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 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