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Legal jobs in Salisbury, Andover & Fordingbridge. Wiltshire & Hampshire Solicitors We have 6 current legal vacancies.

1. Commercial and Residential Property Lawyer –  Salisbury, Andover, Amesbury or Fordingbridge offices – REMOTE WORKER CONSIDERED

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

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

4. Dispute Resolution Paralegal – Salisbury Office

5. Graduate Management Trainee – Salisbury office

6. “Float” Paralegal/Administrator – Salisbury 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.



Commercial and Residential Property Lawyer – Full Time – Salisbury, Andover, Amesbury or Fordingbridge offices – or Home Based

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

The ideal candidate will be able to handle a range of commercial and, if possible, residential property. However we are also happy to look at lawyers who only handle commercial property work.

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

The successful candidate  

The right candidate will have:

  • a professional qualification – either as a solicitor, FILEX or Licensed Conveyancer
  • at least 4 years’ solid experience of commercial property
  • 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 property department

In addition, a useful, but not essential, attribute would be the ability to bring referral sources with you, along with an interest in marketing.

If the successful candidate intends working from home primarily, it is particular important that they are experienced and able to work without any direct supervision.

The job  

The ideal candidate will need to play a flexible, but senior, role within the team. There are potentially 3 parts to this particular position.

  • acting for property investors – an ability to cover this work is essential –further details below
  • commercial property work
  • some straightforward residential property work – if they are able to do so

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. So, for example so, for example, Bedfordshire or Surrey might be appropriate home locations – but not say North Wales or Northumbria.

However, during periods of lockdown, the role can be 100% home working. Video calls will therefore play an important role if the candidate is not local.

The successful candidate will however need to have excellent broadband to make this work.

Any support staff provided will be based in 1 of our offices.

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 also happy to offer flexible working if required.

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

The team?  

Overall, you will be part of a 22 strong property team, broken down into four teams:

  • residential
  • commercial
  • property investor
  • our five strong specialist leasehold team (mainly lease extension and lease enfranchisement) – led by a different solicitor

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.

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

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

According to Land Registry figures, and despite a relatively modest size (65 staff) we are among the top 350 firms nationwide handling the most conveyancing work.

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.

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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, 2 paralegals and shared secretary/administrator dealing with a variety of commercial and civil litigation.

The work
A significant proportion of the work will involve 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. The successful candidate will have experience in this area or an interest to develop this as a specialism.

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.

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.

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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.


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­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 a law or LPC graduate looking for their first role. No previous legal experience is necessary.

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 Programmeclick here for further details.

Depending on performance, our plan is that the successful candidate will be trained up as a Legal Executive. This means that unlike Trainee Solicitors, the candidate will remain throughout in the Dispute Resolution Team on a permanent basis.

If we agree to support the candidate as a Trainee Legal Executive, there will be a contribution towards funding external training and providing time off for learning and study.

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.


Graduate Management Trainee – Full time – Salisbury 

No agencies please 

We have a new position available for a graduate who wishes to develop their career in professional services management.  It is suitable for a newly qualified graduate.

The successful candidate

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • the skills to critically analyse problems, use their initiative and create solutions
  • the ability to multi-task under pressure
  • good organisational, time management and IT skills
  • a strong work ethic
  • sufficient communication and people skills to interact with our staff and clients in a professional manner
  • the ability to work well as part of a team
  • a desire to help in the continuing growth of the firm
  • a keen eye for detail

Local candidates will have a higher priority.

Graduates with relevant degrees will also have higher priority (e.g. management and accounting).

The job

The role is a brand-new one created as the firm continues to expand. It will initially include mainly the following aspects:

  1. directly assisting the Deputy Practice Director in managing the firm
  2. assist the Senior Partner as and when required as part of an additional resource to the firm’s marketing manager

The job will provide you with an exciting and broad skill set, taking you into direct contact with all of our staff and all aspects of a successful modern law firm.

Training available
We will give training to our recruit including formal management qualifications, such as the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualification, funded by the Firm in order to further your personal development.

Furthermore, you will obtain a working understanding of Management, Accountancy, the Law, Compliance amongst others, which will provide you with great experience for the challenges you will face.

Line management 

You will be directly accountable to the Deputy Practice Director, and in regular contact and with both the Practice Director and Senior Partner amongst others.

Who is this job unsuitable for? 

Please note – this job isn’t suitable for someone who is hoping to qualify as a solicitor or legal executive and thinks that doing well in this job for a while will allow them to move sideways into a legal job. It’s very much a long-term management position.

How to apply

We hope you are as passionate about business as we are and look forward to your application for this stimulating opening at Bonallack & Bishop.

If you are interested, please email your cv and covering letter to Deputy Practice Director, Josh Herbert, at josh.herbert@bishopslaw.com


Float Paralegal/Administrator – Salisbury office

(No agencies please)

Are you a law graduate looking for your 1st legal job but without any experience? This brand-new position could really suit you.

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
  • 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.

The role
The good news for us is that our work continues to grow. But with our teams working at near capacity, we are increasingly finding they need additional help from time to time.

So we have created a brand-new role – a float paralegal/administrator. The job does what it says on the tin. It’s a combination of paralegal and admin work, providing support and assistance for whichever of our teams needs it. It could be anywhere, doing anything within a busy law firm.

You could find yourself sitting behind Counsel at an inquest, answering the phones, organising court documents or opening files, for example.

Our commitment to you
In our view, too many law firms are not open enough with their paralegals – over promising and under delivering. We won’t do that.

So let’s make it clear from the outset. This is not a pure paralegal role and there is no guarantee that it will turn into one for you.

However we make this commitment to you.

1.    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 personal responsibility for the Programme.

Click here to find out more about our Accelerated Development Programme

2.    We fully expect to continue taking on paralegals for the programme regularly. Depending on your performance, if you really impress us in this float role, you could be at the top of the list when the next full paralegal position becomes available. It’s in your hands.

How to apply
Interested? Email Josh Herbert at josh.herbert@bishopslaw.com with an accompanying letter and your CV.


Digital Marketing Manager – Salisbury office
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Leasehold Property Paralegal – Salisbury Office

This position has now been filled


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


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