We are an award-winning multidisciplinary law firm with an exceptional track record offering a wide range of specialist legal services to our clients, from medium-sized businesses and NGOs to public figures and private individuals. Ranked as a top-tier firm by the legal directories, some of the most brilliant lawyers in the country work at Bindmans.
Our Education Team and solicitors in the Team are highly ranked by the legal directories too. We specialise in all aspects of education law covering schools and universities and our solicitors have acted in many of the leading cases. We are looking to recruit a dynamic, innovative and exceptional solicitor to develop their own education case load as well as contributing to the wider work of the Education Team.
Overview of key responsibilities
The fee earner is responsible to the Head of the Education Law Team and to the firm as a whole, for the effective and efficient conduct of cases on behalf of clients in accordance with the overall policies and objectives of the firm. The fee earner is also responsible for pro-active development and promotion of the firm’s high standards and reputation.
All the firm’s qualified fee earners are specialists and although they may have some opportunity to work outside their field of specialism, it is anticipated that the specialist area will account for the majority of their fee earning work.
For fee earning and case management purposes, the fee earner is responsible to the Head of the Education Team. For other purposes, e.g. in relation to issues relating to equipment or accommodation the fee earner may be responsible to the Partner with the responsibility for that specific issue.
- Qualified Solicitor;
- Experience of acting for clients in education law cases;
- Excellent negotiating experience and skills;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Experience of promotion of solicitor’s work;
- Efficient and cost effective work practices;
- Knowledge and use of time recording systems and IT;
- Thorough understanding of the obligations, including ethical obligations, of working as a solicitor.
Equal Opportunities and Diversity
Bindmans LLP is an equal opportunities employer, committed to increasing diversity in our firm and our wider profession. Applications from candidates who are BME, have a disability or who are from a less privileged background are particularly encouraged.
Progressive Thinking, Decisive Action, Lasting Impact
How to apply
Please view the role’s job description and person specification in the downloadable files.
If you are interested in applying please complete the recruitment pack. Completed recruitment packs should be emailed to email@example.com, quoting the vacancy reference number.
Please note that CVs will not be accepted for this role.
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