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Careers and Opportunities

Head of Department – Private Client

We have a vacancy for either a Solicitor or Legal Executive with 4+ years PQE. 

The ideal candidate will have experience in all aspects of leadership and management in a Private Client department to include

  • Day to day management of their department including monitoring and distribution of matters.
  • Supervision of fee-earning work undertaken by junior members of the team.
  • Management of support services for the team.
  • Ensuring fee earners achieve their individual targets.
  • Maintaining orderly and up-to-date files including electronic files and complying with the company’s policies on file management.
  • Completing time recording and other management records required by the company.
  • Cross-referring work and clients within the company.
  • Ensuring compliance with the company’s policies including Lexcel compliance.
  • Financial control including managing the cash flow for the team through efficient billing and payment procedures.
  • Recognising fee-earning opportunities and developing those opportunities.
  • Building the business and leading the Department’s marketing.

 

Full time Salary - DOE

Bonus scheme in place

33 Days holiday including bank holidays

Enrolment in pension scheme on completion of 3 months’ probation.

 

Private Client Solicitor / Legal Executive - Midsomer Norton

FDC Law has an opportunity for two Private Client Lawyers to work in our busy  Midsomer Norton office.

The ideal candidate will be a Solicitor or Legal Executive having at least two years’ post qualification experience in all areas of Private Client work, including advising on Wills, Powers of Attorney and Estate administration.   Experience of Trusts would be an advantage but is not essential.

We are looking for enthusiastic Lawyers with an interest in marketing and a desire to develop an existing caseload and grow the department.   

Full time Salary -  DOE

Bonus scheme in place

33 days holiday including bank holidays

Enrolment in pension scheme on completion of 3 months’ probation.

 

Legal Secretary - Keynsham

FDC Law has an opportunity for an experienced Legal Secretary to support our busy office in Keynsham.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and confident individual with excellent secretarial and client skills, legal experience within a Private Client/Conveyancing department is essential.

FDC Law offer a friendly working environment and an excellent market rate salary depending on experience.

Requirements:

Experience in a Private Client/Conveyancing department.

Trained in secretarial practice.

High word processing and audio typing skills.

Accurate filing and archiving.

An excellent telephone manner and the ability to deal with clients effectively and efficiently.

Ability to encourage and work in a team environment.

Good verbal and written communication skills to liaise with staff and key contacts at all levels.

Sound organisation and prioritisation skills.

Self-motivation skills with the ability to handle multiple work strands simultaneously.

Main Duties:

Typing - both word processing and audio typing.

Answering calls and taking messages.

Management of legal advisor's diaries including arranging meetings and appointments and updating central diary systems.

Filing and maintenance of filing systems.

Opening files and all relevant entries required to client database.

Photocopying, scanning and faxing documents.

Providing reception cover in the event of holidays or sickness as required, this requirement is to be shared with other secretarial staff in the office.

Providing cover to other secretarial staff as required.

Assistance with other administrative duties that may arise from time to time.

Application deadline: 29/09/2023

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: DOE

Conveyancing Assistant / Legal Secretary - Frome

FDC Law have a vacancy for a full-time experienced Assistant to support a busy Conveyancer in our Frome Office.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and confident individual and will have:

Excellent secretarial and client skills
High word processing and audio typing skills
A good telephone manner and ability to deal with client enquiries effectively and efficiently
Ability to encourage and work in a team environment
Good verbal and written communication skills to liaise with staff and key contacts at all levels
The ability to assess and analyse information quickly
Self-motivation skills with the ability to handle multiple work strands simultaneously
Previous experience as a Conveyancing Assistant / Legal Secretary.

Salary - DOE

33 days annual holiday including public holidays

Auto enrolment into pension scheme after 3 months’ probation

Option to join a health cash plan after 3 months’ probation

 

Trainee Conveyancing Assistant / Legal Secretary - Midsomer Norton

FDC Law have a vacancy for a full-time Assistant to support a Property Lawyer in our Midsomer Norton Office, full training provided. 

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and confident individual, looking for a new and challenging role in the legal sector, and will have:

Excellence IT skills (Outlook, Word & Excel)

Word Processing and/or audio typing skills desired but not essential

A good telephone manner and a willingness to deal with client enquiries effectively and efficiently

Ability to encourage and work in a team environment

Good verbal and written communication skills to liaise with staff and key contacts at all levels

Positive and pro-active approach to training and development 

Self-motivation skills

Previous experience working in an office/customer service role preferred

Salary:  DOE

33 days annual holidy including public holidays

Auto enrolment into pension scheme after 3 months' probation

Option to join a health cash plan after 3 months' probation

 

If you are interested in applying for any of the above roles, please send your CV with a covering letter to Shirley Ford, Office Manager - sford@fdc-law.co.uk

 

Other Opportunities:

We are always looking for talented and enthusiastic people. If there are no vacancies listed, you may still send your details for our consideration if a suitable post becomes available. 
 
If you wish to do so, please e-mail Shirley Ford  or  write to her at  FDC Law, Norton House, High Street, Midsomer Norton, BA3 2DF  

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