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COMMERCIAL/CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SECRETARY

Job Type:             Permanent, Part-time and Full-time considered

Location:              Grasscroft, Saddleworth

Salary:                   Negotiable depending upon experience

Reports to:          Head of Department/Director

Job Purpose:      Secretary in the Commercial/Corporate and Commercial Property Team.

 

Key objectives

Award winning firm seeking secretarial support to assist in the busy Corporate and Commercial Property Department on a full-time basis. The correct candidate will also be required to assist within the Litigation and Employment Department from time to time.

The Firm

We are a dynamic multi-office practice which provides a comprehensive range of legal services to clients across the North West and the UK. Recognising that employees are our greatest asset, we invest in training and development programmes and provide a working environment, which is both supportive and challenging. Blending traditional values of personal and cost-effective advice with a modern and fresh approach we have achieved numerous accreditations and awards. Enjoying continual success and growth we are highly regarded within the legal market. Offering great career prospect and competitive salary, we are now seeking a secretary to join our Corporate/Commercial and Commercial Property Team.

Key Responsibilities

1.            To be the main point of contact for clients in the absence of the Head of Department.

2.            To build relationships with clients and internal and external contacts on behalf of the Team.

3.            To use initiative to prepare correspondence and legal documents using Case Management and to ensure a high quality of the documents, faxes and photocopies.

4.            To answer telephone calls promptly, taking messages and returning calls within 2 hours of receipt wherever possible or at the latest, prior to close of business on each working day.

5.            To open and close files.

6.            To progress case management within the limit of their ability as requested by their supervisor.

7.           To prepare mail and enclosures for despatch.

8.           To maintain and update the filing systems.

9.           Controlling the diaries, organising meetings, lunches, booking rooms etc.

10.          To audio type promptly for fee earners.

11.           Verifying client identification.

12.           Familiarity with HM land Registry on-line Portal and SDLT on line submissions is key and the candidate will be required to download documents direct from the HMLR portal, deal with stamping and registration formalities post transaction.

Person specification essential skills and qualifications

·                     A good level of education.

·                     Excellent IT skills with knowledge of all MS applications especially Word.

·                     Excellent typing ability.

·                     Excellent organisation and communication skills.

·                     Have an in depth knowledge of the legal secretary role and administration process within the profession.

Personal attributes

·                     Be reliable, presentable and diligent with good attention to detail.

·                     Self-motivation to work independently and as part of a team with a ‘can do’ attitude.

·                     Good interpersonal skills.

·                     A positive approach to working under pressure in a busy environment.

·                     Have a high level of confidentiality.

 

Please contact James O’Donnell and Rebecca O’Donnell with your CV on [email protected]; [email protected]

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FAMILY SOLICITOR/LEGAL EXECUTIVE

This role will suit a Solicitor/Legal Executive with around three years PQE and a proven track record of handling a varied family/matrimonial case load. There is an existing client base which is purely privately paying. Having a following for this role will be advantageous. The Head of Department is willing to consider full or part-time hours for this role.

You must also have experience and be willing to undertake business development.

Job Type:             Permanent, Part-time and Full-time considered

Location:              Grasscroft, Saddleworth

Salary:                   Negotiable depending upon experience

Reports to:          Head of Department/Director

Job Purpose:      To manage own case load and to assist the Head of Department with his case load.

 

Key objectives

Award winning firm seeking a Family Solicitor/Legal Executive on a part-time basis but full-time also considered to the correct candidate.

The Firm

We are a dynamic and award winning multi-office practice which provides a comprehensive range of legal services to clients across the UK.  Recognising that employees are our greatest asset, we invest in training and development programs and provide a working environment, which is both supportive and challenging.  Blending traditional values of personal and cost-effective advice with a modern fresh approach, we have achieved numerous accreditations and awards.  We are enjoying continuous success and continuous growth and are highly regarded within the legal market.  We would offer great career prospects and a competitive salary and are now seeking an Assistant in the Family Department due to a substantial increase in instructions.

Key Responsibilities

1.            To be the main point of contact for clients in the absence of the Head of Department.

2.            To build relationships with clients and internal and external contacts on behalf of the Team.

3.            To use initiative to prepare correspondence and legal documents using Case Management.

4.            To manage your own case load and to assist the Head of the Department.

5.            To open and close files.

6.            To answer telephone calls promptly, taking messages and returning calls on the same day.

7.            To meet and exceed cost targets

8.            To provide accurate cost estimates and to bill clients on a regular basis and when necessary chase payment.

Person specification essential skills and qualifications

·                     A good level of education.

·                     The ability to work on your own and as part of a team.

·                     Excellent IT skills.

·                     Excellent organisation and communication skills.

·                     To have good connections and a desire to network as business development is vital in this role.

·                     To have experience of dealing with low, middle and high net worth individuals as all work is privately paying.

·                     To be experienced in dealing with divorce proceedings, financial matters arising out of divorce proceedings, children matters as well as protection of wealth with Cohabitation Agreements and Pre/Post-Nuptial Agreements.  A knowledge of cohabitation disputes would also be beneficial to the role.

Personal attributes

·                     Be reliable and diligent with good attention to detail.

·                     Self-motivation to work independently and as part of a team with a ‘can do’ attitude.

·                     Good interpersonal skills.

·                     A positive approach to working under pressure in a busy environment.

·                     Have a high level of confidentiality.

 

Please contact Anthony Jones with your CV on [email protected]