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14 Nov, 2019
Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer Location: Peterborough (with some UK & European travel) Competitive salary + bonus + benefits Buckles is a successful and growing legal firm which provides a comprehensive range of services to businesses and individuals in the UK and internationally from offices in Peterborough, London, Nottingham and Stamford, and via resident consultants in Paris and Milan. The firm currently has over 100 people in the UK together with access to more than 40 European commercial lawyers via an alliance.  Turnover is currently in the region of £12m but with plans to grow significantly. The firm has been Investors in People accredited since 2001 and in 2014 was awarded the gold accreditation.  The firm is also recognised as an Exemplar Employer and in 2016 it was awarded a two-star rating by Best Companies. The core values of the business are teamwork, respect, excellence and trust.  The firm continues to grow both organically and by acquisition. We now have a requirement for a dynamic, highly motivated, action-orientated finance professional with a strong track record in managing and supporting high-growth professional services businesses.    The Role In line with our growth strategy, the business requires a CFO who can play a central role in driving and supporting the firm’s growth plans.  In conjunction with this the incumbent will be expected to develop capability to ensure robust systems, processes and controls are in place, as well as compliance with SAR and SRA Regulations. They will consequently act as the firm’s COFA The CFO will play a vital role in the continued success of the business and will be a key business partner to the CEO, the Operations Board, and the business as a whole.  Key areas of responsibility will include: Overseeing and owning the firm’s strategic planning and budgeting processes; Acting as a commercial partner to the CEO and senior team to facilitate profitable growth; Providing influence and guidance to business operations to maximise commercial success and identify synergies and cost saving opportunities; Monitoring and driving financial progress of the business through timely and relevant financial reporting; Providing commercial leadership to the business; Managing liquidity and cash flow maximization; In conjunction with the Operations Board, reviewing and improving KPIs for all areas of the business in order to improve the quality and relevance of management information and ultimately to drive performance improvement; Financial controls – overseeing and improving all financial controls and processes across all functions and business units; Budget and Reporting – overseeing the production of budgets and financial reporting, including monthly, quarterly and annual P&L and balance sheet reports; Reviewing job and client profitability, including work in progress and debtors; Ensuring clients are billed on a timely basis and outstanding amounts are collected promptly to minimize work in progress and debtor days; Continuous reviewing of key supplier contracts, in conjunction with key business leaders, to ensure best value for money is obtained; Identifying material variances in budgets and plans on a timely basis and working in partnership with relevant business leaders to agree remedial action where necessary; Driving a best in class analytical culture across finance and elsewhere in the business; Providing all supporting analysis to validate the strategy and business plan; Developing a forward-looking, strategic finance team which can support all areas of the business and help drive significant growth of profits in line with company strategy.   Skills and Experience The ideal candidate will be a qualified ACA/ACCA and is likely to have a demonstrable track record of success as a CFO or FD in a high-growth, medium sized service-based business.  Prior experience and track-record in M&A will be an advantage, as will experience of working within a partner-owned and managed professional service business. Cultural and personality fit will be crucial.  The successful candidate must have a commercial mind-set, high intellect and strong influencing skills.  Responsibility, empowerment, sharing, positivity, enabling and expectations, communication and trust are core client values, and the successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate his/her ability to work within this cultural framework.  This role demands an individual who can be both strategic and ‘in the detail’ and who knows how to prioritise and get things done.  In addition to being a high-performing, self-starting individual the new Chief Financial Officer will have:   A strong academic record to degree level supported by a recognised accounting qualification (ideally ACA/ACCA);   A minimum of 5 years’ post qualifying experience of which at least 3 should have been in a Head of Finance/FD/CFO post within a similar sized organisation;  The ability to act as a business partner to the CEO, Operations Board and the business as a whole providing strategic, analytical and business support;   The ability to thrive in a hands-on, dynamic environment where there is a constant requirement to add real value to the business;   Strategic and corporate development capabilities;   Experience in managing growth (both organic and via acquisition) both in relation to due diligence and managing integration to deliver incremental business benefits;   A commercially orientated financial leader with a business-enabling-mind-set and positive attitude;   First class presentation and stakeholder management abilities;   Excellent communication skills with the authority and credibility to gain respect both internally and externally with people at all levels;   A positive, collaborative, open and supportive approach to leadership and management.
Buckles Solicitors LLP Peterborough, UK Full time
04 Nov, 2019
We are looking to recruit a Lawyer for our Clinical Negligence department with flexibility to be based at any of our offices.    Our firm has one of the largest clinical negligence teams on the south coast encompassing AvMA Law Society, APIL and Society for Clinical Injury Lawyers panel members.  You will either be a solicitor or a legal executive, ideally with up to 3 years PQE, gained working as part of a clinical negligence or personal injury team.  The workload is interesting and varied.  You will initially be responsible for managing your own low to mid value caseload including all aspects of medical, dental and clinical injuries.  You should have the ability to work on your own initiative and with minimum supervision, and a keen enthusiasm for business development. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to expand their knowledge in Clinical Negligence.
