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Legal jobs in Salisbury, Andover & Fordingbridge. Wiltshire & Hampshire Solicitors We have 7 current legal vacancies.

1. Dispute Resolution Lawyer – Salisbury, Andover, Amesbury or Fordingbridge offices (not suitable for a purely remote worker, but hybrid working available)

2. Specialist Leasehold Enfranchisement Lawyer – REMOTE WORKING AVAILABLE

3. Company/Commercial Lawyer – Part-Time – Salisbury, Andover, Amesbury or Fordingbridge offices – REMOTE WORKER CONSIDERED

4. Will Writer – Full or Part-Time – Salisbury, Andover, Amesbury or Fordingbridge offices (not suitable for a purely remote worker, but hybrid working available)

5. Conveyancing Paralegal – Amesbury office

6. Dispute Resolution Paralegal – Salisbury Office 

7. Property Team Administrator – Amesbury Office

We are also looking to add to our bank of Reception and Secretarial casual workers – for our Salisbury, Amesbury and Fordingbridge offices. See below.

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

Bonallack & Bishop   |  Salisbury    |   Fordingbridge   |   Andover    |   Amesbury

PARALEGALS – we regularly take on paralegals as part of our Accelerated Development Programme. Click here for more details of the programme. Regardless of whether we have any current paralegal job vacancies, we are always keen to hear from bright enthusiastic LLB and LPC graduates who live near to one of our four branch offices.

REMOTE WORKERS – please note that while some of our vacancies are entirely suitable for homeworkers, we will only consider applications from candidates who have already had experience of purely remote working.



NB the following roles have now been filled –Residential Conveyancing Lawyer and Client Relations Manager


Dispute Resolution Lawyer – Salisbury, Andover, Amesbury or Fordingbridge offices  

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated lawyer to join our busy civil and commercial dispute resolution team.

So, if you are a confident, well-presented, friendly and approachable solicitor, or experienced legal executive, with excellent communication skills, we want to hear from you.

What we are looking for

The successful candidate will have:

·         a professional qualification – either as a solicitor or FILEX

·         at least 2 years’ PQE dispute resolution experience

·         great people skills and will be an enthusiastic team player

·         good organisational, time management and IT skills and a keen eye for detail

·         the ability to multi-task under pressure

·         the confidence and the ability to react to change whilst working within a pressurised environment

·         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 department

The job is suitable for a solicitor or legal executive with genuine ability and proven experience.

In addition, a useful, but not essential, attribute would be the ability to handle employment work.

The team
We are busy growing our dispute resolution team around the newly recruited department head – an exceptional solicitor who joined us directly from being Head of Litigation and Equity Partner at a UK Top 100 law firm.

The new team will include 3 litigation lawyers, a trainee solicitor and a paralegal and shared secretary/administrator dealing with a variety of commercial and civil litigation.

The work
The work will be a mix of civil and commercial litigation, and may involve a significant proportion of property disputes, often acting for investors and developers nationwide. This is a niche area which the firm’s specialist Property Investor team continue to build rapidly.

NB the team do not deal or personal injury or medical negligence work (we have 2 other experienced solicitors dealing with those areas exclusively)

Flexible and home working 
Flexible and home working is nothing new to us. For the last 10 years or so, many of our lawyers routinely worked from home. And as a result, we were well placed to continue to offer a high level of client care when coronavirus hit, and lockdown was imposed, and we believe we have coped much better adapting to the “new normal” than most law firms.

We are therefore happy to offer flexible working if required. However, this particular role is not suitable for a remote candidate.

We are more concerned with output than input – what we are really looking for is quality legal work, highly satisfied clients and great billing.

Full or Part Time?
Ideally, the job is available full-time. However we are happy to consider part-time working for the right candidate.

Niche areas of legal work?
As a firm, are very keen on developing 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.

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

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


Specialist Leasehold Enfranchisement Lawyer – REMOTE WORKING AVAILABLE

We have a fantastic position available for a part-time or full-time lawyer to join our specialist 6 strong leasehold team..

