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  • £15,000.00 to £18,000.00 per annum
  • Blackburn, UK
  • a month ago

Post Title: Conveyancing Paralegal

Service Area: Residential Property

Team: Residential Property Department

Employer: AMT Lawyers

Salary: £15,000 - £18,000 depending on experience

Post Reports to: Head of Residential Property and Partner

Post Responsible for: Conveyancing Paralegal within the Residential Property Department responsible for managing a caseload

At AMT Lawyers we pride ourselves on delivering a first-class service that places the client at the heart of everything we do. We are always looking for exceptional people to join our team and help to grow our Conveyancing Department further in size and strength.

We are now offering Graduates (with or without completing the LPC) to join our team as a Conveyancing Paralegal. We prefer candidates with at least 6 months experience however candidates without experience who are driven and committed will also be considered. The candidate will assist a Conveyancing Solicitor helping with a caseload from instruction through to completion. This will include sales, purchases, transfers and re-mortgages. At AMT Lawyers comprehensive training is given by our experienced Solicitors so the candidate is able to help with the case work mentioned above. Once the candidate has received a high level of training and has also gained sufficient experience, we will expect the individual to deal with a high volume of matters with minimal supervision.

We pride ourselves on the quality of service we provide our clients and therefore merely completing the work is not enough. We will expect the candidate to maintain excellent standards of work, achieve set targets and adhere to client service level agreements. Experience in using a case management system is desirable however training to utilise this tool will be given.

This vacancy requires an individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and to work as part of a close-knit team. A demonstrable enthusiasm and drive for property law is a must, as well as the ability to build relationships with clients. The successful applicant will join a team of committed and experienced lawyers working in a friendly and professional environment.

You will report to the Conveyancing Department Team Leader who will review your performance each month on a one-to-one basis. This provides a real opportunity to monitor and enhance your personal development and also to organise your case load. For the right individual, this is also an opportunity to ask for more responsibility taking on more challenging roles in order for you to maximise your potential and to also gain some vital experience.

A competitive salary and excellent benefits package will be provided to candidates of the right caliber.

 

 

  • £30,000.00 to £38,000.00 per annum
  • Blackburn, UK
  • a month ago

Post Title: Conveyancing Solicitor/Qualified Licensed Conveyancer (5+ Years PQE)

Service Area: Residential Property

Team: Residential Property Department

Employer: AMT Lawyers

Salary Grade: £30,000-£38,000 (negotiable and dependant on experience)

 

Post Reports to: Head of Private Client Services

Post Responsible for: Conveyancing within the Residential Property Department

 

NQ Conveyancing Solicitor

At AMT Lawyers we pride ourselves on delivering a first-class service that places the client at the heart of everything we do. We are always looking for exceptional people to join our team and help to grow our Conveyancing Department further in size and strength.

We are now seeking a Conveyancing Solicitor (5 years PQE Minimum) to join our growing team. The candidate will manage a caseload from instruction through to completion. This will include sales, purchases, transfers and re-mortgages. At AMT Lawyers comprehensive training is given by our experienced Solicitors so the candidate is able to help with the case work mentioned above. Once the candidate has received a high level of training and has also gained sufficient experience, we will expect the individual to deal with a high volume of matters with minimal supervision. However, if the candidate already possesses experience within this area and re-training is not needed, the candidate will be responsible for managing a full caseload. In addition to the Residential Conveyancing Caseload, the candidate will also be expected to take part in Business Development duties such as meeting with new and existing sources of work.

We pride ourselves on the quality of service we provide our clients and therefore merely completing the work is not enough. We will expect the candidate to maintain excellent standards of work, achieve set targets and adhere to client service level agreements. Experience in using a case management system is desirable however training to utilise this tool will be given.

This vacancy requires an individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and to work as part of a close knit team. A demonstrable enthusiasm and drive for property law is a must, as well as the ability to build relationships with clients. The successful applicant will join a team of committed and experienced lawyers working in a friendly and professional environment.

