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18 Mar, 2019
Position: Apprentice Administrative Assistant Responsible to: Newark Partner Office: Newark Hours of Work: 8.45am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday Department: Support Team Objectives: To support excellence in overall delivery by the firm, through the provision of flexible support in 3 main areas – reception, administration and support to Newark staff. Attributes/Skills: • Well developed interpersonal skills. • Excellent telephone manner. • Confidentiality. • Excellent internal and external client care with ‘can do’ attitude and ability to build ‘business partner’ relationship. • Enthusiasm and commitment to excellence. • Flexibility and strong team playing skills (with lead receptionist and wider team/firm) • Well organised. • Sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word and Outlook. MAIN DUTIES: Reception: • Greeting clients and attending to their individual requirements and other callers to the office. • Keeping meetings rooms clean and tidy - clearing of meeting rooms, washing dishes and cutlery and putting items away • Keeping reception tidy • Providing reception overflow service during busy times, answering telephone calls promptly and efficiently and placing them appropriately within the firm. • Certifying copy ID documentation for internal purposes. • Hospitality at reception and for meetings. Office Administration: • Opening and date stamping of all incoming mail and the distribution of the incoming mail. • Attending to photocopying, filing, mail merges, provision of bill paper and such other duties as are required to provide full support to the staff at Newark. • Organising the internal collection and despatch of post in readiness to take to the Post Office. • Checking all printers/photocopiers throughout the office and restocking the supply of paper as needed; monitor alerts, deal with orders of supplies and replace as necessary. • Checking all supplies of stationery and other general consumables within the office and ensuring their replenishment as necessary. • Undertaking any other tasks/duties as may be reasonably required. Support to Newark: • Logging the incoming cheques into the cheques received log and taking banking to the bank. • Time recording for Newark Partner onto Liberate. • Using Outlook to arrange ad hoc and regular meetings within the firm (with consideration given to reasonable convenience of those attending) and which may include external venues. • Keeping kitchens stocked up with tea, coffee, milk, etc., towels and tea towels and arranging laundry. • Ensuring the wheelie bin is put out on a Friday evening and brought in on a Monday morning. • Pre-planned help with marketing events eg. using checklist of requirements. • Assisting Records & Premises Maintenance Coordinator with maintenance issues. • Transcription, photocopying and flexible admin duties as appropriate. • Any other tasks as allocated by a Partner or a member of the Management Team.
Andrew & Co Solicitors Newark, UK Full time
15 Mar, 2019
We are seeking a commercial property lawyer to join our team in Bristol (part-time or flexible hours available). Our growing commercial property department is seeking qualified solicitors or legal executives to service demand for conveyancing services from our commercial client base. You will be responsible for your own caseload with minimal supervision and there are team/individual fee targets. You will be expected to operate as an effective member of the commercial conveyancing department; dealing with client work and helping with business development activities. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, accomplished commercial property lawyer who is looking to make the next step in their career. Job description Sales and purchases of properties and businesses, mortgage and re-financing – both individual and portfolio Landlord and tenant matters including grant and assignment of leases, lease renewals, licenses to assign and to alter, inter alia Development acquisitions and disposals, pension properties, joint venture agreements and all other aspects of commercial property Conducting matters on behalf of clients in an appropriate and efficient manner Management of support services, including departmental secretaries and paralegals Maintaining financial control with particular regard to cash flow control through accurate time-recording, collection of monies on account and billing procedures Ensuring compliance with SAR, SRA Code of Conduct and Lexcel rules and requirements for all matters for which you have conduct Person specification Knowledge and experience Essential People management experience Excellent organisational skills Marketing initiative experience and implementation Good contacts within the community Networking skills IT literate and confident using and adapting to new systems and processes Varied experience in Commercial property Desirable Leadership and business experience 360 vision on how the department can become more efficient and profitable whilst striving to ensure we have a motivated, efficient and well-trained team Skills and competencies Team orientation Ability to motivate oneself and to set and exceed targets Embraces change and has the ability to respond to external influences and a changing business environment Ability to adapt to continually changing parameters Enjoys working as part of a team, helps and supports others Takes personal pride in their work and is committed to producing work of highest quality, shows initiative in improving results Communication Ability to negotiate and has experience of being able to change other people’s views Ability to convey information accurately, both verbally and in writing, and make self understood Can communicate effectively with people at all levels Organisation Takes a long-term