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| 09th October 2020 | Jobs
Berry Redmond Gordon and Penney LLP are a well-established firm in Weston super Mare. We have a loyal  client base and offer a broad scope of advice to our clients.  We have 50 staff located over three offices.   We are seeking a Family Solicitor to join our friendly Family team. 3 years PQE would be preferable with experience of Legal Aid work and a panel qualification. However, enthusiasm, reliability and great communication skills are equally important. We are looking for a good fit for the firm.   Your expertise should include knowledge of a full range of Family work including Divorce, financial issues following a relationship breakdown, and child-related issues. We also have a busy case load of Care proceedings. Our clients are both privately funded and legally aided. This is an excellent opportunity to shape the role to suit your talents and interests.   The annual salary is competitive depending on experience, and we operate a generous bonus scheme. Our working day is 9.00am to 5.00pm.   If you are interested and would like to discuss the position in more detail, please forward your CV and contact Judith Mills at Judith.mills@brgplaw.co.uk...

Tony Steiner | 08th October 2020 | Jobs
  Hassall law are seeking an experienced property Solicitor, Licensed Conveyancer or Legal Executive to join their boutique law practice based in Kingsbridge. 2 – 5+ year PQE Salary dependent upon experience We are looking for an ambitious, enthusiastic applicant to work full time at our Kingsbridge office. The applicant will need to be friendly, efficient, client focused and personable. You will be motivated to market the department whilst handling a busy caseload and meet targets. You will need to have a solid knowledge in residential conveyancing including re-mortgages, unregistered land and new build properties. The applicant must be confident to manage their own caseload and be a co-operative and proactive member of a small team, dedicated to the provision of an excellent service to a well-established client base. If you wish to apply or require further details please send your CV and covering letter to Caroline Hassall at caroline.hassall@hassall.law...

| 01st October 2020 | Jobs
  Samuels solicitors seek an experienced commercial conveyancer required for a 6 month maternity cover contract in our Barnstaple office starting end of November/beginning of December.   2 - 5+ years PQE Remuneration dependent on experience   You must have a solid grounding in commercial conveyancing, including sales, purchases and lease transactions.  Experience with business sales/purchases and some knowledge of residential conveyancing will be an advantage.   You will be a qualified solicitor or legal executive with good advising skills and the confidence to deal with urgent matters under pressure.   We will expect you to be comfortable working within a team and independently and be an excellent communicator.   Please send your CV with a covering letter setting out what you would bring to the role to exc@samuels-solicitors.co.uk with the subject line: “Commercial Conveyancer Application”. Please include all your details and salary expectations....

Tony Steiner | 28th September 2020 | Jobs
  Family Law Solicitor/Head of Family Mediation Team Talented Family Lawyer/Mediator sought for leadership role   We are seeking a family solicitor and mediator to join our team. Family Mediation Council or Law Society Accreditation desirable but not essential as we can provide a route to accreditation You will lead the mediation team – which we intend to grow and will be part of our management team. You will combine mediation with a legal caseload which could be divorce or children based or a combination. This is a fantastic opportunity.   The Role Family Law specialist solicitor Resolution Member Mediation trained and either already accredited or working toward accreditation. You will work with/be mentored by our founder who has been a mediator since 1996 and is a PPC and a member of Resolution’s DR Committee.(If mentoring needed). You will help grow our mediation team. Based in Exeter You will be encouraged to participate in wider mediation world Salary dependent on experience Flexible working is possible. Given the uptake of mediation by videoconference we are open to consider candidates who are based outside of the south-west and who are comfortable with the provision of online mediation. (although we would want them to visit the office from time to time and commit to become fully integrated in our team).   About Us We are based in modern offices in Exeter and have a network of offices/locations from where we meet clients which is currently: Bath, Bristol, Honiton, Plymouth, Shaftesbury, Taunton, Torquay, Wells, Weston-Super-Mare and Yeovil. We are open to this network expanding further. As well as being the winners of the Modern Law Awards 2020 – Boutique Law Firm (11+ employees), our founder and director, Ian Walker, was also highly commended in the Law Society Recognising Excellence Awards 2019 in the category of practice manager. We are committed to being a friendly and inclusive practice and making best use...