You will report to the Head of Property and Commercial Services who will review your performance each month on a one-to-one basis. This provides a real opportunity to monitor and enhance your personal development and also to organise your case load. For the right individual, this is also an opportunity to ask for more responsibility taking on more challenging roles in order for you to maximise your potential and to also gain some vital experience.

A competitive salary and excellent benefits package will be provided to candidates of the right caliber.

Additional duties:

To work positively and inclusively with colleagues and customers so that AMT Lawyers provide a quality service and additionally to deliver services that do not discriminate against people on the ground of their age, sexuality, religion or belief, race, gender or disabilities.

To fulfill personal requirements, where appropriate, with regard to AMT Lawyers policies and procedures, health, safety and welfare, customer care, emergency, evacuation, security and promotion of the firm’s priorities.  Maintaining and upholding the firm’s reputation whilst dealing with all aspects of the role.

To work flexibly in the interests of the service. This may include undertaking other duties provided that these are appropriate to the employee’s background, skills and abilities. Where this occurs there will be consultation with the employee and any necessary personal development will be taken into account.

 

 

  • £30,000.00 to £35,000.00 per annum
  • Blackburn, UK
  • a month ago

Job Title: Criminal Solicitor

Location: Blackburn, Lancashire

Firm: Harwood Solicitors

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Criminal Defence Solicitor to join our well-established crime department.

You will be working alongside our two senior criminal solicitors and will have support of a paralegal.

As a Criminal Solicitor you will undertake criminal defence work, to provide legal advice and assistance/ representation of suspects at the police station, represent defendants before magistrate's court and preparation of their cases.

Higher rights of audience and Duty Trained would be advantageous, but not essential.

The salary is dependent upon the successful candidates' abilities and the contribution which they’re able to make to the firm.

Please note we are not looking to advertise through recruitment agencies at this stage.

Due to continues growth, Harwood Solicitors are seeking to recruit a Personal Injury Solicitor. This roll will involve dealing with a range of private personal injury cases including; accident and injury at work. This role will suit an individual with significant and relevant experience as a Personal Injury. The candidate will also have the desire to manage and supervise Junior fee Earners and be able to demonstrate continuous professional development throughout your career.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, talented individual who wants to play a part in the growth and success of the firm and would like to develop their career towards a more supervisory role. To be considered you must demonstrate the following:

·       A team player, building more strong working relationships with the team, the wider team and management.

·       Work with more junior members of the team ensuring individual and department targets are met.

·       Coach and mentor junior members to develop and encourage individual progression and skill set.

·       Provide a proactive and constructive input into the team’s strategy.

·       Sound commercial knowledge and must be business focused.

·       Essential skills and experience.

·       Qualified solicitor (or equivalent)

·       Relevant experience and enthusiasm for the specialism.

·       Good technical knowledge combined with a meticulous eye for detail.

·       Excellent communication skills (including good telephone skills) and ability to build good working relationships with clients, colleagues and supervisors.

·       Excellent IT skills.

·       An appetite and ability to lead a team.

The salary is dependent upon the successful candidates' abilities and the contribution which they’re able to make to the firm.

 

  • Competitive Salary
  • Blackburn, UK
  • a month ago

Role: Family Solicitor

Location: Blackburn

Main Purpose of Role: 

To work competently as a Solicitor / Legal Executive in the Family Law Department.

To actively seek opportunities for new work through local business development and to meet your agreed personal business objectives and targets set up after consultation on the arrival.

To support the general development of the Family Law Department by working collaboratively with colleagues to provide a full service offering to family clients;

To support the firm, in growing its client base through the promotion and delivery of an excellent service and getting involved with the Firm’s business development through:

 

·       Contributing ideas to the Firm’s marketing strategy for winning new work and implementing agreed initiatives;

·       Networking within the local business community and with key referral sources in order to develop/maintain a high profile locally for the practice;

·       Organising and delivering training seminars to clients, contacts and colleagues from time to time;

·       Writing regular articles for submission to local publications/Firm’s website/newsletter for clients and contacts.

