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16 Aug, 2019
£17,000 - £20,000 yearly
Job Title: Paralegal within the Employers Liability Department  Reporting to: Head of the EL Department Department: EL/PL Department Key Tasks (not an exhaustive list) Dealing with new enquiries and vetting claims Building up their own case load and running the claims from start to finish Assisting other fee earners whilst case load is being build up Drafting letters of claim/claims notification forms Resolving liability Requesting medical records Arranging medical examinations and reviewing incoming reports Valuing claims Liaising with third party insurers/solicitors Negotiating settlements Undertaking fee earning work and providing a profitable contribution to the EL Department. Key Knowledge Essential A basic understanding of personal injury litigation. EL/PL experience is essential Experience Paralegal with at least 1-2 years’ personal injury experience handing claims Experience to include reviewing records, medical reports and drafting CNFs Desirable Experience of using case management systems and time recording (ideally Proclaim). Litigation experience   Key Competencies Good attention to detail. Excellent client care Excellent communication and literacy skills. Flexible attitude to work. Excellent organisational skills.
Oakwood Solicitors Ltd Roundhay, Leeds, UK Full time
01 Aug, 2019
Barcan+Kirby are seeking an experienced lawyer to join their Private Client team based in either Thornbury or Horfield. The role will cover probate, trust, and elderly client work including estate administration, Wills, tax planning and Lasting Powers of Attorney. There is the opportunity to fast track into a leadership/partnership posting for the right candidate. Job description Key responsibilities All aspects of private client work including probate, estate administration, Wills, tax planning LPAs and trusts Providing technical advice and support for the team Keep up to date with any changes in the law Update training for all fee earners Training of junior staff in conjunction with the Head of Department and the Team Leader Conduct of matters on behalf of clients in an appropriate and efficient manner Take and record clear instructions Give expert advice tailored to each clients’ needs Management and supervision of support services including departmental secretaries and paralegals Participation in marketing activities whether on a firm-wide, departmental or office basis Financial control with particular regard to cash flow control through accurate time-recording, collection of monies on account and billing procedures Comply with CPD requirements and identify specific training needs Ensure compliance with SAR, SRA Code of Conduct and Lexcel rules and requirements for all matters for which you have conduct and promptly advise the Head of Department of any matter of concern Share knowledge and ideas with your colleagues in the department and firm-wide, as appropriate Any other reasonable duties as directed by your manager Person specification Knowledge and experience Essential A 5-year PQE qualified solicitor or FCILEx with experience and an interest in Wills and estate administration, and LPAs Experience with elderly and vulnerable clients Excellent organisational skills Excellent drafting skills IT literate and confident using and adapting to new systems and processes Desirable Experience in trust work and/or elderly client issues Experience in managing a team Extensive knowledge in tax Qualifications Essential Qualified solicitor or FCILEx Desirable Prepared to study towards STEP qualifications STEP and/or SFE is desirable, or a willingness to work to obtain 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 Ability to negotiate and has experience of being able to change other people’s views Ability to convey information accurately verbally and in writing and make self understood Can communicate effectively with people at all levels People management 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 Customer focus Takes ownership of any problems and maintains contact with client until they are resolved Responds promptly within agreed service level standards Develops strong client relationships 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 Generates new ideas, enjoys being creative, thinks of original solutions Focuses on detail, is 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 Location and salary Based at our Thornbury or Horfield office This is a full-time position (office hours are 9am to 5:15pm, including a 1hr unpaid lunch break), however part-time hours will be considered Salary DOE
Barcan+Kirby Bristol Full time
03 Jul, 2019
The Job Reporting to the Residential Conveyancing Solicitor at Abingdon, the candidate will be responsible for supporting a professional and efficient Residential Conveyancing service. The candidate The successful candidate will be an experienced and committed Legal Secretary who enjoys Residential Conveyancing typing work. They will ideally have significant recent experience of working in a busy administrative support role doing high volume Residential Conveyancing support work. The Legal Secretary will be a proficient and accurate typist (70 wpm), with broad experience working within a busy high street Residential Conveyancing practice. They will be responsible for opening all new files for the fee earners in the office. They will be proactive and will deal with all routine Residential Conveyancing matters. They will have basic knowledge of standard conveyancing forms, draft contracts, transfers, OS1s and K15s. They will be adept at using case management to optimise efficiency. They will be prepared to implement best practice to create a streamlined typing service. They will provide excellent front line support to the Solicitor and be a professional and efficient first point of contact to clients. They will be comfortable working within a small team of Residential Conveyancing support staff within an open plan environment. Salary Commensurate with experience 3% employer pension contributions (Employee contributions set at 5%) 25 days holiday + usual bank holidays pro-rated to contracted hours How to apply If you would like to apply for this position or if you would simply like to know more, please contact Tracey Waite; HR Manager on 01235 521920 or email tracey.waite@slade-legal.co.uk
Slade Legal Abingdon, UK Full time
06 Jun, 2019
We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Property Lawyer to develop and grow our commercial property team. Our property team of 7 focuses on transactional work, supporting our corporate colleagues on acquisitions and disposals. We are now looking to expand the team, leveraging our existing client base and developing new business in this area. Our ideal candidate will be providing value driven, commercially focused advice on commercial landlord and tenant matters and development agreements and other commercial property matters. You will have great client relationship skills, a proven track record in business development and be comfortable taking responsibility for driving the development of new business in property with the support of our sales and marketing team. We offer a very different experience to the traditional law firm approach and hope that any driven, ambitious and personable lawyers would find a great home in our growing team. You would be given significant responsibility for shaping and developing the area, along with a very competitive package, including a performance related element linked to your success in winning new clients. There is also flexibility in where the role is based.
