• Solicitor 0-3PQE - Family

    Job Locations UK-Swindon
    Job ID
    2019-1449
    Department
    Family
    Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    Closing Date
    31/10/2019
  • About the Role

     

    The Family Department provide law advice surrounding divorce, financial arrangements, and issues surrounding children and domestic violence. 

     

    To consistently deliver a high standard of legal advice to clients in a commercially astute manner, delivering outstanding client service at all times.  To assist with the marketing of the department’s services and undertaking business development activities to build on the firm and team’s reputation for excellence.

     

    • Manage own caseload of private matrimonial files, under supervision, focusing predominantly on the financial aspects of marriage breakdown.
    • Assist partner on more complex financial matters
    • Deal directly with clients to take instructions and have a clear understanding of matrimonial practice and procedures to deliver on client expectations
    • Work closely with partner and senior solicitor  to develop client relationship skills
    • Raise personal profile and attract work; take responsibility for aspects of BD projects within the department

     

     

    About You

     

    Skills & Experience:

    • Qualified Solicitor with 0-3 years PQE.
    • Previous experience with a Family law department with emphasis on matrimonial financial matters
    • Ability to manage own files with minimal supervision.
    • Strong client management skills with a focus on delivery of excellent client service.
    • Organised and able to effectively prioritise.

    Core Behaviours:

     

    • Positive Attitude to Work- Approaches work with positivity and energy and thrives in a busy environment.
    • Effective Communicator- Clearly conveys information and ideas through the relevant media. Speaks in Plain English.
    • Self Aware- Recognises personal strengths and weaknesses and uses that knowledge to interact positively with others. Maintains a professional impression.
    • Team Player- Actively participates as a member of a team. Develops and maintains relationships with others.
    • Resilient- Functions effectively under pressure and handles difficult circumstances in a manner that is acceptable to others and Royds Withy King.
    • Open to Change- Receptive to new ways of working with the ability to be flexible in approaching tasks and problems.

    Please note that the successful applicant will be subject to pre-employment screening including a DBS (Criminal Background) check.

     

    About Us

    Royds Withy King is a UK Top 100 law firm with robust commercial, private client, personal injury and clinical negligence practices. It has the combined expertise of over 480 staff across offices in London, Bath, Oxford and Wiltshire and is a founding member of the international network of independent law firms, Interleges.

     

    Royds Withy King uses its experience to put clients ahead of the curve and places client relationships at the heart of everything it does. Royds Withy King achieved eight top tier rankings in The Legal 500 2017 and 39 lawyers were ranked as ‘Leaders in their Field’ in Chambers & Partners UK 2018, both leading guides to the law.

     

    The firm is proud to be ranked for the last five years as a Sunday Times 100 Best Mid-Size Company to Work for. Royds Withy King also received a three star ‘extraordinary’ accreditation from Best Companies in 2017 – one of just six UK law firms to have done so.

     

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