Devonshires

We provide forward thinking legal services to our clients, who range from some of the world’s largest multinational corporations to private individuals. We also act for a significant number of charities, Registered Providers and Regulators. Our 175 year history has shaped Devonshires Solicitors in to one of the UK’s leading full service law firms. We group our work into 16 Core Strengths from Housing Management to Private Client

Devonshires London, United Kingdom
Jul 14, 2017
Contract
We are currently seeking a 5+ year POE Solicitor to join our successful Family team. The team provides expert advice to High Net Worth clients in relation to all areas of Family Law. The successful candidate will have experience of dealing with divorce, finances, childre n and international work and will be confident running their own files for High Net Worth clients with minimal supervision. Enthusiasm for business development activities is also required.   Main responsibilities & duties:   This is not an exhaustive list and from time to time it may be necessary to vary these to meet the department and business needs .   To be responsible for the day to day running of files without supervision to include, but not limited to: Liaising with clients on a daily basis on the telephone, email and/or post; Issuing and progressing Court applications - divorce, finances and children; Negotiating settlements - finances and children; Drafting pre and post nuptial agreements;   Preparing financial statements (Forms E) and other Court documents, including costs schedules; Arranging and attending client meetings; Arranging and attending conferences with Counsel; Preparing Briefs to Counsel; Attending hearings; Preparing paginated Court Bundl To keep clients constantly updated with progress and meet their tight deadli nes. To ensure all external deadlines (including Court timetables) are met prompt l To be responsible for billing of all client files and to ensure that the client is kept regularly updated on To be fully involved in marketing and business developmen t, to include supervising daily Tweets and monthly biogs. To organise and maintain tidy and accurate files both in hard copy and electroni To meet fee and time-recording To follow departm ent procedures , the solicitor 's accounts rules and the Firm's policies and procedures as detailed in the Office Manual, including Lexce   To undertake such other duties and tasks as required and appropriate.   Devonshires Solicitors is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to providing a workplace free from discrimination and harassment. As such all job applicants , emplo yees, partners and third parties who come into contact with us, will receive equal treatment , regardless of age, disability, gender re-assignment , marriage and civil partnership, trade union activities , pregnancy and maternity , race , religion or belief , sex or sexual orientation. We welcome applications from groups where we are currently under-represented. Fo r this reason we ask that all candidates complete the recruitment monitoring survey in complete confidence for statistical purposes in order that we can effectively monitor how well our Diversity procedures are working. To review our   policies on Diversity   & Inclusion and Dignity   at Work   please visit our recruitment   pages at www.devonshires.com.   Person specification     ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE Education & Qualifications: Strong academic background with 2:1 at degree level (or equivalent) Higher Rights of Audience Professional memberships : Admitted to practice as a Solicitor (UK and/or overseas qualified)   Legal knowledge: At least 5 years post-qualification experience of High Net Worth Family work, including finances, children and divorce Experience of running cases with minimal supervision Significant pre-qualification experience in Family work as a Trainee and/or paralegal   Experience as Head of Department or similar   Experience with international cases, including cross-jurisdictional work Skills: Ability to convey confident manner when dealing with individuals IT literate to include Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet applications Ability to prioritise workload Ability to undertake all work with minimal supervision Ability to demonstrate commercial awareness and pro-activity Excellent commu nication skills, both written and verbal and the ability to convey clear and concise information Highly focussed attention to detail Strong technical ability Enthusiasm for Family work Happy     to   run     complex   cases without any supervision Personal attributes: Resilient and focussed Determination to achieve positive outcomes Ambitious Pragmatic style Optimistic outlook Positive attitude