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Solicitor Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Solicitor to join my client’s busy Family team, based in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

As a Solicitor within the firm, you are responsible to the Partners.

Your duties are as follows:

To work within such area or areas of Law as shall from time to time be agreed with the Partners;

To advise, assist and represent clients or the firm, acting at all times in accordance with the proper professional standards, and observing at all times the Professional Rules of the Solicitors Regulation
Authority;

To have responsibility for such caseload as shall be agreed between you and the Partner(s) responsible for the area(s) of work previously agreed and to act efficiently and effectively in respect of such
caseload;
To ensure that at all times you have the necessary knowledge of the area or areas of law in which you are engaged so as to attain proper professional standards, and to keep up to date with developments in the area or areas of law by reading appropriately and attending such training course as shall be
approved by the Partners;

To participate fully in any time recording system, and to observe and apply fully any file management procedures as shall be in operation within the firm;

To ensure that the billing of files is carried out efficiently and at the earliest opportunity;

To participate in supervision sessions in respect of your caseload as and when reasonably required;

To carry out effectively and efficiently such administrative tasks as shall be reasonably requested by the Partners or the Practice Support Manager;

To provide such advice, supervision and training to all staff as shall be reasonably required by the Partners;

To liaise closely and appropriately with, and to be considerate too, the secretary assigned to work with you;

To liaise closely and appropriately with, and to be considerate too, the Partners, other fee-earners and all non-fee-earners remembering at all times that co-operation between all is fundamental to a successful
and enjoyable working environment;

To attend and participate in, meetings within the firm as and when reasonably required;

To participate effectively and efficiently in the out of hours rota if required to do so in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of your employment;

To carry out such tasks commensurate with the job title “Solicitor” as are reasonably requested from time to time by the Partners or the Practice Support Manager

To immediately advise the Partners of any disciplinary action by the Leo or restriction on your Practising Certificate.

As a Solicitor within the firm, you must have the necessary personal and professional qualities to ensure that you can carry out the duties outlined above,

You must be admitted (or eligible for admission) to the Roll, but You must be committed to the aims

no other specific academic qualifications are a necessary pre-requisite.
and principles of the firm as set out in the Introduction to the Office Manual.

You must be committed to the provision of a publicly funded legal service of the highest possible standard.

A range of personal qualities/skills are required, including the following:

An empathy for, and understanding of, the problems faced by our clients;

An ability to identify problems and their attainable solutions;

An ability to think clearly and logically, and to articulate your views;

An ability to work under pressure, and to respond to crises;
An acceptance of the need to work outside normal office hours as and when required;

An ability to work both within a team and on your own initiative;

An ability to manage your caseload efficiently, competently and cost-effectively;

Honesty, tolerance, common sense, energy and sense of humour

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