Family Solicitor – Legal Aid

Family Solicitor – Legal Aid

We are currently recruiting for a Family Solicitor to join our family law teams in Crossgates and Garforth. The role will involve managing a caseload of matters including care proceedings, children arrangements and domestic violence cases.

The role is suitable for an established Solicitor with experience in Legal Aid, looking for the next step in their career. We are looking for someone organised and methodical with a team player work ethic. Accuracy and attention to detail are essential, as is the ability to work quickly and efficiently to ensure deadlines are met and our excellent client care standards are maintained.

KEY TASKS

-Running a case load of client matters.
-Dealing with matters at all stages, from taking the client’s initial instructions, applying for legal aid where appropriate, and advocacy.
-Drafting statements, applications and other court pleadings.
-Dealing with new client enquiries.
-Providing support to other fee earners in the family department.

KEY SKILLS – ESSENTIAL

-Professional and friendly client care.
-Ability to work accurately in accordance with procedures and processes.
-Ability to deal with technical details and to express solutions to complex legal problems in a concise and client-friendly way.
-Ability to present and argue a case orally in court and in writing.
-Good spoken and written communication to deal with clients and other parties face to face, by telephone and in producing legal documents.
-Confident IT skills.
-Ability to learn quickly.
-Ability to organise and prioritise work, under supervision, to meet clients’ expectations and matter deadlines.
-Ability to work under pressure.
-Ability to work on own initiative as appropriate.
Ability to work as a member of a team.

OTHER

-Flexible and ‘can do’ attitude

EXPERIENCE

-0-3 years PQE (inclusive of Legal Aid). However, we can be flexible on this for the right candidate.

QUALIFICATIONS

-Current Practising Certificate

SALARY

-Dependant on skills and experience.
-Please include your current salary and salary expectations within your application.

LOCATION

-Crossgates office – 48 Austhorpe Rd, Cross Gates, Leeds LS15 8DX
-Garforth office – 29 Main St, Garforth, Leeds LS25 1DS

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