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Legal jobs in Salisbury, Wiltshire – with Solicitors Bonallack and Bishop

 

 

 

We have the following 5 current legal vacancies

o read the job specification and find out about each job, see below.

  1. Property Lawyer [residential with some commercial knowledge ] – Full or Part Time
  2. Residential Property Vacancy – Full or Part Time – Salisbury or Fordingbridge
  3. Senior Commercial and Residential Property Lawyer – Full or Part Time – Fordingbridge office
  4. 3 month paralegal vacancy – Salisbury office – Autumn 2018
  5. Litigation Lawyer – Full or Part Time

Please note we do not accept job applications for secretaries and other support staff through agencies


Property Lawyer [residential with some commercial knowledge ] – Full or Part Time

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated lawyer to join our growing property team.

The successful candidate

The right candidate will have

  • at least 3 years’ experience of residential conveyancing work
  • an understanding, and preferably some solid experience, of commercial conveyancing cases is essential – for details see below
  • 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
  •  keen eye for detail
  • high standards of customer care
  • a history of strong billing

The job is suitable for a solicitor or an experienced legal executive.

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

The work

To a certain extent, the job workload can be moulded around the successful candidate.

The ideal candidate will need to play a flexible but senior role within the team and there are potentially 4 parts to this particular role;

1.      acting for property investors – an ability to cover this work is essential –further details below

2.      a willingness to supervise and train 2 junior lawyers

3.      some straightforward residential property work

4.      some light commercial property work – this is preferable but not essential

5.      depending on the candidate, a role as second-in-command of the 20 strong property team may be available

Our property investor team

Working for property investors and developers has become our fastest growing specialist niche and we anticipate the team’s workload growing significantly in the next five years.

This involves working for a variety of investors and developers throughout England and Wales – with some buying residential and others commercial property.

The ability to assist with commercial property work would be a bonus but not essential. However although the successful candidate would be undertaking a significant amount of residential property work as part of the investor work this does often involve commercial elements – and that is why a lawyer with experience only of straightforward conveyancing would not be suitable for this role.

For example work for a developer, though purchasing residential property, might involve the following aspects

·         entering a joint venture and setting up an SPV company (NB our team also includes a specialist commercial lawyer and an accountant – so tax and commercial work is covered by those specialists, but the successful candidate will need to be familiar with these kind of issues and how to integrate them into the property element of the deal).

·         The use of options, delayed completion and overage agreements [NB we do not handle lease options].

·         Bridging and other loans

·         Title splitting

For more information about our property investment team – here is the dedicated page on our website

Location

Ideally at our Salisbury office – but we are happy to discuss the possibility of being based at one of our other offices.

The team?

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

Useful, but not essential, attributes

  • 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. Full-time is preferable.

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

Email Senior Partner Tim Bishop at tim.bishop@bishopslaw.com with an accompanying letter and your CV.


Residential Property Vacancy – Full or Part Time – Salisbury or Fordingbridge

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 CQS accredited residential property team.

Location

The positions will be based in either our Salisbury or Fordingbridge office.

Qualifications

The job is suitable for a residential property lawyer this with a minimum of 3 years PQE or equivalent.

The successful candidate

The right candidate will have

  • At least 3 years’ experience of residential conveyancing work
  • A thorough understanding of the law and practice surrounding conveyancing
  • 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
  • The ability to multi-task under pressure
  • A keen eye for detail
  • 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 residential property department

Work type

Our conveyancing is good quality work– we don’t buy in cheap residential conveyancing. Clients come to us because we are good at what we do – and they know we care about them

The team?

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

Useful, but not essential, attributes

  • Experience of using a case management system for property work
  • Regular experience of shared ownership conveyancing
  • The ability to bring referral sources with you

Full-time or part-time?

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

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 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.

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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.



3 month fixed term paralegal vacancy – Salisbury office – from September 2018

PLEASE NOTE – We are not accepting job applications for this position through agencies

Are you a paralegal who is looking for a job in Salisbury?

Here at Bonallack and Bishop, a fast-growing progressive Wiltshire and Hampshire law firm, we are looking for someone to join us on a fixed term three month contract this autumn.

The successful candidate will have;

  • excellent English Language skills
  • good numeracy, organisational, time management and IT skills
  • excellent standards of client care and great people and communication skills
  • the ability to work well as part of a team
  • initiative
  • a strong work ethic
  • an ability to stick to strict deadlines
  • the ability to multi-task under pressurea
  • a keen eye for detail

The role
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated paralegal to support our lawyers, marketing and reception teams.

Qualifications
The job is suitable for a law graduate looking for their first role.

Additional factors
Legal qualifications and experience will be taken into account on our final decision.

Local candidates will have a higher priority. The position is based in our Salisbury office and is full-time.

Two great reasons to apply now

The role is just for three months over the autumn – but;

  1. it gives you a great chance to impress us and try to convince us that you should be part of our new Accelerated Development Programme for paralegals
  2. if you do a great job and we aren’t able to take you on, you will still get a great starter job to put on your CV (a real legal job – not work experience), and a great written reference from us.

Salary
The salary for this role is £17K pa pro rata.

We look forward to hearing from you!

How to apply
Interested? We take our paralegals very seriously – that’s why if you’re interested in the job, you need to email Senior Partner Tim Bishop personally at tim.bishop@bishopslaw.com with an accompanying letter and your CV.

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Litigation Lawyer Full or Part Time

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 busy litigation team.

The successful candidate

The right candidate will have

  • at least 4 years’ solid experience of civil and commercial litigation work –  which preferably would include experience of professional negligence claims, partnership disputes and director, shareholder and company disputes – and an ability to run these sort of cases unsupervised
  • a desire to help in the growth of the litigation department
  • great people skills and will be an enthusiastic team player
  • good organisational. time management and IT skills
  • 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 and proven experience. But qualifications are not absolutely essential.

Proven ability in training junior staff would be a bonus, although it’s not essential.

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

The job
The role involves joining an existing team of five litigation lawyers dealing with a variety of commercial and civil litigation. The job will broadly replace an existing lawyer’s caseload – with the current caseload split broadly as follows;

  • Professional negligence claims, partnership disputes and company disputes – 70%
  • Other commercial and civil litigation – 30%

Location
The job can be based at our Salisbury office – but we are happy to discuss the possibility of also working out of either our Amesbury or Fordingbridge branch 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.

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.

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

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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