Senior Family Lawyer

South East England
Excellent plus benefits
20 Jun 2018
20 Jul 2018
Jon Cowdry
Practice Area
Private Client, Family
Contract Type
Flexible, Part time, Permanent


A well established and fast growing client-centric law firm based in the South East seeks to appoint a Family Solicitor 4pqe+ to join a highly regarded Family Law department.


The team works on a wide range of marital and family-related issues, providing an excellent bespoke service.

The role will involve the following :

The provision of high quality legal advice in relation to divorce and children matters.

The post holder will be expected to manage a full caseload with minimal supervision and to supervise and mentor junior fee earners within the team.

You will be managing work relating to a full caseload of family matters to include divorce, financial proceedings and children matters.

Your work will also include :

Documentation; documents required for court such as Forms E, First Appointment Documentation, Statements 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.


The successful candidate will be expected to have a minimum of 5pqe 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.

The ability to build and sustain relationships.

An enthusiastic and proactive approach.

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.

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