Senior Associate / Partner

Date Posted: 04/07/2019

Location: Edinburgh

Job Description

We are offering a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Associate / Partner to join our dynamic and experienced Family Law team, working from our Edinburgh office.

The role will involve representing private clients in a variety of family law and personal matters, including Separation, Divorce, Cohabitation, Adoption, Civil Partnership, Child Welfare Issues, Cohabitation Agreements and Pre-Marriage Contracts.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Advising clients on the full range of family law matters
  • Managing a varied caseload
  • Negotiating settlements
  • Representing clients in Court where necessary
  • Drafting legal documents
  • Consistently meeting financial budgets/targets
  • Mentoring younger solicitors and assisting in training and development of staff
  • Furthering Firm projects and objectives
  • Business Development

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:
Essential
  • LLB & Diploma in Legal Practice
Desirable
  • Collaborative Family Law Qualification
  • Law Society of Scotland Specialist Accreditation in Family Law and/or Child Law
  • Law Society of Scotland Specialist Accreditation as a Family Law Mediator

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
Essential

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team
  • Competent IT skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Basic management skills

Desirable

  • Collaborative Family Law and Mediation Skills
KNOWLEDGE:
Essential
  • Good knowledge of all Family Law legislation and case law
  • Good knowledge of Sheriff Court/Court of Session Rules

Desirable

  • Knowledge of the Law of Succession, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Guardianships, Conveyancing and Financial Services

APTITUDES:Essential

  • Strong Interpersonal and Communication skills
  • Business Acumen
  • Ambition and self-motivation
     


How Do I Apply?

Online: Application Form

Download: Application Form

E-mail: recruitment@acandco.com

Mail: Human Resources Department
Aberdein Considine
5 - 9 Bon-Accord Crescent
Aberdeen
AB11 6DN