| 25th September 2020 | Jobs
WBW Solicitors is one of the largest legal practices in the South West, with offices based in Torquay, Paignton, Newton Abbot, Exeter, Bovey Tracey, Launceston, Exmouth, Sidmouth & Honiton. With clearly defined divisions catering for business and private clients, our teams are able to offer the very best legal advice through a full range of legal services, across a wide range of areas and commercial sectors. We reward our hard-working staff with flexibility, competitive salaries with a generous holiday plan and a fantastic benefits package.   The role: WBW Solicitors has a rare opportunity for an experienced solicitor to join our family team based in Launceston. We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced person to join our busy family department to provide exceptional client care, to work as part of a team and to provide advice on a wide range of family law matters to include: divorce, civil partnership, separation, cohabitee issues, family finance and children matters. A knowledge of the legal aid system would also be desirable.   Experience: The successful candidate will need to be able to manage large workloads effectively and be productive under pressure. You should be well experienced in family matters providing legal support across a range of family law matters, be personable, articulate and enjoy working both in an individual role and as an integral part of the team. Previous experience with case management systems would be an advantage. Excellent knowledge and evidence of understanding family law will be crucial at interview stages.   Quality: To make sure that quality standards are understood and adhered to at all times.  To promote a high quality of service and to maintain file administration, carry out reviews as directed and comply with the firm’s quality standards policies and procedures outlined in the firm’s Practice Manual.  To adhere to the firm’s Equality and Diversity Policy at all times.   Profitability: To achiev...

| 22nd September 2020 | Jobs
  Due to a pending retirement, we are seeking a residential property Solicitor, Licensed Conveyancer or Legal Executive with at least 5 years PQE, to work as part of our strong team in our Bridgwater office.  You will need experience of managing your own caseload to include new builds, freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, from instruction through to completion.  Agricultural experience would be an advantage, but is not essential.   Key skills required are familiarity with CQS accreditation and procedures, the ability to handle a full and varied caseload, excellent communication, client care and organisational skills, as well as a friendly and approachable personality to satisfy the needs of our longstanding clients and referrers.   As well as a good salary, dependant on experience, additional benefits include death in service, free on-site parking, company pension scheme, together with the possibility of some home working if desired.  Full-time dedicated support is provided as well as a supportive working environment.   If you wish to apply or would like further details, please contact our Managing Partner, Stephen Forsey, at stephen.forsey@amicuslaw.co.uk  ...

| 21st September 2020 | Jobs
  We have a great opportunity for a solicitor or Legal Executive to join our growing Dispute Resolution Department working within our Kingsbridge office. Applications are encouraged from solicitors/Legal Executives of around 0-2 years PQE.   The ideal candidate will: • have experience of handling a property litigation caseload • have experience of some or all of the following areas:   o commercial and residential landlord and tenant  o disputes concerning easements/restrictive covenants including injunctive proceedings  o boundary disputes  o property damage claims  o the Party Wall Act  o contested leasehold renewals and enfranchisements • enjoy networking and building client relationships; • share our enthusiasm for excellent client care; and • have the enthusiasm to take an active role in the continued development of our Dispute Resolution department. Working for Bartons: • competitive, market rate salary; • excellent opportunities for career progression; • the opportunity to take a central role in the development of the firm’s property litigation offering; • a supportive working environment with importance placed on a healthy work / life balance Applicants should send a CV and covering letter to Anne Rogers at a.rogers@bartons.co.uk...

