UPDATE: Despite the current corona virus crisis, here at Wiltshire and Hampshire Solicitors, Bonallack and Bishop, we have 1 current family law vacancy.
We intend to use video calls for the first interview.
Please note we do not accept job applications for secretaries and other support staff through agencies.
Family Lawyer – Salisbury, Fordingbridge, Amesbury or Andover Offices – Full or Part Time
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated lawyer to join our busy team.
The job is suitable for experienced family lawyers with a minimum of 2 years PQE – or the equivalent. While this might be a solicitor or legal executive, we are also happy to consider experienced paralegals who are able to run their own files without regular supervision.
The family work is 100% private client – we do not take on legal aid work. As a result, the successful candidate will need solid experience with regard to divorce and in particular ancillary relief and pensions.
Experience of military divorce would be helpful – a significant part of the family team’s caseload is military divorce in which we have considerable specialist experience, for clients both locally and nationwide.
Experience in using a case management system for family law cases would also be useful, though not essential.
The successful candidate
The right candidate will have;
- a minimum of at least 2 years’ experience of divorce and family law
- the ability to work unsupervised, as part of a team
- the confidence and the ability to react to change whilst working within a pressurised environment
- good organisational and excellent IT skills
- a keen eye for detail
- excellent standards of client care and great communication skills
- the ability to be an excellent biller
- a desire and the ability to help in the growth of the firm
The ability to provide occasional cover for our free drop-in family law surgery every Wednesday afternoon at our Amesbury office when it reopens post lockdown would also be useful, though not essential.
Part-time or full-time
We are happy to consider full time or part-time candidates with a minimum of three days per week.
Niche area of law?
As a firm, we are very keen on developing specialist niche areas of law. So, if you already have, or want to develop, a niche area of practice, we would love to hear about it.
Flexible working available
We offer flexible working if required – many of our lawyers routinely worked from home, prior to the lockdown, for example.
We are more concerned with output than input – what we are really looking for is quality work, highly satisfied clients and great billing.
Market rate – dependent on the successful candidate’s qualification and experience
How to apply
Sound good? If you’re interested in the job, email Senior Partner Tim Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org with an accompanying letter and your CV.