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Family Solicitor

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Job Title: Family Solicitor or Legal Executive (FCILEx) or Experienced Paralegal
Department: Family
Position: Full Time (37.5 hours)
Experience: 2–5 years PQE
Location: Hereford
Salary: £45,000 – £60,000 p.a. dependant on experience

We are on the lookout for a Family Solicitor to join our privately funded law firm, to build on their expertise and make a real difference in the lives of our clients. The Family Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive will support the firm in a well-established, growing department.

It is essential that the applicant has a minimum of 2 years of experience within Family Law. This position is based in our office in Hereford.

Day-to-Day Duties

  • Representing and advising clients in family matters, not limited to but including contentious cases concerning divorce and domestic violence. Also to oversee family estates and offer advice on areas such as child contact and adoption;
  • The successful applicant will be expected to represent parties in care proceedings, for example, on behalf of parent or children;
  • Working closely with the Managing Director & Solicitor, Michael Horne, as well as paralegals, secretaries, and other support staff;
  • Providing advice to clients, in person and via telephone or video conference;
  • Drafting legal documents as well as reviewing documentation; and
  • Establishing a compelling position for the client, using a complete and accurate understanding of the matter and family law.

The successful applicant will

  • Be capable of working across the whole range of family disputes for clients;
  • Provide a high quality, efficient and effective legal service, ensuring client satisfaction at all times;
  • Achieve billing, time and fee earning targets set and co-operate with the firm’s credit control arrangements; and
  • Continue to develop personal skills and experience within the department.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary DOE;
  • Support in continuing professional development and pursuing your long-term career goals;
  • A dynamic, client-driven work environment to apply skills where they’ll make the most difference;
  • A purpose-built staff room and one-hour lunch breaks;
  • Free on-site parking;
  • Generous leave allowance; and
  • Access to the firm’s private gym with showers and sauna

Outside of the office, our staff can be found out bowling, sailing, mountain biking, hosting seminars, or anything in between. Anything goes. Even piloting helicopters and airplanes.

Why Work for Kidwells Solicitors

Kidwells Solicitors works to empower our clients, whether business or individuals. And that starts with empowering our staff. Our firm of lawyers and support staff enjoy a high quality of work, in an energetic and friendly environment where they can learn, evolve, and make a real difference in the lives of our clients.

Established in 2008, Kidwells Solicitors is a Law Society Lexcel accredited, dynamic law firm. Our clients value us for our efficient, honest, and proactive approach. We take the time to truly understand our clients and their needs. Our diversity, breadth of experience, and unique level of hands-on expertise are our greatest strengths, enabling us to provide a one-stop service for our clients.

Ultimately, our staff are part of a team that works with clients to build a better future, for themselves, their community, their family, or their business.

The Applicant  

The successful applicant will be experienced in running a caseload, dealing with clients and able to take the initiative in all tasks, applying a forensic approach to work. Strong communication skills both verbal and written and the ability to manage own time and maintain excellent organisational skills are required.

The successful applicant must:

  • Be able to work effectively within a team, as well as efficiently running an individual caseload;
  • Be professional, organised, competent, enthusiastic and ambitious; and
  • Be able to work with other fee earners and seek advice and assistance whenever needed to develop knowledge and skills.

Employees are encouraged to take regular time off with holiday entitlement mirroring the public sector, to relax in the purpose-built staff room, to make the most of the top of the range gym and encouraged to work with the Board of Directors to constantly improve the working environment, to continue their professional development, to learn and evolve as individuals as the Company continues to evolve as market leaders.

For any queries, please do get in touch!