Family Solicitor job

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Family Solicitor
  • Not mentioned
  • Permanent
  • Posted: 6 months ago
  • Blackburn, UK
  • 2 vacancies
  • Expires on: 2019-06-29
Job Description

Role: Family Solicitor

Location: Blackburn

Main Purpose of Role: 

To work competently as a Solicitor / Legal Executive in the Family Law Department.

To actively seek 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.

To support the general development of the Family Law Department by working collaboratively with colleagues to provide a full service offering to family clients;

To support the firm, in growing its client base through the promotion and delivery of an excellent service and getting involved with the Firm’s business development through:


·       Contributing ideas to the Firm’s 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/Firm’s website/newsletter for clients and contacts.

Key tasks (not an exhaustive list)




Job Specific

·       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 Firm’s 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 Firm’s 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 Firm’s procedures and the LEXCEL quality mark requirements;

·       To undertake colleagues’ file reviews in a timely manner, if required to do so;

·       To comply with the Firm’s various policies and procedures as specified in the current edition of the Staff Handbook;

·       To ensure the confidentiality and security of all practice and client’s documentation and/or information;

·       To take responsibility for your own personal and professional development and ensure compliance with any compulsory professional education requirements;

·       To assist with the supervision of support staff within the department (where applicable)

·       and encourage support staff in their development and training;

·       To assist with the supervision and line management of any secretarial support staff for whom the potholder is responsible (where applicable) and encourage support staff in their development and training;

·       To undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work commensurate with the role.



The duties in this Job Description should be carried out in a manner which promotes equality of opportunity, dignity and respect for all employees and is consistent with the Firm’s Equality and Diversity policy.

The Firm reserves the right to alter or amend the duties set out in this Job Description in accordance with the needs of the business and after consultation with the post holder.







Person Specification


Skills, Knowledge & Experience



  • 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






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