Outset Legal LLP Maidstone, Bristol or London Full time
22 May, 2019
The role An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Legal Assistant/Paralegal to join our Residential Conveyancing Department to be based at our North End office. Working directly with the Head of Department you will support them in all day to day activities to include typing of correspondence, liaising with clients, other firms and estate agents, scanning of important documents, providing and follow up of estimates to clients, preparing draft documentation/letters for approval, assisting with updating Lender Exchange, LMS Legal Stars (training will be provided) and ensuring that all files are kept in order in accordance with the agreed Conveyancing Department Protocol , compliant with CQS and Lexcel quality standards. The Ideal Candidate An experienced Legal Assistant/Paralegal who is pro-active, has excellent client care skills, the ability to work on their own initiative and with minimal supervision and has the following: Previous experience of conveyancing procedures for both Freehold and Leasehold properties Previous knowledge of reviewing contract papers and raising enquiries Strong and efficient secretarial and admin skills High level of attention to detail Excellent organisational skills Good telephone manner Fast, accurate typing ability IT literate – Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality Experience of using a case management system (although not essential as training will be provided) Salary & Benefits : Competitive depending on experience, flexible holiday policy, contributory company pension, staff bonus scheme, healthcare cash back scheme and membership to Perkbox. Equal Opportunities We believe a diverse culture can bring specific skills and personalities and so promote equality and diversity and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, or once in post. Biscoes is committed to giving fair support to members of the Armed Forces Community. As such, Biscoes guarantee an interview for any Armed Forces member as long as they meet the requisite criteria set out in the job description. The scheme is not a guaranteed job for members of the Armed Forces Community, as selection procedures will ensure the best candidate for the job is appointed, based on the objective criteria of the role
Biscoes Legal Services Limited Kingston Crescent, Portsmouth PO2 8AQ, UK Full time
22 May, 2019
The Firm Biscoes is a well established and growing law firm situated on the South Coast and Isle of Wight. We pride ourselves in providing a professional approach in a friendly environment. The role An excellent opportunity has arisen for a legal secretary working with a fee earner specialising in commercial property. Supporting them in all day to day activities to include typing of correspondence, liaising with clients, other firms and agents, scanning of important documents, post-completion work including Land Registry applications, stamp duty land tax (and other online applications) and ensuring that all files are kept in order and compliant with Lexcel quality standards. The Ideal Candidate A legal secretary who is pro-active, has excellent client care skills, the ability to work on their own initiative and has the following: Previous experience of commercial conveyancing procedures Strong and efficient secretarial and admin skills High level of attention to detail Excellent organisational skills Good telephone manner Fast, accurate typing ability IT literate – Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality Salary & Benefits : Competitive depending on experience, flexible holiday policy, contributory company pension, staff bonus scheme, healthcare cash back scheme and membership to Perkbox. This is a permanent position working 35 hours per week. Equal Opportunities We believe a diverse culture can bring specific skills and personalities and so promote equality and diversity and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, or once in post. Biscoes is committed to giving fair support to members of the Armed Forces Community. As such, Biscoes guarantee an interview for any Armed Forces member as long as they meet the requisite criteria set out in the job description. The scheme is not a guaranteed job for members of the Armed Forces Community, as selection procedures will ensure the best candidate for the job is appointed, based on the objective criteria of the role profile.
Biscoes Legal Services Limited Kingston Crescent, Portsmouth PO2 8AQ, UK Full time
16 May, 2019
We are looking for experienced Private Client Lawyers to join and expand our long established private practice based across North Somerset and Bristol. Successful candidates will have at least 3 years PQE and be confident in managing and building their own caseload with minimal supervision. The ideal candidates will be local to our offices, ambitious and possess strong business development skills to assist the Partners in the growth and continued success of the Private Client Department. You would also be looking to progress in your career through the firms values: dedication, team work and a passion to keep your clients at the heart of what you do. A great work-life balance culture and a competitive rewards package is on offer to the right candidates. For further information, please contact Kelly Pendleton, HR Manager on 01934 410910 or by email to kelly.pendleton@johnhodge.co.uk
John Hodge Solicitors North Somerset, UK Full time
16 May, 2019
We are looking to recruit a Residential Property Lawyer and a Commercial Property Lawyer to join our long established private practice based across North Somerset and Bristol. Successful candidates will have at least 3 years PQE and be confident in managing and building their own caseload with minimal supervision. The ideal candidates will be ambitious and possess strong business development skills to assist the Partners in the growth and continued success of the Property Department, and be looking to progress in their career through the firms values: dedication, team work and a passion to keep their clients at the heart of what they do. A great work-life balance culture, a fully computerised case management system and a competitive rewards package is on offer to the right candidates.
John Hodge Solicitors Bristol, UK Full time