01 Apr, 2021

Family Law Solicitor

  • Susan Howarth & Company Solicitors Ltd
  • Northwich, UK
Full time Solicitor

Job Description

Susan Howarth & Company Solicitors is currently recruiting for a Family Law Solicitor. 

As a community-focussed and forward-thinking Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners-ranked law firm based in Northwich, we are both Lexcel-accredited and were finalists in the Family Law Firm of the Year (North)at the Lexis Nexis Family Law Awards 2020.

Our practice is driven by an ethos and a belief that everyone has the right to access justice and a commitment to deliver the highest quality of service to all clients - hence, this role will suit individuals who, like us, also value customer service highly.

The Role & Responsibilities:

With a hands-on, flexible and can-do attitude, applicants will ideally have prior experience and a team player mentality.  

With at least 4 years PQE, we are looking for someone who is able to cover a heavy case load of work to include – divorce, private children act applications, civil partnership, pre/post nuptial agreements, separation agreements, cohabitation agreements, domestic violence, TOLATA, and financial proceedings.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience: -

  • Experienced in court advocacy.
  • A panel membership (law society advanced panel) or working towards the same is essential
  • Knowledge and experience in Legal Aid applications / processing.
  • Organised, SRA and Lexcel procedurally compliant
  • Solid customer service and/or client-facing experience, ideally within a commercial environment
  • Computer literacy, with practical experience using Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and Outlook (e-mails, appointment booking etc). Any additional database knowledge or experience is advantageous.
  • Strong time management and prioritisation skills
  • A professional and confident manner, combined with a personable and approachable attitude
  • A positive and productive approach to work
  • The ability to use your own initiative and undertake new tasks
  • A willingness to learn and apply new skills
  • A smart and presentable appearance.
  • Good and extensive experience in all aspects of family law.

Commutable from Winsford, Northwich, Middlewich, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Warrington / Cheshire areas.

Experience

PQE 4

Competitive Salary

Yes

Sector

Family / Matrimonial

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