| 15th September 2020 | Jobs
We are seeking enthusiastic client-focussed legal secretaries to work full time with our existing conveyancing teams.  Based in Barnstaple in North Devon and Kingsbridge in South Devon, we strive to achieve a positive work-life balance to enable our staff to enjoy the stunning and diverse countryside and activities this location has to offer.   If you are a friendly, efficient, flexible and personable individual who has the ability to assist fees earners with their busy caseloads of residential and commercial transactions we want to hear from you.  You will be able to build relationships with clients, agents and others in order to assist with moving transactions to completion whilst ensuring that client needs are met, and issues are dealt with promptly.   We are looking for someone with a solid knowledge of the residential conveyancing process, including Land Registry procedures and CQS protocol requirements.  We will expect you to be comfortable working within a team and independently.   Barnstaple Role:   You will be a competent audio typist, experienced in using Microsoft Outlook, Word and the HM Land Registry portal.  You will be confident taking initial enquiries from clients and assisting with urgent matters under pressure.  Experience of the DPS case management system, Lender Exchange and LMS portals will be an advantage although full training will be given.   This position is a full time role working predominantly for one fee earner and assisting the other conveyancing assistants and occasionally reception as required, particularly during holidays and other staff absences.   Kingsbridge Role:   We also have a vacancy for a conveyancing assistant to assist our conveyancing team in Kingsbridge on a short term contract, either remotely from Barnstaple or in our Kingsbridge office.  This role can be full or part time and may lead to a permanent position.  For this role, audio typing is not essential.   If you have a great attitud...

| 07th September 2020 | Jobs
  FAMILY LAWYER required for expanding team in North Devon.     Would suit pro-active lawyer keen to make their mark by developing a Family practice within an already thriving team.   Minimum of 2yrs PQE   Either Solicitor or FCILEx   Competitive salary & bonus package   CV to julia.busfield@sleeblackwell.co.uk ...

| 01st September 2020 | Jobs
Talented Family Law Solicitor needed to join fastest growing family law team in South West (Winners Modern Law Awards 2020 – Boutique Practice (11+ Employees)).   The successful candidate will already have trained as a mediator or will wish to add mediation qualification to their professional skills (we can provide a route to accreditation)   About Us We were founded by Ian Walker in 2003. We have grown from being simply Ian and a computer to a team of 12 solicitors and mediators. We believe that we now have a team of family lawyers as strong as anyone else in the South-West.   Ian Walker trained as a mediator in 1996 and was one of the first solicitors to gain mediation accreditation with Resolution. He is currently accredited with both the FMC and the Law Society. Ian is accredited for consultation with children in mediation and is also a PPC. Ian is a former trustee of the Family Mediators Association and is a current member of Resolution’s DR Committee. Ian is also the long-standing chair of the Devon region of Resolution. Lauren Preedy, Head of our Divorce Team is Chair of Somerset Resolution.   We hold a legal aid contract for mediation and can provide a route to mediation accreditation.   We are based in modern offices in Exeter and have a network of offices/locations from where we meet clients which is currently: Bath, Bristol, Honiton, Plymouth, Shaftesbury, Taunton, Torquay, Wells, Weston-Super-Mare and Yeovil. We are open to this network expanding further. As well as being the winners of the Modern Law Awards 2020 – Boutique Law Firm (11+ employees), Ian was also highly commended in the Law Society Recognising Excellence Awards 2019 in the category of practice manager.   We are committed to being a friendly and inclusive practice and making best use of technology to enable us to deliver the best legal and mediation services as a modern practice.   The Role   Family Law specialist solicitor   You will be part of our Pr...

| 28th August 2020 | Jobs
    Wollens have a vacancy for a Property Solicitor / Chartered Legal Executive / Residential Conveyancer to work in the firm’s brand new South Devon Office based in the heart of Torquay.   This is an attractive opportunity to join a progressive and professional team who will be working together in purpose built, modern offices which are part of the Torwood Street development. Wollens investment in the new South Devon office brings staff and clients together in the very best environment with a fully functional client area, break out rooms, staff facilities along with everything you would expect from a new modern building.   You will deal with a very busy caseload of domestic property work. The successful applicant will have experience of handling a wide range of property transactions including sales, purchases, leases, re-mortgages and will be capable of working in a busy team. We are looking for a forward thinking lawyer, who is not only technically competent, but also possesses networking skills and an interest in business generation and development.   We consider our people to be our most valuable asset and therefore, offer continual opportunities for support and professional development.   Applicants from the Exeter area are welcome to apply as we will consider candidates who could work from our Exeter office, based in Cathedral Green the heart of the city centre.   Contact details joinus@wollens.co.uk...

