Education Solicitor

Simpson Millar
London (Central)
Dependent on experience
10 Oct 2016
27 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Solicitor Service Area: Education Law London City Competitive Salary Excellent Benefits As our Solicitor in Education, your role will involve: It will be your responsibility as our Solicitor to conduct a case load of private client and legally aided Education cases. Your daily duties will include: · Conducting a high volume caseload of matters on behalf of clients as directed and in accordance with the firm’s file management and supervisory policy · Maintaining a diary and bring up entries in accordance with the firm procedures · Identifying efficiencies that can be made across work area to improve ways of working · Using your detailed knowledge of legal aid field, forms and procedures · Complying within SRI and other regulatory frameworks including but not limited to Money Laundering Procedures and the Data Protection Act · Participating in the development, marketing and success of the Public Law Department · Managing and developing communication between other fee earners, staff and representatives from own function/division and wider Simpson Millar group · Building and growing links to external organisations · Supervision of more junior staff where required Our Solicitors are expected to have the following skills and experience: · 2 years PQE · Detailed knowledge of Education, Community Care Law (adults and children) essential · Knowledge of Court of Protection work and experience of public law preferable but not essential although a willingness to undertake work in these areas is desirable · Good personal organisation and ability to adhere to strict time limits. · Strong interpersonal skills, able to deal with individuals from all walks of life · The ability to provide the highest standards of client care. · Experience of maintaining a diary and bring up entries in accordance with the firm procedures · A willingness to participate in the development, marketing and success of the Department and Firm About Fairpoint Group Established in 1997, Fairpoint Group is one of the UK's leading providers of consumer professional services including debt solutions and legal services. Our business is becoming increasingly diverse and now comprises of a debt solutions business trading as Debt Free Direct and Clearstart; money savings services through Moneyextra; a claims management business trading as Writefully Yours; and a legal services business, Simpson Millar. About Simpson Millar Simpson Millar has been established over 150 years and were welcomed to the Fairpoint Group in 2014. They provide a wide range of legal services, including: family, clinical negligence, commercial, education and community care, immigration, professional negligence, conveyancing, employment, industrial disease, road traffic accidents and holiday claims. Why work for us? Working within Simpson Millar offers you the chance to work in a welcoming friendly environment, a fun, vibrant atmosphere, with teams of people who enjoy working together to make a difference. In addition, we have an array of benefits including: · Up to 30 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays · Up to 4% matched contributory pension scheme · Life assurance · Childcare and Eye care vouchers · Interest Free Season Travel Ticket Loan If you’re interested in taking on this opportunity to be one of our Solicitors please click apply today and you will be directed to our careers site where you will need to fill out a short application form. This job was originally posted as