Senior Family Solicitor job

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Senior Family Solicitor
  • £45,000.00 to £60,000.00 per annum
  • Permanent
  • Posted: 5 months ago
  • Remote Location
  • 1 vacancies
  • Expires on: 04-12-2020
Job Description

Senior Family Law Solicitor / CILEX (remote with some travel to one of our regional offices)

This is a home based role with some travel to one of our regional offices to be discussed in the interview process (Bristol, Manchester, Stratford-upon-Avon or Sheffield)

We’re looking for a highly motivated senior family law solicitor to join our growing family department. At Co-op Legal Services (CLS) we’re known for our ethical approach, innovative use of technology and our commitment to all our customers and colleagues. It’s an exciting time to join us, and we’re moving from strength to strength. In 2019, our family department were awarded 'Excellence in Technology & Innovation' at the Law Society Excellence Awards; and it doesn’t stop there - we’ve got exciting plans for the future.

As a senior family law solicitor, we’ll look to you to act as an inspirational leader for a team of solicitors, as well as being hands-on and managing a varied caseload (including high net worth and complex cases). You’ll need to use your legal expertise to provide thought leadership to the team, as well as using your commercial acumen to spot opportunities to improve our customer offering. It’s a big job, but an even bigger opportunity for you to develop your career and shape the future of our business in our award-winning team. 


What you’ll do

• manage and develop a team of family law solicitors, undertaking all line-management duties for these colleagues

• take ownership of a mixed caseload of family matters, undertaking active negotiation and mediation to get the best results for your clients

• review and manage the team’s workload and delegate duties evenly across the team

• actively look for opportunities to improve ways of working and increase revenue

• report directly into the Head of Family Law, providing insights and findings

• advise the team on complex legal queries, acting as the subject matter specialist in family law




This role would suit people who have

• qualified as a solicitor / CILEX qualified, with significant post-qualification experience 

• a solid background in family law, with excellent legal technical knowledge

• previous experience in advocacy would be beneficial in this role

• people management experience, with a passion for supporting and developing a team

• outstanding communication skills, with the ability to engage with a range of clients and partners, including executive colleagues within CLS

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