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Family Law Solicitor - Gillingham

We have an exciting opportunity for a Family Law Solicitor to join our busy and successful award winning law firm based in our Gillingham branch in Kent.


To undertake fee-earning work and provide a profitable contribution to the work of the Firm.  To ensure the successful development of the Firm in line with the business plan.

Job Description

The role includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Family Law, including separation, divorce and finances upon divorce
  • Children Matters
  • Domestic abuse and domestic violence injunctions, divorce and children law
  • TOLATA claims
  • Drafting legal documentation to include Cohabitation Agreements and Prenuptial Agreements
  • Financial control with particular regard to cash flow control through collection of monies on account and billing procedures
  • Providing assistance to other fee earners within the office/Firm as required particularly during periods of sick leave or holiday absence
  • To minimise risk in dealing with all work and ensure that all files are managed in accordance with the Firm’s risk and file management procedures
  • To carry out all work in accordance with procedures and systems documented in the Office Manual, and the Firm’s training seminars.
  • Supervision of fee-earning work undertaken by colleagues

The Candidate

To be successful in your application, you will possess the following attributes:

  • Qualified Solicitor, Legal Executive or equivalent
  • You will be a Family Solicitor who has expertise in all aspects of family law  
  • It is likely that you will be 2 years PQE upwards although this level is a guide only.
  • Ability to manage own case load with or without support staff
  • Utilise the firm’s practice and case management system
  • Ability to assist with the marketing of the department
  • To bill clients in accordance with notified charging rates in accordance with time spent on the client file and to achieve financial targets for income
  • Strong IT skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You will need to be dependable and flexible to business needs, as overtime will be required occasionally to include working weekends

Excellent salary and benefits

If you would like to apply please send your CV to our HR department -  Rachael Andrews,