VACANCIES  

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Vacancy – Business & Marketing Manager 
 
St. Mary’s Chambers is one of the very few specialist Family Law Chambers outside of London. Chambers is based in the historic Lace Market area of Nottingham from where nearly 40 barristers practice in all areas of family law across the East Midlands region and beyond. Members of Chambers are regularly recommended in the Chambers Guide to the UK Bar and the Legal 500. 
We are seeking to recruit a Business & Marketing Manager to work closely with the Senior Clerk on the management of the Business & Marketing functions of Chambers. This is an exciting role with scope for further development and progression within Chambers. 
The role in brief includes: 
• Managing all of Chambers marketing activities in conjunction with the Senior Clerk, Joint Heads of Chambers & Practice Heads. This includes event planning for three annual conferences for Chambers’ core practice areas as well as arranging in-house training for our professional clients. 
• To assist the Senior Clerk with growing the value of Chambers’ services, by maintaining existing client relationships and seeking new opportunities. 
• Managing Chambers website updates, social media channels & legal directory submissions. 
• Actively working with individual barristers to help them with raising their profile and encouraging them to engage with Chambers marketing activities. 
• Representing Chambers at networking, training, and social events with the purpose of raising the profile of Chambers. 
• Creating and managing digital assets in line with Chambers branding guidelines. 
• Working with the Senior Clerk, Joint Heads of Chambers and other senior staff to implement Chambers strategy. 
• Assisting the Senior Clerk to ensure that Chambers and its barristers comply with all relevant legislation and regulation, including: Employment Law, Health and Safety, Data Protection, Equality and Diversity; and Bar Standards Board requirements. 
• Assisting the Senior Clerk with managing the premises and to ensure it remains a clean, safe and secure environment for those that work and visit. 
• Assisting the Diary Clerking team and/or Finance team when required with recurring and ad-hoc tasks. 
The following experience, knowledge and skills are preferred: 
• Project management & marketing experience. 
• 5+ years’ experience of working in a barristers’ Chambers, or other legal administration experience. 
• Strong business management & organisational skills. 
• Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing. 
• Good IT skills including good knowledge of Excel & PowerPoint and ability to use databases effectively. 
• Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative. 
 
Salary: £30,000 – £35,000 dependant upon experience. 
Hours: 37.5 hours per week. Start and finish times may vary but will normally be within 9-00am until 6-00pm Monday to Friday. Out of hours work will be necessary on occasion. 
Location: Nottingham (office based). 
Start date: As soon as possible. 
 
Please apply with a c.v. and covering letter by email to Senior Clerk, Tim Smith: tim@stmarysfamily.co.uk 
The closing date for applications is 28 June 2024 by 5-30pm. 
posted 04/06/24 
Legal Secretary 
An opportunity has become available at our Head Office in Derby for a full time experienced Legal Secretary to provide secretarial support and other related services to fee earners in the Child Care Department. 
Purpose & Objective of Job: 
To provide secretarial and other related services to relevant Fee Earner/Department. 
Duties, Tasks, and Responsibilities: 
Audio and copy typing 
Handling enquiries from various external bodies 
Filing/Photocopying 
Diary maintenance 
Attendances on telephone 
Attending clients on telephone and in office when required 
Taking and passing on messages in absence of the relevant fee earner 
Arranging service of documents 
Arranging appointments 
Dealing with bills, invoices and payments (when required) 
Experience Desired: 
Previous legal secretarial experience 
Experience Required: 
Previous secretarial experience 
Intermediate use of Word, E-mail and Internet systems 
Audio Typing 
Knowledge Required: 
Legal Terminology 
Legal Forms 
Court Procedures (if appropriate) 
Knowledge of Legal Services Commission Forms 
Client File Maintenance Procedures 
Billing Guides 
Client Care Procedures 
Client Confidentiality Policy 
Cheque Requests 
Knowledge Desired: 
Knowledge of area of Law for Department 
Skills And Personal Attributes Required: 
Good written & telephone skills 
Good organisational skills 
Willingness to embrace change/flexible & adaptable 
Client focused 
Good team player 
Positive attitude 
Qualifications Required: 
RSA I Typing qualification or equivalent 
RSA II Typing qualification or equivalent 
English Language GCSE Grade C or above 
This is an excellent opportunity to join a progressive East Midlands law firm and to work as part of a challenging and friendly team. Applications strictly via email enclosing a current CV and covering letter to (recruitment@smithpartnership.co.uk). 
No Agencies please. Smith Partnership request that recruitment agencies do not speculatively submit CVs to us unless explicitly asked to do so by our HR team. 
Posted 11/04/24 
 
