Recruitment

Recruitment

We are currently recruiting for 2 positions within the practice:

Legal Secretary - Conveyancing Dept

Due to increased business, we are currently looking for an experienced legal secretary to work in the Conveyancing Department.

The ideal candidate will have sound and practical knowledge of conveyancing procedures and support our residential and commercial conveyancing team.

Duties will include assisting with the day to day progress of property transactions and preparation of legal forms, documents and Land Registry applications.

The ability to type from dictation to produce accurate correspondence and legal documents is essential.

Salary negotiable dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Letters of application and CV to be sent to annedavis@susanhowarthsolicitors.co.uk

 

Part Time Paralegal - Family Dept (Temporary / Permanent)

The main purpose of the role is to undertake a personal fee-earning workload and provide a profitable contribution to the work of the Family Department and to support departmental lawyers in the conduct of their cases including administrative duties

Key tasks – Fee Earning

Undertake administrative tasks and elements of fee-earning work under supervision.  In particular:

  • Generation of suitable client care correspondence
  • Interview clients
  • Drafting of petition/court documentation
  • Progressing divorce proceedings through all stages up to grant of Decree Absolute
  • Deal wherever possible with routine client enquiries and communications
  • Negotiating on behalf of clients by telephone and correspondence
  • Dealing with telephone calls both incoming and outgoing on behalf of fee earners
  • Completion of client questionnaires
  • Manage the collation of matter start and matter completion data and prepare all claims for costs
  • Co-ordination of the key dates reminder system as outlined in the Office Manual
  • Ensure that all client work is progressed efficiently, expeditiously, accurately and that the client is kept regularly informed on progress and on costs

Training will be provided where appropriate for the role.

To be considered for this position, you must have strong commercial experience as a paralegal or family law/legal assistant, solid IT/computer literacy and experience with diary systems. Candidates should also have effective communication and organisational skills, a pleasant but assertive manner and the ability to be both tactful and resilient.

Salary negotiable and dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Letters of application and CV to be sent to annedavis@susanhowarthsolicitors.co.uk 

 

For more information or to speak to one of our experts, please call us on 01606 48777

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  • "Extremely fair, understanding, caring and knowledgeable in all aspects of family law."

    Mr P
  • "Amazing attitude and caring towards its customers in life's most stressful situations."

    Anonymous
  • "Highly recommend the conveyancing services. Extremely satisfied with the overall level of service provided - kept me informed at every stage, providing good information and advice."

    Heather Woolley
  • "Excellent efficient will-writing service from very friendly staff. Everything explained to us so that we understood it. Fantastic!"

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