Family Solicitor L5, Liverpool, Merseyside

Sector: Legal

Type: Full Time|Permanent

Family Solicitor

Full Time, Legal Vacancy In Merseyside



This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and dedicated Solicitor to join the Family department of a local firm that has served the local community of Liverpool for over 25 years. Based at their head office, the successful candidate will report to the Head of Department and will join a highly professional and motivated team.

The prime role of the Family Solicitor is to earn fees by advising on a wide variety of Family and Children law matters including both private and public, and to assist in building the Family Law portfolio. You are expected to use a high degree of self-management and initiative, whilst communicating effectively with partners, colleagues, and clients.

Person Specification and requirements

* Experience in advising on a variety of Family matters.

* Strong time-management and ability to manage own caseload.

* Advocacy experience is desirable but not essential.

* Knowledge and experience of Legal Aid

* Genuine passion for Family law, Commercially minded

* Personable and confident/articulate communicator, Pro-active and ‘can do’ attitude.

* Own referral source would be a distinct advantage.

* Panel membership or working towards would be a distinct advantage.

* Knowledge and experience of Lexcel Compliance is desirable.

Key Responsibilities

Responsible for earning fees by actively working towards individual and departmental targets and objectives as set by HOD.

Responsible for the effective management and advisory service of all aspects of allocated Family and Children Law cases, including but not limited to:

– Private and Public matters

– Divorce and Matrimonial

– Domestic Abuse

– Non-molestation

* CCMS applications, amendments and POAs

* Negotiate with clients and other professionals to secure agreed objectives

* Attend court hearings, prison visits, police stations and any other off-site requirements

* Provide advocacy

* Draft legal documents and various court applications

* Legal Aid work

* Build key relationships with the firm’s client base and wider external industry

* Keep up to date with changes and developments in the law by reading journals and law reports

* Be commercially minded and contribute towards the growth and development of the Firm by identifying opportunities to expand business

* Provide advice and guidance to other employees throughout the Firm, including supervising and training trainee solicitors and paralegals

* Undertake specific training when required and have overall responsibility towards self-development

* Be actively involved in ensuring compliance in Lexcel and other standards

* Ensure the confidentiality of all the firm’s and client’s documentation and information by complying with GDPR

* Be actively involved in business development activities and networking

* Undertake any other duties as required by the Directors as necessary for other fee earners and employees

Benefits and Remuneration

Competitive Salary dependant on experience. The successful candidate will fall into the salary band below:
Solicitors – Band 5

25 Days Holiday plus public holidays, increasing with length of service up to 30 days*

Additional Birthday Holiday*

Optional 1 day per week home working*

Free Parking

Staff social and team building events

Auto-enrolment workplace pension*

Friendly, supportive, and personable team environment

Professional development and training opportunities including access to a wide range of webinars

Paid study leave*

Practicing Certificate renewed annually*

Breakfast Clubs

Free eye tests*

Interesting and meaningful work

Access to a Mental Health First Aider

2024-04-23 15:40:00

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Updated 14-05-2024 07:41

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