Solicitor (Family law & Care Proceedings)

  • fulltime
  • Sheffield, S1 2DF
  • GBP 45000.0 to 60000.0 Annum

Job title: Solicitor/Legal Executive

Location: Sheffield 

Full time, Permanent  

Salary:£45,000 - £60,000 dependent on experience 

Bhayani Recruitment is working in partnership with a forward-thinking and well-established firm of solicitors specialising in care proceedings to recruit Solicitor/ Legal Executive. Our client have many years of experience working with people that are facing difficult family issues and really puts its employees first. Due to sustained success, they now seek another Solicitor or suitably experienced Legal Executive to join the team. This role will suit someone with a background in family care proceedings who can come in, work hard, and make their mark.

Summary of role

To undertake all aspects of legal work concerning families and children, which you will be competent in, having due regard to the regulations, policies and procedures that apply to the business and you as an employee.

What will you be doing?

  • Obtaining instructions and advising on course(s) of action, anticipated length, and funding position of the of the case 
  • Assessment of client’s financial means and explanation of Public Funding where required 
  • Representation of Client at court through the life of the case 
  • Covering court hearings for colleagues when required 
  • Instructing counsel, experts, solicitor advocates or other third-parties 
  • Drafting correspondence to client, court, solicitors counsel and other third-parties, including Statements, Notices, Applications, and other Legal Forms/Documents 
  • Obtaining and reviewing evidence and statements 
  • Negotiating on client’s behalf with other parties 
  • Ensuring efficient day-to-day progress of all matters, prioritising work as necessary and keeping the client informed on progress. 
  • Utilising the firms Case Management System to efficiently maintain complete files and pleadings 
  • Ensuring effective time recording 
  • Managing correspondence and telephone queries through the Triage Electronic system 
  • Maintaining an effective diary system – court dates, limitation dates and timetables set by court/tribunals 
  • Compliance with the firm's policies and procedures 
  • Supervising the Administration, Paralegal and Trainee resource as required when working on your cases 
  • To ensure that all work carried out meets or exceeds the requirements of the LAA’s Standard Contract, the SRA Code of Conduct and meets the Specialist Quality Mark standards

Requirements

  • Strong Guardian following 
  • 5-10 years Care Proceedings Experience 
  • Written and oral communication 
  • Negotiation skills 
  • Advocacy 
  • Full driving license and use of own vehicle 
  • 5 years PQE 
  • Experience of working on behalf of Local Authorities (Desirable
  • Knowledge of   Family and Children Law and Legal Aid funding

What do you get in return?

  • Bonus scheme & Christmas gift
  • Generous annual leave entitlement & additional paid leave at Christmas 
  • Paid for social events
  • Be part of a firm that plans to transition to employee ownership in near future
  • A commitment to your training and career development
  • 9-5 sociable working hours based in the city centre of Sheffield 

Bhayani recruitment is acting as an employment agency in relation to this role. Bhayani recruitment will ensure all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, age, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or on the basis of disability.  We invite applicants to contact us directly to identify any additional support required

  • family law
  • care proceedings
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