| 20th August 2020 | Jobs
  Crosse Wyatt Solicitors are seeking an experienced non-contentious solicitor (5years+ PQE) to work full-time at our office in South Molton to fulfil and develop an existing caseload dealing mainly with residential conveyancing (complying with CQS requirements) but ideally also with the ability to undertake commercial and agricultural conveyancing and other non-contentious property and private client matters. Applicant must be able to manage their own caseload and be a proactive and co-operative member of a small team who are dedicated to the provision of an excellent service to a well-established client base, but will be able to call on the support of experienced colleagues where required.   Salary is negotiable based on experience and ability. The post will allow career development opportunities. To apply for the post please send letter of application and current CV to nigel.ayre@crossewyatt-solicitors.co.uk...

| 20th August 2020 | Jobs
  Residential Conveyancer – Solicitor, Licensed Conveyancer, Legal Executive   We are currently looking to recruit a Residential Conveyancer to join our Conveyancing Department at our Exeter office.   Dunn & Baker Solicitors are a progressive and forward thinking legal practice who are committed to providing a high level of service to all clients.   The ideal candidate will be qualified as a solicitor, legal executive or experienced conveyancing executive, with proven experience of working in a busy Conveyancing team as a fee earner. They will possess previous Conveyancing experience and be confident managing their own busy caseload. They will ensure transactions proceed as smoothly and quickly as possible and offer a high-quality property service. They will possess strong communication skills and inspire confidence with clients and possess the ability to keep a cool head when under pressure.   Dunn & Baker Solicitors are offering for the right individual excellent prospects for career development and also a competitive salary.   A DBS check is required for this post. Before applying for this position please familiarise yourself with our recruitment privacy policy. Click HERE to view the same.   For further details or to apply for the position please contact / send your CV to hr@dunnandbaker.co.uk...

| 18th August 2020 | Jobs
  We are recruiting for a Lawyer to be a part of the South West’s leading and largest specialist Family Law firm of 24 lawyers, based in Exeter or Plymouth. You will manage a primarily legally aided caseload and provide advice and representation on the full range of issues relating to a variety of family law matters. With significant technology investment you will carry out your role backed by good case management software and home working equipment.  You will be well supported by paralegals and administrative staff, supervision, training and a mentoring programme. The Family Law Company are committed to flexible working and encourage a healthy work/life balance.  As our ideal candidate you will: •Be a qualified legal professional or a very experienced paralegal looking to advance their career. •Have experience of managing legally aided cases. •Be client focused. •Be used to working with case management systems. Our multi award winning team is one of the largest in the country and has unrivalled experience in supporting vulnerable individuals. Our family team includes members of the Law Society’s Children Panel Accreditation Scheme as well as Resolution Accredited Specialists. Why choose the Family Law Company? The Family Law Company is a multi award winning, specialist law firm with a strong commitment to the future growth and development of the business. We adopt an approachable and down to earth attitude. We ensure our firm provides an exciting place for long term career development and progression with many of our employees having started their careers as support staff.   Applications with CV to karen.burwood@thefamilylawco.com  ...

