Family Lawyer 1-5 PQE

London (Greater)
11 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

A leading law firm is seeking a Family Lawyer in London.

Your new company
This market leading law firm has practices across the UK and has a strong international presence. The firm's lawyers provide a range of legal services for many industries including: personal injury, clinical and medical negligence, employment law, family law, litigation, business crime and regulatory matters, consumer law, criminal law, police law, professional negligence and human rights. The firm's expertise in family law work is well renowned and held in high esteem amongst the legal community.

Your new role
The firm are looking to recruit a Family Solicitor to join their practice team in London. You will be responsible for running your own caseload whilst assisting on higher value, more complex cases. You will take responsibility for handling a variety of family related cases including divorce and separation, children matters, pre-nuptial agreements, financial disputes, civil partnership and cohabitation matters. You will need to be able to take the lead and manage your own varied and busy caseload. This is an exciting opportunity to join a law firm leading the legal market in this field.

What you'll need to succeed
You will need strong academics (2.1 or higher degree) or equivalent. The firm are seeking UK Qualified Solicitors with at least 1-5 years post qualification employment experience, or equivalent. High calibre post qualification experience in family law matters is essential, as is the ability to run your own caseload under supervision and assist seniors with large scale casework in a team environment.

You will need to be able to give and take instruction, apply a forensic approach, and deliver commercially pragmatic solutions. You will need to be proactive and take initiative, with strong communication skills both verbal and written, be able to manage your own time, demonstrate excellent organisation skills and strong technical and research skills. A flexible attitude towards working practices and an ability to adapt style as required for supervision purposes are a prerequisite. You should be confident in your own abilities and in your approach, a solid team player, approachable and responsive to both colleagues and clients, self-motivated and enthusiastic.

What you'll get in return
The firm offers a vibrant and supportive working environment built upon its core values; they are approachable, responsive, trustworthy and straightforward. They pride themselves on high quality client instructions, are committed to investing in the learning and development of their lawyers and support staff at all levels, and encourage their lawyers to build relationships and take part in business development opportunities.

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