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Star Legal is a rapidly expanding Law Firm. We frequently have career opportunities for new staff – both for lawyers and support staff.

Star Legal's Walsall Branch is seeking applications for the following jobs:

Family/Care NQ Fee Earner

We are seeking to recruit a motivated and committed Fee Earner/Case Worker to work in both Public and Private Family Law. 

Based in Walsall you will be joining an existing team who are dedicated to providing an excellent service to clients with empathy and sensitivity, often in difficult and challenging circumstances. 

You will be dealing with varied duties that include:

Public law matters

  • PLO processes 
  • Care Order
  • Supervision Orders 
  • Placement Orders together with Supervision Orders

Private matters that include:

  • Child arrangement orders
  • Non Molestation orders 
  • Domestic Violence                                

You will need some specific skills:

  • Ability to work as part of a team is essential  To work on own initiative 
  • Advocacy skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organisational skills/Diary Management 
  • Attention to detail
  • Work well under pressure 
  • At least one year experience in public care proceedings 
  • Car driver and owner

Free car parking on site, Pension scheme and attractive bonus scheme

Hours of work:  9.00 am – 5.00 p.m.  Monday to Friday (but you must be flexible and additional hours will be necessary on occasion.) 

Salary: Dependant on experience. 

Apply in writing to Sue.parker@star-legal.co.uk with CV

Star Legal's Fishponds Branch is seeking applications for the following jobs:

Residential Property Solicitor/Legal Executive or Licensed Conveyancer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced residential property Solicitor, Licensed Conveyancer or Chartered Legal Executive to join our Fishponds office on a full-time basis.

The successful applicant will:

·        ideally have recent experience working in the Bristol area;

·        have a proven track record in building excellent relationships with local estate agents and referrers of work;

·        have very strong technical skills, excellent client care and a collaborative, team-based approach to working;

·        have a proven track record in managing workloads to achieve financial targets; and

·        be comfortable with adhering to compliance, policies and internal systems.

The successful applicant will need to have at least 5 years PQE in residential property and an efficient and well organized approach to managing client work.  You will have a professional, friendly and reassuring approach to dealing with clients, as well as the ability to work to tight deadlines and to prioritize work.

Strong IT skills using Microsoft Office are essential and prior experience of using case management systems is required.

In return, we offer a competitive salary, pension scheme and excellent working conditions.

Our Fishponds office is centrally located with onsite parking. Please send your current CV and covering letter to huw.jones@star-legal.co.uk. If you would like an informal initial discussion about the role (in complete confidence), please contact Huw via email or on 0117 905 9262.

Star Legal's Wokingham Branch is seeking applications for the following jobs:

Residential Property Solicitor/Head of Office

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced residential property Solicitor, Licensed Conveyancer or Chartered Legal Executive to join our Wokingham office on a full-time basis. The role will also be to perform the Head of Office position.

The successful applicant will:

·        ideally have recent experience working in Wokingham and/or Berkshire;

·        have a proven track record in building excellent relationships with local estate agents and referrers of work;

·        have very strong technical skills, excellent client care and a collaborative, team-based approach to working;

·        have a proven track record in managing workloads to achieve financial targets; and

·        be comfortable with adhering to compliance, policies and internal systems.

The successful applicant will need to have at least 5 years PQE in residential property and an efficient and well organized approach to managing client work.  You will have a professional, friendly and reassuring approach to dealing with clients, as well as the ability to work to tight deadlines and to prioritize work.

Strong IT skills using Microsoft Office are essential and prior experience of using case management systems is required.

In return, we offer a competitive salary, pension scheme and excellent working conditions.

Our Wokingham office is centrally located with ample free parking. Please send your current CV and covering letter to charles.giles@star-legal.co.uk  If you would like an informal initial discussion about the role (in complete confidence), please contact Charles via email or on 0118 978 1017.

Star Legal's Walsall Branch is seeking applications for the following jobs:

Family Lawyer

Solicitors in Walsall are looking for a talented and committed Family Solicitor with ambition, to be part of our great team that punches above its weight.

The successful applicant will have significant experience (3 years PQE) and a good working knowledge in privately and publicly funded divorce and matrimonial finance.

Must have ability to work with minimum supervision. Able to deal with financial remedy. These attributes are essential for this role.   

Part time hours would be ideal for this role, but would be expected to cover/manage own  workloads.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop existing case load covering public and private law.

  • Deal with a varied caseload of divorce, financial remedy, co-habitation and pre-nuptial agreements, private law children and injunction files.
  • Have experience in full case management including conducting own advocacy.
  • Assist time to time with public children advocacy and therefore experience would be advantageous, although training would be given.  
  • Team player with good communication skills, willing to network to grow professionally. 

Star Legal's Swindon Branch is seeking applications for the following jobs:

Part Time Litigation Fee Earner

The Swindon office of Star legal require a part time litigator to deal with a general civil litigation case load to help out a partner who has a very busy case load. These are  principally contractual claims, negligence and some simple construction and possession actions. You will need to be at least a two year qualified Solicitor or Legal Executive or an experienced paralegal able to deal with your own case load, work to deadlines and hit targets.

The position could be self-employed or salaried. Remuneration will be at least market rate dependent upon experience with a performance bonus for exceeding targets. We are looking for someone to work 2-3 days per week and provide holiday cover if required.

We envisage the role will be hybrid or flexible mostly working from home with occasional days in the office or in Court. It would be helpful if you lived within reasonable travelling distance of North Wiltshire to facilitate this.

Applications should be sent to vaughan.fullagar@star-legal.co.uk with a CV.

Star Legal's Walsall Branch is seeking applications for the following jobs:

Court of Protection Solicitor

Due to expansion, our Walsall office is looking for an experienced Court of Protection Solicitor to join our busy Mental Health department, dealing mainly with legal aid cases concerning health and welfare decisions. Knowledge of the Mental Health Act would be welcomed but not essential.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Driving license required.

Please contact Kirstine McFarlane for an informal discussion or submit CV to kirstine.mcfarlane@star-legal.co.uk

We are always interested to hear from solicitors and other lawyers who would like to talk to us about joining Star Legal. If you have experience as a lawyer and have contacts or clients of your own or a reasonable expectation of growing your clients and contacts, please contact Ian Foster or Philip Hands. All discussions and enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Star Legal is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all eligible candidates. A copy of our equality and diversity policy can be found here and a copy of our last equality and diversity survey here.