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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

Private Client Solicitor

New Role – Private Client Solicitor (Wills, Trust, Probate)

Location – Sale, Manchester

Permanent position offering excellent salary and benefits

Flexible / Hybrid working available

Private Client Solicitor (Wills, Trust, Probate)

We are now looking for an experienced Private Client Solicitor is  sought to join  their busy Wills, Trusts and Probate team in Sale, Manchester.

The ideal candidate will become an integral part of the local team and the wider national department.  The role  offers a wide range of opportunity and variety and encompasses preparation of Wills, estate and succession planning and estate administration.  There is fantastic scope for career progression and and a leading remuneration package is available for the right candidate.

The ideal candidate – Private Client Solicitor (Wills, Trust, Probate)

  • 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: Private Client Solicitor (Wills, Trust, Probate)

  • 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

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

Sales and Marketing Administrator

Our client is now looking for an enthusiastic Sales Administrator to join their award-wining sales and marketing team, based in Sale (Manchester).

Experience is not necessary, our client will provide the successful candidate with all the training required for the role. The successful candidate will be working with an experienced team, where you will learn and take on more responsibility as you grow with the company. The client is ideally looking for someone with a can do attitude. 

Our client is a growing professional services firm, law and financial management, with offices  based across the country creating employment for over 650 people.

The successful candidates role will include recording and analysing data to help run the internal sales programmes. The successful candidate will also help run and manage their colleague referral scheme, as well as working on producing the internal sales programmes and sales playbooks.

Ideal Skills:

Accurate

Diligent

Great organiser

Good with people

A whizz on excel

Industry competitive salary, plus generous bonus scheme. Permanent role based locally in Sale, Manchester.

If you are an enthusiastic individual and interested in a progressive role where you will be working as part of a vibrant sales team, then please contact Sharna on 07412428910 for an informal confidential conversation and to register your interest in this role.

Conveyancers x 2

New Permanent Role – Experienced Conveyancer

Location – Sale, Manchester

Permanent offering excellent Salary and Benefits

Standard office hours with flexible working available

An opportunity has arisen within our Clients office in Sale, Manchester for an experienced Conveyancer to join our growing legal team and we are eager to fill the position as soon as possible.

About us

Our Client is proud to employ the very best conveyancing professionals and they want to provide you with the support you need to flourish and progress in your career. 

Your Role – Conveyancing Case Handlers

  • 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 – Conveyancing Case Handler

  •  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 us?

Our client has a close-knit team and 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 you as much back in return. As well as your salary, they 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% , every employee owns shares in this 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 their office, but at a national level as well which gives a huge array of possibilities for your career and salary.

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

Commercial Property Solicitor

Our client are a top 100 law firm and are a ‘Leading firm’ in the Legal 500. They are transforming the way legal services are delivered in the UK.

Our client’s current employee count exceeds 650, based across various offices throughout the country. 

They offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits including their very own employee share scheme, quality caseload and good prospects.

The Role:

Our Client holds a requirement for a Commercial Property Solicitor to join the expanding team based in the Sale office. The position is varied and challenging, and the successful candidate will be working closely with the in-house team. 

The successful candidate 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

Salary is incredibly competitive with an amazing set of benefits included. 

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

Legal Advisor – Wills, Trusts & Probates

Our Client is national law firm operating across the UK in all areas of legal services. They are a “top 100″ law as awarded by leading legal directory Chambers and Partners and are a “leading firm” in the Legal 500. Their employee count currently exceeds 650, who are based across various offices throughout the country.

This firm is revolutionising legal services. By bringing together legal experts from across the country, they’re building a nationwide team with local delivery to champion their colleagues, clients and communities.

We are now searching for a new Legal Advisor to join their Trusts & Estates Team in Sale, Manchester.

Purpose of the role: To provide advice and recommendations relating to Estate Planning Law to every client ensuring that service is delivered in line with company values and its core purpose.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Delivering outstanding client service at all times
  • Working with the rest of the business to deliver its core purpose and cultural values
  • To attend meeting with clients delivering the service and advise on all aspects of estate planning
  • To ensure you are advising within your capability
  • To manage a caseload of Wills and LPA files from inception to closure and to take ownership of the outcome of that file.
  • To ensure the service is offered at all times and in line with the process and standards.
  • To draft Wills, LPAs and any other ancillary work and ensure all documents are executed correctly in line with company timeframes.
  • To manage a diary of meetings and caseload work and to ensure sufficient availability is created within diaries to accommodate the client and achieve monthly targets
  • Active participation in achieving and attaining targets as an individual and as a department. The advisor must be proactive in filling gaps in the diary where needed.
  • Refer clients for any financial services, or any other services required which are out of the scope of the role of an advisor in a legal practice where appropriate.
  • To keep up to date reporting of billing and banking statistics.
  • To assist other advisors when necessary.
  • To take part in business development where required.
  • To ensure all client and office monies are correctly banked in line with the Solicitors Accounts Rules.
  • Any other duties consistent with the general scope of the job.
  • Training and coaching of new advisors across all partner practices

Key Competencies

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Motivated
  • Excellent Organisation
  • Good use of Microsoft word and Excel
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Active listening skills
  • Ability to be assertive and confident when dealing with clients
  • Caring and empathetic nature when dealing with clients
  • Willingness and ability to learn and develop new skills
  • Hardworking, flexible and reliable
  • Professional attitude
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Ability to use initiative

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.

VisualFiles Developer

Our Client is revolutionising legal services. By bringing together legal experts from across the country, they’re building a nationwide team with local delivery to champion their colleagues, clients and communities.

They pride 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 their dedication to client care.

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.

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