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Commercial Litigation Solicitor

NEW ROLE – Commercial Litigation Solicitor

Location     – ShrewsburyShropshire


Permanent role – excellent salary and benefits, Flexible / Hybrid working.

Litigation – Property, Contract, Shareholder Disputes, Professional Negligence

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

Summary

Due to expansion, our client is looking for a commercial litigation solicitor to join the team based at our Shrewsbury office. We are looking for candidates with a minimum of two years’ post qualification experience ideally.

The Role

Your role will involve the following responsibilities:-

  • Running a caseload of commercial litigation matter
  • Advising on property, contractual and shareholder disputes and professional negligence matters
  • Advocacy when required
  • Helping the team build up on the excellent reputation already established and help to develop the offering;
  • Have aptitude for business development
  • Provide excellent standard of client care and be able to manage client expectations

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

This is a great opportunity in a growing team, which offers a very competitive salary and benefits as well as Flexible / Hybrid working.

Lets start the ball rolling and call Georgina on 07539 170664 for an informal chat and send your cv to georgina@optimal-recruitment.co.uk

Commercial Property Paralegal

NEW ROLE – Commercial Property Paralegal

Location – Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Permanent role, offers a competitive salary and benefits + trainee Solicitor contracts (internally)

Our Client is one of Shropshire’s 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.

We are now looking for a new Commercial Property Paralegal to join their Shrewsbury 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.

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

Senior Commercial Property / Real Estate Solicitor

Senior Commercial Property / Real Estate Solicitor


 Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

 Permanent role – Flexible working

Our client, one of Shropshire’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.   

Senior Commercial Property Solicitor – THE ROLE   

We have a requirement for a Senior Commercial Property / Real Estate Solicitor to join our clients team based in their Shrewsbury office.   

The successful candidate for The Commercial Property / Real Estate Solicitor role will:

  • Have solid Commercial Property / Real Estate experience
  • Preferably have a following of clients and / or have local connections, although this is not essential.
  • Have business development/marketing experience
  • Be prepared to travel to and work from other offices
  • Be client focused

Key Skills

  • Be ambitious and results driven, the position offers the opportunity to progress to a Lead and Partner position.
  • Have an aptitude for business development and marketing
  • Be personable and professional and able to lead and grow a Real Estate / Commercial Property Department
  • Effective and confident communicator
  • IT proficient

To start the ball rolling, click on apply for the Senior Commercial Property  / Real Estate 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.

Paralegal – Commercial Litigation

NEW ROLE – Commercial Litigation Paralegal

Permanent – Full benefits and excellent salary

Shrewsbury

Our well-respected client is looking for a commercial litigation paralegal to join their team based at the ever expanding Shrewsbury office.  The successful candidate will be supporting the clients disputes team and will be assisting with a mixed caseload. 

As the ideal candidate, you will be educated to Degree level or equivalent, but demonstrable experience in the professional workplace will be considered in lieu of this.   

Energy, enthusiasm, and self-motivation are key.   

The role 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. 

  • Commercial litigation experience advantageous 

Duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Obtaining instructions from, and reporting to, clients 

  • Drafting documents and correspondence 

  • File management and maintenance 

  • Preparation of court bundles and briefs 

  • Research 

  • Any other ad hoc duties when required. 

Excellent Salary, training, full benefits

Please call Georgina on 07539 170664 amnd send your cv to georgina@optimal-recruitment.co.uk so we can start a conversation.

Litigation Solicitor/Legal Executive

The Client:

A great opportunity has arisen for a dispute resolution solicitor or legal executive to join the Client’s niche law firm based in the centre of Shrewsbury/Telford. 

The Role:

The role involves dealing with contested residential and commercial leasehold matters, acting for large and medium sized organisations across the country within the Property Management Sector. 

The ideal candidate will provide advice and assistance on a diverse range of leasehold and freehold litigation matters with varying degrees of complexity, together with supporting junior team members and paralegals.  

The successful candidate must have the ability to multi-task and prioritise, working to strict deadlines and targets. They will have experience of running their own caseload in a fast paced environment and be willing to take on new challenges to develop their experience. 

A background in property litigation is preferred and candidates with strong commercial experience will also be considered. 

The candidate will ideally have between 2-10 years PQE but applications from candidates outside this PQE range are welcome. 

Flexible working environment with the opportunity to work remotely a few days a week. 

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. 

 

Head of Employment Law

Our Client is widely regarded as a top 100 law firm and operates with various brands across the UK.  They are a “top ranked law firm” as awarded to us by leading legal directory Chambers and Partners and are a “leading firm” in the Legal 500.  Their employee count currently exceeds 600, who are based across various offices throughout the country.

They are 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.

Summary

Due to expansion we are now looking to support their appointment a senior solicitor or other suitably qualified experienced advisor to head up the department in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

You will be an expert in handling both respondent and claimant Employment Law and preferably have a minimum of 5 years+ PQE.  You will ideally have a following, or be well connected locally.  Business development is a key aspect of this role, and you must have a proven record of success

The role is a varied and challenging position and the individual will be an integral part of the Employment team.  

Role Overview:

You will:

  • Run and develop your own caseload
  • 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
  • Conduct advocacy
  • 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

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.