Family Fee Earner

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Family Fee Earner

Start Date: ASAP

Position: Permanent, Full Time

Reporting to: Head of Department

Hours of Work: 9.00am – 5.00pm with an hour for lunch

Salary Guide: £22,000 - £28,000 /year dependent on experience

CV Deadline & Shortlist of Candidates Announced: 21 June 2019

About Us

Hopkins Solicitors LLP is one of the leading North Nottinghamshire firms of solicitors with 91 employees across five offices, 2 in Mansfield, 1 in Sutton in Ashfield, 1 in Nottingham and 1 in Kirkby in Ashfield.

Due to ongoing expansion, we are currently looking to recruit a Junior Family fee earner for our new and expanding Sutton Office;

Family Fee Earner

The position would ideally suit a newly qualified Solicitor or Legal Executive or equivalent;

You will be required to cover all areas of Family Law but particularly legally aided private and public law children and domestic abuse;

Court work and advocacy will be required;

The ideal candidate will need to build their own caseload and develop links with local agencies;

Experience is not essential as we are looking for someone motivated and passionate about supporting vulnerable clients;

The ideal candidate for this role must have the following:

* a strong desire to learn

* enthusiastic and ambitious

* hardworking

* organised

* adaptable and accommodating

* a smart and tidy appearance

* excellent attention to detail

* IT competent

* Excellent timekeeping and attendance

The successful candidate will undertake duties including but not limited to:

* Meeting new clients, taking instructions and advising;

* Conducting their own caseload of family work in an efficient manner;

* Drafting all documents as required;

* Using Legal Aid CCMS for applications, amendments, billing;

* Representing clients at Court and conducting own advocacy;

* Attending PLO and other Social Care meetings;

* Attending advocates and professionals meetings;

* Instructing Counsel and experts;

* Liaising and building links with agencies such as Womens’ Aid and NIDAS;

* Supporting other members of the team where required;

* Networking in order to assist in the expansion of the office.


* Competitive salary of £22,000 - £28,000 /year dependent on experience

* Workplace Pension Scheme;

* 20 days holiday, plus bank holidays, plus 4 extra days over Christmas when the offices close;

Next Steps

To apply to our vacancy for a Family Fee Earner, please click Apply and submit a copy of your CV for consideration.

We look forward to hearing from you
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