Legal

Senior Legal Case Handler – £15,000 – 18,000 – Permanent – Central Bristol – (J6735)

Posted on April 22, 2014

Our Client, a fast growing LLP in central Bristol is seeking a Senior Case Handler to join the Lender Sales team and deal with the sales of properties that have been taken into possession. This is traditional conveyancing with a twist due to the nature of the work undertaken.

The service our client offer starts from entering information on a case management system and opening files, title checking, ordering and checking searches, issuing contracts, dealing with enquiries, the exchange and completion formalities together with dealing with the distribution of any surplus to the next entitled once the sale has completed. They also have a specialist team who deal with the appointment of a receiver and then the subsequent sales. As repossession is the last resort they aim to turn the sales around in 40 days from receipt of an offer to reduce the costs incurred.

 

Complete the work allocated on a daily basis:

• Urgent post

• Check new instructions opened correctly

• Check proceedings issued correctly

• Prepare witness statement and instruct agents

• Costs – return figures to clients promptly

• Take enforcement action

• Set up BA’s and advise client

• Day to day post, phone calls and e-mails

• Dealing with urgent applications made by the borrower

• Ensuring all client reports are completed accurately and on time

• Providing a very high level of service to clients that is commensurate with the increased level of risk/complexity of the case

• Ensure work/personal issues or problems are reported immediately to Team Supervisor

• Suggesting to Team Supervisors improvement to the system and identifying problems

• Ensure billing is accurate and action unbilled disbursements accordingly

 

Desired Skills/Experience

• Our client is seeking a candidate with some commercial experience as well as having an LPC qualification.

• Experience as a Lender Sales Case Handler

• Proven ability to run own case load to a high standard and with minimal supervision

• Proven ability to deal with complex cases, including multiple applications to adjourn proceedings/suspend execution.

 

Salary Range:£17k - £20k

Job Sector:Legal

Employment Term:Permanent

Location:Bristol

Vacancy Status:Vacancy Open

Legal Case Handler – Bristol – Permanent – £15,550 + Bonus – (J6736)

Posted on April 22, 2014

Our Client, a prestigious, successful law firm in central Bristol has an opportunity for a Case Handler to join their Mortgage Enforcement Team. The role holder will be responsible for their own caseload of files and liaise effectively with senior members of the team. Acting for mortgage lenders in taking steps to enforce their security by way of possession of the mortgaged property, at all times having regard to the commercial interests of the client.

 

The role

• Carry out work allocated by Team Supervisor within service standards

• Taking responsibility for running own caseload as driven by case management system (Solcase)

• Complete the work allocated on a daily basis:

• Action Post

• Check new instructions opened correctly

• Check proceedings issued correctly

• Prepare witness statement and instruct agents

• Costs – return figures to clients promptly

• Take enforcement action

• Set up bailiff appointments and advise client

• Phone calls (client, internal and 3rd party)

• E-mails (client, internal and 3rd party)

• Ensure regular communication with Team Supervisors regarding work related issues or problems which should be reported immediately and escalated if necessary.

• Suggesting to Team Supervisors improvements to the system and identifying problems

• In the absence of the Team Supervisors, taking responsibility with the other case handlers for ensuring that the workflows are printed and actioned together with daily post.

• Ensure billing is accurate and action unbilled disbursements accordingly

 

Desired Skills/Experience

Our client is seeking a candidate with some commercial experience as well as having an LPC qualification.

 

Salary Range:£12k - £16k

Job Sector:Legal

Employment Term:Permanent

Location:Bristol

Vacancy Status:Vacancy Open

Legal Secretary (Financial Services Litigation) – Up to £22,000– Bristol – J6536

Posted on April 16, 2014

Our Client, a leading Legal Firm based in central Bristol is seeking a Legal Secretary to provide a high level of assistance and support to the Financial Services Litigation Team which consists of three partners, two associates, two solicitors and one paralegal and two secretaries. This role covers the tasks typically required of a legal secretary and will vary depending on the exact requirements of the fee earners you support.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

Documents and correspondence

Manage production of documents (produced in-house and utilising the outsourced typing facility transcription service wherever possible)

 

 Manage urgent/confidential audio typing, drafting correspondence, producing non-legal documents/letters/emails/memos, utilising our outsourced typing facility wherever possible, taking responsibility for collating correspondence and enclosures;

 Processing the typed documents that are returned from our outsourced typing facility. This involves proofreading, printing and dealing with enclosures (such as cheques and binding documents);

 Act as liaison between our outsourced typing facility and fee earners with responsibility for dealing with queries;

 

Support of fee earners and partners

 Diary management, including arranging meetings and appointments for fee earners both internally and externally, taking responsibility for booking travel and meeting rooms as well as ensuring necessary equipment and refreshments are booked;

 Monitor fee earners’ diaries to stay aware of their appointments and be responsible for ensuring they have all necessary paperwork and information for each meeting;

