Employment Solicitor

New Role – Employment Solicitor

Location – Aylesbury

Salary – c£35-80k – plus Bonus and full benefits

Are you an experienced Employment Solicitor looking for a new challenge?

Do you want the chance to build your own team from scratch ?

Our client has the work available and a UK wide support Network, budget to build a new Employment Law team from their offices in Aylesbury. We are looking for an ambitious and driven experienced Employment Solicitor, good with Business Development and leading and inspiring a new team to join our clients Employment Law team (Local and UK wide)


You will be an expert in handling both respondent and claimant employment law and ideally have a minimum of 3 years+ PQE.

As the ideal candidate you will be an integral part of the UK Wide Employment team.  The role is a varied and challenging position, working alone to start while you add new members to your own team!


You will:

  • Run your own caseload, with supervision when required from a larger UK wide Network.
  • Provide advice to clients on a variety of employment law issues
  • Draft documents, ie contracts, settlement agreements, policies, procedures and handbooks
  • Take and draft witness statements
  • Analyse and evaluate evidence of cases
  • Conduct pre-hearing reviews
  • Undertake research
  • Liaise with clients and other professionals such as barristers
  • Represent clients at Employment Tribunals
  • Be business development focused
  • Ability and desire to sell our fixed price employment law retainer, Employ-Line.
  • Deliver presentations/seminars on employment matters

Key Skills:

  • Excellent client care skills
  • Professional with a pro-active approach
  • Highly effective communicator
  • Concise and clear document drafting
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Conscientious and hardworking
  • Team player

Get the ball rolling and call Georgina on 07539 170664, and send your cv to georgina@optimal-recruitment.co.uk 

An initial informal chat always welcome!

Legal Assistant

New Role – Family Law Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Department: Family

Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Position: Paralegal or Legal Assistant (Family Law)

Our well respected client are now looking to appoint a Family Legal assistant to be based within their Aylesbury Office. This is to join a fabulous local Family Team but also offers a National Team support network for this group 


We have a requirement for a Paralegal OR Legal Assistant for our family team in Aylesbury.

Main Purpose of Job Role:

  • Opening new files including obtaining relevant ID for new clients
  • Responding to day to day queries
  • Preparing documents
  • Providing administrative support
  • Taking telephone messages and updating clients/other solicitors, where appropriate
  • Preparing and submitting forms
  • Preparing and submitting bills
  • Any other duties which from time to time as required within the department


  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Effective and confident communicator (verbal and written)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • IT literate
  • Experience using case management system preferred but not essential

Please contact Sharna on 07412 428910 for an informal confidential conversation and to register your interest in this role by sending your cv to sharna@optimal-recruitment.co.uk

Commercial Litigation Paralegal

New Role – Commercial Litigation Paralegal

Location – Aylesbury

Salary – c£25000 – 35000 (depending on experience)

Great team support

Permanent role – offers great support team and client do offer Training Solicitor contracts (internally)

The Role

The successful candidate will be supporting the litigation team, and will be assisting with a mixed caseload.  As the ideal candidate, you will have prior experience in the legal profession. Energy, enthusiasm and self-motivation are key. 

The role of Litigation Paralegal, will require flexibility and drive as growth and performance are key goals of the unit.

Please Note: Candidates MUST hold prior experience in the Commercial Litigation sector to be considered for this position.

Key Skills

  • Be ambitious and results driven
  • Have a flexible approach and be able to work under pressure
  • Have excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Be personable and professional
  • Effective and confident communicator
  • IT proficient
  • Experience in the use of case management systems preferred but not essential as training is available
  • Dispute resolution experience advantageous but not essential

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Take initial telephone calls and instructions
  • Draft Letters of Claim
  • Issue and defend proceedings
  • Enforce Judgments
  • Drafting advice and documentation
  • File management and maintenance
  • Preparation of court bundles and briefs
  • Research
  • Any other ad hoc duties when required.

For an informal initial chat please call Georgina Sowden on 07539 170664 and send your cv to georgina@optimal-recruitment.co.uk

Conveyancing Solicitor

Our client prides themselves on providing their nationwide clients with honest, cost effective and reliable legal services.  As one of the largest providers of conveyancing in the UK, they have many clients who return to them for their fast, modern service and our dedication to client care.

This role is to be based in the Aylesbury office.

Role Purpose

You will be an experienced conveyancer, who can deliver to the highest possible legal and service standards. You will be expected to maximise profit for the company, to engage in the management process and support the firm’s marketing campaigns; to build relationships with the firm’s introducers and clients and to encourage further business to the firm. You will lead by example, and to work with the firm to embrace new technology and changes in the way that conveyancing services are delivered.

Area of Accountability

  • To take responsibility for a varied caseload of residential conveyancing matters including freehold, leasehold, registered, unregistered, shared ownership, new build properties and Limited Company transactions.
  • To proactively and efficiently manage conveyancing tasks throughout the whole transaction, whilst managing Client expectations.
  • To maintain regular contact with clients and ensuring regular updates are provided within agreed internal and external SLA’s and within company procedures.
  • To act in accordance with our regulatory requirements including AML processes.
  • Demonstrate excellent customer care skills.
  • To deal with clients, solicitors, mortgage lenders, brokers, other stakeholders in an efficient and professional manner.
  • To monitor the progress and status of all transactions within your caseload
  • Contribute to a culture of teamwork and high performance, with a strong focus on customer care.
  • To identify and refer complex queries to your manager for assistance and guidance in dealing with the matter.
  • And in addition to the above, undertake any ad hoc duties when reasonably required.

What you will need to succeed:

  • Proven experience handling a range of residential property matters.
  • The ability to progress transactions and manage caseload with minimal supervision.
  • Capable of building strong and effective relationships.
  • Meet SLA’s.
  • Have a good understanding of the SRA Code of Conduct and any other regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to work quickly and maintain high levels of accuracy.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Ability to prioritise, work under pressure and adapt to meet client and business needs.

If your skills match what we are looking for then we would love to hear from you.  Excellent career progression for the right candidate.

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary dependent upon experience.

Please contact one of our recruitment team on 0330 0881857 for an informal confidential conversation and to register your interest in this role.