of cost levels.
* A facility for adapting to developments in the law and procedure, including a willingness to keep abreast of any changes in the law etc.
* Act as a role model
* Able to act under pressure
* Strong team player
* Has confidence, drive and a sense of responsibility
* Demonstrates sound decision making skills and commercial acumen
* Has an in-depth knowledge of the market

Key Responsibilities:

* Achieve own profitability/revenue targets and time recording targets.
* Support the department as a whole in achieving targets set by the Head of Revenue and approved by The Board.
* Managing all client relationships to achieve client care standards of excellence.
* Following defined procedures for delivery or work.

Daily Tasks include but are not limited to:

* Attending upon clients to interview, take instructions and advise.
* Advocacy on behalf of clients.
* Negotiating to secure agreed objectives.
* Dealing with correspondence in connection with clients' cases.
* The perusal of and drafting of documents.
* The billing of cases.

This would suit someone who has gained experience as a practicing Family Law Solicitor for at least 1-2 years whom holds a related family mediation qualification and has a proven track record of client retention and fee earning.

This is an immediate start, for more information please contact Ben at Brook Street on (Apply online only) or send your CV