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Family Solicitor

Zoek Pin Southampton, England

Permanent (Full time)

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Family Solicitor

1 – 5 Year PQE +

Isle of Wight / Southampton

(Maternity Cover Initially)

Competitive Salary dependent on qualifications and experience.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Family Solicitor or Legal Executive who is able to run their own files without supervision. You will be joining a reputable legal practice with a great presence in the Hampshire area.

Due to covering a maternity leave and also growth, the firm are looking for an additional person to join the team. They are greatly busy with new instructions and referrals, although you will need to be able to undertake business development activities to build your caseload and help with the further growth.

They are seeking a fee earner with a good understanding of the market. You will advise on a variety of matters to include divorce and separation, private children’s matters and financial agreements / disputes.

Due to being based on the Isle of Wight, the firm will look at someone who is willing to work remotely. This position will be to cover maternity leave initially, with a view for this to become a permanent position in their new office in Southampton which is due to open in a few months.

Duties will include:

Managing own caseload

  • Advising on a variety of privately funded family matters

  • Develop existing caseload in divorce, finance and private children matters

  • Drafting legal documentation to include Cohabitation Agreements and Prenuptial Agreements

  • Drafting various Court Applications

  • Be actively involved in marketing and business development activities

The successful candidate ideally will:

Have at least 1 years’ experience of maintaining their own private family law caseload

  • Be a Solicitor or FCILEx  

  • Be a member of resolution or hold a specialist family accreditation desirable

  • Be able to effectively develop business  

  • Offer sound legal advice to a diverse client base

  • Maintain your continuing professional development requirements

  • Be self-motivated with a drive to develop the team

  • Work in a collaborative manner within the team and wider firm

  • Have a positive approach and strong work ethic

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