Family Lawyer – Private Divorce – 1204

Salary £25,000 - £45,000
Job Type Permanent
Location Sunderland

My client is hiring for a Family Lawyer to join their growing firm based in Sunderland.

Due to planned growth and expansion, my client is looking for a Solicitor or Legal Executive to join their existing family law team. The successful candidate will be at least 1 years PQE and will have experience of dealing with a varied caseload of private divorce, financial matters and children work.


• Have sound and relevant experience already gained within a respected Family team.
• Undertake legal work for the benefit of the clients of our firm.
• Have experience of supervising the work of secretaries, trainees, paralegals and others as may from time to be time be required.
• Ensure ongoing competency training including completing compliance training.
• Work loyally and effectively as a member of our firm and always with our core values in mind.
• Meet set fee earning targets both monthly and annually.
• Ensure the appropriate management of debtors, including obtaining funds on account of costs and disbursements, in accordance with departmental policy from time to time.
• Participate in business development activities as and when required to include building, maintaining and nurturing appropriate network of contacts, referrers and business partners with the aim of winning new work whilst also fostering and developing relationships with both existing and past clients to ensure repeat instructions are received. You will also work with our BDM to develop and successfully market the department including to help crease and implement business development strategies.
• Assist in the production of advice articles for the firm and take an active role on social media including firm and self-promotion.
• Attend networking events on behalf of our firm.

Your Experience:

• Have well-developed interpersonal skills – an ability to interact with people at all levels and able to inspire confidence in customers and colleagues.
• Hold sound writing, drafting and legal research skills along with sound interviewing and advising skills.
• Have the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines and have excellent attention to detail.
• Have the ability to learn quickly and flexibly to take on new types and complexities of work.
• Have the ability to remain calm and professionally detached in all circumstances.
• Have the ability to work as part of a team and committed to a career in family law.
• Have a flexible and proactive approach.
• Be proficient in all usual technical packages to include Outlook, Word and other Microsoft packages whilst also having the ability to use an electronic case management system.

Should you have any questions or wish to apply please do not hesitate to contact Clear Legal and Financial Recruitment

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Job Title: Family Lawyer - Private Divorce - 1204
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