Assistant Solicitor – Wimbledon

Location:Wimbledon
Salary:£30,000 - £38,000
Type:Permanent
Sector:Legal

Our client has a vacancy for an Assistant Solicitor to join their Wimbledon office in the dispute resolution department. The main purpose of this role is to undertake fee earning work and provide a profitable contribution to the work of the department. They would consider someone who is Cilex qualified.

 

Duties

  • To assist the department as a whole in meeting its fee earning targets by providing help, advice and assistance to clients of the Department as well as other Departments of the Firm.
  • 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 identifies opportunities to refer work to other departments.
  • Recognises the importance 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, monitoring wip and fee estimates.
  • 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, anti money laundering

 

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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