One of our clients, is one of the largest legal practices in the South West. With clearly defined divisions catering for business and private clients, their teams can offer the very best legal advice through a full range of legal services, across a wide range of areas and commercial sectors. They reward hard-working staff with flexibility, competitive salaries with a generous holiday plan and a fantastic benefits package.
Our client has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Lawyer to join the Family Team in their Torquay office. The ideal candidate will be a qualified Solicitor/Legal Executive with enough experience necessary to enable them to hit the ground running. The role will include;
Overseeing the whole process of each case from pre-proceedings through to completion of the final hearing.
Organising/participating in training events as appropriate and/or necessary. Taking a lead role in advising clients on the specialist aspects of Child Care law and practice.
You will be responsible for progressing your own caseload of files focussed on care proceedings, acting for parents/grandparents, either be a member of the Children Panel or working towards that.
You will be expected to conduct your own advocacy, unless complex or lengthy.
Other aspects of family work will be included in your caseload and you can focus it around your interests.
To make sure that quality standards are always understood and adhered to.
To promote a high quality of service and to maintain file administration, carry out reviews as directed and comply with the firm’s quality standards policies and procedures outlined in the firm’s Practice Manual.
To adhere to the firm’s Equality and Diversity Policy always.
To achieve any billing, time and fee earning targets set; to co-operate with the firm’s credit control arrangements; to manage time effectively and ensure billing is carried out regularly.
Ensure recommendations and cross-referrals occur to other departments and personnel within the firm.
Your team are supportive and will be welcoming; an enthusiastic candidate with experience is essential. You will need to be able to manage large workloads effectively and be productive under pressure. Successful candidates will have previous experience, be personable, articulate and enjoy working both in an individual role and as an integral part of the team. Excellent knowledge and evidence of understanding childcare law will be crucial at interview stages.
Please apply below today, you do not want to miss out
Salary : £45000/annum