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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

Sales Executive – Conveyancing

Our well established client, a National Law Firm, are revolutionising their legal services and are now searching for an experienced Sales Executive to help grow their conveyancing business based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. 

The successful candidate will be required to build relationships with key stakeholders, support their local initiatives and brands and provide excellent support to the conveyancing teams nationwide.

Our client is a progressive and expanding company. The ideal candidate will be an ambitious and hardworking individual and will become an integral part of the business.  

Role: Sales Executive.

Department: Conveyancing. 

Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

Summary of Role:

  • Being a day-to-day point of contact for Introducers 
  • Setting up Introducers onto the LawX system 
  • Working with Introducers on any customer service issues 
  • Entering quotes onto the LawX system for both Introducers
  • Setting up direct clients quotes of LawX
  • Making outbound calls to new potential direct clients and selling our services within the highly competitive residential housing market
  • Speaking to conveyancing teams to understand the day to day running of the Introduced work to manage workloads and expectations 
  • Providing a high level of customer service

Key Attributes:

  • Inclusive and Open – engaging, encourages others, approachable, motivational in sharing their own knowledge and experience, embraces others
  • Team Oriented – Reaches out to peers and cooperates with supervisors to establish an overall collaborative working relationship. Believes in there being no ‘I’ in team
  • Results Focused – Plans, organises, schedules and budgets in an efficient, productive manner; Prioritises to achieve key objectives; Lives up to verbal and written agreements, regardless of personal cost; Moves quickly and takes a forceful stand without being overly abrasive
  • Learning mindset – always looking to improve, finding different ways of doing things; developing self, efficient; Demonstrates ability to quickly and proficiently understand and absorb new information; Brings new ideas to the company
  • Strong Work ethic -Possess a strong willingness and track record of working hard, prepared to go the extra mile to get the job done. Expects personal performance and team performance to be nothing short of the best
  • Strategic thinking/visioning – Able to see and communicate the big picture in an inspiring way, Determines opportunities and threats through comprehensive analysis of current and future trends
  • Experimental – Generates new and innovative approaches to problems
  • Data Driven – Able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it. Exhibits a probing mind and achieves penetrative insights

Key Skills:

  • Communication, written and oral 
  • Using Microsoft Applications including Word, Outlook and Excel to a High Standard, also ideally have some previous experience using a CRM system.
  • You must be well organised individual who is able to work on your own initiative, manage time well and schedule appointments and call backs as required.
  • Be able to build and manage your relationships with new clients and bring on new Introducers to the business using a wide range of information sources.
  • Be able to Liaise with staff and clients alike on all levels and attend meetings as necessary.
  • Working to set Kpi’s and Targets as required by the business.

Requirements:

  • Some knowledge of the Conveyancing process would be advantageous.
  • Strong administration skills and a high level of customer service is mandatory for this position.

Industry competitive salary, plus generous commission scheme. Permanent role based locally in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

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.

Conveyancing Solicitor / Licenced Conveyancer

New Roles – Conveyancing Solicitors

Location – Bedford, Bedfordshire

Permanent roles offering Flexible working and excellent Benefits

Conveyancing Solicitors

Our clients 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 Bedford, Bedfordshire

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
  • 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

Senior Commercial Property Solicitor – min 5 years PQE

Senior Commercial Property Solicitor – min 5 years PQE

Department: Commercial Property

Location: Hampshire, Southampton

Permanent Position offering excellent Salary and Benefits, flexible / Hybrid Working

Are you a commercial property 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 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, we are big and small in equal measure, and you will have full autonomy to grow, manage and lead your team to success. Our 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 us. 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. Your caseload will be varied, and you will be handling a mix of agricultural, residential development and core commercial real estate matters. If this sounds like something for you, then let’s have a conversation.

Your role would include

• Lead and motivate a team of fee earners, paralegals and assistants.

