Family Lawyer

  • Competitive plus benefits
  • Herne Bay, Kent
  • Trapeze Recruitment Services Ltd

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a leading Kent Legal firm. The Herne Bay team are expanding and require an experienced lawyer (Solicitor or FILEx).

Main Responsibilities:

• Assist the practice in meeting its professional obligations and business viability

• Provide a range of family legal services, including pre-marital advice, cohabitation, divorce/separation, financial settlement including Schedule 1 Children Act claims, private children and injunctive proceedings

• Provide clear and comprehensive advice to clients and to progress their case smoothly to conclusion

• Ensure that the advice given is accurate and comprehensive and that all advice provided is clearly recorded on the file

• Ensure that the conduct of client files is in accordance with all internal, professional conduct and accounts rules and obligations

• Play an active role in sustaining and developing the family department by networking and participating in marketing events

• Continual updating of legal knowledge by regularly reading professional publications, contributing family articles and producing topical contributions for use in the firm’s social media

• Be a member of Resolution, preferably a mediator, be collaboratively trained and/or have specialist family accreditation(s)

Key Skills and Experience:

• A minimum of 2 years’ experience in family law

• Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills

• Good organisational and multitasking abilities

• Must be skilled in negotiation, debate and persuasion techniques

Remuneration & Benefits

• Competitive salary

• 25 days’ holiday + bank holidays

• Discretionary bonus scheme

• Private Healthcare

Only suitable candidates will be directly contacted about this position and we will not store or process the data of candidates in any way unless consent has been obtained.

  • Advertiser: Agency
  • Reference: JO905