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This is a time of increasing change in
the organisation and ownership of legal practices. We have no
particular plans at present but, if you are looking for an equity
interest in a small provincial firm with a sound team, good reputation
and plans for development, please contact Mr Hoskin.
Conveyancing Secretary required for maternity cover.
Whilst our colleague is absent on maternity leave we are looking for
an experienced conveyancing secretary to maintain a high standard of
service, to be efficient and hardworking.
The position would be for a fixed term of approximately 9-12 months
from September 2013.
The position is presently full time, 5 days per week.
Skills and Experience:
Povide the secretarial and other services in such a way as to maintain
proper standards of skill, speed, profit, expense, cash flow and
relationships with clients and with other professionals.
Ability to use firm’s software; in particular – diary system, time
recording, case management system, word processing, file opening, time
ledger, ledger card.
Ability to communicate successfully with clients, colleagues,
representatives of other organisations such as Solicitors and Estate
Agents and Lenders.
Provide Reception cover and cover for other departments as is
Keep calm under pressure.
Understanding and observance of office procedures as set out in the
Julie Barr runs our small
but successful and growing Civil Litigation Department. She
undertakes a variety of work including Disputes against Businesses,
Land and Property Claims, Boundary Disputes, Contentious Probate, Debt
Collection, Landlord and Tenant Disputes, Professional Negligence
other than medical, and Neighbour Disputes. Julie also conducts
Julie goes on maternity leave for 12 months from the 9th
We are looking for a Civil Litigator to maintain the high standard of
service to our current clients and to serve new clients during Julie’s
We do not undertake Employment, Personal Injury or Medical
Negligence. However, if a suitable candidate has expertise in these
fields, we will certainly consider using it.
The present post is part-time, approximately 16 hours per week. If a
suitable applicant also has expertise in Family litigation, then there
will be scope to increase the hours to cover such work.
Julie and Kerys Deavin are served by an extremely efficient and
Files taken over will be in good order with proper briefing notes.
Julie will be available on the telephone from time to time and will be
able to come into the office to provide support for up to 10 days
under the Return to Work procedure.
A newly qualified person would be considered if he or she has
sufficient experience (in the law or of the business world) and of
maturity to know how and where to look for solutions rather than
merely pursue the Civil Litigation procedures.
The candidate will need to project confidence and express common
The post may suit a Civil Litigator at or near retirement, or a person
with other responsibilities, who wants a reduced working week.
There will be no objection to the applicant undertaking locum work
elsewhere or having a part-time job elsewhere – obviously taking all
necessary steps to avoid conflict.
The unfortunate coincidence of legal aid ‘reforms’ and the Jackson
changes has shaken both Family and Civil Legal work. There are more
Litigants in Person and so fewer people instructing solicitors at the
moment. We hope that clients and the profession will adjust
successfully over the next 12 months and that we can expect real
growth by then. If so, the post could become permanent and/or
full-time. The crystal ball is still cloudy however.
If you believe that you may be
suited to the post then please ring Julie who will be pleased to
answer any questions.
for details of how to apply for any vacancies as and when they arise.
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