Family Solicitor

Job Title:                                                         Family Solicitor

Location:                                                         Manchester

Reports to:                                                     Family Team Leader

Standard Hours of Work:                         40 hours per week

Salary Range (incl. benefits):                 TBC

Date revised:                                                 3rd October 2022

The solicitor will be responsible for the successful management of a caseload of family/matrimonial matter from inception to conclusion.

Responsibilities

  • Provide end to end advice and support on a wide range of family law issues
  • Draft documents to support advice given
  • Ensure cases are progressing in accordance with the firm’s Plan and defined procedures.
  • Experience of working in the areas of Divorce, Financial, Unmarried couples & Property Disputes and Children.
  • Experience in advising clients in relation to prenuptial, post nuptial, separation and cohabitation agreements
  • The job-holder particularly will be expected to maximize their personal billings to achieve appropriate billing performance targets meeting with the income budget/and or forecast for the department
  • Managing a caseload as required to achieve the above whilst providing excellent client care
  • Regular communication and face to face meetings with clients where necessary
  • Act independently when establishing priorities and managing deadlines
  • Promote team working
  • Effectively deal with complaints through agreed handling processes.
  • Daily task list management
  • Recognise how to identify potential risks and when to report them to a senior member
  • Manage telephone calls and liaise with client and third parties.
  • Understand and report on complex legal issues and documentation.
  • Ability to produce accurate comprehensive documentation for clients, professional persons and third parties.
  • Undertake interdepartmental training where applicable
  • Provide relevant content for the organisation’s social media platforms
  • To ensure compliance with the SRA Code of Conduct 2011

 The Ideal Candidate

  • Will have a solid understanding of financial remedies/ family law matters
  • Ability to disseminate information from the client to form a clear view and exhibit commercial awareness when thinking on your feet
  • Tact, diplomacy, an eye for detail and excellent oral and written communication skills are essential
  • Possessing excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and accuracy skills
  • Able to organise and prioritise workload especially under pressure is essential
  • Previous experience in managing a case from a case management system (ideally Proclaim)
  • Ability work alone using their own initiative
  • Experience of working within a paperless office
  • Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely manner
  • Proven track record in adhering to deadlines and exceeding targets, as well as holding high standards of efficiency and time management
  • Able to identify opportunities for improvement and made constructive suggestions for change
  • Be self-motivated and able to work with autonomy
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Application ends on December 25, 2022

Overview

  • Location Manchester
  • Job category Admin & Secretarial
  • Salary £28,000-40,000
  • Job type Full Time, Permanent
  • Consultant Details Charlie Mills
    0161 661 8000
Job ID: 13093 Application ends on December 25, 2022

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