News Archive: January 2019

New Vacancy - Family Secretary

Posted: 2nd October 2020

A Leading North-East law firm are recruiting a Legal Secretary for their Stockton  office  preferably from a  family law background to work in the private law children/domestic abuse department.  A very busy, fast paced team working with lots of emergency situations. The successful candidate will support fee earners with their case load and ideally be proactive in their approach with specific experience / skills as follows:

– Assist with completion of Family Court Application forms

– Answering calls and taking detailed notes

– Speaking with new clients

– Knowledge of Client & Cost Management System & Legal Aid desirable but not essential

– Knowledge of LASPO requirements to obtain Family Legal Aid desirable but not essential

– Fast, accurate typing ability using digital audio systems

– Experience of  case management system (preferred)

– IT literate

– Diary management

– Strong organisational skills

– Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality

– Any other duties

In return they offer a competitive salary, role prospects, 25 days holiday + bank holidays and a first class working environment..

This is for an immediate start and they are keen to hear from individuals who are looking for full-time positions.

Salary negotiable depending on experience

New Vacancy - Family Care Solicitor

Posted: 2nd October 2020

Salary negotiable – Contact Vicky Thomas HR Manager     email vicky.thomas@macks.co.uk

A leading North-East law firm is seeking a full time Family Care Solicitor for an immediate start  to work in their  Stockton  office.

Applications are invited from  Lawyers with at least 2 years PQE.  The ideal candidate will be able to work independently have a good knowledge of Legal Aid cases and low level finance,  be able to deal with all aspects of family law, including divorce, finance and public and private children matters.

This is an opportunity to work for a very progressive practice, amongst some of the region’s leading lawyers. 

In return they offer a competitive salary, role prospects, 25 days holiday plus  bank holidays and a first class working environment.

Job Description

To manage all client work allocated in accordance with detailed procedures and quality standards contained in the practice’s office manual.
To ensure that all client work is progressed expeditiously and that the client is kept regularly informed on progress and on costs.
At all times to exercise high standards of client care in a professional and pleasant manner.
To ensure the confidentiality and security of all documentation and information of the practice and clients.
In close liaison with the accounts department, to have overall responsibility for credit control on own matters.
To comply with the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules and the Solicitors’ Code of Conduct 2007.
To maintain clear and precise communications with other personnel in the practice.
To ensure good working relationships with external institutions and organisations.
To supervise, support and develop any immediate support staff and fee earning staff as agreed with the Head of Department.
To take responsibility for and attend to your CPD needs.
In conjunction with the practice, to comply with the relevant training requirements of the SRA and to assist with in-house training as may be required.
In liaison with Head of Department and other partners, to be active in promoting the services of the practice and its image and ethos.
To carry out any other duties and responsibilities that may be required by the Directors.

Skills

  • Exceptional communication skills in both verbal and written forms
  • Team orientated
  • Attention to detail
  • Immaculate and professional presentation
  • Ability to multitask and manage several different tasks

New Vacancy - Personal Injury Secretary

Posted: 2nd October 2020

This well established law firm in the North East is seeking a motivated personal injury secretary preferably with at least 2 years experience to join their well-positioned and growing team in their Stockton office. They offer the chance to work alongside highly skilled and experienced employees that pride themselves on preserving a supportive team environment where individuals can maximise their performance through exciting and challenging work.

In return they offer a competitive salary, role prospects, 25 days holiday plus  bank holidays.

Job Description

To prepare correspondence and documents using audio typing, word processing or digital dictation methods.
To administer filing systems which will include daily filing and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files in accordance with the detailed procedures contained in the office manual.
To prepare mail and enclosures for despatch.
To arrange for all copying to be done.
To make appointments, arrange meetings and maintain an up-to-date diary
To provide refreshments when asked to do so for clients.
To provide support to other secretaries as required.
To provide guidance to junior and temporary secretaries as required.
To attend clients both in person and on the telephone and to provide such communication in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the practice’s standards for client care.
To undertake any specific training when required to do so and take responsibility for own self-development.
To ensure the confidentiality of all practice and client documentation and information.
To promote the practice when and where possible.
To maintain professional standards at all times.
To carry out any other duties and responsibilities that may be required by the Directors.

