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Commercial and Residential Property Lawyer – Full or Part Time – Fordingbridge office

Are you looking for the opportunity to work with an exciting and progressive firm which continues to grow? We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated lawyer to join our increasingly busy property team.

The successful candidate

The right candidate will have

  • at least 4 years’ experience of commercial conveyancing work, including commercial leases
  • experience of residential conveyancing cases would be useful – though not essential
  • a desire to help in the growth of property department
  • great people skills and will be an enthusiastic team player,
  • good organisational. time management and IT skills
  • the ability to multi-task under pressure
  • a keen eye for detail
  • high standards of customer care
  • a history of strong billing

The job is suitable for a solicitor or a very experienced legal executive with genuine ability. So, if you are a confident, well-presented, friendly and approachable lawyer with excellent communication skills, we want to hear from you.

The job

October 2017 saw a very successful merger between Bonallack and Bishop and long established Fordingbridge firm Jacksons. We are particularly pleased that all of Jacksons’ staff remain with us post merger.

However Jacksons’ Senior Partner, Nigel Donell, is due to retire at the end of 2018 and we are looking for a replacement. The job is available with almost immediate effect – because we are keen to have a handover period to ensure that there is a smooth transition with some valuable clients, and to train up the successful candidate if they currently don’t have sufficient skills in agricultural property law.

Nigel’s current caseload is broadly as follows;

  • Residential property – 20%
  • Commercial conveyancing over 55%
  • Trusts 5%
  • Agricultural property work 20%

The workload can be moulded around the successful candidate – and if necessary the residential property and trusts caseload reallocated within the extended team, being replaced with perhaps more commercial conveyancing.

Location

The job is based at our Fordingbridge office – but we are happy to discuss the possibility of also working out of one of our other offices with the right candidate.

Developing additional niche work

We love niches – areas where we can develop genuinely specialist areas of law to completely outshine the opposition regionally and even nationwide. We are ready operate a number of successful niches including a highly successful property investor team. If you have a niche area of law you have developed or would like to develop in addition to the existing workload, we would love to talk to you about it.

The team?

Overall you will be part of a 20 strong property team.

Useful, but not essential, attributes

  • Experience of acting for agricultural property work
  • Experience of residential conveyancing cases would be useful – though not essential
  • Experience of using a case management system for property work
  • The ability to bring referral sources with you

Full-time or part-time?

The jobs are available on either a full-time or part-time basis.

Flexible working

We offer flexible working if required – many of our lawyers routinely work from home, for example. We are more concerned with output than input – what we are really looking for is quality work, highly satisfied clients and great billing.

Salary?
Market rate – dependent on the accessible candidate’s qualification and experience

How to apply

If you’re interested in the job, email Senior Partner Tim Bishop at tim.bishop@bishopslaw.com with an accompanying letter and your CV.


Family Lawyer – Full or Part Time – Salibury

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated solicitor to join our 4 strong family law team in beautiful Salisbury.

Qualifications and the role
The job is suitable for an experienced family law solicitor with a minimum of 3 years PQE – or the equivalent.

The work is 100% private client – we do not take on legal aid work. As a result the successful candidate will need considerable experience with regard to divorce and in particular ancillary relief and pensions.

Experience of military divorce would be helpful – a significant part of the family team’s caseload is military divorce in which we have considerable specialist experience, for clients both locally and nationwide.

Experience in using a case management system for family law cases would also be useful, though not essential.

Head of the family law team?
Depending on the candidate, a position as head of the family team may be available as part of this role.

The successful candidate
The right candidate will have;

  • a minimum of at least 3 years’ experience of family law
  • the confidence and the ability to react to change whilst working within a pressurised environment.
  • the ability to supervise junior staff
  • good organisational and excellent IT skills
  • a keen eye for detail
  • excellent standards of client care and great communication skills
  • the ability to be an excellent biller
  • the ability to work well as part of a team
  • a desire and the ability to help in the growth of the family law department

Full -time or part time
The job is available on a full or part time basis, although full-time is preferable.

