Solicitor (2-3 PQE), Family Law, Reigate

TWM Solicitors in Reigate is looking for a family law solicitor of 2-3 PQE to join its busy Family Law team.

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Louise Prynne
HR Co-Ordinator

Overview of the vacancy

  • Undertake fee earning work and provide a profitable contribution to the work of the department.
  • To meet fee earning and other KPI targets.
  • Ensure the successful development of the firm in line with the current published business plan.
  • To play an important part in maintaining the high levels of service that the department wishes to continue to provide to its expanding client base.
  • To handle own speciality of family and matrimonial work for private clients and to build and develop own case load.
  • To participate in the marketing of the department by active participation in networking, seminar contribution etc.
  • To maintain and improve client care.
  • To work effectively with other departments.

Key tasks, duties and quality standards

  • To assist the department as a whole in meeting its fee earning targets by providing help regarding advice and assistance to clients in private matters in Family Law, as well as to other departments of the firm.
  • Conduct of matters on behalf of clients and working alongside senior fee earners to assist on larger cases.
  • Where appropriate, supervises junior members of staff.
  • Shows willingness to become involved in activities of the firm both within and outside of the department to which the individual is assigned.
  • Is developing a client/referrer base.
  • Understands and undertakes property referral of work to relevant departments and recommendation of work for other departments.
  • Is involved in practice development and marketing activities for the department, office and firm with little need for supervision/guidance.
  • To utilise skills of any department Trainee and to assist with the Trainee’s training.
  • Financial control with particular regard to cash-flow control through collection of monies on account and billing procedures.
  • Travelling to client meetings.
  • Promoting excellent file management.
  • To ensure compliance regulatory procedures.
  • To maintain professional knowledge base including attainment of annual CPD points.
  • To assist during the absence of other fee earners.
  • Undertake other duties as from time to time required.

This job description is non exhaustive and the firm reserves the right to vary the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time according to the needs of the firm’s business.

Qualifications

A good honours degree followed by LPC, training contract and PSC/or a good honours degree with CILEX to Fellow level, LPC and PSC and admitted by SRA as a Solicitor.

Essential personal qualities and attributes

  • Demonstrates strong competence in the chosen area of law and practice (and a sufficient understanding and awareness of all relevant areas of law as appropriate) but recognises the need to develop and learn.
  • Achieves targets in respect of chargeable hours, fees, recovery rate, lock-up and non-chargeable time.
  • Is developing and maintaining a client/referrer base.
  • Understands and undertakes proper referral of work to relevant departments and recommendation of work for other departments.
  • Shows willingness to be involved in activities of the firm outside of work within the department to which the individual is assigned.
  • Where appropriate, supervises junior members of staff.
  • Is involved in practice development and marketing activities for the department, office and firm with little need for guidance/supervision.
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of, and alignment with, the values of the firm.
  • Demonstrates a high level of courtesy and respect in dealing with all colleagues, clients and key business introducers.
  • Demonstrates a good sense of commercial awareness.

Essential skills, knowledge and abilities

  • Sound training
  • Well developed interpersonal, social and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Computer literate with an ability to develop its use in own functional area
  • Enthusiasm and commitment
  • A sound knowledge of your responsibilities as a Solicitor including in the following areas:
    • Rules and principles of professional conduct
    • Client care
    • Conflicts of interest
    • Confidentiality
    • Relations with third parties
    • Relations with other solicitors
  • Regulatory and compliance procedures

Desirable skills, knowledge and abilities

  • Prior knowledge of Practice Evolve or other office management systems
  • Client following

Contact us

If you are interested, please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@twmsolicitors.com.

TWM Solicitors (www.twmsolicitors.com) is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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