Skills

  • Exceptional communication skills in both verbal and written forms
  • Team orientated
  • Immaculate and professional presentation
  • Ability to multitask and manage several different tasks/jobs

Experience of case management system essential                   

New Vacancy - Personal Injury

Posted: 28th September 2020

This well established law firm in the North East is seeking a motivated personal injury secretary to join their well-positioned and growing team in their Stockton office. They offer the chance to work alongside highly skilled and experienced employees that pride themselves on preserving a supportive team environment where individuals can maximise their performance through exciting and challenging work.
In return they offer a competitive salary, role prospects, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.

Job Description
• To prepare correspondence and documents using audio typing, word processing or digital dictation methods.
• To administer filing systems which will include daily filing and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files in accordance with the detailed procedures contained in the office manual.
• To prepare mail and enclosures for despatch.
• To arrange for all copying to be done.
• To make appointments, arrange meetings and maintain an up-to-date diary
• To provide refreshments when asked to do so for clients.
• To provide support to other secretaries as required.
• To provide guidance to junior and temporary secretaries as required.
• To attend clients both in person and on the telephone and to provide such communication in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the practice’s standards for client care.
• To undertake any specific training when required to do so and take responsibility for own self-development.
• To ensure the confidentiality of all practice and client documentation and information.
• To promote the practice when and where possible
• To maintain professional standards at all times.
• To carry out any other duties and responsibilities that may be required by the Directors.

Skills
• Exceptional communication skills in both verbal and written forms
• Team orientated
• Immaculate and professional presentation
• Ability to multitask and manage several different tasks/jobs
• Experience of case management system essential

New Vacancy - Family Secretary

Posted: 28th September 2020

A Leading North-East law firm are recruiting a Legal Secretary for their Middlesbrough office preferably from a family law background to work in the private law children/domestic abuse department. A very busy, fast paced team working with lots of emergency situations. The successful candidate will support fee earners with their case load and ideally be proactive in their approach with specific experience / skills as follows:

  • Assist with completion of Family Court Application forms
  • Answering calls and taking detailed notes
  • Speaking with new clients
  • Knowledge of Client & Cost Management System & Legal Aid desirable but not essential
  • Knowledge of LASPO requirements to obtain Family Legal Aid desirable but not essential
  • Fast, accurate typing ability using digital audio systems
  • Experience of case management system (preferred)
  • IT literate
  • Diary management
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Any other duties

In return they offer a competitive salary, role prospects, 25 days holiday + bank holidays and a first class working environment..
This is for an immediate start and they are keen to hear from individuals who are looking for full-time positions.

Salary negotiable depending on experience

New Vacancy: Housing Advisor

Posted: 22nd September 2020

Watson Woodhouse Ltd is expanding its housing team and is seeking new team members to work from the Middlesbrough Office.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team dealing with a wide range of housing issues including possession, eviction, disrepair and homelessness.

As a leading provider in Housing Law, Watson Woodhouse Ltd hold a contract to deliver the Civil Legal Advice (CLA) service, which is a national advice line, in the category of Housing and Debt.

Role:                                    Housing Advisor

Department:                     Housing

Location:                            Middleborough

Salary:                                Competitive

Closing Date: 19/10/2020

Role

The successful candidate will be required to obtain instructions and advise clients as part of the CLA remote advice line.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • To provide telephone advice;
  • Assessing clients eligibility to receive legal aid funding;
  • Providing legal advice including advising clients on potential challenges to legal proceedings;
  • Undertake a range of legal activities including legal research and case preparation;
  • Completing legal help forms;
  • Administrative work such as document file management.

