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Legal jobs in Salisbury, Andover & Fordingbridge 2022. Wiltshire & Hampshire Solicitors We have the following current legal jobs and other vacancies (last updated 13th May 2024)

 

1. Probate Lawyer – Salisbury, Andover or Fordingbridge offices – Full or Part Time. Hybrid working available 

2 & 3. Two Consultant Fee-Sharing Lawyers – (1) Company Commercial and (2) Employment Law –  REMOTE WORKING AVAILABLE – legal jobs temporarily on hold

4. Conveyancing Admin Assistant – Salisbury, Andover, Amesbury or Fordingbridge offices

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.

LEGAL SECRETARIES – regardless of current vacancies, we always happy to hear from experienced legal secretaries who are looking for a new local legal job, part time or full time.

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PARALEGALS – we take paralegal training very seriously and regularly take on paralegals as part of our Accelerated Development Programme. Click here for more details of our law graduate paralegal scheme. Regardless of whether we have any current paralegal job vacancies, we are always keen to hear from bright enthusiastic LLB and LPC graduates who are looking for entry-level legal jobs and a long-term legal career – and who live near to one of our four branch offices.

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

 



Probate Lawyer – Salisbury, Andover or Fordingbridge offices – Full or Part Time. Hybrid working available  

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 probate lawyer to join our private client team.

Qualifications? 

The job is suitable for an experienced probate lawyer. Whilst this might be a solicitor, it can also include a legal executive or even a non-qualified probate clerk. What this alternative role does require is solid experience and an ability to deal with plenty of probate, without supervision. Wills, LPAs and Trusts would not necessarily need to be part of this person’s work.

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

The successful candidate 

The right candidate will be a probate specialist with the following;

  • at least 3 years’ experience of probate. Solid experience of will writing and lasting powers of attorney are not essential – though would be useful.
  • 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
  • the ability to work well as part of a team

Although it is not a requirement of the job, and we suspect that it is unlikely that the successful candidate will have it, knowledge of trusts, along with experience of inheritance tax and family wealth would be really good – and depending on the experience of the candidate, we may be prepared to train them to assist in this high quality and rapidly expanding area of the firm’s work.

The work?
The 14 strong private client team deal with the usual variety of High Street wills, probate and lasting powers of attorney with some Court of Protection work – mainly for local clients.

The existing caseload for this particular post is approximately 90% probate with some wills and LPAs, although those wills and LPAs can, if necessary be handled by other members of the team.

However, the firm is also rapidly growing an increasing amount of trusts, inheritance tax and family wealth planning work for clients both locally and nationwide. We expect that our highly specialist and experienced trusts and family wealth solicitor will reach capacity sometime later this year. So enthusiasm for gradually taking on this kind of work would be a bonus, although it is not essential. Previous experience of this work would again be useful, but if not, training is available in this niche area.

Full or part-time?
The job is available on a full-time basis but we are also happy to look at candidates who are looking to work for the equivalent of 3 or 4 days per week.

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.

So, hybrid working is available for this role – fully remote working is NOT.

And the hybrid position is very flexible and genuinely hybrid – for example, if they were able to cover both the Salisbury and Fordingbridge offices, we would need them in the Salisbury Office no more than say a maximum of 35 days a year and for Fordingbridge a max of 25 days a year. And that is a maximum – if they didn’t need to come in so often for client meetings, they wouldn’t need to – though course they would more than welcome to do so. And they would need not to be for the whole of the day – and one day might include a trip to both Salisbury and Fordingbridge.

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.



2 X Consultant Fee-Sharing Lawyers – (1) Company Commercial and (2) Employment Law- positions temporarily on hold

We are looking for 2 enthusiastic and experienced lawyers to work fully remotely, or on a hybrid basis at 1 of our offices, on a part time fee sharing consultancy based.

Both of these legal jobs are suitable for solicitors or legal executives who are able to run files without supervision. Although we have over 70 staff, you will be our only lawyers dealing with these 2 areas of work.

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 High Street legal work – either employment law or company/commercial work
  • 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

Your work

While we are perfectly happy for you to bring in your own work, we already have work in these 2 areas of law which we currently have to turn away or refer on. And we are confident that we can grow this work for the successful candidates. But we do not foresee generating enough work for a full-time position.

We have no objection to the successful candidates working for other firms, or as an independent freelancer, in addition to these legal jobs with us.

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.

How to apply for these legal jobs

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


Conveyancing Admin Assistant – Full Time – Salisbury, Andover, Amesbury or Fordingbridge offices

(No agencies please for this role)

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

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

The role is brand-new and will involve supporting a remote working residential conveyancing lawyer.

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
The successful candidates will be based in Salisbury, Andover, Amesbury or Fordingbridge – or the surrounding areas. We will not consider candidates from further afield for these roles.

The Team
You will be part of the 28 strong property team across our 4 offices

How to apply?
Email alana.bury@bishopslaw.com with an accompanying letter and your CV.


Casual and Temporary Staff – Reception and Secretarial Legal Jobs – 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 jobs 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 Alana Bury at alana.bury@bishopslaw.com.


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