22 Jun, 2018
Roythornes is a commercial practice with a strong focus on agriculture and rural estates, the food sector and commercial property. We have ambitious plans for growth, but to realise them we need the right people.
Since its beginnings in Lincolnshire over 80 years ago, Roythornes has developed beyond its historic East Midlands heartland. We act for clients across the country and sit comfortably among the UK’s top 150 law firms. Our people work out of four offices: Spalding, Peterborough, Nottingham and Alconbury.
We take an active, hands-on and long-term approach, getting to know our clients and their businesses over many years. This means we can anticipate and deal with complex and challenging issues that really matter - not just to the success of the businesses themselves but to the wellbeing of the families that depend on them.
Many of our 26 partners trained with us; this has been one of the keys to our success and we aim to continue to grow organically, while bringing in additional expertise where needed to meet our strategic goals.
As you would expect, we are looking for people with proven intellectual ability, a commercial approach, excellent interpersonal skills and, most of all, the drive to exceed our clients’ expectations. In return, we offer competitive salaries and the chance to grow with us.
We are looking for true team players who can assist with both fee-earning and administrative tasks, to maximise the operational efficiency of the team whilst delivering high standards of legal work and client care.
Fee earning tasks will include …
producing legal documentation, as required
drafting basic deeds, documents, letters and financial statements
researching and preparing appropriate searches
preparing and submitting Land Registry applications and SDLT returns
engaging in legal research as appropriate
basic correspondence and telephone calls on client matters
appreciation of legal procedures
Administrative tasks will include:-
dealing with general routines and providing support to the team, as required
managing incoming and outgoing telephone calls, e-mails and facsimile transmissions, as required
transcribing digital dictation
maintaining client relationship management data and property records
monitoring compliance and Lexcel requirements
being involved in the efficient management of client/matter files and assisting with good financial management, as and when appropriate
greeting clients and arranging meetings, as required
Key Skills and Experience
We are looking for a dynamic paralegal who ideally has experience of working within a private practice, preferably with conveyancing experience. You should be confident in addressing clients in a professional capacity.
To be considered for this position, you should:
be a paralegal looking to take the next step in your development
have an appreciation of legal procedures
possess good IT and keyboard skills
have excellent written and verbal communication skills
have an ability to organise and prioritise workload, especially under pressure
be accurate with good attention detail
provide evidence of good customer facing skills
provide evidence of an enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude
have an ability to work alone using initiative, as well as being part of a team