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Here at Wiltshire and Hampshire Solicitors, Bonallack and Bishop, we have 3 current legal vacancies

Read the job specification and find out about each job below.

  1. Family Lawyer or Family/Civil Litigation Mix – Amesbury Office
  2. Experienced property paralegal (commercial or residential ) – Salisbury office
  3. A 3 month paralegal vacancy – Salisbury or Fordingbridge office (this is a new position as at March 2019)

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


Family Lawyer or Family/Civil Litigation Mix – Amesbury Office

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated lawyer to join our Amesbury office.

There are two alternative positions. Either:

  • Family Lawyer – Part Time
  • Family and Civil Litigation Lawyer – Full Time or Part Time

The role
The job is suitable for an experienced family lawyer with a minimum of 2 years PQE – or the equivalent.

The family work is 100% private client – we do not take on legal aid work. As a result the successful candidate will need solid 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.

The successful candidate
The right candidate will have;

  • a minimum of at least 2 years’ experience of divorce and family law and, if relevant, civil litigation
  • the ability to work unsupervised, as part of a team
  • the confidence and the ability to react to change whilst working within a pressurised environment.
  • 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
  • a desire and the ability to help in the growth of the firm and the  Amesbury office in particular
  • the ability to run our free drop-in family law surgery every Wednesday afternoon at the Amesbury office

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.


Experienced property paralegal (commercial or residential ) – Salisbury office – Full Time

Are you a property paralegal who is looking for genuine career progression?

We are always horrified by how many firms fail to offer, or worse promise but then fail to deliver, career progression for their paralegals.

That’s why we developed our own Accelerated Development Programme for paralegals.

The successful candidate will have;

  • at least one years practical experience as a paralegal involved in conveyancing work
  • 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 pressure
  • a keen eye for detail

The job

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

Become part of our new Accelerated Development Programme

We take our paralegals and their training very seriously.

That’s why you might be surprised to hear that Senior Partner Tim Bishop takes a personal responsibility for the Programme.

Tim not only considers each and every application for a paralegal position, but he also interviews every paralegal personally. What’s more, as part of the Programme, every paralegal has an individual one-to-one session with Tim every two months.

In addition Tim has personally developed a series of workshops aimed at developing the kind of skills that every lawyer needs, but which aren’t taught at Law School or on any legal education courses

Click here to read more about our Accelerated Development Programme

Salary?
Dependent on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

How to apply
Interested? Email tim.bishop@bishopslaw.com with an accompanying letter and your CV.

We look forward to hearing from you!


3 month paralegal vacancy – Salisbury or Fordingbridge office (No agencies for this role please)

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

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

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 pressure
  • 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 will be based in either our Salisbury or Fordingbridge office and is full-time.

Two great reasons to apply now
The role is just for three months this winter – but

  1. it gives you a great chance to impress us and convince us that you should be part of our new Accelerated Development Programme for paralegals. Click here to read more about our Accelerated Development Programme
  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

How to apply
Interested? We take our paralegals very seriously – that’s why if you’re interested in the job, you need to email josh.herbert@bishopslaw.com with an accompanying letter and your CV.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Full-time Client Relations Department Team Member – Salisbury

Hours
Part time may be considered for the right candidate.
Normally 8.30am to 5.15pm
Working 2 Evening Surgeries 5pm – 7pm on a Tuesday, per month

Job Summary
The key purpose of this role is to take part in the smooth and efficient operation of reception services and sales and marketing within the Client Relations Department with an emphasis on excellent Client Care at all times.
You will be the face and voice of the Firm and the first impression that Clients have of Bonallack & Bishop.
The role is also integral in winning new clients and increasing instructions.

Summary of main job tasks and responsibilities

  • Giving priority to clients and visitors, and giving the best possible first impression of the firm
  • Taking part in the work of the team to ensure the smooth operation of reception services
  • Taking part in the rota for Evening Surgery
  • Ensuring that all communications to reception (calls, messages, faxes) are dealt with in a prompt and courteous manner and are referred to the appropriate team/person
  • Ensuring that DX and post are distributed in a timely manner and according to the firm’s procedures, and advising staff on postal options
  • Taking part in liaison with the external messaging service and ensuring they are kept up to date with staff and service changes
  • Monitoring recurring tasks and ensuring they are completed to a good standard (e.g. stationery ordering, updating legal reference books, banking, writing cheques, updating records and databases) as necessary
  • Monitoring the reception area (including kitchen and client toilets) to ensure a safe, clean and welcoming environment at all times
  • Contributing to best practice and changes to procedures to maximise efficiency of the team
  • Working as part of the reception team carrying out day to day reception tasks
  • Willing to be flexible and cover Reception regularly in other offices (Amesbury, Fordingbridge & Andover) when required.
  • Other duties within the scope of the role as requested by the Practice Director/Reception Team Manager
  • Prepare outgoing direct mail campaigns
  • Ordering of marketing material
  • Some telesales calls both inbound and outbound.
  • General administrative duties
  • Update and maintain databases such as mailing lists, contact lists and client information
  • Sending marketing emails
  • Administrative support to other areas of the business

Person Specification

  • Experience of dealing with clients in a professional manner and ideally within a similarly regulated environment
  • Ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information appropriately
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills
  • A welcoming, friendly and approachable front of house presence is essential
  • Excellent telephone manner (able to process calls quickly, effectively and accurately)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • IT literate and able to use Microsoft office software and learn new applications quickly
  • Able to organise and prioritise own and if necessary, others’ workload to meet the firm’s needs
  • Able to build good relationships with others and work cooperatively with them
  • Calm and considered approach and able to work under pressure with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Conscientious and self-motivated with a responsible attitude
  • Excellent time keeping and organisational skills
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Ability to use own initiative to promote other parts of the firm where appropriate.
  • Must be able to demonstrate reliability
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Professional appearance
  • Willing to undertake any training required
  • The ability to work effectively alongside your team mates

If you are interested, please submit your CV and covering letter to Alana Bury

alana.bury@bishopslaw.com


Marketing manager – maternity cover – Salisbury – full-time

We are looking for a confident, well-presented, friendly and approachable candidate to cover the maternity absence of our marketing manager.

Start Date
Negotiable but some time between mid June and the end of July

The successful candidate

The right candidate is likely to be educated to graduate level and should have the following skills;

  • 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
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Have the ability to confidently manage projects (including liaising with third parties such as designers)
  • Be calm and efficient when under pressure
  • Be a confident user of Publisher, Excel, Word, Power Point and databases. Experience of WordPress would be a bonus – but is not essential
  • Have the ability to research to find solutions

So, if you are confident, well-presented, friendly and approachable with excellent communication skills, and are looking for the first rung on a career in marketing we want to hear from you.

The role
The position involves working directly with senior partner Tim Bishop on a variety of ongoing marketing initiatives. These include;

  • organising events
  • organising email and hard copy mailshots
  • designing simple marketing materials and/or liaising with external designers
  • updating our WordPress websites and liaising with our external web designer
  • managing our CRM database

Suit a marketing graduate looking for a first job?
Are you a marketing graduate living in the Salisbury/Andover/Amesbury area who is looking to gain hands-on experience? This could be a great opportunity for you.

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.


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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