Solicitor - NQ to 1 PQE
Britton and Time Solicitors are based in Hove. The service and areas of law we offer to clients sets us apart from other local practices. The firm has been trading for 24 months and is in need of additional talent to aid further expansion and to deal with the growing workload. This is an excellent opportunity for a Family NQ/Litigation Fee Earner to join a growing firm and really make their mark. This post would also lend itself to a trainee Solicitor who is about to qualify. You will have a hands-on approach to working on family, civil, contract and consumer litigation matters. A “Can do" attitude towards work is essential for this role.
We are looking for someone self-motivated, commercially minded and commercially astute, a team player who has excellent communication skills. You must be able to find solutions, not problems, and have the drive and determination to provide the highest level of service to our clients.
You must have experience in either family or civil litigation - the firm is interested in candidates with experience in these areas.
You should have experience as a fee earner
You must have experience of court proceedings and family court proceedings
You must work well in a team and on your own
You must have a willingness to support others and be a strong team player
You must have excellent client handling skills
You must have computer skills and an eye for detail
You must have strong written and oral communication skills
You must ensure that files are managed effectively, meet set deadlines, complying with precedents, letters or documents on the case management system
You must be a pro-active, organised, results-driven individual who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and taking direction.
You must know what the Civil Procedure Rules are
You will be working on your own caseload and want to join a modern thinking firm of solicitors
You will be able to effectively manage your own caseload with relevant file handling experience
You will be required to handle small claims, fast-track and multi-track cases
You must know how to act for claimants, defendants, petitioners and respondents with an understanding of litigation
You will be able to build strong relationships with clients
You will actively drive and encourage cross-referrals
You will need the motivation and desire to continuously develop your own technical expertise
It would also be an advantage to have experience in mediation but not essential
It would be helpful if you could use case management software – Britton and Time Solicitors currently use LEAP.
You will be forward-thinking and extremely motivated
Excellent working environment
Progression within the company
Profit-sharing on cases brought to the firm
Team building events
Salary: £25,000.00 to £30,000.00 /year depending on experience.