Family Law Solicitor

Organisation
Beaumont Legal Recruitment
Reference
MB/046
Contract Type
Full-Time
Practice Area
Family Law
Location
Inverness
Salary
£55-£65K DOE = Excellent Benefits Package
PQE
5+ yrs
Family Law Solicitor – 6 +pqe – Inverness c£55 - £65k (DOE) + Excellent Benefits Package

Job Description


Family Law Solicitor – 6+pqe –Inverness c£55 - £65K (DOE) + Excellent Benefits Package

 

Highly regared, respected firm based Inverness has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Associate to join their team in Inverness. 

We are looking for a pro-active candidate eager to practise family law at the highest level and to assist in driving forward the team's strategic objectives.  

The successful candidate will be a focussed, ambitious and self-motivated lawyer who will be expected to work collaboratively with the other members of the team in a variety of cases involving the whole spectrum of family law.

Ideally the successful candidate will be a confident litigator with experience in both the sheriff court and court of session as well as having experience of or at least a keen interest in alternative dispute resolution models. The firm attracts a diverse range of family law work including challenging child law cases and the whole range of financial provision following relationship breakdown from complex high value divorce / dissolution to advising those of modest wealth in a cost-effective way. 

Regardless of the individual the firm acts for, they provide their clients with excellent client care with a solution-orientated approach. 

We are looking for a candidate who will provide the firms clients with clear direction and sound advice.

CORE TASKS;

·Providing solution-orientated advice to clients on financial provision upon separation and divorce and acting for clients in child related matters including residence and contact disputes child relocation applications and child abduction petitions.

· Engaging, meeting and advising clients on your own.

· Taking excellent care of clients from the beginning of their cases through to the end. 

·Drafting financial settlement agreements, pre and post nuptial and cohabitation agreements and providing clear advice on the legal implications of those documents.

·Drafting pleadings and conducting advocacy in sheriff court litigation both in person and over WebEx. 

·Working collaboratively with other team members to look after their clients, including attending client meetings and follow-up work, attending consultations with counsel and assisting with the follow-up work, preparing productions, taking statements from witnesses and covering court hearings in the Sheriff Court.

Being actively involved in the practice area’s business development and strategic objectives in order to grow our client base.

The Ideal Candidate:

Proven track record in family law with a focus on client care.
Strong litigation experience in Sheriff Court and familiarity with alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods a plus.
Excellent communication, writing, and research skills.
Team player with a proactive approach to business development.

This is a unique opportunity to:

Work on challenging and impactful cases.
Contribute to the growth of a top-ranked legal team.
Develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Please contact Michelle Beaumont for a confidential discussion.

Application Questions

1.  Scottish Qualified Solicitor
2.  Family Law Expereince
3.  Full Unrestricted Practicing Certificate
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