Family Law Solicitor – Legal Aid

Job ID: JR91820312

Salary: £40000-£50000 per year

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Job Description:

James Ray Recruitment are working with a nationwide multi service law firm. They have been established for over 130 years and have over 30 offices throughout the country. Their current focus is recruitment for their Cheshire offices.

Reporting directly to the Head of Department within the family team the role is to develop and handle a full caseload of legal aid family files for clients. Responsible for the performance and effectiveness of any staff reporting, ensure personally and the team delivers targets, provides excellent customer service and at all times complies with the firm’s procedures as well as meeting professional standards.

Key Duties:

  • Ensure the delivery of excellent customer service to all clients including good communication, timely response to correspondence and proactive management of client work.
  • Ensure personal and team compliance with professional conduct rules and internal policies and procedures.
  • Manage financial aspects of client work effectively and work within parameters communicated in relation to write offs.
  • To ensure that personal development is sustained.
  • To ensure achievement of financial billing targets for client work are achieved.
  • To ensure achievement of billing and gross profit targets.
  • Meet targets for recovery of cash from clients.
  • To ensure targets for generation of chargeable time recorded on the time management system are achieved.
  • Ensure management of files in a manner at all times consistent with any SLAs agreed with referrers of work/LAA requirements under contract.
  • Deliver effective supervision to any staff reporting in to you. Complete file reviews, on schedule, for any fee earners requested.
  • Ensure that new matter opening targets are met.
  • Participate regularly in business development activities to stimulate growth in caseload.
  • Ensure personally and team conversion of enquiries into new business. Achieving conversion targets and working with others and business development personally and ensuring all of the team captures data relating to enquiry handling in a manner consistent with the firm’s internal procedures and communication of this data to the Business Development Manager.
  • Be proactive in assisting the firm sell more services to existing clients directly or through cross selling.
  • To ensure both you and the team are proficient in the effective use of the practice and case management system and any other technologies implemented to deliver personal and firm objectives.
  • Ensure the integrity of data for contacts, clients and matters which your team work on.


  • Competitive salary
  • 23 days per annum annual leave plus statutory bank holidays.
  • Closure between Christmas and new year
  • Extra day’s holiday for your birthday
  • Entitlement to join the company pension scheme.
  • Entitlement to participate in the firm’s cash healthcare scheme.
  • Hybrid
  • Enhanced maternity package (subject to qualifying conditions)


To find out more, call the office on 0161 757 1808

Please be assured all conversation are conducted within the strictest confidence.

Unfortunately, due to time restrictions we cannot respond to every applicant, in the event that we haven’t contacted you within 10 days please take it you have not been successful for this particular role, but your details will be kept on file and considered for all future vacancies.

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