Key tasks (not an exhaustive list)

 

RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND TASKS

 

Job Specific

·       To provide accurate Family Law advice to clients;

·       To handle Family Law matters from the initial client contact through to completion;

·       Find an appropriate solution for prospective Family Law clients and convert into new business for the firm;

·       Handle a purely privately funded caseload of private law work including Ancillary Relief,

·       Divorce, Finances, Separation, Injunctions, Civil Partnerships, Cohabitation Disputes, Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements, Children Act work.

·       Deal with matter related enquiries.

 

General

·       To provide accurate legal advice and assistance to the Firm’s existing clients, whilst developing your own client base;

·       To work efficiently as a fee earner within the department with minimal secretarial support;

·       To utilise the Firm’s case management system to best effect in order to manage your case load;

·       To record time and bill clients in line with agreed practice policy and charging rates;

·       To identify and initiate cross-selling opportunities;

·       To exercise your initiative and be proactive in the business development of the Firm generally;

·       To ensure that outstanding client care is given at all times and to maintain a highly professional approach;

·       To manage all files methodically and efficiently and in accordance with the Firm’s procedures and the LEXCEL quality mark requirements;

·       To undertake colleagues’ file reviews in a timely manner, if required to do so;

·       To comply with the Firm’s various policies and procedures as specified in the current edition of the Staff Handbook;

·       To ensure the confidentiality and security of all practice and client’s documentation and/or information;

·       To take responsibility for your own personal and professional development and ensure compliance with any compulsory professional education requirements;

·       To assist with the supervision of support staff within the department (where applicable)

·       and encourage support staff in their development and training;

·       To assist with the supervision and line management of any secretarial support staff for whom the potholder is responsible (where applicable) and encourage support staff in their development and training;

·       To undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work commensurate with the role.

 

 

The duties in this Job Description should be carried out in a manner which promotes equality of opportunity, dignity and respect for all employees and is consistent with the Firm’s Equality and Diversity policy.

The Firm reserves the right to alter or amend the duties set out in this Job Description in accordance with the needs of the business and after consultation with the post holder.

 

 

 

 

 

  • £25,000.00 to £35,000.00 per annum
  • Blackburn, UK
  • 2 months ago

3 Years PQE Personal Injury (RTA) Litigator (Solicitor)

Post Title: 3 Years PQE Personal Injury (RTA) Litigator (Solicitor)

Service Area: Personal Injury- Litigation

Team: Personal Injury Department

Employer: AMT Lawyers

 

Salary Grade: £25,000-£35,000 (dependant on experience)- additional bonus packages available

 

Post Reports to: Head of Litigation

Post Responsible for: RTA Litigation within the Personal Injury Department

 

Job role summary 

1. To undertake matters which you are competent to conduct having due regard to the policies and procedures defined in the Office Manual relating to your areas of work.

2. Arranging appointments and attending new, current and former clients and dealing with their queries including:

·       Obtaining instructions and advising on course(s) of action, length and cost of case (as appropriate);

·       Assessment of client’s financial means and explanation of private terms and conditions

·       Drafting and/or dictating correspondence to client, court, solicitors counsel and other third-parties, including Statements, Notices, Applications, and other Legal Forms/Documents (especially relevant court forms);

·       Instructing counsel, experts, solicitor advocates or other third-parties, reviewing reports and continued liaison as required;

·       Advising on appropriate course of action;

·       Arranging and attending hearings and conferences as and when required;

·       Obtaining and reviewing evidence and statements;

·       Negotiation on clients behalf and, liaison with opponents etc. to obtain most preferable outcome for clients;

·       Ensuring efficient day-to-day progress of all matters, prioritising work as necessary and keeping the client informed on progress.

 

A competitive salary and excellent benefits package will be provided to candidates of the right caliber.

