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Legal Assistant

New Role: Legal Assistant – Family Department

Department: Family

Location: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Summary:

Our well respected client, a National Law Firm, are now looking to appoint a family Legal Assistant to be based within their High Wycombe Office. 

Call Georgina on 07539 170664 for an informal initial chat about the role

Main Purpose of Job:

  • 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

SKILLS

  • 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

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary dependent upon experience. Experience in the legal sector is necessary to be considered for this position.

Please contact Georgina on 07539 170664 for an informal confidential conversation and to register your interest in this role send your cv to georgina@optimal-recruitment.co.uk

Family Lawyer

New Role – Family Solicitor 3 years PQE +

Department: Family

Sector: Legal 

Salary – c£35-55k + benefits and flexible working

Summary

Due to expansion, our client are looking for a family lawyer to join their family team based at the High Wycombe office. Ideal candidates will hold a minimum of three years’ post qualification experience.

The Role

Your role will involve the following responsibilities:-

  • Advising on privately funded matrimonial matters including divorce, pre and post nuptial agreements, co-habitation agreements, distribution of assets,
  • Childcare arrangements
  • Running a caseload without supervision
  • Business development

Key Skills

  • Be ambitious and results driven
  • Have an aptitude for business development and marketing
  • 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. 

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

Please contact Sharna on 07412 428910 for an informal confidential conversation and to register your interest in this role. 

Commercial Property Paralegal

NEW ROLE – Commercial Property Paralegal

Permanent role – High Wycombe

Excellent Salary + benefits dependant on experience c£20,000 – £35,000 +

Our Client is one of Buckinghamshires most sought after law firms. Their legal teams offer exceptional personal and business legal advice and are well known for our excellent client care. The business is also part of a national legal services business, a top 100 law firm, which employees over 650 staff across 12 offices across England.

We are now looking for a new Commercial Property Paralegal to join their High Wycombe team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Opening new files including obtaining relevant ID for new clients
  • Responding to day to day queries
  • Preparing documents
  • Taking telephone messages and updating clients/other solicitors, where appropriate
  • Ordering searches and arranging payment of invoices
  • Preparing and submitting forms
  • Preparing and submitting bills
  • Setting up files for completion
  • Any other duties which from time to time as required within the department

Skills Required:

  • 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

Benefits:

  • Extremely competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Fully flexible working environment
  • BUPA healthcare (dependent on your level)
  • Company pension
  • Fantastic career development opportunities

An excellent opportunity to join a growing law firm with excellent career progression opportunities.

Please call Georgina on 07539 170664 for an informal chat and send your cv to georgina@optimal-recruitment.co.uk

Commercial Property Solicitor

Commercial Property Solicitor

Department: Commercial Property
 Location: 
BuckinghamshireHigh Wycombe

 Permanent role – Flexible working.

Our client, one of Buckinghamshire’s leading law firms, provides excellent service and support to local businesses and individuals.  They form part of a top 100 law firm which is ‘top ranked’ according to the legal directory, Chambers and Partners, and are a ‘Leading firm’ in the Legal Sector. 

Our client offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits including their employee share scheme, quality caseload and good prospects.   

Commercial Property Solicitor – THE ROLE   

We have a requirement for a Commercial Property Solicitor to join our clients team based in their High Wycombe office.  The position is varied and challenging. 

The successful candidate for The Commercial Property Solicitor role will:

  • Have solid Commercial Property experience
  • Preferably have a following of clients and / or have local connections, although this is not essential.
  • Have business development/marketing experience
  • Be comfortable running a caseload without supervision
  • Be prepared to travel to and work from other offices
  • Be client focused

Key Skills

  • Be ambitious and results driven
  • Have an aptitude for business development and marketing
  • 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

To start the ball rolling, click on apply for the Commercial Property Solicitor role and let’s have a conversation, in confidence at a time to suit you. Contact Georgina Sowden at Optimal Recruitment on 07539 170664 and send your cv to georgina@optimal-recruitment.co.uk and I look forward to talking to you.

Private Client Solicitor (5years + PQE)

Private Client Solicitor

Department: Wills, Trust & Probate
Location: Buckinghamshire, High Wycombe

New Role – Private Client Solicitor

Permanent role – Hybrid / Flexible working + excellent salary and benefits

Our client is looking to appoint a Private Client Solicitor to their office based in High Wycombe. As the ideal candidate, you will run a caseload of mixed wills, LPA’s, estate and probate matters.   The role is a varied and challenging position. 

