Family Fee Earner
Family Fee Earner - Full time
Are you a Family Chartered Legal Executive, or specialist Family Fee Earner looking for a new challenge? If you would like to handle a caseload of predominantly private matters within one of the strongest firms in Coventry, then this could be the role for you. The role is a full-time office-based position.
Our client is a modern and forward-thinking law firm whose excellent reputation has been built up over decades. The firm offers a range of legal services to businesses and individuals alike and has often been recommended by the Legal 50. The firm's success is mirrored in the expanding Family team, which is now looking for a skilled and enthusiastic individual to join the Coventry office.
Since the department is so busy, you will hit the ground running with a full caseload of Family matters, including divorce, ancillary relief, pre-nuptials, cohabitation agreements and more. The majority of this work will be private, meaning it really is a good quality and often high-value caseload.
The Coventry office boasts a very close-knit team, meaning there is a great work environment and team spirit.
Our client envisages candidates with four or more years solid fee earning experience to have the necessary knowledge and experience to succeed in the role. However, this is given purely as a guideline and candidates who can demonstrate both the relevant technical ability and the enthusiasm to deliver a high-quality service to all clients will also be considered.
To assist the practice in meeting its professional obligations and business viability within the changing needs of the organisation and the legal market. To provide a high level of legal advice and assistance to the clients of the firm in the fee earners area of specialism. To ensure that the advice given is accurate and comprehensive and that all advice provided is clearly recorded on the file. To respond to all client and third party communications promptly and to progress the matter to conclusion within a reasonable time scale.
To provide clear and comprehensive advice to clients and to progress their case smoothly to conclusion. To ensure that the conduct of client files is in accordance with all internal, professional conduct and accounts rules and obligations. Additionally, to provide support and assistance to colleagues by assisting with overflow work within the department and maintain support during the holidays and sick leave, primarily by agreement with colleagues and, if requested, by the partners.
To ensure that clients are provided with comprehensive advice. To attend upon clients. To confirm advice in correspondence. To promptly respond to clients communications and promptly conduct all communications with solicitors instructed by other parties and with all other parties relating to the matter. To keep abreast of all legal developments in the fee earners sphere of practice and defer to expert third party advice, where appropriate, and particularly where the fee earner own knowledge is limited. To respond to all written telephone communications promptly. To actively progress the clients matter promptly to conclusion. To draft all necessary documentation required to progress the clients case and to proof read documents to achieve 100% accuracy. To uphold the highest standards of work and professional conduct. To ensure that paper and electronic files are up to date and accurate. To ensure that all client files, trial bundles and other documents are well organised and displayed, and comply with all internal and external procedures and requirements. To comply with all statutory requirements, where necessary. To prioritise work to meet deadlines agreed with the client or any other party involved with the matter.
To ensure that all information used in managing the files and storing deeds and wills and any other documents relating to the case are accurately recorded. To maintain accurate billing records by recording time appropriately and to promptly and regularly bill clients for work conducted. To keep active watch on all WIP levels. To chase aged bills conscientiously. To meet time recording, billing and other performance targets.
To ensure that all requisite deadlines relating to the case are accurately recorded in the diary management system and, in particular, in the case of court matters, on the central diary system.
To act as an ambassador/promoter of the firm. To take a proactive approach to building professional relationships with clients and other contacts. To treat clients and colleagues with respect and tact, bearing in mind individual needs, and ensuring confidentiality at all times. To present a smart appearance and wear attire suitable for a professional business environment. To maintain and promote the good image of the firm. To assist colleagues, Partners and Head of Department with marketing/training events and initiatives.
If this sounds like the role for you, then please forward your details through to me today!