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.
Cick here to listen to June Venters QC discuss with Vanessa Feltz the Sarah Sands Case.
This was broadcast on 30th September 2015.
As a firm we are committed to assisting those who are in greatest need and in addition to our extensive pro-bono work we actively engage in raising awareness and funds for good causes. We are kicking off our charity drive with the London Legal Walk on 18th May 2015. This is a time when the legal community in particular the Judiciary, Partners and senior staff come together to raise money for organisations and causes where there is a gap in services and where there is a lack of awareness. All too often the plight at home is overshadowed by global events and disasters which require assistance on a global scale. This year the organisations that we are raising money for are
Women and children who have been the victims of human trafficking for domestic and sex slave purposes
Families who live in poor housing and poverty in the UK with the associated negative impact on the children
Elderly individuals who require help to remain independent
Men and Women who work for less than the minimum wage
Tadworth Children’s Trust
In this time of Austerity we understand the many pressures and demands on resources however we would be grateful to receive any amount that can be spared and are grateful for what ever contribution can be made. Donating is simple and can be done with just a few clicks of a button to our just giving web page which can be found at
Our team is:- June Venters QC, Suzanne Kelly, Nicola Legg, Riona Mark, Jenny Davies, Christine Boot, Troy Stimpson, Lauren Harris
Please help us to make a difference and change lives for the better.