Family Solicitor (1-2 PQE) - Cambridge

Location: Cambridge

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 24 September 2021

Salary: Depending on experience

Specific Hours: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm - flexible working will be considered

Family Solicitor (1-2 PQE) - Cambridge

Ashtons Legal have one of the largest Family Law departments in the region and our solicitors are recognised for their expertise in divorce, financial settlement and children law. 

We are looking for a Solicitor to join our team in Cambridge to assist in the delivery of family services to our clients.

You will manage you own caseload and work with senior colleagues, when required and where appropriate, on more complex matters to gain knowledge and experience.  You will be required to use your initiative to actively progress matters as appropriate.

This is a client facing role and you will deal with new enquiries, conducting our free initial meetings with potential clients. You will also conduct meetings and interviews with clients to assess legal issues and provide accurate and comprehensive advice accordingly.

As a solicitor in our team, you can expect to:

  • Draft documents and letters
  • Take instructions and draft documents and pleadings
  • Advise on costs (including the preparation of Letters of Engagement)
  • Draft costs letters on own matters
  • Take instructions and messages from clients
  • Liaise with clients dealing with their queries
  • Attend court with clients on cases when required to do so both on your own and on other lawyers matters
  • Collate and prepare document bundles for conferences, hearings and briefing counsel
  • Booking counsel and other experts when appropriate
  • Disbursement funding – invoicing and settling invoices
  • Maintaining records e.g. new client tables
  • Maintaining accurate financial hygiene on your matters
  • Complete risk assessment requirements e.g. Technical File Reviews, internal audits etc accurately and on time
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