• Provide guidance on regulatory, client care and legal issues

• Monitor and managing performance of the team

• Further developing the culture of delivering exceptional customer service to clients

• Monitor and review workflow and caseloads, ensuring they are handled in a timely manner

• Supporting the team with technical legal queries

• Helping grow the business

Here’s what we need:

• You will need to be a qualified solicitor

• You will need a good understanding of the SRA Code of Conduct and other regulatory requirements

• Have proven track record of providing proactive, consistent and efficient client services

• At least five years’ experience of working within a busy commercial property team

• Ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and department targets

• Ability to provide the highest standard of client care

• To have excellent written and verbal communication

• Team management experience

• Problem solving skills

• Attention to detail, good organisational skills and ability to priories workload

They 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 our client, 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, let’s have a conversation, in confidence at a time to suit you. Send your cv to georgina@optimal-recruitment.co.uk

Commercial Litigation Paralegal

New Role – Commercial Litigation Paralegal

Location – Aylesbury

Salary – c£25000 – 35000 (depending on experience)

Great team support

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.

Please Note: Candidates MUST hold prior experience in the Commercial Litigation sector to be considered for this position.

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

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!

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

Head of Corporate and Commercial Law

NEW ROLE – Head of Corporate and Commercial Law

Location – Manchester

Salary more than competitive with excellent benefits

Our client in Manchester has a new and exciting role open for a Head of Corporate and Commercial Law. This is to join a succesful Commercial team, who need a Head of department to grow and develop the team.

Job Description

  • Significant experience in corporate/commercial law
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in the North-West corporate/commercial market
  • To be proactive and take initiative
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to manage own time, excellent organisation skills
  • Strong client care and business development skills
  • Strong technical and research skills

Benefits
We welcome high-performing lawyers to join our clients rapidly expanding   commercial law firm. Whatever your role , you’ll be involved in exciting and stimulating work, where your input will make a difference.


As well as offering extremely competitive and flexible remuneration packages, we stand out from other commercial law firms by virtue of our refreshing ‘corporate free’ culture. Our clients people are approachable, straightforward, collaborative and supportive. They recognise that the success of a law firm is based on the individual and collective growth of its people, so we provide genuine and rewarding opportunities for new and existing employees to take their career to the next level.


Our client has created a culture based on client service, professional excellence, hard work and trust. We deeply value the relationships they build with theirclients and we know that they value a warm, friendly human approach.  Exceptional attention to detail

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

Senior Commercial Property Solicitor – Min 5 years PQE

New Role – Senior Commercial Property Solicitor (5 yr PQE +)

Location – Bedford, Bedfordshire

Permanent role – Salary c£45-55k + negotiable depending on experience

Excellent Benefits – Flexible / Hybrid working

Are you a commercial property specialist?  Have you hit a glass ceiling where you are, and are looking for the next stage in your career?  Are you looking for a move to take on more responsibility?

Are you looking for an opportunity to lead a small team and grow the Commercial Property department?

This is the opportunity for you!

Our client is now looking for a more Senior Commercial Property Solicitor (min 5years PQE) to join a small but growing Commercial Property team near Bedford, Bedfordshire. This opportunity offers the opportunity to take Lead of this team, grow the team due to ever increasing client requirements, and develop your own team going forward.

Your role would include

  • Lead and motivate a team of fee earners, paralegals and assistants.
  • Provide guidance on regulatory, client care and legal issues
  • Monitor and managing performance of the team
  • Further developing the culture of delivering exceptional customer service to clients
  • Monitor and review workflow and caseloads, ensuring they are handled in a timely manner
  • Supporting the team with technical legal queries
  • Helping grow the business

Here’s what we need:

  • You will need to be a qualified solicitor
  • At least five years’ experience of working within a busy commercial property team
  • You will need a good understanding of the SRA Code of Conduct and other regulatory requirements
  • Have proven track record of providing proactive, consistent and efficient client services
  • Ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines and department targets
  • Ability to provide the highest standard of client care
  • To have excellent written and verbal communication
  • Team management experience
  • Problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail, good organisational skills and ability to priories workload

We also have some great benefits:

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Fully flexible remote working environment
  • BUPA healthcare
  • Company pension
  • 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 through to georgina@optimal-recruitment.co.uk