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Receptionist Vacancy

We have a receptionist role vacancy in our Sunderland Office, would you like to join our team? It is essential that you have 6-7 years experience in this role to apply.  Please apply by email shown below:-

Salary: Negotiable

If you are appointed in this role some of your duties would be:-

  • Receiving and directing incoming telephone calls in an efficient and friendly manner
  • Receiving clients and visitors to the practice
  • Maintaining the firm’s diary system in accordance with laid down procedures
  • Assisting with the processing of both incoming and outgoing post
  • Updating databases and spreadsheets
  • Maintaining stationery supplies in the interview rooms and literature in the reception area
  • Maintaining the reception area so that it presents a good impression to clients and visitors
  • Contribute to maintaining a safe and healthy working environment
  • Contribute to maintaining and improving office procedures
  • Compliance with Equality and Diversity Policy
  • Any other duties which from time to time are required by the firm

To be considered for the role  we would need you to have a welcoming manner, excellent verbal communication skills, strong customer care focus, a genuine desire to provide excellent service to all of the firm’s clients and visitors.  You would also need to have a good general standard of education (typically 5 G.C.S.E or equivalent passes at A* - C), sound keyboard skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Word, Excel and Access.

If you would like to apply to join our team or would like further information on the role please contact Val Goodrum on 01915118222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

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Conveyancing Secretary Vacancy

We have vacancies for experienced Legal Secretaries to provide a full range of secretarial and administrative support to the Conveyancing Department at our Seaham & Sunderland offices.

Duties -
• The Maintenance of instructing Fee Earner’s typing and filing.
• Checking of post, planned events and voicemail messages in fee earners absence, dealing with any routine matters in which they are competent
• Dealing with clients by telephone and/or in person;
• Dealing with queries where they are competent and taking messages etc where necessary.
• Client care.
• Reception duties as and when required
• Contribute to maintaining a safe and healthy working environment
• Contribute to maintaining and improving office procedures
• Any other duties which from time to time are reasonably required by the firm

The candidate will have -
• Proactive approach to day to day tasks
• Strong organisational skills
• Sound keyboard and audio typing skills are essential.
• Accuracy and an eye for attention to detail.
• Familiarisation with Microsoft Office advantageous but not essential.
• The ability to maintain files in an orderly manner.
• An efficient and courteous telephone manner.
• A strong commitment to client care.
• The ability to communicate effectively with clients/colleagues/ other solicitors/authorities and other organisations etc.
• The ability to work well with others in a team environment or in isolation on own initiative when required.
• Flexibility – although most secretaries work for a designated Fee Earner all must be willing to accept work from other Fee earners when circumstances dictate

Salary negotiable

Job Type: Full-time

If you would like to apply to join our team or would like further information on the role please contact Val Goodrum on 01915118222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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Family Secretary Vacancy

We have vacancies for experienced Legal Secretaries to provide a full range of secretarial and administrative support to the Family Department at our Sunderland office.

Duties -
• The Maintenance of instructing Fee Earner’s typing and filing.
• Checking of post, planned events and voicemail messages in fee earners absence, dealing with any routine matters in which they are competent
• Dealing with clients by telephone and/or in person;
• Dealing with queries where they are competent and taking messages etc where necessary.
• Client care.
• Reception duties as and when required
• Contribute to maintaining a safe and healthy working environment
• Contribute to maintaining and improving office procedures
• Any other duties which from time to time are reasonably required by the firm

The candidate will have -
• Proactive approach to day to day tasks
• Strong organisational skills
• Sound keyboard and audio typing skills are essential.
• Accuracy and an eye for attention to detail.
• Familiarisation with Microsoft Office advantageous but not essential.
• The ability to maintain files in an orderly manner.
• An efficient and courteous telephone manner.
• A strong commitment to client care.
• The ability to communicate effectively with clients/colleagues/ other solicitors/authorities and other organisations etc.
• The ability to work well with others in a team environment or in isolation on own initiative when required.
• Flexibility – although most secretaries work for a designated Fee Earner all must be willing to accept work from other Fee earners when circumstances dictate

Salary negotiable

Job Type: Full-time

If you would like to apply to join our team or would like further information on the role please contact Val Goodrum on 01915118222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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Family Solicitor Vacancy

Our highly respected and busy Family & Child Law team is seeking an additional solicitor to join the department as part of our growth strategy. If you are a Solicitor with the relevant experience then apply today.