 

The successful candidate will have at least 3 years’ experience as a Solicitor managing a Personal Injury case load with a high percentage of litigated RTA files. You will receive the files once they drop out of the portal and manage them through the litigation process. Applications are invited from Solicitors with an in depth knowledge of PI law and a proven track record in RTA litigation. The role will also involve coaching and guiding junior staff in RTA law, procedures and process and court process/attendance.

Additionally, the successful candidate will have experience in dealing with liability, quantum and costs. In particular, will be well experienced in the mechanics of the Part 36 procedure and also experience of working on the MOJ Portal. Experience of dealing with technical points of insurance law, such as MIB work, the European Regulations and Article 75 issues would be advantageous.  

To work positively and inclusively with colleagues and customers so that AMT Lawyers provide a quality service and additionally to deliver services that do not discriminate against people on the ground of their age, sexuality, religion or belief, race, gender or disabilities.

To fulfill personal requirements, where appropriate, with regard to AMT Lawyers policies and procedures, health, safety and welfare, customer care, emergency, evacuation, security and promotion of the firm’s priorities.  Maintaining and upholding the firm’s reputation whilst dealing with all aspects of the role.

To work flexibly in the interests of the service. This may include undertaking other duties provided that these are appropriate to the employee’s background, skills and abilities. Where this occurs there will be consultation with the employee and any necessary personal development will be taken into account.

 

  • £16,000.00 to £20,000.00 per annum
  • Blackburn, UK
  • 2 months ago

Post Title: Personal Injury Paralegal

Service Area: Personal Injury- Pre-Litigation

Team: Personal Injury Department

Employer: AMT Lawyers

Salary Grade: £16,000-£20,000 (dependant on experience)  

 

Post Reports to: Head of Private Client Services

Post Responsible for: RTA Pre-Litigation within the Personal Injury Department

 

A brilliant opportunity has arisen within our Personal Injury department. As a result of continued growth, we wish to recruit personal injury fee earners into our Personal Injury department. This is a great opportunity to join a prestigious personal injury department which continues to grow despite the effects of the recent reforms to the personal injury law and market.

The ideal candidate will have experience of managing their own volume case load of claimant Fast Track RTA personal injury claims, comprising of pre-litigated matters.

We also seek general qualities in our fee earners that we believe play a vital role in the performance of fee earning. We will look for you to be a robust negotiator with excellent communication and time management skills whilst being totally customer focused throughout the entire claims process. It is preferred that you have experience of working on a case management system and are used to working towards targets, including financial targets.

You will report to the RTA Team Leader who will review your performance each month on a one-to-one basis. This provides a real opportunity to monitor and enhance your personal development and to organise your case load. For the right individual, this is also an opportunity to take on a more challenging role. The post available will eventually include a supervisory role to manage and support the RTA Department. Therefore, the candidate must also have excellent management skills or the ability to develop these skills effectively.

For those Candidates who have successfully completed the Legal Practice Course, AMT Lawyers have an excellent track record of rewarding their team with training contracts in order to develop and progress the careers of their team. This is dependent on the level of experience and also the commitment shown by the team member. 

Your main responsibilities will be to progress claimant personal injury RTA claims from inception through to completion. This role would suit any candidate with at least six months’ experience.

At AMT Lawyers we understand that graduates and non-graduates do not all have experience and therefore we are willing to take on individuals who are eager to learn and strive towards success. Training will be given to candidates without experience. The firm will consider paralegals and fee earners in order to strengthen its team.

To work positively and inclusively with colleagues and customers so that AMT Lawyers provide a quality service and additionally to deliver services that do not discriminate against people on the ground of their age, sexuality, religion or belief, race, gender or disabilities.

To fulfill personal requirements, where appropriate, with regard to AMT Lawyers policies and procedures, health, safety and welfare, customer care, emergency, evacuation, security and promotion of the firm’s priorities.  Maintaining and upholding the firm’s reputation whilst dealing with all aspects of the role. 

To work flexibly in the interests of the service. This may include undertaking other duties provided that these are appropriate to the employee’s background, skills and abilities. Where this occurs there will be consultation with the employee and any necessary personal development will be taken into account.