Family Solicitor (NQ-4 years PQE)

Recruiter
Gerrard White
Location
Maidstone
Salary
£30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted
21 Apr 2017
Closes
21 May 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A leading Legal 500 law firm are currently seeking a newly qualified (NQ) - 4 year PQE Family Solicitor to join their team in Maidstone. This firm have won a variety of awards and are recognised for their forward thinking and dynamic approach. The large team comprises of Partners/Senior Solicitors, Solicitors/Legal Executives, Paralegals and secretarial support, and there is a strong bond and supportive culture.

The main function of this role is to provide high quality advice in relation to divorce and children matters under the supervision of a partner, assisting them in relation to their caseload as well as running your own small case load. Key responsibilities will include:
§Producing documents required for court such as Forms E, First Appointment Documentation, Statements and Consent Orders.
§Attending hearings/trials with Counsel.
§Trial preparation to include the drafting of Preliminary Documentation and ensure the Trial Bundles are practice direction compliant.
§Liaising with clients over the telephone and in correspondence both on your own matters and on other files which you are involved in.
§Undertaking legal research as required.
§Working to and achieving targets

Applications are being considered by those who offer the following:
§NQ 4 yrs PQE
§Previous experience of working with a Family department and a genuine interest in Family work
§Some familiarity with the Legal Research tool PLC would be beneficial
§Solid IT skills
§A clean driving licence, access to a car and a willingness to attend meetings out of the office
§Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team not only in Family but with internal teams across the business
§Commercial awareness as we act for many owner managed businesses
§Client focus
§The ability to work well under pressure, manage a varied workload and effectively manage your time
§A good eye for detail, presentation and overall high work standards
§Willingness to learn and develop
§The ability to build and sustain relationships
§An enthusiastic and proactive approach
§The desire to assist in marketing initiatives

You will be rewarded with a generous basic salary, bonus (up to 8%) plus full benefits package. There are genuine opportunities for progression and you will be joining a firm who have been recognised for their training and development.