Niche area of law?
As a firm, we are very keen on developing specialist niche areas of law. So if you already have, or want to develop, a niche area of practice, we would love to hear about it.

Flexible working
We offer flexible working if required – many of our lawyers routinely work from home, for example. We are more concerned with output than input – what we are really looking for is quality work, highly satisfied clients and great billing.

Salary
Market rate – dependent on the successful candidate’s qualification and experience

How to apply
Sound good? If you’re interested in the job, email Senior Partner Tim Bishop at tim.bishop@bishopslaw.com with an accompanying letter and your CV.


Litigation Lawyer – Part Time

Are you looking for the opportunity to work with an exciting and progressive firm which continues to grow?

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated lawyer to join us to conduct a range of civil litigation.

Locations
We now have 4 offices – Salisbury, Amesbury and Andover, and from October 2017 our new 4th office – Fording bridge –  by taking over long established local law firm, Jacksons.
We are happy to build the position around the successful candidate – and can therefore base whoever we take on at any 1 of the 4 offices.

Qualifications
The job is suitable for an experienced legal executive, or the equivalent. But we are really looking for the right experience and genuine ability  rather than a particular qualification,

So, if you are a confident, well-presented, friendly and approachable litigator with excellent communication skills, we want to hear from you.

The part tine job is suitable for a lawyer with a minimum of 3 years PQE or equivalent. It’s not suitable for a highly experienced solicitor.

The successful candidate
The right candidate will have

  • At least 3 years’ experience of general civil litigation
  • A thorough understanding of the law and practice surrounding litigation
  • The ability to run a caseload unsupervised – although the successful applicant will have the support of a high-quality litigation team across the firm
  • The ability to be self-supporting
  • The confidence and the ability to react to change whilst working within a pressurised environment
  • The ability to be an enthusiastic team player, with great people skills
  • Good organisational, time management and IT skills
  • Excellent standards of client care and great communication skills
  • A history of strong billing
  • A desire and the ability to help in the growth of the litigation department

Work type
It is anticipated that the workload will provide a variety of civil litigation work.

Part-time?
We are happy to be flexible on hours – but it might, perhaps, suit someone working 10 am – 3 pm Monday to Friday to fit in with school or childcare arrangements.

Flexible working available
We offer flexible working if required – many of our lawyers routinely work from home, for example. We are more concerned with output than input – what we are really looking for is quality work, highly satisfied clients and great billing.

Useful, but not essential, attributes

  • Experience of using a case management system
  • A locally based candidate would be ideal – as we believe local lawyers are more successful in generating local work. However this is not essential
  • Marketing skills would be a bonus

3 reasons to join us

  1. We are a highly successful and steadily growing firm – with great lawyers and a glowing future
  2. We have happy staff
  3. We offer flexible working – many of our lawyers routinely work from home, for example.

Salary?
Market rate – dependent on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience

How to apply
Sound good? If you’re interested in the job, email Senior Partner Tim Bishop at tim.bishop@bishopslaw.com with an accompanying letter and your CV.



Consultant Lawyers

Are you an experienced Solicitor or legal fee earner either in a niche area or with a client following, who is interested in working with an exciting and progressive firm – in one of our offices or on a virtual basis? We are always keen to talk to quality people who are looking for a firm to put their existing work through on a consultancy basis – or who are happy to work with us to develop new work and be paid on a fee-sharing basis.

Interested? Call Senior Partner Tim Bishop on 01722 422300 or e-mail tim.bishop@bishopslaw.com


Support Staff – Secretaries

We are actively recruiting to our bank of ‘temp’ secretaries.

We are particularly interested in secretaries who can cover annual leave or sickness in our Andover office. For this role, candidates should have legal experience and have worked in a Family Department.

For our other offices we are looking for secretaries who can cover absence in either Salisbury or Amesbury. You should have solid secretarial experience and ideally some exposure to a legal environment.

These roles are paid on an hourly or daily basis and are ideally suited to people who want to work flexibly.

If you are interested, please email your cv and covering letter to jane.bishop@bishopslaw.com


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