NQ Family Law Solicitor

Reward Recruitment
10 Mar 2018
16 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

NQ Family Law Solicitor- Birmingham. Are you looking for a new challenge within a fast-paced legal firm who has an outstanding reputation and a people centric focus?

Position: NQ Family Law Solicitor

Location: Birmingham

Salary: £20,000 - £24,000

Reward Recruitment is partnered with a law firm Based in Birmingham, our Client has a multi-office, multi-discipline legal practice. They are now looking to recruit an experienced but Newly Qualified Family Solicitor for there Office based in Birmingham Central to support there team with an ever increasing and varied load of casework. This will be a fantastic chance for someone who wants to develop their potential, be trained and who can show ambition.

Required Skills and Responsibilities:

  • Law degree (or equivalent GDL degree) - Essential
  • Previous Family Law experience - Essential (1 year)
  • Graduate membership of CILEx - Desirable

Daily responsibilities will include:

  • To manage an agreed caseload of clients, providing appropriate advice and assistance in accordance with professional standards and internal quality requirements
  • Interviewing clients, taking instructions, identifying appropriate funding, including public funding, keeping detailed file notes of instructions received, advice given and any other attendances upon clients and other parties
  • Provide written, telephone and office costs estimate and quotes to Prospective clients/ Introducers with a full breakdown of costs and disbursements as requested
  • To actively progress the client’s matter promptly to conclusion
  • Assisting fee earners with research
  • Drafting applications to the court and other court documents for approval by the fee earner
  • Drafting and checking statements
  • Dealing with letter, fax, email and telephone communications promptly
  • Attending court to issue claim forms and other legal documents and to assist at trial
  • Ensuring compliance with file management
  • Ensure the confidentiality and security of all of the firm’s and client documentation and information
  • Responding promptly and accurately to requests for information concerning case work from Partners, Supervisors and fee-earners
  • Preparation of trial bundles and management of documents, including photocopying, compilation of bundles of documents, delivery of documents to court and other parties and collection
  • Assisting in the preparation of bills of costs and claims for costs to the Legal Aid Agency
  • To maintain accurate billing records by recording time appropriately and to promptly and regularly bill clients for work conducted
  • To meet time recording, billing and other performance targets
  • Deal with Advocacy work
  • To comply with all statutory requirements, where necessary

About you:

• Excellent communication Skills,

• Good IT skills,

• Good time management skills,

• Self-motivated,

• Organise own workload with minimum supervision,

• Cope effectively in demanding circumstances,

• Work to a pace without errors,

• Flexible approach to work,

• Accuracy and attention to detail.

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