Solicitor – Family/Matrimonial

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    £35 to £40k doe

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    Kathryn Wycherley

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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Job Title: Associate Solicitor, Family/Matrimonial Department

Responsible to: Head of Department

Primary Role

  • To provide legal advice within his or her area of expertise to clients, resulting in a satisfactory profitable outcome.


  • Meet agreed personal target
  • Supervise and develop secretarial support staff
  • Consistently provide high quality service to clients
  • Consistently bring matters to satisfactory, profitable conclusions
  • Generate new business with existing and new clients
  • Keep up to date with new legislation
  • Record agreed chargeable hours daily


  • Contentious Legal matters
  • Attend surgeries at police federations as required
  • Take instructions within area of expertise
  • Interview clients and witnesses
  • Preparing Statements
  • Drafting documents/pleadings
  • Instructing Expert Counsel
  • Pursuing cases through correspondence and/or Court proceedings
  • Negotiating on behalf of the clients by telephone and correspondence
  • Advocacy before Magistrates/County/Coroner’s courts and other tribunals (as required)

Advising clients

  • Claiming and receiving costs, reporting to clients
  • Carry out file reviews as specified by the Practice Manager or Head of Department
  • Ensure matters are carried out in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Practice and the client’s instructions.
  • Communicate with the client and keep the Head of Department informed of any matters, which would vary the terms of reference or otherwise cause concern. 
  • Extend the instruction where this would be to the client’s advantage. 
  • Promotes the full range of services available to clients and potential clients.  
  • Meets with potential clients and prepares a detailed proposal letter and case plan. 
  • Seeks opportunities to promote the Practice by identifying and helping to develop new expertise and fields of activity. 
  • Agree fees with the clients and prepare bills for submission on a regular basis. 
  • Aid the career development of secretarial support staff by thoughtful allocation of tasks and constructive critical supervision. 
  • Ensure that matters are run efficiently. 
  • Accurately bill clients on a regular basis. 
  • Achieve and record required CPD to meet SRA guidelines. 
  • Supervise and develop technical expertise of secretarial support staff. 
  • Deputise for other fee-earners as appropriate