Receptionist/Secretary

Hours: Full-Time

Location: Taunton Office

We currently have a full-time vacancy for a Receptionist/Secretary. We are looking for an organised individual with previous Reception experience; preferably in a legal environment. You will be confident managing a busy workload with the ability to use your own initiative and work well under pressure. The role will also include providing secretarial assistance for legal departments both within the office and by remote digital dictation across the firm.

The successful candidate will need to be able to:

  • Provide cover on Reception by meeting and greeting all callers to the office and undertake general administrative duties including, for example, post/DX opening and distribution in the morning and preparation for collection in the evening, file opening and closing, logging, storing and retrieving files/deeds/wills, stationery ordering, banking, preparation of payments by BACs or TT, cheque preparation, printing and obtaining signature, petty cash, purchasing office supplies and providing refreshment for clients if necessary
  • Take a pro-active approach to ensure that secretarial assistance is provided by means of digital dictation. This is an important element of the role and the successful candidate is required to demonstrate good secretarial and typing skills with good attention to detail
  • Demonstrate good organisational skills
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Cope well under pressure, with an ability to work flexibly and cope with changing priorities
  • Take a positive and proactive approach to work, anticipating and meeting the needs of the office
  • Be competent in using Word and other Microsoft Products (Outlook and Powerpoint)
  • Previous experience in a similar role in a legal environment would be an advantage although full training will be provided to the successful candidate.

This is an excellent opportunity to become an integral member of our Taunton office and to thrive in a professional and friendly environment. If you are looking for a new challenge please send your CV to jo.garrod@everys.co.uk

Secretary

Hours: Full Time

Location: Taunton Office

Department: Private Client

We currently have a full-time secretarial vacancy supporting fee earners in our Private Client Department based in Taunton. This role will require an organised individual with excellent audio typing skills.  You will be confident managing a busy workload and must be able to use you own initiative and work well under pressure.  The role also includes the need to support members of the Private Client Department on a remote basis by means of winscribe digital dictation together with assisting with Reception cover at lunchtime and in the event of absence.

Our Private Client department deals with a broad range of work and comprises twenty six members of staff; including both fee earning and support staff. We are proud of our inclusive team ethos with everyone working together to achieve a high quality service for clients and colleagues.

The successful candidate will need to be able to:

  • Demonstrate excellent secretarial and typing skills with good attention to detail
  • Demonstrate previous experience in the use of digital dictation and case management software
  • Demonstrate flexibility by assisting with typing for all members of the department by means of digital dictation on a remote basis when required
  • Manage fee earners’ electronic diaries
  • Demonstrate good organisational skills
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Cope well under pressure, with an ability to work flexibly and cope with changing priorities
  • Take a positive and proactive approach to work, anticipating and meeting the needs of the department
  • Be competent in using Word and other Microsoft Products (Outlook and Powerpoint)
  • Previous legal secretarial experience is essential
  • Previous Private Client experience is preferable

This is an excellent opportunity to become an integral member of our Private Client Department and to thrive in a professional and friendly atmosphere offering a competitive salary. If you are a competent legal secretary looking for a new challenge please send you CV to jo.garrod@everys.co.uk

Private Client Lawyer

Hours: Full Time

Location: Primarily based in Exeter, with the ability to travel to other offices as required

Private Client work is a key area of practice at Everys and it is the largest department in the firm. Our clients including farmers, landowners and High Net Worth Individuals which gives us a client base to rival any firm in the South West.  Our Private Client department deals with a broad range of work and comprises twenty seven members of staff; including both fee earning and support staff.  We are proud of our inclusive team ethos with everyone working together to achieve a high quality service for clients and colleagues.

The Role

Owing to the continuing volume of high quality work, an opportunity for an experienced Lawyer has arisen in our Private Client Department. The role is likely to suit a Solicitor or FILEX with at least 3 years PQE who is looking to develop their career and to take on and grow an exciting client portfolio.

