Job Category: Lawyer Solicitor
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Birchington

Salary: Circa £40k – £55k DOE

Main purpose

  • To be available at all time to advise clients on legal matters relating to your specified disciplines.
  • To promote the Firm and develop a client base.
  • When required to assist with the management of the firms affairs.

Qualifications, skills and experience

  • Admission as a Licensed Conveyancer
  • Numerate and IT literate (ideally Microsoft Outlook and Office); knowledge of Legal software packages

Main responsibilities

  • To comply with the Solicitors Accounts Rules and the Rules on the Professional Conduct of Solicitors.
  • To manage all work allocated by the head of department or other partner in accordance with detailed procedures and quality standards contained in the firm’s Office Manual.
  • At all times to exercise high standards of client care in a professional and pleasant manner dealing with any complaints in a professional and timely manner.
  • To maintain up to date company and commercial awareness sufficient to relevantly promote the image, ethos, services and interests of the company.
  • To ensure good working relationships within the firm and with external institutions and organisations.
  • To ensure that all client work is progressed expeditiously and that the client is kept regularly informed on progress and on costs
  • To achieve agreed levels of billing and time recording.
  • In close liaison with the Accounts department to have overall responsibility for credit control on own matters.
  • To maintain clear and precise communications with other personnel of the firm.
  • To perform all other reasonable duties as may be appropriate from time to time.
  • To take responsibility for and attend to self-development including compliance with the relevant training requirements of the SRA.
  • To ensure the confidentiality and security of all of the firm’s and client documentation and information.

Extended responsibilities

  • To actively seek ways to contribute to the continuing evolution and development of the firm.
  • To assist in the development of new products and service opportunities.
  • To monitor and help develop systems and procedures within the partner’s work area, including the use of technology.
  • To develop leadership skills and the ability to optimise team performance.

Person specification

  • Good communicator, demonstrating effective team work and showing good interpersonal skills, particularly when dealing with clients.
  • Manages time effectively and plans workload, prioritising tasks appropriately.
  • Exercises judgement and initiative in their work escalating issues in a timely and appropriate way.

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