| 31st July 2020 | Jobs
  Residential Conveyancing Solicitor – Street Office   Our Street office is looking for a residential property Solicitor with 5 years plus PQE to work within the team and manage their own caseload to include new builds, freehold, leasehold, sales & purchases transactions from instruction through to completion.   Key skills required Familiarity with CQS accreditation and procedures Handling caseloads relating to residential conveyancing transactions Dealing with purchase, transfer, re mortgage and sales transactions Liaison with clients, estate agents, commercial agents, mortgage lenders and solicitors Supervision and organisation of paralegals in the team Excellent communication, client care and organisational skills required This role would suit an ambitious Solicitor who is looking to take the next step in their career. If you enjoy working in a fast paced environment, have a bright and enthusiastic approach and are keen to join a highly regarded firm this could be the perfect opportunity for you. We believe in promotion from within and encourages continuous training and personal enhancement. As well as an excellent salary of £35,000-40,000 depending on experience additional benefits will be discussed at interview and include: Free on-site parking Company Pension with 3% employer contributions Company events & social hours (Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week)  To apply for the vacancy please email a CV and covering letter to the managing partner david.sinclair@acornsolicitors.co.uk....

| 31st July 2020 | Jobs
  We are looking for someone who has extensive experience commercial property and some residential conveyancing who would like to join a friendly team.   Acorn Solicitors have offices in Taunton and Street Somerset, the role would be based in the Taunton office. We have a strong loyal client base having been established in the Taunton and Street area for 11 years. Our fee earners are all specialists in their respective fields and act for a wide range of commercial and private sector clients.   Our aim is to recruit dynamic, forward thinking individuals who wish to be part of our growth and who share the firm's core values.   The Role: Advising on freehold and leasehold transactions Conduct of lease extensions Ability to act on the sale or purchase of businesses Ability to work unsupervised and demonstrate leadership skills Ability to work under pressure within a busy office A good breadth of knowledge in this area Familiarity with CQS and lender requirements Requirements: 2 years+ PQE in Residential & Commercial Property Experience within corporate law would be a bonus Able to work autonomously on complex legal matters Track of record of achieving career, financial (including fee targets) and business development goals; Enthusiasm to engage in networking and business development; Clear demonstrable ability and keenness to build and maintain client and referrer relationships; Self-motivated team player Ambition to progress Excellent administration and organisational skills; Professional but friendly and approachable Salary: £32,000-£40,000 depending on experience   To apply for the vacancy please email a CV and covering letter to the managing partner david.sinclair@acornsolicitors.co.uk...

| 31st July 2020 | Jobs
Solicitor– Family Law Symonds Solicitors is a Devon based law practice based in the centre of the busy city of Plymouth.  We have a senior vacancy for a Solicitor to join our leading and well-established Family Law firm. The successful candidate will possess significant experience of handling a varied family law caseload with the confidence to work largely independently. The role will be based in our office in the beautiful area of the Crescent on Plymouth Hoe. Salary will be dependent upon experience and calibre of the candidate, but we are willing to consider any candidates with a minimum of two years’ post qualification experience. Personal Specification: - Be a qualified Solicitor with a minimum of 2 years experience. - Relevant experience of management of a varied family law caseload including but not limited to divorce and separation, pre and post nuptial arrangements, cohabitation and TOLATA, Children contact and residence, financial and property disputes and pension claims. - Excellent communication and client care skills. - Ability to deal sensitively and appropriately with confidential information. - Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with clients and other business sources. - Ability to work well under pressure within stipulated timescales and meet deadlines. - Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise effectively. - Enjoy working in a team and ability to work using own initiative. - Empathetic whilst dealing with sensitive issues. - Strong attention to detail. - Modern IT skills. - Professional and positive work attitude with the ability to embrace change. - Willingness to attend courses and webinars to increase knowledge and understanding. - Ability to work towards and meet the firm’s core competencies. - Commitment to the firm and the ability to provide a confident and positive input. - Ability to take responsibility and ownership for the success of the firm and their own development. - Ability and will...

