Hopkins Solicitors LLP

Job Title:Family Fee Earner
Location:Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
Contract Length:Full Time
Hours:Full-Time Monday - Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Required Skills:Organised, competent, IT skills, excellent time-keeping & attendance
Start Date ASAP
Reporting To:
Head of Department
Hours:
9:00am - 5pm (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:
Competitive, dependent upon experience

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 3 years PQE;

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

Legally aided and private work is undertaken;

Court work and advocacy will be required;

The ideal candidate will take over a busy caseload and also be expected to build and manage the department ;

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.

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
Contract Length: Full Time
Closing Date: 2020-11-27
Hours: Full-Time Monday - Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Required Skills: Organised, competent, IT skills, excellent time-keeping & attendance
Practice Area: Family Law
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: V0208

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