We are seeking applications from solicitors who have a minimum of 3 years PQE. A good knowledge of child care and family law is required. Panel membership is not a pre-requisite but would be advantageous. We pride ourselves on having a strong family team and the ability to work on your own initiative and as a team member is essential.

You will be dealing with a wide range of family work including divorce, financial issues, child arrangements and care proceedings. Previous experience in legal aid work is essential although some cases will be privately funded.

Salary/benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Please apply by forwarding your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Residential Conveyancing Solicitor

Objective:
To provide high quality legal advice, assistance and advocacy for clients of the firm and contribute to maintaining high standards of client care.

Accountable to:
The Directors/Head of Department

Key tasks:

  • Taking client instructions and providing legal advice and assistance
  • File management in accordance with Quality Procedures Manual, SRA Code, LAA Contract, CQS, Lexcel and SQM requirements.
  • Managing a personal caseload of matters efficiently and effectively
  • Representing clients at hearings where appropriate
  • Supervision of staff, if applicable
  • Dealing with client enquiries
  • Undertaking legal research and maintaining legal knowledge through training in accordance with continuing competence requirements of Regulator
  • Designated management responsibilities where appropriate
  • Dealing with client enquiries
  • Contributing to maintaining a safe and healthy working environment
  • Contribute to maintaining and improving office procedures
  • Compliance with Equality and Diversity Policy
  • Ensuring compliance with Equality and Diversity Policy
  • Any other duties which from time to time are required by the firm.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Educated to Law Degree Standard and admitted as a solicitor
  • Ability to work to a consistently high standard with minimal supervision and lead where appropriate.
  • The ability to communicate well with clients, colleagues and other Solicitors, authorities, organisations, etc.
  • Capable advocate
  • Computer literate
  • Driving Licence

Experience:

Experience in residential conveyancing essential

Salary negotiable:

To apply for this position please send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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Commercial/Corporate Solicitor

Mortons a well-established independent and forward thinking law firm situated in Sunderland and Seaham is seeking to appoint a corporate/commercial solicitor to join its expanding Commercial team.

Role Profile:
Commercial/Corporate Solicitor

Objective:
To provide high quality legal advice, assistance and advocacy for clients of the firm and contribute to maintaining high standards of client care

Key tasks:

  • To provide an ongoing service to existing clients
  • To develop new business
  • To develop and enhance the commercial team
  • To meet fee income in line with targets and agreed objectives
  • To take client instructions and provide legal advice and assistance
  • Where appropriate running a caseload of client matters in accordance with Quality Procedures Manual, SRA Code, LAA Contract, Lexcel, CQS and SQM requirements
  • To represent clients at Court where appropriate
  • If applicable, supervision of staff
  • To undertake designated management responsibilities where appropriate
  • To deal with client enquiries
  • To undertake legal research and maintain legal knowledge through training in accordance with CPD with regulations
  • To contribute to maintaining a safe and healthy working environment
  • To contribute to maintaining and improving office procedures
  • To ensure compliance with Equality and Diversity Policy
  • Any other duties which from time to time are required by the firm

Skills and knowledge:

  • Educated to Law Degree Standard and admitted as a solicitor
  • Ability to work to a consistently high standard with minimal supervision and lead where appropriate
  • The ability to communicate well with clients, colleagues and other Solicitors, authorities, organisations etc
  • Experience of nurturing relationships with key clients at all levels
  • Capable advocate
  • Computer literate
  • Driving Licence

Experience:

  • 3-5 years PQE experience in corporate/commercial law
    Ability to demonstrate a thorough understanding of corporate/commercial law

Salary negotiable:

To apply for this position please send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


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