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Family Solicitor

New Role: NQ Family Solicitor / Legal Executive OR any PQE experienced Family Solicitors

Department: Family

Location: Eastleigh, Hampshire

Salary c£30000 – 40000k + Benefits

Flexible / Hybrid working options available

Our well respected client, a national law firm, are now looking to appoint a Newly Qualified Family Solicitor / Legal Executive to be based within their Eastleigh Office, however other Family Solicitors with more PQE experience also very welcome.

The Role:

The 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 ideal candidate would be a newly qualified solicitor or legal executive, but applications outside of this PQE range are welcomed.

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

Childcare Solicitor

New roles – Public Childcare Solicitor

Department: Childcare

Location: Eastleigh, Hampshire

Salary c£35-55k + benefits 

Flexible / Hybrid working options available

The Role:

The successful candidate will:

  • have experience in family and child care work
  • have excellent knowledge of the public funding system and LAA procedures
  • experienced in childcare and publicly funded matters.
  • 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

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 send your cv to sharna@optimal-recruitment.co.uk

Commercial Litigation Solicitor

NEW ROLE – Commercial Litigation Solicitor

Property, Contractual, Shareholder Disputes, more

Waterlooville, Hampshire

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 to us by leading legal directory Chambers and Partners and are a ‘Leading firm’ in the Legal 500. 

Due to expansion, we are looking for a commercial litigation solicitor to join their team based in Waterlooville, Hampshire. We are looking for candidates with a minimum of three years’ post qualification experience ideally but will consider candidates outside of this PQE. 

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 to join a growing but established team, offering excellent benefits and Hybrid / remote workng. Start the ball rolling by getting in touch.

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

Private Client Legal Assistant

NEW ROLE – Private Client Legal Assistant

Location: Eastleigh, Hampshire

Permanent position – £18-25k depending on exp + excellent benefits

A great opportunity has arisen for a legal assistant to join our clients law firm based out of their Eastleigh office. Our client is part of a larger Group which is a top 50 law firm, and one of the largest providers of high street law in the UK. You will benefit from all the resources a large national firm can offer, whilst still feeling part of a local law firm. You will be working closely with a private client solicitor and providing valuable support. Energy, enthusiasm and self-motivation are key.

Skills/Attributes:

• Excellent attention to detail

• Confident communicator (verbal and written)

• Being able to demonstrate active listening skills

• Excellent keyboard/IT skills

• Be organised

• Be able to work to deadlines and under pressure

• Be client focused

• Be “hands on” and a team player

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

Conveyancing Assistant

CONVEYANCING ASSISTANT – LEGAL SERVICES

**NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY AS 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 Gosport. 

No experience is necessary for these roles as full training will be provided although good administration and customer services skills are required.

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

Location – Eastleigh, Hampshire

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 Eastleigh, Hampshire.

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

Conveyancer

New Permanent Role – Experienced Conveyancer

Location – Gosport Hampshire

Permanent offering excellent Salary and Benefits

Standard office hours with flexible working available

An opportunity has arisen within our Clients office in Gosport 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

Private Client Solicitor

Private Client Solicitor

Department: Wills, Trust & Probate
 Location: Eastleigh, Hampshire
 Permanent position offering Hybrid Working and great benefits

 

NEW ROLE – Private Client Solicitor (Wills, Trust, Probate)

We now have a great new role open for a Private Client Solicitor, and the ideal candidate will become an integral part of the local team and the wider National department. This role offers a varied and challenging position to lead and drive the department forward. 

The caseload will be varied including Wills, Probate matters, Inheritance tax issues, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney, and general elderly client issues including some Deputyship work, supported by our specialist team. As with all roles there is scope for career progression and benefits not available from the old partnership model. 

Private Client Solicitor – Ideally you will have;

  • Be 5 years PQE+
  • Have a wide range of private client experience
  • Be technically competent
  • Have excellent client care skills and the ability to manage client’s expectations
  • Be proactive with good interpersonal stills
  • Have good organisational skills with the ability to keep the department organised and compliant with the firm’s policies
  • Be business development focused
  • Be passionate and a keen team member with the ability to accept responsibility and work on own initiative
  • Be a member of STEP or SFE (desirable but not essential)”

So if this Private Client Solicitor role sounds of interest,  please call Georgina Sowden at Optimal Recruitment on 07539 170664 and send your cv directly to georgina@optimal-recruitment.co.uk 

We can have an initial informal chat about the role at your convenience

Conveyancers

Conveyancer

Department: Conveyancing

Location: Gosport

Salary – Extremely competitive

Experience required – Intern – Conveyancer

Standard office hours with flexible working available

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

About the Client:

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

Your Role – Conveyancer

  • 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.

Benefits:

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 Sharna McWilliam at Optimal Recruitment for an informal chat, and send your cv to Sharna@optimal-recruitment.co.uk

Public Childcare Solicitor – Family Law

Public Childcare Solicitor – Family Law – NEW ROLE

Permanent Role – Eastleigh, Hampshire

Salary Dependant on experience – 2- 6+ years PQE

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 leading legal directory Chambers and Partners and are a ‘Leading firm’ in the Legal 500. 

Our client’s employee count currently exceeds 700 who are based across various offices throughout the country. Due to growth our client now holds a requirement for a Childcare Solicitor to join their team in the Eastleigh office. 

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

Salary will be competitive for the right person.

For a confidential discussion about this role, please call 07412 428910 and send your most up to date CV through to Sharna@Optimal-recruitment.co.uk