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Receptionist Vacancy

We are a well-established independent and forward thinking law firm situated in Sunderland and Seaham and are looking to appoint a receptionist to work between our two offices.

Your role would include:-

• 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
• Redirecting internal faxes, sending faxes
• Maintaining stationery supplies in the interview rooms and literature in the reception area
• Accepting payments and issuing receipts
• Testing fire, intruder and panic alarms at regular intervals
• 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
Any other duties which from time to time are reasonably required by the firm

The ideal candidate will have a welcoming manner and excellent verbal communication skills, strong customer care focus and a genuine desire to provide excellent service to all of the firm’s clients and visitors.

You will need 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.

Previous experience in a similar environment whilst a distinct advantage is not essential.

If you would like to apply for the role contact Val Goodrum at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Commercial/Corporate Solicitor

We are a well-established independent and forward thinking law firm situated in Sunderland and Seaham and are looking 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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