Trainee Solicitor

Salary £21,000.00 Location Altrincham
Status Permanent, Full Time Benefits TBC

 

Requirement Qualifications

  • Law Graduate with Completed LPC
  • Good academic record

Reporting to

  • The Training Partner, currently Helen Penney, or whomsoever the Partners shall from time to time delegate this responsibility
  • To be prepared to take day-to-day instructions from other members of staff as required

Training Seats

  • To gain training and experience in at least three substantive areas of law, covering both contentious and non-contentious work in the following departments:
  • Data Protection
  • Litigation
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Employment
  • Wills & Probate

Objectives

To be provided with training, guidance and experience necessary to enable development of key skills to become a solicitor over a 2-year period, including but not limited to:

  • Legal and procedural knowledge
  • Case and transaction management
  • Client care and practice support skills
  • Communication skills
  • Drafting
  • Interviewing and advising
  • Legal research
  • Advocacy
  • To develop and maintain good client relation skills, gaining clients’ confidence and that of other professionals
  • To work and behave in a professional manner, in accordance with the standards of the profession and in accordance with any professional compliance requirements
  • To provide a valuable contribution to the work of each department to which the trainee has been allocated a seat
  • To provide administrative support generally within the firm as required

Main Responsibilities & Duties (Examples)

  • To provide support to Fee Earners and the relevant Partner and/or Head of Department with their daily workloads, by way of undertaking elements of fee earning work under supervision and with administrative support
  • To deal wherever possible with routine client and third-party enquiries and communications
  • To deputise for principals in their absence passing urgent issues to senior colleagues for guidance
  • Ensure that client files are kept updated with correspondence and documents
  • To assist in the promotion, development and marketing of the firm and cross referral of clients to other fee earners
  • To attend and participate in Firm meetings including bi-monthly Fee Earners Meetings and Departmental Meetings
  • To attend and participate in the Firm’s social, charitable and marketing activities as required
  • To comply with the Firm’s Policies and Procedures and to adhere to professional standards
  • To comply with the SRA handbook including SRA accounts rules when dealing with office & clients’ money
  • To maintain the image and integrity of the Firm always and to deal with clients and contacts in a courteous manner
  • To maintain a training record
  • To attend training courses as required by the Training Partner and to pass the Professional Skills Course
  • To maximise the use of IT systems and to use these systems to provide a quality, cost effective and efficient service to clients
  • Ad-hoc tasks and projects as detailed by the Partners

Person Specification

Key skills and personal qualities to include:

  • Accuracy
  • Efficiency and Organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, completing high volume of work daily
  • Ability to prioritise effectively and manage assigned tasks in an efficient and timely manner
  • Ability to work as part of a team but also be able to work on own initiative
  • To be able to accept constructive criticism
  • Computer literate and be competent in the use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Good verbal communication and telephone skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic and ambitious with a strong desire to learn

Hours & Place of Work

  • Full Time – 5 days a week
  • 8:30am – 5:30pm and 11:00 – 8:00pm on Monday to Friday and 9:30am – 4:30pm on Saturday and Sunday on a rota basis

Based in Altrincham but may be required to visit and attend to clients/contacts primarily in Cheshire, Lancashire and West Yorkshire.

 How to Apply

  • Suitable covering letter and CV
  • Email to helen.penney@khanmather.co.uk

How can we help you?

Contact us or call us on 0161 850 9911

Accreditations and awards

Conveyancing Quality
Legal 500 Leading Firm 2020
Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2020
Khan Mather Conveyancing Award
Khan Mather Personal Injury Award
Legal 500 Leading Firm 2020
Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2020

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