Based in the centre of Leeds our private client expertise includes Commercial and Residential Property; Wills and Probate; and Immigration.
Due to current increases in our workloads, we are looking for an experienced Residential Conveyancer (preferably Ilex/Licensed Conveyancer or relevant experience) to join our Property Team. Managing a mixed caseload of Sales, Purchases, Leasehold and Re-mortgages, applicants should have experience of conducting casework from initial instructions through to post completion.
Excellent levels of client care and service delivery, good IT experience gained through case management systems are essential qualities we are looking for. You will also be keen to network to generate new work.
We are LEXCEL and CQS accredited and therefore, applicants must be able to demonstrate an efficient, high standard of file management.
Based in fabulous new offices (during the pandemic a mix of WFH and office based) adjacent to the Combined Court building, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package and an opportunity to join a lively and experienced team. Please apply sending a current CV outlining your career achievements to Katrina Greenhalf, email email@example.com
CHILD CARE LAWYER
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Child Care Lawyer to join our highly regarded Child Care and General Family Law team.
We are looking for a specialist care lawyer to manage a caseload of predominantly public law cases but if you are interested in general family law we may be able to offer some cases in those areas too.
Applicants should be on the Law Society’s Children’s Panel and be well versed in legal aid regulations. Ideally you will have, or be prepared to develop, a trusted professional relationship and links with CAFCASS and other child care agencies.
Our clients are often vulnerable and in need of a great deal of support. Therefore, an ability to develop non-judgemental relationships and rapport with them is vitally important for this role – especially when dealing with children. The qualities we are looking for are sensitivity and empathy but at the same time a professional and realistic approach when managing client expectations and dealing with other agencies.
If you have excellent advocacy, drafting and interpersonal skills; the highest standard of client care; good organisational skills; and the ability to produce consistently high quality work we would like to hear from you.
Like most legal practices we have been working remotely during the pandemic with occasional office visits. That will continue until the restrictions are lifted. Once they are you will be able to take advantage of our fabulous, recently renovated, purpose-designed offices conveniently located adjacent to the Leeds Combined Courts Centre.
We offer a highly competitive benefits package with good career development opportunities and a working ethos that values and cares for its team members. We have been accredited as an Investors in People employer since 2005 and we are constantly looking at ways to improve our working experience. We also offer the opportunity to join an organisation with a long-standing reputation within the Leeds legal community.
Applications for this role will be considered on a full or part time basis with the opportunity to work alongside established child care lawyers.
Please email your CV with covering letter stating your relevant experience to Helen Camidge: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information please telephone Helen Camidge on 0113 3837628.
We are seeking a newly qualified to 2 year PQE solicitor to join our Family Department. We advise clients on the whole spectrum of family law including marital breakdown and finances, domestic abuse, contact with children and local authority child care. We carry out a mixture of publicly funded and private client work so candidates would benefit from a knowledge of legal aid eligibility rules. Much of our work is conducted through the courts, therefore candidates should have a keen interest in developing their advocacy skills.
Given the difficult circumstances in which clients are obtaining advice, candidates should have excellent client care skills and be able to deal with clients at vulnerable stages in their lives and be able to gain their trust.
This position would suit someone who had carried out part of their training in a family law department. Ours is a fast paced environment and the successful candidate would be part of a team responsible for a variety of family cases and keen to build up a network of agencies and contacts in this area of work.
In return we offer a very competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience. We are committed to both publicly funded and private client work and foster a caring and compassionate environment in which to work. Please apply with your CV and covering letter to Caroline Clarke at email@example.com.
We are currently seeking an experienced paralegal to assist our Family law team.
Your role will focus on taking statements, preparing court bundles, case research, attending court with counsel and general department support duties.
We are looking for individuals with strong professional, interpersonal skills, compassion, maturity, a calm efficient manner and competent IT and typing skills.
Previous legal experience in relation to client care and file management, and familiarity with legal aid procedures is desirable for this role.
This is an exciting opportunity to work on a high quality caseload for a variety of clients. One which will give the successful applicant a great deal of job satisfaction. An opportunity to be involved in a professional, fast paced environment; working alongside an excellent team of colleagues, in a successful, well-established law firm.
Please apply in writing, enclosing your CV, stating your reasons for applying for the position to Caroline Clarke: email firstname.lastname@example.org.