Solicitor – Family

Location: Gloucester/Ledbury Start Date: ASAP

A unique opportunity has arisen for an ambitious Solicitor to join us in our Stoud office. The successful candidate will work closely with the Head of Department and Regional Lead to develop the Family department’s offering in the Gloucestershire region. The role will require excellent self-management skills as well as demonstrable knowledge and experience of legal aid systems and advocacy.

Key duties:

  • Independently manages own caseload with minimal supervision, completing work efficiently & competently;
  • Contributes towards drafting content for legal updates & seeks out business development opportunities by attending conferences & networking events & cross-referring work;
  • Supervises junior colleagues, assisting with the development of their work and offering support when required;
  • Delivers a high-quality service to the firm’s clients, ensuring that positive business relationships are maintained & that the firm is easily accessible

Person Specification:

  • Minimum of 1 year PQE in a Family department;
  • Experience and knowledge of legal aid systems & advocacy;
  • Experience of supervision and/or willingness to supervise;
  • Experienced in using data management systems & the full Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Adaptable communicator, with ability to handle sensitive matters with professionalism & courtesy;
  • Panel membership is advantageous
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