Assistant Solicitor

Assistant Solicitor Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Assistant Solicitor to join our team.


  • Is developing a client/referrer base;
  • Conduct of matters on behalf of clients;
  • Travelling to client meetings both in and outside the UK when required;
  • Financial control, with particular regard to cash-flow control through collection of monies on account and billing procedures;
  • To ensure compliance with Lexcel, anti money laundering;
  • Taking referrals from other firms of solicitors when a conflict of interest arises, or if they have no specialist practitioner available;
  • Working in a team within the firm, referring files to the head of unit as appropriate;
  • Explaining the firms fees to clients;
  • Meeting and interviewing clients to establish the firm’s suitability to provide the necessary advice and services;
  • Advise on borrowing on property;
  • To ensure that Safe Working Practices are adhered to, in accordance with Health and Safety Legislation and Blackadders LLP;
  • Delegating work to junior and trainee solicitors, paralegals and legal secretaries as appropriate;
  • Perform tasks relating to the conveyancing process i.e. dealing with missives, title deeds, land registration, settlements, post settlements etc;
  • Liaising with surveyors, financial institutions, builders etc;
  • Report to client on contract and title.


  • Prior knowledge of Evolution or other office management systems;
  • Well-developed interpersonal, social and communication skills Ability to work effectively as part of a team;
  • Enthusiasm and commitment;
  • Sound training;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure;
  • Prior knowledge of Lexcel requirements;
  • Computer literate with an ability to develop its use in own functional area.