Assistant Solicitor – Guildford

Location:Guildford
Salary:£37,500 - £40,000
Type:Permanent
Sector:Legal

Our client has a vacancy for an Assistant Solicitor to join their Guildford office in the Business Law department. The main purpose of this role is to

undertake fee earning work and provide a profitable contribution to the work of the department.

 

Duties

  • Conduct of matters on behalf of clients
  • Demonstrates consistent willingness to become involved in activities of the firm outside of those of normal working hours.
  • Is developing a client/referrer base.
  • Appreciates and identified opportunities to refer work to other departments.
  • Recognises the important of practice development and marketing and shows consistent willingness to become involved with some supervision/guidance.
  • Financial control with particular regard to cash-flow control through collection of monies on account and billing procedures
  • To utilise the skills of any Department Trainee and to assist with the Trainee’s training
  • Travelling to client meetings both in and outside the UK when required
  • Promoting good file management
  • Ability to work self-sufficiently without non-fee-earner support
  • To ensure compliance with Lexcel and other regulatory procedures
  • To maintain and improve professional knowledge base including attainment of annual CPD points
  • To assist during the absence of other fee earners
  • Undertake other duties as from time to time required

 

Essential skills & Knowledge

  • Sound training
  • Well-developed interpersonal, social and communication skills Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Computer literate with an ability to develop its use in own functional area
  • Enthusiasm and commitment
  • A sound knowledge of your responsibilities as a Solicitor including in the following areas:

– Rules and principles of professional conduct

– Client care

– Conflicts of interest

– Confidentiality

– Relations with third parties

– Relations with other solicitors

 

Desirable Skills

  • Prior knowledge of Evolution or other office management systems
  • Prior knowledge of Lexcel requirements

If you have not been contacted within 5 working days, then unfortunately on this occasion your CV has not been shortlisted.

 

 

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