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Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyers

Our Client is a very successful top UK law firm serving national and international businesses and individuals from multiple sites across the UK. 

With over 310 Lawyers, and 100 Partners, their investment in people and technology has shown them to be one of the leading providers of legal services in the UK.

We are now looking for Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyers to join this well established business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To advise clients across a broad range of disputes including shareholder and director issues, commercial contract disputes, landlord and tenant, negligence actions and debt recovery etc. 
  • Undertake team supervision
  • Manage client relationships
  • Undertake business development activity

Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years PQE in commercial litigation with an exposure to a broad range of dispute resolution work. 
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent communication skills 

Salary will be entirely dependent upon experience.  

For a confidential discussion, contact us on 0330 0881857.

Childcare Solicitor

New Role: Childcare Solicitor

Department: Childcare

Location: Sale, Greater Manchester.

Salary – c£35-55k+ negotiable depending on experience

Flexible / Hybrid Working available

Our well respected client, a national law firm, are now looking to appoint a Childcare Solicitor to be based within the Childcare Team in their Sale, Greater Manchester Office.  The ideal candidate will be experienced in childcare and publicly funded matters, and offers a great opportunity to join a close team which has local and National support available.

The Role

The successful candidate will:

  • have experience in Family and Child Care Legal work
  • have excellent knowledge of the public funding system and LAA procedures
  • have developed a relationship with CAFCASS and other childcare agencies
  • be an accredited member of the Law Society’s Children’s Panel (not essential but would be advantageous)
  • be able to undertake their own advocacy

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

This is to join a great team locally in the Manchester and Cheshire area, also offering National support from a larger National group network.

Please call Georgina Sowden at Optimal Recruitment 07539 170664 for an informal chat, and send your cv to georgina@optimal-recruitment.co.uk

Conveyancing Assistant

New Role – Conveyancing Assistant (Residential Conveyancing)

Department: Conveyancing 

Location: Sale, Greater Manchester. 

Salary: c£18 – 22k depending on experience + full benefits

To support their growth, we are looking for Conveyancing Assistants to join their expanding team in Sale, Greater Manchester. Prior experience is necessary for these roles. Full training will be provided although good administration and customer service skills are required.. 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.

Hours: Standard office hours 

An opportunity has arisen within our client’s office in Sale to join our growing legal team. We are supporting their search for someone who wants to start a career in Conveyancing and we are eager to fill the position as soon as possible.

Experience is desired for the role but full training is provided for successful candidates, ideally any transferrable skills within the administration sector would be useful in this position.

About the Client: 

Our client are proud to employ the very best conveyancing professionals and want to provide the support required to flourish and progress careers. They are known as a ‘top ranked law firm’ as awarded to by the leading legal directory Chambers and Partners and are a ‘Leading firm’ in the Legal 500.

The Role:

  • Assist conveyancers in the efficient processing and management of Residential Conveyancing matters including new build properties.
  • Attend to clients, estate agents, solicitors, intermediaries and other 3rd parties both on the telephone/e-mail and written correspondence within agreed SLA’s
  • To ensure that clients are dealt with efficiently, professionally and politely and that appropriate legal matters are raised with the Conveyancers
  • To provide general legal administrative support to colleagues in Residential Conveyancing,
  • Updating bespoke third party or referrers website/portals
  • Take proactive action to ensure all parties are kept informed
  • Deal with all other general correspondence and administrative duties such as filing, photocopying, scanning, data entry and management of incoming post.
  • To ensure Money Laundering procedures are adhered to and any suspicious circumstances reported

Skills/Experience Required:

  • Proven customer care skills
  • Ability to work quickly and maintain high standards of accuracy with excellent attention to detail
  • Assertive, calm, friendly and a good team player
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills

Why work with our client?

The client are a close-knit team who encourage wellness in and out of the office. They understand that the conveyancing market is challenging at the moment which is why they want to offer as much back in return. As well as the salary, they will provide you with a wide range of benefits, such as –

  • 22 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • BUPA healthcare (dependent on your level)
  • Medicash
  • Company pension
  • The Employee Benefit Trust owns 5% of the Law Firm every employee owns shares in this at 5%
  • Growing and developing environment which is truly different to the legal norm. 

