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Role Description

This role will be working in the busy Residential conveyancing team and will support the team with administrative support.  Full time hours are 9am-5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Work Type

 

·        Administrative duties including but not limited to:-

o   Running file with minimal supervision:_

 

From exchange to completion

Setting up Completion

 

o   Registration

o   File closures

o   Conveyancing searches

o   Diary management

o   Completing forms (inc. Land Registry and SDLT)

o   Sorting post

o   Fee notes

o   Scanning/Faxing

o   Collating documents

o   Generating bills

o   Accounts monitoring

o   Initial point of telephone contact for clients

 

Experience / Attributes required

 

·        Able to work independently on allotted tasks

·        Ability to recognise and comply with deadlines and address time critical priorities

·        Keen to work within a professional, Legal environment

·        Good verbal and written communication skills

·        Good interpersonal skills

·        Work effectively in a team or on own initiative

·        Highly organised

·        Effective time management

·        Computer literate

·        Able to work to deadlines

·        Able to work in a busy, fast paced environment

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Experience/ Attributes required

  • Have a broad understanding of the legal principles involved and experience of assisting with a desire to become an expert in this challenging field.
  • You must possess excellent drafting skills, legal analysis, verbal & written communication skills and employment law knowledge.
  • An ability and willingness to complete marketing and business development activities is essential
  • You must also be able to apply the law with a degree of commerciality and be prepared to give your viewpoint to clients.

Work type:

  • Advocacy before the employment tribunals and courts
  • Litigation unfair and wrongful dismissal claims & sex, race and disability discrimination claims
  • Training seminars and workshop programmes for employer clients
  • There will be an opportunity to gain experience of immigration and data protection issues.
  • HR Support for employer clients on a day-to-day basis
  • Guiding clients through disciplinary and other internal proceedings
  • TUPE issues in transactional work (including due diligence) and on outsourcing
  • Employment termination, including compromise and other settlement agreements, as well as taxation implications and avoidance.

Example of recent assignments

  • Advised on numerous restrictive covenant and confidentiality issues for both new and former employers, including obtaining injunctions to restrain ex-employees breaches of post termination obligations.
  • Continued to advise on a long running equal pay claim.
  • Advised on numerous restructuring and TUPE scenarios often involving an international element.
  • Sourced international employment advice on a wide range of issues affecting its clients.
  • The Group is extremely busy currently handling over 35 Employment Tribunal Claims.
  • The Group has seen an increase in the use of SARs against its clients and has assisted its clients to deal with them.
  • Although not a mainstay of its practice the Group regularly assist the corporate group on generally small scale due diligence exercises
  • The group acts for a number of international and national household names. 

Benefits

  • 25 days holiday
  • Pension scheme with a 4% employer contribution and the employee pays 4%
  • Life Assurance - 5 x final salary
  • Private medical cover for employee
  • Ability to join fee earner bonus scheme
  • Travel season ticket loan scheme available
  • Cycle to work scheme available

Team structure

  • 4 x Partners
  • 1 x Head of Immigration
  • 2 x Senior Associate Solicitors – ( 1 Head of employment training)
  • 2 x Associate Solicitor
  • 3 x Solicitor
  • 1 x Trainee chartered legal executive
  • 4 x Secretaries

Other information

Boyes Turner’s Employment team is ranked in Tier 1 by Legal 500.  Its partners are recognized as experts in their field. The Group is innovative and seeking to find ways of developing its offering and services to clients harnessing all modern technologies.

The team is looking to recruit at least two enthusiastic and bright candidates.  The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with a broad range of clients local, national and international.  Given the structure of the team there will be, in time, real opportunities to progress.

Boyes Turner is a well-known, successful and respected Commercial law firm named in both Legal 500 and Chambers guides. Excellent working conditions and a modern, forward thinking, friendly team.

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