Our Leasehold Team
The team is one of a small number of genuinely specialist lease extension teams nationwide, possibly the largest most specialist team of its type. We handle work throughout England and Wales – for both freeholders and leaseholders. We continue to significantly increase our work, as the team’s excellent reputation spreads.

The work
The vacancy is for the most specialist member of the team. In particular they will, therefore, not just have experience of routine leasehold work, but they will need the following expertise:

•      Both Right of 1st Refusal and Collective Enfranchisement work – in particular they must have ability to deal with not just small blocks, but medium sized blocks (say up to 50 or 75 flats) and ideally larger blocks – 75 units+

•      Right to Manage cases – for both small and medium-sized blocks, and preferably with experience of larger blocks

•      Lease extension, statutory freehold purchase of houses under the 1967 Act and license to alter work. Although existing members of team are able to cover this, the ability to cover this work as well, caseload permitting, is important

The successful candidate
They will;

•      be a genuine leasehold specialist with extensive experience of complex collective work

•      have a desire to continue growing specialist experience and knowledge

•      have the confidence and the ability to react to change whilst working within a pressurised environment

•      have excellent standards of client care and great communication skills

•      have a history of strong billing

•      be an enthusiastic team player, with great people skills

•      have good organisational and excellent IT skills

•      have the ability to multi-task under pressure

•      have a keen eye for detail

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

Team leader?
The position may be available for the right candidate. However the ability to manage and supervise a team is not essential. We have an alternative team leader available.

Flexible and home working
The job is available either on a remote working basis, or based at one of our 4 branch offices – Salisbury, Andover, Amesbury and Fordingbridge – or on a hybrid basis.

Flexible and home working is nothing new to us. For the last 10 years or so, many of our lawyers have routinely worked from home. And as a result, we were well placed to continue to offer a high level of client care when coronavirus hit, and lockdown was imposed, and we believe we have coped much better adapting to the “new normal” than most law firms.

The head of our residential conveyancing team lives in Bedford and is a purely remote worker. He’s been with us since spring 2021, and the experience has been a highly successful one for both parties.

We are more concerned with output than input. What we are really looking for is quality legal work, highly satisfied clients and great billing.

Salary
Market rate – dependent on the successful candidate’s 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.


Company/Commercial Lawyer – Part-Time – Salisbury, Andover, Amesbury or Fordingbridge offices

We are looking for an enthusiastic experienced company/commercial lawyer.

The job is suitable for a solicitor or a very experienced legal executive with genuine ability and good experience of working in a UK private practice.

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

The successful candidate

The right candidate will have

  • at least 4 years’ solid experience of non-contentious commercial work in private practice
  • 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
  • the confidence and the ability to react to change whilst working within a pressurised environment
  • 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 our commercial work

In addition, a useful, but not essential, attribute would be the ability to handle employment work.

The ability to work unsupervised is absolutely essential. This person will be our only company/commercial lawyer, although we do have experienced commercial property and commercial litigation lawyers.

Our position

We are a successful mid-sized and growing law firm and much of our existing work is for private clients. However, it is clear that there is considerable scope to grow our work for business clients. So, we are looking for someone to work with Senior Partner, Tim Bishop, and our marketing team to help grow our business law work.

We already have serious expertise in both commercial property and commercial litigation work. For example, the Head of our Dispute Resolution team is a highly experienced commercial litigator, having been equity partner at top 100 firm, Thrings, for 30 years before joining us.

Building a job around you

To a certain extent, we are happy to build the job around the needs and requirements of the successful candidate – but we anticipate that it could involve flexible working.

Location

Home working, or any one of our 4 branch offices – Salisbury, Andover, Amesbury and Fordingbridge. To make the job work, we expect the successful candidate will need to physically visit our offices from time to time for relationship and team building purposes. However, during lockdown, the role can be 100% home working. Video calls will therefore play an important role if the candidate is not local.

They will, however, need to have excellent broadband to make this work

Part-time

Ideally, we are looking for someone who wants to work for a total of three days a week. That can either be three fixed days or spread throughout the working week.