view, sets goals for the future, taking a strategic perspective Consults widely, involves others in decision-making. Encourages new ideas and members opinions Ability to organise own work within deadlines and to agreed standards Ability to balance tasks, structure own workload to make best use of time and resources, delivers to deadline Monitors delegated tasks, deals with problems as they arise and feedback given to team member Ensures files are up to audit standard Customer focus Takes ownership of any problems and maintains contact with client until they are resolved Responds promptly within agreed service level standards Anticipates client’s future requirements, understands business objectives and prioritises, leads and manages others in taking a client approach, takes a lead role in developing new or improved services Offers friendly and approachable service to clients Results orientation Focuses on achieving the task and working to individual and team goals Ability to work calmly and maintain a disciplined approach to the task under the pressure of deadlines and/or changing objectives Problem solving Generate new ideas, enjoy being creative, thinks of original solutions Focuses on detail, needs to be methodical, organised and systematic Ability to view problems and solutions from clients and other perspectives, applies experience gained in different circumstances and areas of work to assist with decision-making Ability to use own initiative in making sound decisions Qualifications Qualified solicitor or FCILEx 2 years PQE Location and salary Full-time position with flexibility over days/hours worked Based in our Clifton office Salary DOE
Barcan+Kirby Clifton, Bristol, UK Full time
11 Mar, 2019
Position: Secretary Responsible to: Personal Injury and Motor Law Team Leader Office: Lincoln Hours of Work: 9.00am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday Department: PI/Motor Law Objectives: To provide an effective secretarial service, including help and assistance to others in the firm outside core disciplines when required. Attributes/Skills: • Sound working knowledge of:       - Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word and Excel       - Production of legal forms e.g. Smartforms, Lexis Nexis • Competent levels of literacy, numeracy and accuracy. • Good standards in the presentation of work. • Client focused, with well developed interpersonal skills to include dealing with clients face to face        and on the telephone • Well organised, with a high level of attention to detail • Flexible and prepared to support other disciplines as required. • Team player, committed to supporting colleagues across the firm. • Committed to giving the best impression of Andrew & Co. both internally and externally MAIN DUTIES: • Production of correspondence • Preparation of documents and legal forms • File management in accordance with team procedures and benchmark • Dealing directly with routine client enquiries and handling straightforward client matters and correspondence • Providing secretarial and administrative support in relation to team management and marketing      activities, as required • Holiday cover • Preparation for approval of all team bills • Collection of data and recording same in personal injury/motor law files • Administration of file closure
Andrew & Co Solicitors Lincoln, UK Full time
11 Mar, 2019
We are seeking a family solicitor with 1-3 years’ experience. The role will entail dealing with a full and mixed caseload of Legal Aid and private family matters. Candidates will deal with all matters generally from beginning through to completion and cover the following areas:-  Family Divorce Adoption Child Care issues Family Mediation Children dispute solicitors Domestic Violence solicitors Family Financial Property Arrangements Mediation Candidates: Successful applicants will join a friendly team and have extensive family based and matrimonial experience within a similar environment, and be able to manage their own caseload of files with minimal supervision. This is a busy and demanding role therefore individuals must be able to prioritise work, use initiative and work proactively, coupled with a good client manner and technical competence.  Legal Aid knowledge is essential.  Please note some travel is required between Maidstone and our Gravesend office with this role. Secretarial support is provided to this position.  
Hatten Wyatt Solicitors & Advocates Gravesend, UK Full time
11 Mar, 2019
£25,000 - £35,000 yearly
We are seeking an experienced and committed 3 year+ PQE criminal duty solicitor for our Gravesend office.  Successful candidates will have a sound knowledge of the relevant law and procedure, manage a varied caseload covering the full remit of criminal matters from instruction to conclusion (both private and Legal Aid) , to include preparing cases for trial and attending clients at police stations and/or courts throughout Kent, including out of hours work.  Some travel to our Maidstone office may be necessary, on occasion.  Candidates: Successful applicants must be a qualified solicitor of at least 3 years’ PQE.  PSAR or Criminal Duty status would be advantageous but is not essential.  Candidates should be proactive, able to manage a challenging caseload with minimal supervision and have strong communication skills with an excellent client facing manner.  This is a busy and varied role therefore candidates need to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines when required.   Excellent research skills and an organised working manner are essential. General IT competency is essential and knowledge of Microsoft packages (Excel, Word & Outlook), Big Hand and Partner 4 Windows would be advantageous.    Candidates must have access to their own vehicle and possess a full clean driving licence.    Secretarial support is allocated to this position.
