Family Solicitor

25 Jul 2019
22 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job title: Family Solicitor (Family Law Department)
Location: Blackburn, Lancashire
Salary: GBPNegotiable - Dependant on experience

Are you a highly competent Family Solicitor / Legal Executive in the Family Law Department?

Ginger Recruitment are delighted to be partnered with one of the UK's most accomplished law firms who are growing exponentially year after year. Due to continued growth and expansion, our highly covetable client is now looking to add an experienced Family Solicitor to their forward-thinking and specialist team in Blackburn.

You will be responsible for actively seeking opportunities for new work through local business development and to meet your agreed personal business objectives and targets set up after consultation on the arrival.

The successful Family Solicitor will support the general development of the Family Law Department by working collaboratively with colleagues to provide a full service offering to family clients; supporting the firm, in growing its client base through the promotion and delivery of an excellent service and getting involved with the Firms business development through:
- Contributing ideas to the Firms marketing strategy for winning new work and implementing agreed initiatives;
- Networking within the local business community and with key referral sources in order to develop/maintain a high profile locally for the practice;
- Organising and delivering training seminars to clients, contacts and colleagues from time to time;
- Writing regular articles for submission to local publications/Firms website/newsletter for clients and contacts.

As the Family Solicitor (Family Law Department) you will be responsible for:
- To provide accurate Family Law advice to clients;
- To handle Family Law matters from the initial client contact through to completion;
- Find an appropriate solution for prospective Family Law clients and convert into new business for the firm;
- Handle a purely privately funded caseload of private law work including Ancillary Relief, Divorce, Finances, Separation, Injunctions, Civil Partnerships, Cohabitation Disputes, Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements, Children Act work.
- Deal with matter related enquiries.
- To provide accurate legal advice and assistance to the Firms existing clients, whilst developing your own client base;
- To work efficiently as a fee earner within the department with minimal secretarial support;
- To utilise the Firms case management system to best effect in order to manage your case load;
- To record time and bill clients in line with agreed practice policy and charging rates;
- To identify and initiate cross-selling opportunities;
- To exercise your initiative and be proactive in the business development of the Firm generally;
- To ensure that outstanding client care is given at all times and to maintain a highly professional approach;
- To manage all files methodically and efficiently and in accordance with the Firms procedures and the LEXCEL quality mark requirements;

The successful Family Solicitor (Family Law Department) will have the following skills, experience and qualifications:
- Analytical skills
- Written and oral communication skills
- IT skills
- Candidates should have experience in aspects of Family law such as: Divorce, Children, Mediation, Financial matters, Collaborative law and Domestic Violence Wills and Probate
- Knowledge and understanding of GDPR and Equality Standards
- Qualified Solicitor or Legal Executive with c. 3-6 years PQE
- Completed LPC
- Completed a degree or equivalent qualification
- Children's Panel membership or working towards such would be an advantage here but is not essential

If youre interested in finding out more about the day to day Family Solicitor (Family Law Department) role, and what this truly unique company has to offer, then please forward your CV to (url removed) or call Kim now on (phone number removed)

Ginger Recruitment is an independent North-West recruitment consultancy, based in Ribchester. Servicing businesses across the Ribble Valley, Lancashire & the UK, we aim to build long-term relationships with clients and candidates to help find the right person for the vacancy. So, if its the next step on the career ladder or a complete career change, Ginger Recruitment can help. We recruit for a variety of businesses across the UK in a variety of sectors, so if you are looking for a new position then give us a call for an informal chat. One of our experienced REC qualified recruitment team can advise you on our current vacancies as well as any other recruitment enquiries you may have.

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Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive per vacancy, we are unable to respond to every candidate personally and so if you have not heard back from us within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful

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