Venters Solicitors is a well-respected law firm with offices in Camberwell and Reigate, Surrey. The firm was established in 1991 by its Managing Partner June Venters QC. Venters Solicitors has an established reputation.
The firm’s dedicated team of lawyers and case workers specialise in all areas of Family law, Crime and Mediation. For further information regarding the company, please visit our website www.venters.co.uk
Venters Solicitors require a Paralegal for our Family department based at the Camberwell office, whose role will include the following:
- Assisting other fee earners with case work, research and legal administration
- Accompany counsel/advocates to court
- Dealing with new client enquiries
- Administrative tasks
You will need to have completed either the LPC or BVC/BPTC [preferably with Family law options]. Experience in a solicitor’s legal aid practice would be an advantage.
You will need the following skills:
- Confidence and enthusiasm 2. Excellent organisational and time management skills 3. Ability to prioritise workloads and focus on a number of unrelated tasks 4. High level of attention to detail and accuracy 5. Good communication skills (verbal and written) 6. Ability to work under pressure and work effectively as part of a team 7. Ability to use initiative and work with minimum supervision 8. Willingness to take on tasks beyond basic job description
Closing date for applications is 27th November 2015, if you are successful in your application, interviews will take place in the week of 7th December 2015.
Please send CV’s to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell us about yourself
As at 1st November this year I have been a solicitor for twenty years. I qualified later than most having done a variety of things after my Law Degree at Southampton (1980 – 1983) including advertising copywriter, worked in the City for a year or so in the heady mid 80’s, graphic design, petrol pump monkey, painter and decorator on building sites, gardener and a host of other long-forgotten best forgotten fill-in jobs. Accidentally started doing family law and felt at home in the hurly burly world of the family courts. I quickly learnt to pick up a case and run with it and ended up doing Care work which strikes me as one of the most worthwhile ways of earning a living I can think of. I love the people involved – the great and the good as well as the mad and bad! I like the fact that the other lawyers in Care – even we disagree completely with each other – are usually able to work together for the good of the children involved. There is a good deal of respect for the other lawyers because they are doing a hard job in difficult circumstances but we do try and do our best. Sometimes we even succeed.
What drew you to the law?
I loved history and the people I respected at the time, Thomas Moore, Erasmus (that lot) were often lawyers (as were the artists Cezanne and Sisley). On the very first day at University, my tutor said to me: “I know why you’re doing law. For the money!” I didn’t realise that. Not sure how true that is even now!
What do you offer clients?
Straight talking and absolute commitment to do my best for my client.
What do you do when you are not working?
I have three great children so that takes up most of the time. Otherwise I read if I can and paint portraits. I have painted all my life.
Can you sum yourself up in 5 words?
No. I’m far too vain.