Family Solicitor

  • Job Reference: SDA/2875600FS
  • Date Posted: 18 November 2020
  • Recruiter: North West
  • Location: Manchester City Centre, Greater Manchester, Englan
  • Salary: £36,000 to £44,000
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Keywords: Solicitor, Family Law, CILEX, Private Practice

Job Title: Family Solicitor / CILEX

Job reference: SDA/2875600FS

Job description: A law firm in Manchester city centre is looking for a highly motivated Family Law Solicitor/CILEX to join their growing family department.

This is a home based role with some travel to one of our regional offices to be discussed in the interview process.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Managing a complex caseload, dealing with anything from fixed-fee divorces to financial disputes
  • As a nationwide firm, will have opportunity to work on high net worth and complex children cases
  • Providing legal advice to clients over the phone, via written communication channels, and face to face meetings
  • Taking ownership of a mixed caseload of family matters, undertaking active negotiation and mediation to get the best results for your clients
  • Actively looking for opportunities to improve ways of working and increasing revenue
  • Advising the team on complex legal queries, acting as the subject matter specialist in family law
  • Continually developing your legal knowledge in all areas of family law, appropriate protocols and court processes, in order to provide technical support to colleagues and make informed decisions

Required skills

  • Qualified as a solicitor / CILEX qualified, with significant post-qualification experience
  • A proven background in family law, with excellent legal technical knowledge
  • Previous experience in advocacy would be beneficial
  • Solid knowledge of divorce, separation, financial settlements, cohabitation and children law
  • The ability to use case management systems
  • Excellent relationship building skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with all kinds of people
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills
  • A passion for providing a great client experience

Salary:  £36,000 - £44,000K plus benefits DOE

Hours per Week: 37.5

Company Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Potential for partial home working
  • Operates flexible working hours
  • Coaching, training and support to help you develop
  • Pension with up to 10% employer contributions
  • Annual incentive scheme
  • 28 days holiday (rising to 32 in line with service)

To discuss this role in more detail please contact Sophie Anderson sanderson@venngoup.com or by calling on 0161 830 1830.

Venn Group is an equal opportunities employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates.

Keywords: Solicitor, Family Law, CILEX, Private Practice