The successful candidate will be required to provide an important contribution to the work of the Private Client Department supporting the on-going growth and development of the department’s activities, and contributing to the growth of client work and fee income.

You will need to work effectively with clients, and other members of the private client department.  You will be expected to deal professionally and efficiently with a wide range of work whilst complying with procedures and working practices.

You will need to be able to work confidently with minimal supervision and be able to produce documents and correspondence through use of our case management system.  You may also be required to supervise and mentor more junior members of the team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Advising on and preparing Wills and Codicils
  • Providing inheritance tax planning advice
  • Preparing and registering Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Providing advice on care fees and related elderly client issues
  • The administration of estates (both taxable and non-taxable)
  • Assisting on other matters affecting HNW client such as trusts, foreign aspects, etc.
  • Mentoring and supporting junior members of the department
  • Willingness to be actively involved in business development and marketing opportunities

Skills/Knowledge/Experience

You must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience of successfully working in a private client department undertaking this nature of work
  • A focus on developing and maintaining professional and effective client relationships at all levels, with excellent communication and relationship management skills.
  • Successful track record of involvement in both marketing initiatives and activities aimed at increasing fee income and raising own profile and that of the business
  • A flexible approach and the capability to work well and flourish within a team environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with other colleagues internally, both within the wider team and across all practice areas and offices.
  • Ability to meet financial and non-financial targets together with other broader objectives set for successful performance of this role.
  • Demonstrate ability to follow procedures in accordance with professional body requirements; for example, Lexcel compliance, and firm’s internal procedures together with meeting all compliance and quality targets.
  • A flexible and enthusiastic approach which demonstrates commercial awareness and business aptitude in making decisions on a day to day basis
  • Clear, concise and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills including the use of case management software
  • Ability to produce work which is accurate and presented in a well ordered manner
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Forward thinking with a willingness to embrace changing working practices and pro-actively get involved in the continuous improvement of services, products and processes
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritise effectively

This is an excellent opportunity to become an integral member of our Private Client Department and to thrive in a professional and friendly environment.  If you are looking for a new challenge please send your CV to jo.garrod@everys.co.uk

Conveyancing Assistant/Secretary

Hours: Full Time

Location: Exmouth

Everys has been providing high quality legal advice to families and businesses across the region for many years. Offering a full range of legal services delivered professionally yet personally, we place great value on the on-going relationships we have with our clients.  We always provide a welcoming and helpful service, with clear communication at the heart of everything we do.

We believe in developing and maintaining strong links with the communities in which we work and live and are strong supporters of a wide range of sporting and charitable organisations across Devon and Somerset.

We are proud to be able to provide the reassurance of dealing with a leading regional law firm.

We currently have vacancies for a Conveyancing Assistant/Secretary in our Exmouth office.  Hours are 9.00 am to 5.00 pm with one hour for lunch on a Monday to Friday inclusive. We are looking for an organised individual with previous legal and conveyancing experience, confident managing a busy workload in a fast paced environment with the ability to use own initiative and work well under pressure.

The successful candidate will need to be able to:

  • Assist in the progression of a conveyancing transaction to include:
  • Exchanging contracts and dealing with completions; Preparation of contracts, transfers, trust deeds and correspondence; Dealing with completion statements; Raising solicitors invoices; Drawing up contracts; Taking instructions from and liaising with clients; Undertake on-line searches; and Complete Land Registry and SDLT forms on-line
  • Provide secretarial assistance to residential conveyancing lawyers based in the office in which you are located
  • Participate in rotas for the purposes of Reception cover
  • Deal with telephone calls in a confident manner providing clear, accurate and up to date information
  • Produce documents using the firm’s case management software
  • Demonstrate good administrative skills with good attention to detail
  • Demonstrate good organisation skills
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Cope well under pressure, with an ability to work flexibly and cope with changing priorities
  • Take a positive and proactive approach to work, anticipating and meeting the needs of the department
  • Be receptive to receiving and acting on instructions given by immediate supervisor
  • Be competent in using Word and other Microsoft Products (Outlook and Powerpoint)

This is an excellent opportunity to become an integral member of our Residential Conveyancing Team and to thrive in a professional and friendly environment.  If you are looking for a new challenge please send your CV to jo.garrod@everys.co.uk.