| 22nd July 2020 | Jobs
  Solicitor/Legal Executive – Disputes and Litigation Team – Contentious Probate    Wolferstans is a Devon based modern law practice with a strong heritage of over 200 years, based in the centre of the busy city of Plymouth with satellite offices in Plympton and Plymstock.   We have a senior vacancy for a Solicitor or qualified Legal Executive to join our leading and well-established Disputes & Litigation Department – Contentious Probate role.   The successful candidate will possess significant experience of handling a varied contentious probate caseload with the confidence to work largely independently.   The role can be undertaken through a combination of homeworking and time at our North Hill office in Plymouth.  We are willing to consider varied and flexible arrangements which can be agreed based on your needs.   Salary will be dependent upon experience and calibre of the candidate, but we are willing to consider any candidates with a minimum of two years’ experience.   Personal Specification: Be a qualified Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive. Relevant experience of management of a varied contentious probate caseload including but not limited to will validity, Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, proprietary estoppel and will rectification claims, trust disputes and alternative dispute resolution. Advocacy experience. Excellent communication and client care skills. Ability to deal sensitively and appropriately with confidential information. Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with clients and other business sources. Ability to work well under pressure within stipulated timescales and meet deadlines. Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise effectively. Enjoy working in a team and ability to work using own initiative. Empathetic whilst dealing with sensitive issues. Strong attention to detail. Modern IT skills. Professional and positive work attitude w...

| 22nd July 2020 | Jobs
Solicitor/Legal Executive – Employment Team   Wolferstans is a Devon based modern law practice with a strong heritage of over 200 years, based in the centre of the busy city of Plymouth with satellite offices in Plympton and Plymstock.   An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a growing Employment Team within a successful and expanding Business Services Department. We are looking for a talented, confident advisor with experience in providing employment law advice. There is a readymade case load for the right candidate with opportunities to become involved in advising, marketing, business development and to continue building upon the success experienced to date.   We have a strong local reputation and client base and wish to maximise our opportunity to grow further. Our client base consists of large local businesses, schools, higher education establishments, medium sized owner-manged enterprises, start-ups and individuals. The existing case load is a mix of non-contentious and Tribunal work with a focus on non-contentious advice for local schools and businesses. We also regularly provide TUPE support to other Teams within the Department.    We are happy to consider a wide range of candidates, from those who have recently qualified, to those with several years of experience. We are looking for somebody who is highly IT literate, personable and confident to give on the spot advice by telephone or to tight deadlines. The ability to maintain and develop good client relationships is key, and the ideal candidate will be keen to become involved in business development activities.   The Team is forward thinking, and we embrace modern ways of working to include a paper-light office. Home-working is encouraged while staff development and well-being is a focus for the Firm.     Personal Specification: Conducted work that includes advising employers (non-contentious work). Experience of either Tribunal work and/or advising within the education se...

| 21st July 2020 | Jobs
  Solicitor/Legal Executive – Disputes and Litigation Team – Civil Litigation   Wolferstans is a Devon based modern law practice with a strong heritage of over 200 years, based in the centre of the busy city of Plymouth with satellite offices in Plympton and Plymstock.   We have a senior vacancy for a Solicitor or qualified Legal Executive to join our leading and well-established Disputes & Litigation Department – Civil Litigation Role.   The successful candidate will possess significant experience of handling a varied civil litigation case load with the confidence to work largely independently.   The role can be undertaken through a combination of homeworking and time at our North Hill office in Plymouth.  We are willing to consider varied and flexible arrangements which can be agreed based on your needs.   Salary will be dependent upon experience and calibre of the candidate, but we are willing to consider any candidates with a minimum of two years’ experience.   Personal Specification:   Be a qualified Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive. Relevant experience of management of a varied civil litigation case load, including property related disputes (commercial and residential), commercial contracts disputes, money claims and alternative dispute resolution. Advocacy experience. Excellent communication and client care skills. Ability to deal sensitively and appropriately with confidential information. Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with clients and other business sources. Ability to work well under pressure within stipulated timescales and meet deadlines. Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise effectively. Enjoy working in a team and ability to work using own initiative. Empathetic whilst dealing with sensitive issues. Strong attention to detail. Modern IT skills. Professional and positive work attitude with the ability to embrace change. Willingness to attend courses a...

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