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COMMERCIAL DEBT RECOVERY PARALEGAL / LEGAL EXECUTIVE

Permanent / Full time

Market rate salary

Experience 1-2 years

Apply to:   Nicola Rowe (Practice Manager) – nlr@gwl.co.uk

 Job Function (the list is not exhaustive)

  • Process all tasks as delegated to you
  • To progress cases to an effective and satisfactory conclusion for clients
  • Action all cases in line with practice standards and protocols
  • Use of the case management system wherever appropriate to maximise cost efficiency
  • Utilise negotiation and communication skills to proactively settle/assist in the settlement of cases to the satisfaction of the client whilst further developing legal technical knowledge
  • Analyse risk and utilise commercial knowledge to develop sound judgement in order to justify decisions in the management of cases
  • Prioritise and organise work efficiently and effectively to ensure deadlines are met
  • Understand the role in the context of the practice and proactively seek to increase contribution via the allocation of work
  • Work flexibly in adjusting to changes in priority of workload as dictated by the practice
  • Interpret financial information to monitor your own performance against agreed targets ensuring there’s an ability to explain any differential
  • Pro-actively support the ongoing development of department colleagues

Skills

  • Essential experience in issuing debt recovery money Claims: pre-action; chasers; initial simple applications; issuing, entering Judgment and enforcing Judgments via various methods together with a competency in dealing with disputed matters, interim applications, and dealing with debtors.
  • Essential experience of challenging disputes/Defences and being able to handle debtors displaying delaying tactics, progressing Claims and handling of small track/fast track matters. Having an awareness of the Court system, Directions, Witness Statements and Disclosure and all steps up to Trial.
  • Essential experience of resisting applications to set aside Judgment, applying for summary Judgment and/or strike out of spurious Defences
  • Experience of Insolvency an advantage (statutory demands/winding up, issuing petitions)
  • Advocacy experience an advantage
  • Previous operational experience of Proclaim an advantage
  • Knowledge of Regulation (SRA)
  • Good skills with Word, Excel and Internet
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to focus on billing against target
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • High level proficiency in written and spoken English, including a confident telephone manner
  • Good team spirit – working in a team
  • Flexibility – willingness to learn on the job and to participate in learning and development opportunities

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SOLICITOR

Permanent / Full time (35 hours)

Market rate salary

Experience – minimum 5 years PQE

May consider an established Solicitor with a following

Apply to:   Nicola Rowe (Practice Manager) – nlr@gwl.co.uk

 Job Function (the list is not exhaustive)

  • To manage caseload efficiently with minimal supervision and to process all tasks as delegated to you
  • To progress cases to an effective and satisfactory conclusion for clients
  • Action all cases in line with practice standards and protocols
  • Use of the case management system wherever appropriate to maximise cost efficiency
  • Utilise negotiation and communication skills to proactively settle/assist in the settlement of cases to the satisfaction of the client whilst further developing client base and departmental profile
  • Analyse risk and utilise commercial knowledge to develop sound judgement in order to justify decisions in the management of cases
  • Prioritise and organise work efficiently and effectively to ensure deadlines are met
  • Understand the role in the context of the practice and proactively seek to increase contribution via the allocation of work
  • Work flexibly in adjusting to changes in priority of workload as dictated by the practice
  • Interpret financial information to monitor your own performance against agreed targets ensuring there’s an ability to explain any differential
  • Pro-actively support the ongoing development of department colleagues
  • Pro-actively supervise Residential Conveyancing Legal Assistant(s)

Skills

  • Essential previous experience of general commercial property matters including sales and acquisition, development agreements, landlord & tenant, re-financing etc.
  • Experience of dealing with investors and developers, governments, landowners and public sector bodies, on a wide range of transactions.
  • Previous operational experience of Proclaim an advantage
  • Knowledge and understanding of Regulation (SRA)
  • Good skills with Word, Excel and Internet
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to focus on billing against target
  • Ability to focus on firm, departmental and individual profile
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • High level proficiency in written and spoken English, including a confident telephone manner
  • Good team spirit – working in a team
  • Flexibility – willingness to learn on the job and to participate in learning and development

RECEPTIONIST (Heswall Branch)

Permanent / Full time (35 hours)

Market rate salary

Apply to:   Nicola Rowe (Practice Manager) – nlr@gwl.co.uk

 Job Function (the list is not exhaustive)

  • To manage the front of house duties of this busy community branch welcoming and handling visitors
  • To manage the diary of incoming scheduled appointments
  • To manage the telephony for the Branch, prioritising inbound activity efficiently
  • To be the first point of contact to telephone and face to face clients
  • To maintain a clean reception area and a presentable imagine on behalf of the firm
  • To assist with other duties to include but not limited to file opening, archiving, post

Skills

  • Previous experience of dealing with the public both over the telephone and face to face
  • Confident telephone manner
  • Good skills with Word, Excel and Internet
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Previous operational experience of Proclaim an advantage but full training will be given
  • Good team spirit – working in a team
  • Flexibility – willingness to learn on the job and to participate in learning and development