We offer competitive salaries, private health care, bonuses, and profit sharing.  Our client is a ‘top ranked law firm’ as awarded to them by leading legal directory Chambers and Partners and are a ‘Leading firm’ in the Legal 500.

Private Client Solicitor –  The ideal candidate will:

  • Be 5 year PQE+
  • Be experienced in dealing with, probate matters, inheritance tax issues, trusts, and the drafting of trust documents, with supervision where necessary.
  • Be technically competent with a wide range of private client experience
  • Have excellent client care skills and ability to manage client expectations
  • Be business development focused

  Key Skills:

  • Able to work under pressure
  • Professional with a pro-active approach
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Flexible
  • Team player
  • IT literate

This is a fantastic team to join, with growth and personal development a key factor for our client and their teams. Please call Georgina on 07539 170664 and send your cv to georgina@optimal-recruitment.co.uk for an immediate review and confidential call.

Conveyancer

New Roles – Conveyancing Solicitors

Location – High Wycombe

Permanent roles offering Flexible working and excellent Benefits

Conveyancing Solicitors

Our client is a Top 100 national law firm with 650 employees across 12 offices in England.  Their Conveyancing teams are rapidly expanding and we are now looking for experienced Conveyancing Solicitors to join this growing company.

This opportunity is based in their office in High Wycombe.

Conveyancing Solicitors – The Role

  • 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.

Skills/Experience Required

  • 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.

Why work with our client?

As well as a very competitive salary, the client will provide you with a wide range of benefits, such as –

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Fully flexible remote working environment
  • BUPA healthcare (dependent on your level)
  • Company pension
  • The Employee Benefit Trust owns 5% of the Leading Clients Group, every employee owns shares in this at 5%
  • Growing and developing environment which is truly different to the legal norm

For a confidential discussion about this role call Georgina on 07539 170664 and send your cv to georgina@optimal-recruitment.co.uk

Private Family Solicitor

Private Family Lawyer

Department: Family
Location:  High Wycombe, Bucks
Permanent Role – Flexible working available

Private Family Solicitor – Max 6yrs PQE

Our client is as a top 100 law firm and operates under various brands across the UK. They are a ‘top ranked law firm’ as awarded to them by leading legal directory Chambers and Partners and are a ‘Leading firm’ in the Legal 500.

Due to expansion, we are looking for a Private Family lawyer to join our Clients family team based at their High Wycombe office.  We are looking for candidates with a minimum of  3-6 years’ post qualification experience (PQE) ideally. 

The Private Family Solicitor will involve the following responsibilities:-

  • Advising on privately funded matrimonial matters including divorce, pre and post nuptial agreements, co-habitation agreements, distribution of assets,
  • Childcare arrangements
  • Running a caseload without supervision
  • Business development

Key Skills

  • Be ambitious and results driven
  • Have an aptitude for business development and marketing
  • 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

Please contact Georgina Sowden (07539) 170664 at Optimal Recruitment for an informal initial talk about the role and send your cv to georgina@optimal-recruitment.co.uk

Finance Assistant

Summary:

Our ever expanding Client are now  looking to recruit a Finance Assistant to work in their Finance team on a fixed term contract.   

The role is based at their High Wycombe office 

The ideal candidate will be a hardworking individual.  They will be an integral part of the client’s Finance team.  The role is known as a varied and challenging position. 

The Role: 

  • Post Distribution and Collection 

  • General filing 

  • Bank run 

  • Answering telephone to suppliers 

  • Client Credits Received 

  • Client Payments out 

  • Client and office banking 

  • Client Cheques 

  • Office Cheques 

  • Inputting bills 

  • Inputting Land Registry 

  • Inputting ledger invoices 

  • Liaising with principal lawyers, fee earners and assistants on a regular basis 

  • Undertake other ad hoc duties as directed 

Key Skills: 

  • Confident telephone manner 

  • Have excellent communication skills (verbal and written) 

  • Have excellent organisational skills 

  • Be highly organised with the ability to work to deadlines 

  • Attention to detail 

  • Be “hands on” and a team player 

  • Competent use of Microsoft packages especially excel 

  • Willingness to carry out routine tasks 

  • Qualifications – Minimum GCSE Grade A-C (English and Mathematics) 


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.