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Working with us

Conveyancing Secretary

 

Jacobs & Reeves are looking to recruit an enthusiastic full-time experienced commercial conveyancing secretary to join our extremely busy Commercial conveyancing department at our Poole Office.

Must possess fast accurate typing skills and be able to manage their own time.

 

The ability to work in a team and to provide excellent client care is essential.

 

We offer:-

 

  • A good remuneration package

  • Free on site parking

  • Contributory Pension Scheme

  • Generous holiday allowance – including accrual of extra days for length of service.

Please send CV to jsingleton@jacobsreeves.co.uk

Conveyancing Paralegal

Jacobs & Reeves are looking to recruit an enthusiastic full-time experienced conveyancing Paralegal to join our extremely busy conveyancing department at our Poole Office.

 

The ability to work in a team and to provide excellent client care is essential.

 

You will be required to:-

 

  • Manage a varied caseload of Property transactions;

  • Managing files from instruction and prepare matters for completion;

  • Working with Estate agents and Solicitors;

  • Dealing with Client Care requirements;

  • Conducting registrations at HMLR;

  • Preparing Stamp Duty Return Forms;

  • Preparing Companies House Returns.

 

We offer:-

 

  • A good remuneration package

  • Free on site parking

  • Contributory Pension Scheme

  • Generous holiday allowance – including accrual of extra days for length of service.

Please send CV to jsingleton@jacobsreeves.co.uk

Part time Legal Cashier required

 

A part time accounts assistant to assist the day to day operations of the accounts processing team. With a focus on, billing, cash, accounts payable and cash management. The candidate should be experienced in all aspects of an accounts department in a law firm. Able to cover for holidays working full time as and when required for at least 8 weeks per year.

Roles will include assisting and dealing with:-

  • The expenses process, ensuring accurate recording of all expenses

  • Day to day banking and cheque distribution

  • Daily bank reconciliations on main bank accounts

  • The opening and closure of all client ledgers

  • Month end account close procedures

  • Accounts Payable and Disbursement payable statement reconciliations

  • Monthly payroll instructions and ensuring these are correctly processed and properly authorised;

  • Ensuring the firm’s accounting procedures are up to date

  • Payment of Poole o/s bills monthly/quarterly VAT

  • Year end procedures

  • Daily processing of all other accounting entries

  • Assisting with the preparation of management accounts and pension enrolment

Please send CV to jsingleton@jacobsreeves.co.uk

Private Client Solicitor / Legal Executive

 

We are looking for a Private Client Solicitor / Legal Executive to join us as Head of the Private Client Department.

 

You will have your own case load of existing private client matters including trusts, tax planning matters, wills, estates, powers of attorney, court of protection, deputyship, 

 

We are looking for someone who is experienced and has the ability to work under pressure. 

 

You will be required to manage and lead the Private Client department and this role will include the following:-

 

  • Supervising junior members of the team, including reviewing workload

  • Initial consultations with clients;

  • Preparation of Wills, advice on Trusts, capacity, Inheritance Tax;

  • Advising on Lasting Powers of Attorney, dealing with applications and registrations;

  • Making applications for the grant of representation;

  • Assisting with new enquiries and speaking with clients via email and telephone;

  • Keeping your own files and the department well organised and compliant with the firm’s policies;

  • Achieving fees to meet monthly and yearly targets;

  • Attending team meetings and courses where appropriate;

  • Compliance with the firm’s standards and procedures.

The Candidate

 

Someone with 5 year + PQE level with a strong knowledge of administration of estates, tax and will drafting.  We require someone who is:-

 

  • Pro-active with good interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;

  • Inspiring and motivational to others;

  • Has a high level of attention to detail and an enquiring mind;

  • Has good organisational skills; 

  • Has excellent client care skills

  • Is a keen team member, with the ability to accept responsibility and work on their own initiative

 Salary is commensurate with experience. 

 

The possibility of remote working may be available, subject to being able to comply with the required level of supervision and leadership. 

 

If this role is of interest please contact jsingleton@jacobsreeves.uk 

Family Solicitor or Legal Executive

 

Jacobs and Reeves require a Family Solicitor or Legal Executive to join their busy family department with a strong legal aid client base.

 

 

The ideal candidate will be have at least 5 years experience working in a Family Law Department to include private funded Matrimonial and Child Law including Divorce, Ancillary Relief, Civil Partnerships, Separation, Cohabitation Property Disputes, Pre-nuptial agreements and private and public children law including provision for children and their care and protection from violence in the form of Occupation Orders and Non-molestation Injunction orders either with legal aid experience or someone who is quick to learn legal aid procedures.

 

Great team working and communication skills is required together with Strong IT Skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and able to work on own initiative.

 

We offer

 

  • A good remuneration package

  • Contributory Pension Scheme

  • Free car parking

  • Generous holiday allowance – including accrual of extra days for length of service.

  • Attractive salary

  • Ongoing monthly training

 

Please forward your CV to Janice Singleton at Jacobs & Reeves, 153 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1AU, email;- jsingleton@jacobsreeves.co.uk

LITIGATION DEPARTMENT

 

An experienced motivated and driven 5 years PQE Litigation Solicitor /CILEX/Legal Executive required on a part-time basis

 

Able to supervise and train

 

A caseload of  general litigation awaits.

 

A Good understanding of the Civil Procedure Rules and claims within the County Court as well as Knowledge of High Court claims is desired

 

In return we offer:

 

  • Salary based on experience;

  • Contributory Pension Scheme;

  • Generous holiday allowance – including accrual of extra days for length of service.

Please forward your CV to Janice Singleton at Jacobs & Reeves, 153 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1AU,

email;- jsingleton@jacobsreeves.co.uk

Private client solicitor / Legal Executive - Full or part time

The ideal candidate will be keen to work in a very busy private client department having already gained experience in a law firm over several years. As a Private Client Solicitor/Legal Executive you will have experience of preparing wills and lasting powers of attorney, obtaining grants of probate, estate planning as well as a range of other private client matters.

We offer in return:-

  • A good remuneration package

  • Contributory Pension Scheme

  • Free car parking

  • Generous holiday allowance – including accrual of extra days for length of service.

  • Attractive salary

  • Ongoing monthly training 

Please forward your CV to Janice Singleton at Jacobs & Reeves, 153 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1AU,

email;- jsingleton@jacobsreeves.co.uk

We are a growing law firm and occasionally look for talented individuals from all backgrounds to work with us.

We are happy to receive CV's on a speculative basis. Please send to Janice Singleton at our Poole office (email to: jsingleton@jacobsreeves.co.uk). Any CV's received will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.