Hatten Wyatt Solicitors & Advocates Gravesend, UK Full time
11 Mar, 2019
£25,000 - £28,000 yearly
Job Overview To support the firm on a wide range of business development and marketing activities to include: Production of relevant and targeted collateral, Advertising, Newsletters, Client feedback mechanisms, PR, Sponsorship, Brand, Design, Events, Probono, Networking and On-line (both internal and external); managing and driving forward firm wide profile building initiatives. Responsibilities ·         Maximising opportunities to grow the firm’s revenues from existing and prospective clients ·         Raising the firm’s profile and position within the local markets in which we are located ·         Leveraging and coordinating outside influencers ·         Structured approach to targeting new business generation, profile raising and marketing campaigns ·         Working closely with the management committee, to develop robust plans ·         Managing the implementation of the firms plans and budgets, regularly monitoring and reporting on progress ·         Drafting, reviewing and updating materials and entries in local media and legal supplements ·         Writing, editing and producing marketing communications including presentations, brochures, newsletters and web copy ·         Managing events ·         Planning and managing strategic advertising opportunities ·         Budget management ·         Working with fee earners to develop individual objectives and targeting plans and working closely with them to ensure successful pursuit of the plans Marketing Campaigns and Profile Raising ·         Creating and implementing integrated campaigns across our sectors to help raise our profile and awareness amongst our key target audience and generate opportunities to meet potential clients. ·         Working to develop and oversee the implementation of an effective profile raising plan for the Firm, including Awards and Sponsorship opportunities ·         Assisting fee earners to profile their personal PR plans Internal communication and knowledge sharing ·         Working to ensure that there is an efficient framework for internal reporting and transparency of information/communication the Firms activities and successes. The Candidate Essential: ·         Excellent interpersonal and (internal and external) client-facing skills ·         Strong influencing and persuasion skills ·         Able to think broadly and demonstrate a high level of initiative ·         Highly motivated and enthusiastic self-starter with a can-do attitude ·         Commercial and strategic in outlook ·         Pragmatic, robust, diplomatic and resourceful, with the ability to adapt quickly to different situations and personalities ·         A team player, but able to act autonomously with minimal guidance Skills and Experience Essential: ·         Excellent understanding of marketing and business development processes ·         Strong previous experience of working in a business development /Marketing focused role, preferably in a law firm or other professional services firm ·         An understanding of the legal market ·         Strong written and verbal communication skills with an excellent eye for detail ·         Strong project management skills. Desired: ·         Marketing qualification, such as the CIM or equivalent The position is full time, predominantly from Gravesend but will be required to work from the other offices regularly therefore a driving licence and own car is essential.  
Hatten Wyatt Solicitors & Advocates Gravesend, UK Full time
11 Mar, 2019
We are seeking a PC solicitor, for our busy Private Client department in Tenterden.  This is a busy and varied roles covering all aspects of private client.  Experience and knowledge is required in the following fields: Estate and Care Fees Planning Wills and Will Writing Lasting Powers of Attorney Court of Protection Trusts and Trust Administration Probate and Administration of Estates Inheritance Tax Planning and Investments Charities Deputyship STEP would be preferable but not essential; the Firm assists in career development/studying and candidates undertaking STEP will also be considered.        Candidates: Successful applicants will have consistent and good private client knowledge, focusing particularly on wills, trusts, estates and tax issues, and must be able to manage their own caseload of files with minimal supervision.  Both are demanding roles therefore individuals must be able to prioritise work, use initiative and meet deadlines, coupled with an excellent client manner, smart appearance and good technical competence.    Secretarial support is provided.
Hatten Wyatt Solicitors & Advocates Tenterden, UK Full time
08 Mar, 2019
Due to continued expansion and growth, we are looking for a Family Lawyer to join our Southampton and Chandler’s Ford offices. Splitting your time between our Southampton and Chandler’s Ford offices, you will build on an expanding caseload of privately funded matters, dealing with all aspects of divorce, child contact, and residence disputes, and all other problems arising from a breakdown of a personal relationship. The ideal candidate will have gained a high level of experience and knowledge from handling their own caseload of matrimonial work. Areas of expertise should include divorce and separation, cohabitee disputes, resolution of financial property and pension claims, child residence and contact issues and domestic violence injunctions. You must be able to demonstrate good training throughout your career and have an enthusiasm for business development. 
Dutton Gregory Southampton and Chandler's Ford Full time
08 Mar, 2019
We have an exciting opportunity for a dual role of Case Screener/Legal Secretary to join our Clinical Negligence team at our Bournemouth office.   As Case Screener you will deal with the screening and follow-up of initial clinical negligence referrals, acting as the first point of contact for all client enquires coming through. The role will include the preparation of new client information and you will interview clients when necessary.  You will also carry out digital audio typing and diary management, along with general administration. To be considered for this position, you will need have experience of dealing with people at all levels and demonstrate excellent client relationship skills with an empathetic manner.  Knowledge/experience in clinical negligence, personal injury or medical would be an advantage.
Dutton Gregory Bournemouth, UK Full time