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Family Solicitor

Job Title: Family Solicitor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Coventry
Salary: 40000 - 45000
REF: Family Solicitor
Contact Name: Sue Bradnock
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 3 years ago

Job Description

Job Purpose:

  • To undertake caseload of privately funded work under the supervision of the Head of Department
  • To work in accordance with the Office Manual
  • To act at all times in an appropriate way as an employee of a professional practice


Key Responsibilities:

  • Attending clients in the office
  • Maintenance of files and preparation of full attendance notes
  • Time recording and preparation of bills
  • Advocacy and attendance at Court as required
  • Undertake work and networking necessary to build up, maintain and manage a case load of private matters
  • Achievement of WIP, billing and cash targets
  • Management of support staff, to include performance management
  • Undertake any reasonable instructions made by Members, Heads of Department or Fee Earners within the limits of this employment description
  • Attend Fee Earner and departmental meetings
  • Undertake file reviews in relation to other Fee Earners as required
  • All work to be carried out under supervision of Head of Department


Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years PQE
  • Good quality experience of running a private caseload
  • A friendly and personable manner
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to undertake work in accordance with requirements of the Office Manual
  • Experience of requirements of Lexcel
  • Driving licence and use of own vehicle essential
  • Networking skills
  • Thorough knowledge of family law and privately funded cases, particularly divorce finances and children matters
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word and Outlook