Commercial Admin Secretary – Taunton

We currently have a vacancy for a secretary with commercial property experience and an interest in farming and rural affairs for our Taunton office. This is a full-time vacancy.  We are looking for an organised individual with previous commercial/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:

  • Undertake online searches
  • Complete Land Registry and SDLT forms online
  • 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

  • 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 excellent 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 Commercial Property 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.

Legal Secretary – Family Department – Exeter

EXETER OFFICE

We currently have a full-time vacancy for an experienced Family Secretary in our Exeter office. Our Family Department has a highly regarded childcare team and specialists dealing with a broad range of work including advice on divorce, separation, children, domestic abuse, and financial matters arising from relationship breakdown. We are proud of our inclusive team ethos with everyone working together to achieve a high-quality service for clients and colleagues.

We are looking for an organised individual with previous family/childcare experience. You will be confident managing a busy workload in a fast-paced environment with the ability to use your own initiative and work well under pressure. The role also includes the need to support members of the Family Department on a remote basis by means of winscribe digital dictation.

You will also be required to assist with the provision of cover on our Reception desk and general office duties that might be assigned to you.

The successful candidate will need to be able to:

  • Demonstrate excellent secretarial and typing skills (both audio and copy typing) with good attention to detail
  • Manage a busy workload using own initiative
  • Demonstrate previous experience in the use of digital dictation and case management software
  • Manage fee earners’ diaries
  • 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 competent in using Word and other Microsoft Products (Outlook and Powerpoint)
  • Previous legal secretarial experience is essential
  • Previous family experience is preferable

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

Litigation Solicitor – Exeter, Full-time

Our litigation department deals with a broad range of civil litigation work, acting primarily for private individuals but commercial clients too. The work ranges from private property,  landlord and tenant disputes, to commercial claims, contentious trusts and probate, contract disputes, personal injury and clinical negligence. We are a closely-knit team comprising one Partner, one Senior Associate, a Litigation Executive and three secretaries.

We currently have a full-time vacancy for an ambitious and energetic solicitor to join this friendly, hard-working, dynamic team.

The successful candidate must be able to work independently, without day-to-day supervision, but there will be regular reviews, and the opportunity to seek advice from more senior colleagues.

The role will include developing your own caseload, whilst assisting on larger, more complex cases conducted by the Senior Associate or the Partner in the team.

A guideline for experience is PQE 3 to 5 years, or equivalent, in terms of the candidate’s skills and abilities.

You must have the following experience:

  • Dealing with employment work to include both employers and employees, settlement agreements, tribunal claims, County Court claims, non-contentious work, and TUPE.

In addition, knowledge and evidence of having worked in the following areas would also be useful:

  • Contentious probate;
  • Landlord and tenant;
  • Property disputes; and
  • Commercial disputes.

A  proven track record in developing an area of work would be useful, together with a willingness to be involved in the firm’s marketing and business development plan. Local knowledge is also important, as many of our clients come from the local community, and choose us because we offer a personalised bespoke service.

A full Driving Licence is essential as you will be expected to see clients at any or all of our offices, attend mediations, site visits, court, and conferences with Counsel.

The successful candidate will have a robust attitude, the ability to think strategically, with good attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, be willing to take the initiative, and drive ideas forward.

This post will provide excellent career prospects in due course for the right person

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