What we are looking for

 We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following:

  • Legal qualification is preferable. However, all candidates with relevant experience in providing advice will be considered;
  • Experience in dealing sensitively with clients and successfully managing difficult situations and conversations;
  • The ability to extract relevant information quickly;
  • Experience of working in a fast paced environment and being able to deal rapidly with numerous issues;
  • The ability to think on your feet;
  • Experience of progressing cases / issues;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, demonstrated by an ability to communicate accurately, clearly and concisely;
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure; and
  • The ability to work as part of a team.  

Competitive salary and training provided.

If you are interested in this role, please forward your CV and a covering letter to kcunningham@watsonwoodhouse.co.uk

Should you have any questions in relation to the role please feel free to contact Kaye Cunningham on the email above.

New Vacancy - Conveyancing Secretary

Posted: 21st September 2020

A leading North-East law firm is seeking a full time  Conveyancing Secretary for an immediate start  to work in our  Middlesbrough  office.

Applications are invited from full-time secretaries with previous experience.

This is an opportunity to work for a very progressive practice, amongst some of the region’s leading lawyers.  

In return they offer a competitive salary, role prospects, 25 days holiday plus  bank holidays and a first class working environment.

Job Description

To manage all client work allocated in accordance with detailed procedures and quality standards contained in the practice’s office manual.

To ensure that all client work is progressed expeditiously and that the client is kept regularly informed on progress and on costs.

At all times to exercise high standards of client care in a professional and pleasant manner.

To ensure the confidentiality and security of all documentation and information of the practice and clients.

In close liaison with the accounts department, to have overall responsibility for credit control on own matters.

To maintain clear and precise communications with other personnel in the practice.

To ensure good working relationships with external institutions and organisations.

To prepare correspondence and documents using audio typing, word processing or digital dictation methods.

To administer filing systems which will include daily filing and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files in accordance with the detailed procedures contained in the office manual.

To prepare mail and enclosures for despatch.

To arrange for all copying to be done.

To make appointments, arrange meetings and maintain an up-to-date diary.

To attend upon clients when necessary.

To provide support to other secretaries as required.

To provide guidance to junior and temporary secretaries as required.

To attend clients both in person and on the telephone and to provide such communication in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the practice’s standards for client care.

To undertake any specific training when required to do so and take responsibility for own self-development.

To ensure the confidentiality of all practice and client documentation and information.

To promote the practice when and where possible.

To maintain professional standards at all times.

To carry out any other duties and responsibilities that may be required by Jane Carey and Helen Preston  or the Directors.

Please send CV  by email  for the attention of Vicky Thomas HR Manager  Vicky.thomas@macks.co.uk

New Vacancy - Personal Injury

Posted: 21st September 2020

This well established law firm in the North East  is seeking a motivated personal injury secretary  to join their well-positioned and growing team in their Stockton  office. They offer the chance to work alongside highly skilled and experienced employees that pride themselves on preserving a supportive team environment where individuals can maximise their performance through exciting and challenging work.

In return they offer a competitive salary, role prospects, 25 days holiday plus  bank holidays.

Job Description

To prepare correspondence and documents using audio typing, word processing or digital dictation methods.

To administer filing systems which will include daily filing and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files in accordance with the detailed procedures contained in the office manual.

To prepare mail and enclosures for despatch.

To arrange for all copying to be done.

To make appointments, arrange meetings and maintain an up-to-date diary

To provide refreshments when asked to do so for clients.

To provide support to other secretaries as required.

To provide guidance to junior and temporary secretaries as required.

To attend clients both in person and on the telephone and to provide such communication in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the practice’s standards for client care.

To undertake any specific training when required to do so and take responsibility for own self-development.

To ensure the confidentiality of all practice and client documentation and information.

To promote the practice when and where possible.

To maintain professional standards at all times.

To carry out any other duties and responsibilities that may be required by the Directors.

Skills

  • Exceptional communication skills in both verbal and written forms
  • Team orientated
  • Immaculate and professional presentation
  • Ability to multitask and manage several different tasks/jobs
  • Experience of case management system essential       

Please send CV  by email  for the attention of Vicky Thomas HR Manager  Vicky.thomas@macks.co.uk