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Job Listing

Title Legal Secretary
Salary Dependent on experience
Location Havant, Hampshire
Job Information

We require an individual who has confidence, drive and a sense of responsibility to provide full time permanent secretarial support to our Family Law Team in our Havant office.

We are a busy multi-disciplinary law practice who carry out a mixture of Legal Aid and private work between the hours of 9am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday with the Family team providing an evening service until 8pm on Wednesdays.

The role requires an individual who can:

  • Provide support to our Lawyers in the family team to enable them to operate at optimum efficiency
  • Cover for other support staff when necessary

The duties of the role will include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of correspondence and documents through audio-typing and word processing.
  • Undertaking filing, photocopying, making appointments, arranging meetings and ensuring timely diary entries are made and kept up to date.
  • Attend clients, Counsel, and other third parties both in person and on the telephone and to assist in file management administration ensuring that files are maintained in a tidy and logical manner and in line with department protocols.

The successful candidate will have: 

  • A minimum of a standard pass in at least English and Maths
  • The ability to deal with clients, representatives of other firms etc. in a friendly but confident manner, whilst maintaining confidentiality
  • Competency in the use of Microsoft applications
  • Strong organisational abilities
  • The ability to be able to act under pressure

Whilst not essential, desirable attributes would be:

  • Some Office experience
  • Basic understanding of the legal profession, particularly with regards to family law.
  • Valid Driving Licence with own transport
  • Fast learner with willingness to learn new skills

What we can offer:

  • Supportive and forward thinking team environment
  • Work-life balance friendly
  • Offices located near good commuter links and town centre
  • Salaries which reflect skills and experience obtained
  • Discounted Parking
  • Birthday leave in addition to annual leave
  • Recognition where new skills are obtained

Opportunities to progress within the firm

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Title Child Care Lawyer/ Legal Executive
Salary Dependent on experience
Location Havant, Hampshire
Job Information

Due to resent expansion we are seeking motivated and dynamic Childcare Lawyer to join our team in Havant. 

Experience:

  • Proven track record of client retention and fee earning is essential.
  • 3 years + PQE in Childcare Law desirable.

We are looking for someone with:

  • Children Panel Member Accreditation or eligibility to join the scheme.
  • Legal Aid Agency Category Supervisor status in Family Law would be advantageous.
  • Positive ‘Can Do’ attitude
  • The willingness to help others and go that extra mile
  • Outward enthusiasm, sense of pride and loyalty for our firm, its people and our clients
  • The desire to communicate in a polite, friendly and emphatic manner
  • Self-motivated and focused, able to work under pressure

What we have to offer you in return:

 This role provides the opportunity to undertake good quality work within a supportive and forward thinking team environment.

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Title Family Law Solicitor/Legal Executive
Salary Generous Package dependent on experience
Location Southampton – Hampshire
Job Information

Expanding South Coast practice seeks motivated and dynamic Family Law Solicitor/Legal Executive to join our team in Southampton, Hampshire.

Experience:

  • 3 years plus PQE experience in Family Law desirable as well as Family Law Panel member Accreditation or eligibility to join a scheme.
  • 1-2 years of experience in family law with a particular emphasis in care proceedings.

We are looking for someone with:

  • Positive ‘Can Do’ attitude
  • The willingness to help others and go that extra mile
  • Outward enthusiasm, sense of pride and loyalty for our firm, its people and our clients
  • The desire to communicate in a polite, friendly and emphatic manner
  • Self-motivated and focused, able to work under pressure

What we have to offer you in return:

You will be provided with the opportunity to undertake good quality work within a supportive and forward thinking team environment.

With our new office in Southampton, you will be in a Town Centre location and only few minutes' walk from the Court Building and within walking distance from the train station.

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