Based in Bedfordshire
Opportunity to practise family law
About Our Client
This law firm has been practising in Bedfordshire for over 50 years.
They consider their staff are friendly, approachable and caring.
In addition they believe that the advice their solicitors give will always be clearly explained without the legal jargon.
Success has been achieved by putting the clients best interests first.
This firm is seeking a senior solicitor to take over the role of Head of Family law to facilitate the retirement of a long-standing member of staff. The ideal candidate will preferably have experience of setting and realising departmental targets, managing a team and planning strategically for growth in alignment with the business goals of the
To provide a thorough knowledge of all aspects of family law.
To develop strategic plans and deliver the department growth in line with the
To represent the department within the Company.
To manage the department on a day-to-day basis.
To undertake fee-earning work and provide a profitable contribution to the work of the department.
To maintain relationships with staff and clients in accordance with the company's
To comply with the company's policies
To meet individual and team performance targets as agreed from year-to-year.
All aspects of leadership and management for the Family department.
Conduct of matters on behalf of clients in family law and related matters.
Supervision of fee-earning work undertaken by junior members of the team.
Management of support services for the team.
Maintaining orderly and up-to-date files including electronic files and complying with
the company's policies on file management.
Completing time recording and other management records required by the company.
Cross-referring work and clients within the company.
Ensuring compliance with the company's policies including Lexcel compliance.
Financial control including managing the cash flow for the team through efficient
billing and payment procedures.
Recognising fee-earning opportunities and developing those opportunities.
To ensure maximum integration with the Family Office services.
Managing the department in accordance with company's business objectives.
Being innovative, recognising and developing opportunities for the department and
managing organisationally when required with minimal disruption to the business.
Recognising and enabling business development opportunities.
Planning growth in alignment with the commercial objectives of the company.
Complying with the company's policies in the undertaking of its duties and assisting
the directors and staff in achieving efficient management of work flows.
Supporting the successful development of the company in line with its objectives.
Delivering a high standard of client care.
Networking and participation in the company's marketing activities.
Cross referral of work within the company and department.
Using and assisting in the development of relevant IT and case management
systems for the department.
Complying with the Solicitors Accounts Rules and Code of Conduct and the Money
Laundering Regulations in accordance with current guidance from the SRA and the
Identifying and meeting job related training and development targets.
Any other matters reasonably required by the Directors.
Experience in family Law: in all aspects of relationship breakdowns, separation,
divorce, dissolution and financial remedy applications in medium to high net worth
cases; private law; minors; pre and post-nuptial agreements.
Excellent communication and personal skills.
A network of existing contacts.
Ability to build the client base and help market the company's wider services.
The Successful Applicant
At least three year's PQE.
Background in family law.
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