 Deal with incoming telephone calls in a professional and efficient manner, including taking and passing on clear messages, trying to assist and answer any non-legal queries if possible and ensuring the caller receives a satisfactory response;

 

 

Financial administration

 Assisting fee earners as required with daily time recording;

 Manage the billing process from beginning to end, including preparing draft billing guides, checking figures for accuracy, checking all disbursements have been dealt with and drafting standard cover letters where appropriate;

 Assisting fee earners and credit control with client queries regarding outstanding invoices;

 

Skills, knowledge and experience:

 Seeks to provide outstanding levels of client service at all times including attention to detail and a high standard of work presentation;

 Strives to anticipate what is needed and takes appropriate proactive action;

 Takes account of others’ workloads when working together and offers to help;

 Demonstrates confidence in own ability;

 Demonstrates a wide range of skills including good interpersonal, organisational, verbal and written communication skills;

 Highly-motivated, accurate, and works well under pressure;

 Ability to multitask and prioritise workload;

 Has a “can do” approach;

 Professional telephone manner; and

 Relevant office experience including excellent MS Word and MS Outlook skills.

 

 

 

Salary Range:£21k - £25k

Job Sector:Legal

Employment Term:Permanent

Location:Bristol

Vacancy Status:Vacancy Open

Document Manager (BL2014) – Central Bristol – Permanent – £22-25k

Posted on March 31, 2014

This is a key hands-on role which is responsible for automating legal documents. The successful applicant will be required to work closely with internal contacts across the organisation to ensure that the automated document meets legal requirements. The goal being to significantly increase the volume of documents automated within the business to improve the quality and consistency of document production, to increase efficiency and to improve the effectiveness of the service.

• Deconstruct a document into its component parts and apply logic to the underlying structure to assess the level of automation required and to create the automation design

• Understand the relevance of component parts of the document and apply logic to those relevancies in order to create optimal automation

• Build the document automation using automation tools

• Create and manipulate on-line questionnaires for use with automated documents to provide users with 
the most effective & efficient user experience

• Engage with internal contacts to manage and prioritise work

• Create new automated templates & convert existing standards to automated templates in 
line with formatting policies styles

• Review own and other’s work to ensure that formatting is correct and ensure all documents are 
presentation, grammar and spell checked

• Test the document automation, record and resolve errors in automation

• Complete all aspects of documentation following the successful document automation and manage the 
transition of the automated document to production

Our client is looking for an experienced candidate who has a working knowledge of supporting within a similar role. This role is ideal for a legal graduate/Paralegal who would like to move into document automation. The successful applicant will be methodical and focused, attention to detail is paramount. This is a busy and varied role and requires a dedicated candidate to join their busy team.

 

Salary Range:£21k - £25k

Job Sector:Legal

Employment Term:Permanent

Location:Bristol

Vacancy Status:Vacancy Open

Legal Secretary (Commercial Property) (J6683) – Bristol – up to £24,000

Posted on March 31, 2014

Purpose of the role:

Our Client, A top 10 legal firm, has an opportunity for you to provide a high level of assistance to a team of very busy fee earners and partners. You will be required to have Legal Secretarial experience, ideally within Commercial Property, typing speeds of 60wpm+ and a good understanding of Microsoft Office packages.

Accountabilities:

The role consists of the following accountabilities:

 Typing and checking of work; printing and sending to clients; dealing with the enclosures for those items;

 Filing and thinning current files;

 Arranging payments in and out and transfers between accounts;

 Other clerical activities such as file opening and closing; scanning; and taking messages from clients as and when necessary.

Performance measures:

 Feedback from internal clients;

 Feedback from external clients;

 Standards met re accuracy, deadlines, reliability and consistency;

 Review of files and databases;

 Quality standards met; telephone handling, house style and team or sector specific protocols

 General understanding of Commercial Property

Relevant office experience including good MS Word and MS Outlook skills

Salary Range:£21k - £25k

Job Sector:PA/Secretary

Employment Term:Permanent

Location:Bristol

Vacancy Status:Vacancy Open

Legal Secretary (Part Time) – Central Bristol – £21,575 pro rata – (J6655)

Posted on March 20, 2014

Our client, a legal firm based in Central Bristol is seeking a Part Time Legal Secretary to work in the Employers Liability Team. This position is based in the Bristol Office, working 3 days (22.5 hours) per week, if possible to be worked on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

 

The role will be providing support and assistance in respect of audio typing, general administration and filing, file opening and closing, organising meetings and training sessions.

 

Experience of Visualfiles would be preferable but not essential as training will be given; good attention to detail is essential.

 

The minimum requirements of 5 GCSE’s grades A – C including Maths and English also applies.

 

Salary Range:£17k - £20k

Job Sector:PA/Secretary

Employment Term:Part time

Location:Bristol

Vacancy Status:Vacancy Filled

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