Solicitor/legal Executive

  • Negotiable
  • Herne Bay, Kent
  • Girlings Solicitors

JOB TITLE: Solicitor/Legal Executive

DEPARTMENT: Family

OFFICE BASE: Herne Bay

REPORTING TO: Head of Department/Partner

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

• Responsible for providing 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

• Conduct of client matters, including own advocacy

• Compliance with the firm's routine time recording, accounts and administrative disciplines including compliance with Excel requirements and orderly file management

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

• 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 • Attend the Firm’s other offices in order to attend client and departmental meetings and provide cover for other Family solicitors when on holiday or during unforeseen absences.

GENERAL OBJECTIVES:

• To agree clear objectives linked to the Firm’s business plan and participate in the performance management system, assessing performance and giving feedback as relevant

• To have a personal development plan and evaluate the effect of training on achievement

• To clearly identify the standards and systems required to continually improve our customer service

• To ensure confidentiality on all appropriate matters and recognise that any breach of this confidentiality will be treated very seriously

• To genuinely be part of the family team and encourage a co-operative working relationship with other members of the department

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