Progression is truly a huge part of working with our client. Unlike other companies, you can not only progress within your office, but at a national level as well which gives a huge array of possibilities for your career and salary.

Please call Georgie on 07539 170664 and send your cv to georgina@optimal-recruitment.co.uk to register your interest in the position. 

Private Client Solicitor

New Role: Private Client Solicitor

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.

Department: Wills, Trust & Probate

Location: Sale, Greater Manchester 

Salary: Very Competitive

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

Our client is looking to appoint a Private Client Solicitor to their office based in Sale, Greater Manchester. As the ideal candidate, the successful candidate will run a caseload of mixed wills, LPA’s, succession planning, estate and probate matters. 

The role is a varied and challenging position. Offering competitive salaries, private health care, bonuses, and profit sharing.

Overview of Role: An experienced solicitor/lawyer is  sought to join  our busy Wills, Trusts and Probate team at their vibrant offices based in Sale, Greater Manchester, M33.

The Successful Candidate:

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be 5 years PQE+
  • Be experienced in dealing with: Wills, Probate matters, Inheritance tax issues, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney and general elderly client issues.
  • Be technically competent with a range of private client experience
  • Have excellent client care skills and ability to manage client expectations
  • Be willing to assist the development of the department
  • Be a member of STEP or SFE (desirable, but this is not essential)

Key Skills:

  • Passionate about helping clients
  • Able to work as part of a friendly team
  • A pro-active approach
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Flexible
  • 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.

Commercial Property Legal Assistant

New Role – Legal Assistant Commercial Property Team

To support their growth, we are looking for Commercial Property Legal Assistant’s to join their expanding team in Sale, Greater Manchester. 

Prior experience is necessary for these roles. Full training will be provided although solid administration and customer service skills are required for the position. 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.

Salary: Very Competitive

Department: Commercial Property

Location: Greater Manchester, Sale

Summary:

Due to team growth, our client now has a requirement for a Legal Assistant to join the commercial property team based in Sale,  Greater Manchester. 

Main Purpose of Job:

  • Opening new files including obtaining relevant ID for new clients
  • Responding to day to day correspondence and preparing documents
  • Dealing with post completion matters
  • Liaising with Land Registry
  • 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
  • Administrative duties
  • 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.

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

start the ball rolling and get in touch for an initial informal chat!

Commercial Litigation Paralegal

New Role – Commercial Litigation Paralegal

Location – Sale, Manchester

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.

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

VisualFiles Developer

New Role – VisualFiles Developer

Permanent role – excellent salary and benefits

Location – Sale, Manchester

We are working with a fabulous client to recruit an experienced VisualFiles Developer to join the IT team at a leading national law firm. 

The role is based in Sale, Manchester. Flexible working available.

Using your skills in Workflow and Case Management Development the focus will be to on the development, upgrades, roll-out and ongoing support of their case management systems. The position is varied and challenging.

Brief List of Responsibilities:

  • Develop the case management system in all departments to roll-out Visualfiles across the firm.
  • Collaborate with members of the wider IT team to help ensure that VisualFiles reports are delivered to users which are relevant, insightful and integrate tightly with Practice Management data.
  • Support the integration of VisualFiles with other firm wide packages including the practice management system and the document management system.
  • When required, assist with business process analysis with a view to further enhancing and developing workflow processes.

Key Skills:

In order to be considered for this role we are looking for candidates experienced in Case Management Development, and additionally:

  • Strong general IT knowledge
  • Prior VisualFiles development experience and knowledge of Legal workflows.
  • Strong communication skills and a willingness to achieve goals within a team whilst also capable and confident when working unsupervised.
  • A positive attitude with a problem-solving mindset and a forward-thinking approach

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

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

Management Accountant

New Role – Management Accountant

ACA/CIMA/ACCA qualified or significant QBE

Permanent role – Manchester

Excellent Salary and Benefits

 

Are you a finance specialist?  Have you hit a glass ceiling where you are, and are looking for the next stage in your career? Perhaps you have been with your current practice a while and feel it’s time for a change?  Look no further. Our client is an exciting disrupter in the legal market. They will help you achieve your goals with all the technology and commercial support that a top 50, Legal 500 law firm can command. The best of both worlds, they are big and small in equal measure, and you will have full autonomy to grow, manage and lead your team to success.  Their employee benefit trust allows you to become a part owner and benefit directly from the success of your team.

