An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the expanding Family Law department at Paul J Watson Solicitor. This is a new role created due to high demand for the firm's services.
The role is for an NQ Family Solicitor or CILEX, on a full time basis, 9-5pm Monday to Friday, although applications from candidates wanting part time 4 days a week would also be encouraged.
The role will involve a range of Family Law and Children cases; however the majority is likely to be for divorce and Private Law Children matters. Own advocacy experience would therefore be an advantage. The Firm are looking for someone committed and dependable, who produces quality work and is able to fit into a department which focusses heavily on client care and compliance.
Paul J Watson Solicitor are flexible as to the level of PQE required, but believe the role is likely to suit a candidate who is Newly Qualified. This will however be very dependent upon the candidate and the firm encourages any qualified Solicitor or CILEX experienced in Family Law to apply. Significantly experienced Paralegals will also be considered.
The Firm offers a family friendly, flexible environment and encourages progression, which may involve Resolution or Family Panel accreditation if not already achieved. The candidate will be supported by an experienced Head of Department and a Family Solicitor, both of whom are in excess of 8 years' PQE.
The Firm has won awards for its focus upon Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, including being Highly Commended by the Law Society at its annual Excellence Awards and the Family Department was shortlisted in 2017 in the Northern Law Awards. Paul J Watson Solicitor may be a smaller size firm; however they are fully confident in their ability to rival larger local firms.
Secretarial support is provided.
The Firm offers an initial 30 days' holiday (including Bank Holidays), with Christmas/New Year closure and an additional free day's holiday on the last working day before the Christmas holiday (dependent on court commitments). The Firm also has an active Flexible Working Policy.
Salary is competitive and negotiable, dependent upon the experience of the candidate.
The Firm is a voluntary signatory to the Law Society's Diversity and Inclusion Charter and encourages applications from anyone who believes they meet the requirements of the role. The Firm has an active Equality and Diversity policy and would be happy to make any reasonable adjustments to allow candidates to attend for interview.
Application details can be found on the Paul J Watson Solicitor website.