General Practice

JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT KW LAW


We currently have a vacancy for a full-time Family Law solicitor to join our team
in Livingston. Minimum of two years pqe in Family Law is desirable, together
with relevant court experience. The successful candidate will handle their own caseload of family law cases, children’s referral cases and permanence cases. You should have experience ofLegal Advice & Assistance, Children’s Legal Aid and Civil Legal Aid. You will be expected to advise on separation (marriage and civil partnership), aliment, financial provision on divorce and dissolution, procedure for divorce / dissolution, residence, contact and other s11 orders, children’s panel and referral proceedings and permanence actions.
Salary is negotiable depending on experience.


We currently have a vacancy for a Paralegal to work in the busy Civil Court department in our Livingston office. The role is to work closely with the Partner and Solicitors in the family court department, providing them with a high standard of support handling a wide variety of cases. This is an excellent opportunity for a Paralegal to develop their career in a well established legal firm. Candidates must have experience of working in a civil/family court department as a Paralegal, good knowledge of family court procedures, including separation, divorce, contact, interdict, permanence and children’s referrals; excellent IT skills and strong administration skills; a professional manner and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people; the ability to work unsupervised in a proactive fashion, using good time management skills.

Experience of Civil Advice and Assistance and Civil Legal Aid preferable.
Benefits include Statutory Holiday entitlement and automatic enrolment into the Work Place Pension Scheme.
The post holder may be required to undertake additional duties which might reasonably be expected and which form part of the function of the role. 

Salary negotiable depending upon experience.


We currently have a vacancy for a Legal Secretary to work in our busy Civil Court and Conveyancing Departments in our Livingston office. Working hours will be 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (1 hour for lunch).
Daily duties will include administrative support to one or more lawyers within the firm, audio typing and compiling letters and documents using digital dictation - speed and accuracy are essential. Includes but is not limited to the preparation of drafting conveyancing documents, Power of Attorney, Wills, Initial Writs, Defences, Records, Productions, etc.
Multiple diary management to include arranging meetings and appointments and facilitate the meeting of deadlines, providing timely reminders. Photocopying and document collation. Answering incoming calls. Dealing with client telephone enquiries. Handling confidential information. Filing, fax/email and
general administrative work. Banking payments received from clients or third parties.
The successful candidate must have an excellent professional working manner; the ability to work under pressure and remain focussed; the ability to communicate on all levels and maintain confidentiality of information at all time; the ability to carry out instructions; show initiative and communicate progress; excellent organisational and administration skills, word processing and IT skills; excellent spelling and grammar, accuracy and attention to detail; the ability to use your own judgement and initiative; the ability to work in a busy environment.
The post holder may be required to undertake additional duties which might reasonably be expected and which form part of the function of the role.

Benefits include 24 days holiday per year plus statutory holiday entitlement and automatic enrolment into the Work Place Pension Scheme.
Salary is negotiable depending on experience.


Please contact Kirsty Cargill for more details on 01506 415333 or email your CV to kirstyc@kwlaw.co.uk


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE


KW Law, Solicitors
Livingston - 01506 415333
Bathgate - 01506 635533

Emails:
CAROL REID: clr@kwlaw.co.uk
KIRSTY CARGILL: kirstyc@kwlaw.co.uk
DEBBIE FLEMING: debbief@kwlaw.co.uk
GILLIAN KNOX: gilliank@kwlaw.co.uk
GILLIAN REILLY: gillianr@kwlaw.co.uk

STEWART SMITH: stewarts@kwlaw.co.uk
JILLIAN MCLAUGHLAN: jillianm@kwlaw.co.uk

3rd May 2021 - Following the recent government announcements in relation to the easing of lockdown restrictions, our offices in Bathgate and Livingston are now open, strictly by appointment only. We look forward to assisting you in these challenging times, and continuing to provide a diligent, thorough and professional legal service to existing and new clients.


Need assistance with Legal Issues?


Are you interested in purchasing a new property or in need of legal assistance? KW Law (formerly Keegan Walker & Co. S.S.C.) is one of the largest and most well-established firm of solicitors and estate agents in West Lothian. It is our objective to provide you with relevant legal assistance and advice

Established in 1987, KW Law operates from offices in Livingston and Bathgate. Our general practice is organised into various departments and we advise on a particularly wide range of legal issues including:

  • Family Law
  • Children's Referrals
  • Adoption
  • Permanence Orders
  • House Purchase and Sale
  • Estate Agency
  • Wills and Executries
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Guardianship
  • Accident Claims
  • Criminal Injury Compensation
  • Employment Issues - including Compromise Agreements

Our clients range from private individuals and families to companies and partnerships. But regardless of who the client may be, it is our aim to give clear, concise, practical and cost-effective advice. Your satisfaction maintains our reputation.

Reputation

The firm is proud of its roots and its reputation and has grown rapidly to become one of the leading firms in the area. With a strong combination of resources and experience, our solicitors constantly seek improvement in the services offered to ensure your specific needs continue to be met.

Get in Touch

Our legal rates are reasonable and competitive. The initial consultation (telephone or meeting), to a maximum of 30 minutes, is free and legal aid can generally be sought for those on low incomes. In addition, free no obligation fee estimates or at the very least, an indication of likely costs in relation to certain legal issues are available upon request. To discuss your requirements, give us a call on the number above or send an email via the form on the Contact Us page.




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Addresses:

Livingston Office:

Torridon House
Almondvale Boulevard
Livingston
West Lothian
EH54 6QY

T: 01506 415333
F: 01506 416116
E: Livingston@kwlaw.co.uk

Property Department
T: 01506 412112
E: property@kwlaw.co.uk

Bathgate Office:

12 Whitburn Road
Bathgate
West Lothian
EH48 1HH

T: 01506 635533
F: 01506 635456

E: bathgate@kwlaw.co.uk

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