Residential Conveyancer

Hours: Full Time

Location: Exmouth

Everys has been providing high quality legal advice to families and businesses across the region for many years.  Offering a full range of legal services delivered professionally yet personally, we place great value on the on-going relationships we have with our clients.  We always provide a welcoming and helpful service, with clear communication at the heart of everything we do.

We believe in developing and maintaining strong links with the communities in which we work and live and are strong supporters of a wide range of sporting and charitable organisation across Devon and Somerset.

We are proud of our inclusive team ethos with everyone working together to achieve a high quality service for clients and colleagues.

Everys Residential Conveyancing Department is committed to getting the job right by taking the time to get to know the client and understanding each unique situation.  Work in the Department includes buying and selling, starting out, buy to let, remortgaging, equity release or investing in a new home.  Our clients can rely on honest, practical and imaginative solutions, in plain English.  Our friendly and local approach means that wherever possible we offer direct access to the person conducting each file for all of our clients.

The Role

We are currently recruiting for an experienced residential conveyancer to join our Exmouth office.  The successful candidate will joining a high performing team and will be required to provide an important contribution to the work of the Residential Conveyancing Department supporting the on-going growth and development of the department’s activities, and contributing to the growth of client work and fee income.

It is likely that you will be at least 3 years PQE or have a similar level of experience as you will be required to successfully manage your own caseload working confidently with minimal supervision and be able to produce the majority of your own documents and correspondence through use of our case management system.

You will need to work effectively with clients, and other members of the residential conveyancing department.  You will be expected to deal professionally and efficiently with a wide range of work whilst complying with procedures and working practices.

Key Responsibilities

  • You must be experienced in running your own caseload with minimal supervision
  • You will be required to undertake residential conveyancing work providing a speedy, efficient and accurate service to our clients making best use of the technology in place
  • You will also be required to work with a team of Conveyancers implementing and maintaining procedures to ensure a streamlined and effective working practice s
  • You will be required to introduce new business by developing and maintaining business relationships with referrers in this area of work and this locality. This particularly relates to the introduction and increase of private residential conveyancing work.
  • You are also likely to be required to increase the firm’s panel membership work and maintain business relationships with the relevant organisations.

Skills/Knowledge/Experience

You must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience of successfully working in a residential conveyancing department undertaking this nature of work
  • A focus on developing and maintaining professional and effective client relationships at all levels, with excellent communication and relationship management skills.
  • Successful track record of involvement in both marketing initiatives and activities aimed at increasing fee income and raising own profile and that of the business
  • A flexible approach and the capability to work well and flourish within a team environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with other colleagues internally, both within the wider team and across all practice areas and offices.
  • Ability to meet financial and non-financial targets together with other broader objectives set for successful performance of this role.
  • Demonstrate ability to follow procedures in accordance with professional body requirements; for example, Lexcel compliance, and firm’s internal procedures together with meeting all compliance and quality targets.
  • A flexible and enthusiastic approach which demonstrates commercial awareness and business aptitude in making decisions on a day to day basis
  • Clear, concise and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Good IT skills including the use of case management software
  • Ability to produce work which is accurate and presented in a well ordered manner
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Forward thinking with a willingness to embrace changing working practices and pro-actively get involved in the continuous improvement of services, products and processes
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritise effectively

This is an excellent opportunity to become an integral member of our Residential Conveyancing Department and to thrive in a professional and friendly environment.  If you are looking for a new challenge please send your CV to jo.garrod@everys.co.uk