Hopkins Solicitors LLP

Job Title:Family Fee Earner
Location:Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
Hours:Full Time

Hopkins Solicitors LLP is one of the leading North Nottinghamshire firms of solicitors with 90 employees across five offices, 2 in Mansfield, 1 in Sutton in Ashfield, 1 in Nottingham and 1 in Kirkby in Ashfield.

Due to ongoing expansion, we are currently looking to recruit a Family fee earner for our new and expanding Sutton Office;


The position would ideally suit a qualified Solicitor or Legal Executive or equivalent with at least 1-5 years PQE;

You will be required to cover all areas of Family Law but particularly:

Legally aided and private work is undertaken, and a knowledge of the legal aid system is desirable;

Court work and advocacy will be required.

The ideal candidate will take over a busy caseload.

We are looking for someone motivated and passionate about supporting vulnerable clients as well as having excellent client care skills.

The ideal candidate for this role must have the following:

  • a strong desire to learn
  • enthusiastic and ambitious
  • hardworking
  • organised
  • adaptable and accommodating
  • a smart and tidy appearance
  • excellent attention to detail
  • IT competent
  • Excellent timekeeping and attendance

The successful candidate will undertake duties including but not limited to:

  • Meeting new clients, taking instructions, and advising.
  • Conducting their own caseload of family work in an efficient manner.
  • Drafting all documents as required.
  • Using Legal Aid CCMS for applications, amendments, billing.
  • Representing clients at Court and conducting own advocacy.
  • Attending PLO and other Social Care meetings.
  • Attending advocates and professionals’ meetings.
  • Instructing Counsel and experts.
  • Liaising and building links with agencies such as Womens’ Aid and NIDAS.
  • Supporting other members of the team where required.
  • Networking in order to assist in the expansion of the office.

CV Deadline & Shortlist of Candidates Announced:  1 August 2020

Start Date:   September 2020 or earlier by arrangement.

Reporting to: Head of Department

Hours of Work: 9.00am – 5.00pm with an hour for lunch

Benefits: Workplace Pension Scheme, 20 days holiday, plus bank holidays, plus 4 extra days over Christmas when the offices close.

Salary Guide: dependent upon experience

Should you wish to be considered for this role, please apply to Rebecca Truscott at rtruscott@hopkins-solicitors.co.uk

Hopkins Solicitors LLP
Full Vacancy Details
Below are full details of the Vacancy.
Employer: Hopkins Solicitors LLP
Job Title: Family Fee Earner
Closing Date: 2020-08-01
Hours: Full Time
Practice Area: Divorce, Civil Partnership, Children, Pre-Nuptial, Separation, Co-Habitation, Domestic Violence
Location: Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
Contact: Rebecca Truscott
Phone: 01623 468468
Email: rtruscott@hopkins-solicitors.co.uk
Website: www.hopkins-solicitors.co.uk
Reference No: V0190


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