Progression is truly a huge part of working with our client. Unlike other companies, you can not only progress within your office, but at a national level as well which gives a huge array of possibilities for your career and salary. We are looking for a management accountant to join our clients growing finance team. If this sounds like something for you, then let’s have a conversation.

Your role would include

  • Prepare Group Management Accounts and Statutory Accounts
  • Streamline and improve reporting processes for the senior management team and stakeholders
  • Prepare and update forecasts, budgets and cash flow models
  • Develop systems, processes and controls to facilitate business growth.
  • Support in P & L reviews including costs reviews, variance analysis and commentary
  • Assist with creating and updating budgets, forecasts and cash flow templates
  • Support the multi-site finance transaction team, review and improve systems controls and processes for best practice
  • Support with system migrations
  • Assist and support with Finance Audit, Corporation Tax returns and ad job requests

Here’s what we need:

  • You will need to be ACA/CIMA/ACCA qualified or significant QBE
  • Have proven track record
  • Exceptional Excel and systems skills with the ability to manipulate data efficient
  • The ability to challenge processes and recommend changes

We also have some great benefits:

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

To start the ball rolling, call Georgina on 07539 170664 and send your cv to georgina@optimal-recruitment.co.uk, let’s have a conversation, in confidence at a time to suit you

Conveyancing Assistants – Linder Myers

CONVEYANCING ASSISTANT – LEGAL SERVICES

**PRIOR EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY AND FULL TRAINING WILL BE GIVEN**

Our client is a ‘top ranked law firm’ as awarded by leading legal directory Chambers and Partners. They are also a ‘Leading firm’ in the Legal 500.

The conveyancing arm of the business is growing rapidly and we are looking for Conveyancing Assistants interested in taking their first steps into a career in Conveyancing in a reputable firm based in Telford. 

Conveyancing Assistant – New roles

  • Assist Conveyancers in the efficient processing and management of Residential Conveyancing matters including new build properties.
  • Attend to clients, estate agents, solicitors, intermediaries and other 3rd parties both on the telephone/e-mail and written correspondence within agreed SLA’s
  • To ensure that clients are dealt with efficiently, professionally and politely and that appropriate legal matters are raised with the Conveyancers
  • To provide general legal administrative support to colleagues in Residential Conveyancing,
  • Updating bespoke third party or referrers website/portals
  • Take proactive action to ensure all parties are kept informed
  • Deal with all other general correspondence and administrative duties such as filing, photocopying, scanning, data entry and management of incoming post.
  • To ensure Money Laundering procedures are adhered to and any suspicious circumstances reported

Skills/Experience Required for Conveyancing Assistants

  • Proven customer care skills
  • Ability to work quickly and maintain high standards of accuracy with excellent attention to detail
  • Assertive, calm, friendly and a good team player
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills

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

This company has a genuine focus on ensuring talented people have long and strong career opportunities with the business.  If you are looking for a career in Conveyancing then this is a truly fantastic opportunity.

Contact Sharna on 07412428910 for a confidential chat or alternatively send your CV through to sharna@optimal-recruitment.co.uk. 

Public Childcare Solicitor

New Role – Public Child care Solicitor – Min 3 years PQE

Permanent – Offers flexible / Hybrid Working

Full benefits, Bonus, Pension, Career Development, Training and much more

Our Client is regarded as a top 100 law firm and operates under various brands across the UK.  Due to team growth, we have a requirement for a Childcare Solicitor for our Childcare Team at their office based in Sale, Greater Manchester.

As the ideal candidate, you will be an experienced in Childcare Family Solicitor and publicly funded matters.   We operate on national services lines, and our family team is supported by their head of Family.

The Role – Public Childcare Solicitor

The successful candidate will:

  • have experience in family and child care work
  • have excellent knowledge of the public funding system and LAA procedures
  • have developed a relationship with CAFCASS and other childcare agencies
  • be an accredited member of the Law Society’s Children’s Panel (not essential but would be advantageous)
  • be able to undertake their own advocacy

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

To get the ball rolling please call Georgina on 07539 170664 and send your cv for review to georgina@optimal-recruitment.co.uk.

NEW ROLE – PUBLIC CHILDCARE SOLICITOR