Lawyer/ Colleague Opportunity 
 
Seeking to find a committed, dedicated and experienced pro-active Retired or Semi retired Lawyer who would seek to join forces in collaboration with myself to Head up a Community based Legal Practice based to serve the community of Derby . 
Role : to realise the vision of serving the community of Derby which can lead to a rewarding and fulfilling role and to serve those who need access to affordable and accessible General Practice Legal services within the remit of Derby. 
Qualities sought: Commitment and willingness to shape the Community based Legal Practice from inception to a viable business structure. Proven Business Development skills to assist with the creation and on going development of the Practice with essential networking skills to grow and develop the Community Practice with the application of various social media platforms. 
Ideally seeking the Lawyer to have a proven experienced background in General Practice with emphasis on Private Client such as Wills and Probate, Conveyancing and Landlord and Tenant as well as an understanding and knowledge of the application of Shariah law within the niche area of Islamic Wills. 
Any interested parties should contact Miss BR Durgauhee on 
Mobile 07446268821 and or by email on 
Durgauhee@aol.com 
I would be greatly interested to hear of any interested parties and also to hear from those practising Lawyers seeking a more meaningful and fulfilling role with purpose and value . 
Posted 04/01/24 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Residential Conveyancer Required 
 
Charles Newton & Co Solicitors are an expanding, well-established and respected family run practice with two offices, at Eastwood and Ilkeston with CQS. 
 
We are currently recruiting an experienced Conveyancing Solicitor (or Legal Executive or Licensed Conveyancer, or experienced paralegal conveyancer) to join our busy residential conveyancing department to work full time with our friendly supportive team. 
 
Skills and Responsibilities; 
 
- We are looking for an experienced Residential Conveyancing Solicitor or Legal Executive or Licensed Conveyancer with minimum 3 years PQE 
 
- You must be able to handle a caseload of Residential Conveyancing files from inception through to completion 
 
- Your transactions will be varied and include: 
• Sales and purchases 
• Freehold, Leasehold, Registered and Unregistered property 
• Keeping regular contact with Clients 
• Remortgages 
• Leasehold 
• Newbuilds 
• Transfer of Equity 
 
- Ability to prioritise 
 
- Have excellent client service/care skills 
 
- Have excellent communication, organisational and IT skills 
 
The firm can provide a full caseload of work from its own inhouse Estate Agency and prides itself on repeat clients who come back time and time again due to their reputation. 
 
This is an outstanding opportunity for a dedicated Residential Conveyancing Solicitor to join a firm that will offer real career progression, a friendly and focussed working environment and an excellent remuneration package. 
 
There will be plenty of opportunity for progression in the future with both promotions and salary reviews as your experience and knowledge grows. 
Please email with full CV to Charles Newton 
info@charlesnewton.co.uk 
Posted 31/05/24 
 
Wills/ Probate Soloicitor or Legal Exec 
An opportunity has become available for a Solicitor 4plus PQE or equally experienced Legal Executive to join our Wills & Probate Department at our Head Office in Derby. 
Purpose & Objective of Job: 
Fee earning activities related to the provision of legal services to the firms’ clients. To meet performance targets as defined and to carry out other duties as determined by the Partners. 
Duties, Tasks, and Responsibilities: 
Advising and assisting clients on making wills, administering estates, and all related matters 
Preparation of documents and conduct of files 
Advising clients on general non-complex matters 
Experience Required: 
Dealing with Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning 
Probate and Administration of Estates 
Powers of Attorney/Deputyships 
Advising the Clients 
Experience Desired: 
Tax and Trusts 
Knowledge Required: 
Appropriate area of Law 
Skills And Personal Attributes Required: 
Ability to market the firm in accordance with our desired image. 
Ability to contribute towards the development of the practice as a whole. 
Personable, good communicator 
Presentation skills 
Visionary – must be able to identify and execute strategy / business plan 
Managerial skills 
Organisation, planning and time management skills 
Drive and enthusiasm 
Ability to give clear, practical advice 
Qualifications Required: 
Law Degree 
Practising Certificate 
This is an excellent opportunity to join a progressive East Midlands law firm and to work as part of a challenging and friendly team. Applications strictly via email enclosing a current CV and covering letter to (recruitment@smithpartnership.co.uk). 
No Agencies please. Smith Partnership request that recruitment agencies do not speculatively submit CVs to us unless explicitly asked to do so by our HR team. 
Posted11/04/24 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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