Family Law

West Sussex Family Solicitor 4+ PQE

posted 14th January 2020
  • United Kingdom
  • Competitive
  • Crawley
  • Full-time


  • Competitive


The team is recognised for their work on a wide range of marital and family-related issues with an emphasis on Mid to High net worth clients and the resolution of their financial disputes. 

The team plays an active role in working with clients to deal with their holistic needs and prides itself on providing an excellent bespoke service. 

They currently have varying levels of seniority within the department and are recognised as one of the leading family teams, both in size and complexity of the work that we undertake in the South-East region outside of Central London.

About the role:

Providing high quality advice in relation to divorce, financial and children matters with the ability to manage their own caseload with minimal supervision and to supervise and mentor junior fee earners within the team.

Independently managing a full case load of family matters to include divorce, financial proceedings and children matters.

Providing support to more junior Fee Earners including solicitors and paralegals in the Family team and working closely with these colleagues to assist with the progression of their caseload.

Financial management of own client matters including regular billing and the management of unpaid bills.

Producing documents required for court such as Forms E, First Appointment Documentation, Statements, Questionnaires and Consent Orders.

Attending hearings/trials with Counsel.

Trial preparation to include the drafting of Preliminary Documentation and ensure the Trial Bundles are practice direction compliant.

Liaising with clients over the telephone and in correspondence both on your own matters and on other files which you are involved in. 

Undertaking legal research as required.

Achieving a target of chargeable work per year (to be set by your Head of department/Service Delivery)(or pro rated if part-time).

Do you have?

4+yrs pqe experience as a Solicitor or Legal Executive in a respected family team?

Supervisory experience or a keenness to develop and train junior lawyers.

Experience or a keenness to participate in business development activities

Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team not only in Family but with internal teams across the business

Commercial awareness as they act for many owner managed businesses

Client focus with a desire to go above and beyond what is required to provide an excellent service

The ability to work well under pressure, manage a varied workload and effectively manage your time

A good eye for detail, presentation and overall high work standards

Excellent client care skills

A very competitive salary and fantastic work life balance are on offer.

If you’re interested, please apply or get in contact with Austen Soper at Nelson Chambers.

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