However, a degree of flexibility, and in particular a willingness to answer urgent queries or new client enquiries outside any formal work period would be extremely useful.

Flexible working

Flexible working is nothing new to us. For the last 10 years or so, many of our lawyers routinely worked from home. And as a result, we were well placed to continue to offer a high level of client care when coronavirus hit and lockdown imposed.

We are more concerned with output than input – what we are really looking for is quality legal work, highly satisfied clients and great billing

Niche areas of legal work?
As a firm, are very keen on developing 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.

And amongst the niches we continue to develop is working for a fast growing number of property investors and developers nationwide – and as a result a significant part of our company commercial work is currently for them. Familiarity with this sector and of work for them ranging from partnership agreements and shareholder agreements to loan and other joint-venture documentation is a useful but not an essential attribute of the job.

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

How to apply

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


Will Writer – Full or Part-Time – Salisbury, Andover, Amesbury or Fordingbridge offices

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated will writer to join our 7 strong wills and probate team in one of our four offices.

Qualifications?
Qualifications are not absolutely essential for this role provided you have the experience to draft routine wills and lasting powers of attorney.

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

However, we are also happy to receive applications for more experienced paralegals or legal executives who are also able to run routine probate cases

The successful candidate
The right candidate will be a specialist will writer who has at least 2 years’ solid experience drafting wills and powers of attorney. They will have;

  • good numeracy, good organisational and excellent IT skills
  • a keen eye for detail
  • excellent standards of client care and great communication skills
  • the ability to work unsupervised, as part of a 7 strong private client team
  • the ability to be an excellent biller
  • a desire and the ability to help in the continuing growth of the private client department

Location
Although we are happy to base the successful candidate at any 1 of our 4 offices, please note that if the candidate is not based in Salisbury or Fordingbridge, they will need to be able to attend the Salisbury and Fordingbridge offices on a regular basis for will appointments with clients.

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

Flexible working
Dependent on the successful candidate’s experience, we are happy to offer flexible working if required. For many years before the current coronavirus crisis, many of our lawyers have been routinely working from home. So, it’s nothing new for us.

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


Client Relations Manager – Salisbury Office – Full time

Part time may be considered.

As the area’s fastest growing firm of solicitors, here at Bonallack & Bishop we are getting an increasing number of email and phone enquiries from potential clients requiring fee and other information about our various legal services.

We are looking for someone who is friendly, confident and articulate, with a natural gift for ‘conversational sales’ to deal with these enquiries to help callers appreciate the many benefits of instructing the team at Bonallack & Bishop.

The position will be office based.

Job Summary
The key purpose of this role is to deal with some of our enquiries from new clients. It involves assisting those potential clients, answering questions, provide quotes where appropriate, all with a view to converting enquiries into paying clients.

You will be the face and voice of the Firm and the first impression that many clients have of Bonallack & Bishop.

You will work alongside the existing client relationship manager as part of a two-person team. We already have too much work for the existing team member and so this role will involve assisting him with overspill in his work, covering his absence and introducing into new departments our innovative and highly successful way of handling and converting new client enquiries. It is therefore a brand-new role, reflecting our continued dynamic growth.

Experience
Previous experience of sales in the service or retail sector is essential.

Some knowledge of the property world would be useful too. However, anyone without such experience, however, should not be put off applying as full training will be given.

However, there’s no requirement for any experience of working in a law firm.

The successful candidate
The right candidate will have the personality and ability to convert the maximum number of callers into clients.But in particular, the right candidate will have the following qualities:

  • Experience of dealing with clients in a professional manner
  • Ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information appropriately
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills
  • A great telephone manner
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • IT literate
  • Able to build good relationships with others and work effectively with other team members
  • Calm and considered approach and able to work under pressure with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Conscientious and self-motivated with a responsible attitude
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to use own initiative to promote other parts of the firm where appropriate
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Willing to undertake any training required

Salary?
Dependent on experience.

