Recruitment

Our staff consists of a variety of different qualifications and experience; solicitors, a licensed Conveyancer, FILEX, clerks, paralegals, a trainee solicitor, typists, secretaries, finance and administration roles and receptionists.  They all play an important role in providing an expert legal service and meeting our clients' needs and therefore in the success of the Firm.

We have always tried to 'grow from within' and this combined with a friendly workforce, is why we believe that we also benefit from the long service of many members of staff.  We have encouraged people to come to us and stay with us, developing their skills and expertise.

We value and encourage our diverse workforce and the strength that diversity brings to our firm and the legal profession as a whole.

Our aim is to grow whilst maintaining our core values.  As such, we are always happy to receive speculative curriculum vitaes particularly from lawyers who have expertise in a niche or growing area of the law and who have a client following.

 

Current Vacancies

Company Commercial Solicitor

A vacancy has arisen at our Northampton office for a dynamic company commercial solicitor who is seeking a new challenge in a firm which is growing its commercial services.  The role would be ideal for 4 – 8 PQE solicitor who is keen on business development and who demonstrates business acumen as well possessing strong legal skills. It provides long term prospects as part of the Firm’s overall succession planning.  The role involves working with a small commercial team delivering high quality services including company and business sales and purchases, contract drafting, partnerships, mergers, shareholders agreements and disputes, share capital restructuring and business start-ups.

For more information, please contact Practice Manager, Helen Penny on 01604 622101 or at [email protected]

 

CONVEYANCING ASSISTANT – NORTHAMPTON OFFICE

A vacancy has arisen for a Full time Conveyancing Assistant based at the Northampton office

The successful candidate will have a background in conveyancing work as a secretary or assistant. They will have a confident telephone manner and be able to deal with incoming calls from clients and estate agents calmly and efficiently; recognising that often transactions are stressful for clients. They will have an understanding of the conveyancing process and be able to recognise and communicate elements of that both to clients and agent and know ‘what comes next’. They will be confident and capable when meeting clients face to face who drop into the office to collect or deliver paperwork. They will have good organisational and administration skills and be computer literate; familiarity with a word processing package, Outlook, and Excel is essential. Experience of a case management system is desirable. They will be able to undertake the relevant and necessary searches online and ensure that they are collated on the file for the fee earner’s review.

The candidate will be able to work well in an open plan office and on a ‘one-to-one’ basis with the fee earner.

Applications in writing including a covering letter and up to date c.v. to Helen Penny, Practice Manager at [email protected]

JOB DESCRIPTION

  1. Assisting experienced residential conveyancing fee earner as part of a team
  2. Opening new conveyancing files to include sending initial letters to client and obtaining money on account
  3. Keeping and updating client database to record new matters
  4. Undertaking anti-money laundering searches and completing compliance documentation accordingly
  5. General administration duties such as filing, sending faxes, emails, closing files etc.
  6. Undertaking searches
  7. Preparation of Contracts
  8. Completion of accounts paperwork for monies received and monies out
  9. Typing
  10. Taking telephone calls from clients, estate agents and third party solicitors and providing appropriate updates where necessary
  11. Obtaining mortgage redemption figures and liaising with mortgage lenders accordingly
  12. Using and updating work provider portal system as when required
  13. Using case management system
  14. Assisting with the paperwork/processes for completion
  15. Post-completion to include completion of AP1 forms etc.
  16. Sending post completion letters to relevant parties
  17. Assisting with general office administration such as taking DX in the evening, dealing with postman and other such duties