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FAMILY LAW SOLICITOR

Location – Offices in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire with opportunities for hybrid working

Hours – 35 hpw with flexibility in terms of hours and hybrid working available

Salary – Competitive + discretionary bonuses

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Purpose

Main Duties

1          To handle a varied caseload of private family matters including high net worth work including:

  1. Divorce
  2. Finance
  3. Cohabitation agreements
  4. Prenuptial and post nuptial agreements
  5. Children matters
  6. Un-married couple financial and children matters

2          To take a proactive approach in building professional relationships with clients and other contacts

3          To maintain and promote the good image and reputation of the firm

4          To assist colleagues, Directors and Heads of Department with any marketing and training events and initiatives

6          To contribute to the high performance of the cluster / department in terms of client care, compliance, billing targets, performance and finance

7          To use the case management software and other systems as required

General Duties

1          To work in a flexible way to ensure that the workload is completed and to undertake any other jobs commensurate with the level of the post.

2          To establish, maintain and enhance team-working with colleagues and staff of Ellis-Fermor and Negus.

3          To keep confidential all information about individuals and the business of Ellis-Fermor and Negus and work within the guidelines of the GDPR.

4          To abide by our Equality and Diversity, Health and Safety, Anti Money Laundering Policies and all other relevant policies.

ROLE SPECIFICATION

  CRITERIA
Experience Demonstrable post qualification experience in family law
Significant experience of handling high-value private family matters and financial transactions
Experience of establishing, building and sustaining professional relationships with clients and other contacts
Experience of managing own workload and prioritising appropriately
A proven track record of meeting billing targets
Experience of working in a team and on own initiative
Skills and Abilities Excellent communication skills
Ability to manage and lead including responsibility for staff, compliance, performance, resources and finance
Excellent IT skills including digital dictation, MS Office and case management software
The ability to work to tight deadlines
Highly motivated,  forward thinking and results focussed
Empathetic and caring approach
A pro-active and positive attitude
Other Qualified solicitor / SRA registered / hold practicing certificate
Commitment to learning and development of self and others
High level understanding of Anti Money Laundering responsibilities and GDPR requirements
Satisfactory DBS
Sympathetic to our Christian ethos and heritage

 

Line Management Responsibilities – None initially but the post could be an excellent management development opportunity for the right person

Line Manager – Head of Department