How to apply

Please send your C.V., with a letter of application ‘selling’ yourself to us including your salary expectations to Senior Partner, Tim Bishop, at tim.bishop@bishopslaw.com


Conveyancing paralegal – Amesbury office

No agencies please

Here at Bonallack & Bishop, a fast-growing progressive Wiltshire and Hampshire law firm, we are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated paralegal to join our busy conveyancing team in Amesbury, currently 4 strong.

NB this is a brand-new position as a result of the significant continued growth in our conveyancing work.

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
The paralegal will support our conveyancing lawyers with a mix of paralegal, and administrative work.

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

Locally based candidates
The successful candidates will live locally or within an easy commuting distance of Amesbury.

We will not consider candidates from further afield for this role.

Become part of our new Accelerated Development Programme

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

In contrast, we take our paralegals and their training very seriously.

That’s why we developed our own Accelerated Development Programme for paralegals – and 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 month for the first six 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

Training support
Depending on the candidate’s experience, we will consider a contribution towards funding external training and providing time off for learning and study.

How to apply?
If you’re interested in the job, email Josh Herbert at josh.herbert@bishopslaw.com with an accompanying letter and your CV.


Dispute Resolution Paralegal  – Salisbury office

(No agencies offering inexperienced law graduates please)

Here at Bonallack & Bishop we are looking for a paralegal to join our dispute resolution team.

Qualifications
The job is suitable for an LPC graduate looking for their first role. No previous legal experience is necessary, although we are happy to consider candidates with experience of working in a law firm.

The team
See paragraph above under the “Dispute Resolution Lawyers” vacancy.

The right candidate
The successful candidate will have;

·         ·         excellent English Language skills to ensure accuracy of legal information

·         ·         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

·         ·         a desire to help in the continuing growth of the firm

·         ·         the ability to multi-task under pressure

·         ·         a keen eye for detail

Local candidates only please
We are only interested in candidates who live in, or reasonably close to, the Salisbury area.
NB this job is available immediately, so we will not consider any undergraduates who are still in the middle of their degree

Training and support
The successful candidate will immediately join our Accelerated Development Programme – click here for further details.

Hours
Full Time – 9.00am to 5.15pm – Monday to Friday

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

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


Property Team Administrators – Full Time – Amesbury Office

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated legal administrator to support our increasingly busy conveyancing team based at our Amesbury branch office.

Being able to multi-task and deal with confidential information appropriately is essential.

NB this is a brand-new positions as a result of the significant continued growth in our conveyancing work.

Experience required

Training for the role will be provided. Previous office experience is preferred but not essential. We are prepared to consider bright young people looking for their first job.

Person specification

• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English, including a high standard of English grammar and spelling

• Ability to deal sensitively and effectively with clients

• Good telephone manner

• Good IT skills and working knowledge of Word software

• General administration/office skills including use of e-mail

• Time management skills

• Ability to work as part of a team

Tasks

• Answering the telephone and taking accurate messages

• Dealing with clients and third parties including estate agents and the Land Registry

• Progressing cases as requested by the lawyer

• Making appointments

• Creating letters and document

• Sending and receiving e-mails

• Photocopying and scanning

• Linking incoming post to appropriate case files

• Opening files and creating new matters on the client database

• Processing Echits and other Accounts related tasks

• Archiving files

• Other tasks as required

Locally based candidates only please
The successful candidate will be based in Amesbury or the surrounding area. We will not consider candidates from further afield for this role.

The Team
You will be part of the 5 strong conveyancing team at the Amesbury office, and part of the larger conveyancing team across our 4 offices

How to apply?
If you’re interested in this job, email Alana Bury at alana.bury@bishopslaw.com with an accompanying letter and your CV.


 

Casual and Temporary Staff – Reception and Secretarial – Salisbury, Amesbury and Fordingbridge

We are actively recruiting to our bank of casual and ‘temp’ secretaries and reception staff.

Secretaries should have solid secretarial experience and ideally some exposure to a legal office environment. Receptionists will ideally have reception experience – but we will consider those with solid experience of client facing roles in service industries

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 in one of these jobs, please email your cv and covering letter to Deputy Practice Director, Josh Herbert, at josh.herbert@bishopslaw.com


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