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Date Added: Thu 01/10/2020

Family Solicitor - Senior Associate

England, UK
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Company: CRA CONSULTING LIMITED

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

A leading law firm in Sheffield and one of the regions market leaders in Private Family work are looking to recruit a senior family associate to join the team. The firm has more plans for expansion this year and is going from strength to strength.

With teams specializing in the all the major areas of law, from family to property and Corporate transactions through to debt recovery, they have a great loyal client base which is ever growing.

They understand the importance of our people; the practice has been accredited by Investors in People since, which is recognized across the world as a mark of excellence in 'putting people first'. The practice also ranks as a Legal 500 firm, is listed in the reputable Chambers Guides, is Lexcel accredited and a member of the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme and Wills & Inheritance Quality Scheme.

If You are?

Efficient, confident and an excellent communicator who is able to clearly and concisely advise clients, as well as communicate with your colleagues to share ideas and progress cases.

Great communication skills which will be very helpful when it comes to networking externally and working with your colleagues internally in order to play your part in growing the department.

If you like to work with your colleagues to get the best outcome for your clients and you understand the importance of excellent client care, with a desire and the clear ability to manage and meet client expectations, this is the role for you!

We are looking for the ruight person to undertake the responsibility for fee-earning work in the family department and to provide a profitable contribution to the firm within Company procedures and guidelines, meeting or exceeding company standards and client expectations.

If You have?

  • 4 years plus PQE in the provision of expert family advice
  • Confident communicator with good relationship building skills.
  • Ability to quickly build strong, productive relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Able to work independently.
  • A member of resolution.
  • Self motivated.
  • Knowledge of Excel and Word.
  • Must have a flexible attitude to work and time.
  • Ability to prioritise caseload and re-schedule as required to meet deadlines.

You will be expected:

  • To run your own busy family cases, both litigated and non-litigated, providing clients with an effective and professional service, communicating effectively in keeping with company client care standards and delivering accurate legal advice.
  • To deal with both finance and private children matters.
  • To be pro-active in your case management and creative with problem-solving, considering the best interests of the client and ensuring your cases are kept under continuous review and progressed appropriately.
  • To exercise professional judgement as to when to seek guidance, when to research solutions to problems using professional resources or when to do both.
  • To achieve or exceed your individual billing and time recording targets.
  • To maintain financial control of own ledgers with particular regard to cash flow control through collection of monies on account and billing procedures.
  • To participate in marketing and networking activities whether on a firm-wide, departmental or office basis in order to assist in the growth of the family department.
  • To promote the firm and the family department by becoming involved with local groups and societies and carrying out independent networking and business development activities.
  • To ensure the confidentiality of the firm's and client's documentation and information.
  • To adhere to company standards, policies and procedures at all times.
  • To contribute positively to departmental and firm-wide activities.
  • To undertake relevant training as required.
  • To comply with the Solicitors Regulation Authority Code of Conduct at all times.
  • To assist in the implementation of the firm case management system.
  • To ensure the confidentiality of the firm's and client's documentation and information.
  • To carry out any other duties that are within your skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.

Salary is dependent on experience

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