Dutton Gregory Hampshire or Dorset Full time
04 Nov, 2019
We are looking for an experienced Accounts Assistant/Legal Cashier to join our friendly finance team. The role will be to provide general support to the accounts team, including dealing with office, client and nominal ledger transactions, reconciliations, credit control, daily banking and checking and posting bills. You will have daily interaction with the fee earners and so will have excellent communication and people skills.  You will also have a high level of accuracy and an excellent eye for detail. Successful candidates will ideally have GCSE Grade C or above in English and Mathematics, along with a natural flair for numbers. We are looking for candidates with a desire to learn, a flexible approach, and a wish to be part of a busy and successful team.
Dutton Gregory Chandler's Ford, UK Full time
04 Nov, 2019
We have a fantastic opportunity for an organised and enthusiastic administration assistant looking for a place to start their career. The administration assistant will provide support to the administration team and deal with duties such as monitoring ordering stationery, preparing the meeting rooms and providing refreshments, photocopying and scanning, and providing back-up cover for our reception. The ideal candidate will be committed to providing a high level of service at all times and will be someone who contributes ideas to improve the effectiveness of internal systems and procedures. This is a great opening for a dedicated individual keen to build an excellent foundation for their future career.
Dutton Gregory Chandler's Ford, UK Full time
23 Oct, 2019
  Award winning North Leeds firm is looking for a new enquiry handler to join their expanding new enquiries team. As a new enquiry handler you are the first person a prospective new client or existing client speaks to when introduced to the firm. Your role is important as it is the first impression the client receives of the firm therefore your customer service skills are imperative. Key Tasks (not an exhaustive list) Speaking to prospective new clients, taking their enquiry by filling in a questionnaire Dealing with all the case types including personal injury and private client Managing a varied work load within a team environment Outbound calls to clients where we may need additional information Sending client contracts via email Dealing with phone calls, text messages, emails and live chat Ensuring client details are entered correctly onto the case management systems Key Knowledge  Essential Customer Service Client Care Telephone call handling Microsoft office package. Desired Experience Previous experience of working within a role involving a high standard of communication. Key Competencies Good attention to detail. Engaging customer service skills Excellent organisation skills Excellent communication and literacy skills. Being empathetic and sympathetic Ability to work in a fast paced environment as part of a team and independently and follow instruction Remuneration  Competitive salary, plus overtime opportunities Working hours The department opening hours are: Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 17:00 plus overtime opportunities to 20:00.  
Oakwood Solicitors Ltd Roundhay Road, Leeds, UK Full time
14 Oct, 2019
We are looking for Paralegals and Legal Executives to join our expanding Landlord and Tenant team.  Our Landlord and Tenant team has grown to become one of the country’s leading providers of support, advice and claims handling within residential lettings. The team acts for a number of different clients including legal expenses insurers and brokers, managing agents, corporate and private landlords and developers.  The role will focus on landlord and tenant work and necessitates the ability to handle a significant volume of landlord and tenant cases at all stages. We are particularly interested to hear from you if you have previous experience of working in either block management or litigation work. You will possess a strong work ethic, have an excellent and confident telephone manner, highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, and an ability to work with minimum supervision. 
Dutton Gregory Chandler's Ford, UK Full time
04 Oct, 2019
We are recruiting an experienced Lawyer for our Bournemouth office to join our expanding team. You will work alongside our existing team which has a wealth of knowledge and experience in handling all Private Client matters including: Wills, Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Powers of Attorney. You will run your own caseload of files and have all round experience in Private Client law. You will also play an active role in the continued development of the practice by networking and participating in marketing events.  This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious solicitor to join an energetic and fast growing law firm.
Dutton Gregory Bournemouth, UK Full time
04 Oct, 2019
We are looking for an enthusiastic Residential Property Lawyer to join our team in Chandler’s Ford. Working with the Head of Department, you will provide mentoring and guidance to the existing legal team, assisting with distribution, allocation and planning of work. You will be working within a fast-paced and progressive environment and will be responsible for running your own mixed caseload, along with managing performance, dealing with complex issues, and promoting development of the team. To be successful in this role you will need to be a qualified lawyer with at least four years’ experience in Residential Property.  You will need proven management/team leader experience and be confident to work with limited supervision.
Dutton Gregory Chandler's Ford, UK Full time
04 Oct, 2019
We have an exciting and new opportunity for a HR Administrator to join the Human Resources team based in our Chandler’s Ford office. We are looking for someone to play a key role in the HR team, providing essential and seamless administration support. Working with the Head of HR and HR Executive, you will help to provide a quality service for our people and support the recruitment process. You will have the opportunity to be heavily involved in the recruitment process as well as providing administrative and generalist support to the HR team. You will need to have previous administrative experience in a professional environment, ideally within HR or Recruitment.  You will be proactive and a problem solver, and you will need to be highly organised with the confidence and communication skills to build relationships with people at every level.
Dutton Gregory Chandler's Ford, UK Full time
17 Sep, 2019
As part of the firm’s growth and succession planning programme we are looking for a qualified commercial property solicitor to join our growing team in our Bournemouth office. This is an exciting opportunity for an accomplished commercial property solicitor, probably (but not necessarily) with around ten years’ PQE, who enjoys dealing with a mixed bag of work. Applications are invited from technically strong solicitors who are able to demonstrate extensive experience and a skill set in handling complex property work.  You will be committed to delivering a first class service to clients and will be confident to bring your own following of clients.  You will be forward-thinking with excellent commercial acumen and a genuine commitment to business development and client networking.
Dutton Gregory Bournemouth, UK Full time