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  • Competitive Salary
  • Blackburn, UK
  • 6 days ago

Main purposes of role

 

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.

          Undertake and supervise fee earning work in Residential Conveyancing and supervise/deputise in the Conveyaning department.

          Ensure the successful development of the firm in line with the strategy identified in the business plan.

          To administer all aspects of Residential Conveyancing on behalf of clients

Key tasks (not an exhaustive list)

1.       Perform fee earning work accurately, reliably and in accordance with the firm’s quality and risk management procedures.

3.       Ensure proper control of work in progress, billing and cash collection.

4.       Attendance at most or all partnership and other office or departmental meetings, leading by example with contributions made at and subsequent to such events.

5.       Acceptance of need for collective responsibility and confidentiality: partner disagreements should not be disclosed to staff and confidential practice matters must be safeguarded.

6.       Provide leadership and supervision to all staff that they oversee or supervise, whether on an office or departmental basis. All partners should provide direction and encouragement to staff and should be careful to support the practice line on issues. Cabinet responsibility should apply.

7.       Be effective in developing new work from existing clients and seek new clients for themselves and others. Will develop and support marketing initiatives.

8.       Maintain and nurture an appropriate network of contacts and referrers and endeavour to promote the firm in their professional and personal lives.

9.       Gain or maintain IT skills appropriate to modern legal practice, such as ability to send, forward and respond to e-mails with or without attachments, conduct research on internet and ensure proper filing of all data.

10.     Understand the main uses and applications of the office telephone system – e.g. be able to re-route calls, set up conference calls, etc.

11.     Thorough understanding of Money Laundering Directions and Risk management.

 

 

Additional related tasks (not an exhaustive list)

 

Drafting letters and legal documents

Checking title documents to properties

Liaising directly with other parties with enquiries/relies

Undertaking searches with Local Authority, Land Registry etc.

Reporting to clients with relevant information on tier transaction and advising clients where necessary

Attending upon clients to sign legal documents

Drawing up completion statements

Agreeing dates with all parties and exchanging Contracts

Arranging the transfer of monies on completion

Submitting stamp duty forms and registering documents at Land Registry

Complying with Solicitors Accounts Rules and Rules of Professional Conduct of solicitors

Exercising high standards of client care at all times

Management of own support staff/secretary if applicable

Participation in marketing activities and active promotion of the firm

Financial control through collection of monies on account and billing procedures on own matters

Ensuring confidentiality and security of Firm’s and client’s documentation and information

Carrying out any other duties relevant to the position as and when required by the Partners of the Firm.

 

 

  • £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.

  • £15,000.00 to £18,000.00 per annum
  • Blackburn, UK
  • 2 months 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 £35,000.00 per annum
  • Blackburn, UK
  • 5 months 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.