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Commercial Property Solicitor/Legal Executive: Barnstaple, North Devon + -

Our Barnstaple based commercial property department has a vacancy for a full time solicitor or Cilex to join the team.

This is a great opportunity for a lawyer who is looking for good long term prospects in a thriving and beautiful part of the country.

The role will involve dealing with a mixed caseload of commercial property transactions, acting on behalf of commercial landlords, investors, developers and lenders.

You will work alongside two experienced partners, Emma Reed and Nick Arthur. They will provide support and supervision, but will also offer you the ability to work independently and cultivate your own client-base.

There are good prospects for a hard working, self motivated and ambitious candidate, seeking to establish themselves in the commercial property sector.

Ideally you will have at least two year’s post qualification experience, but we are willing to consider strong candidates who have only recently qualified.

If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting vacancy email [email protected] or call her for an informal chat on 01271 372128.

Contentious Probate Solicitor/Legal Executive: Taunton, Somerset + -

We have an opportunity for a qualified lawyer (Legal Executive or Solicitor) in our expanding inheritance dispute team.

Ideally you should have experience in managing a varied contentious probate caseload, with experience of acting for both claimants and defendants in the following types of claims:

·         Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 proceedings

·         Challenges to the validity of a Will

·         Executorship disputes

·         TOLATA proceedings

However, although contentious probate experience is preferred, we will consider candidates from a private client or civil litigation background.

Based in a friendly and supportive team, this role provides an excellent opportunity to progress your career in contentious probate.

We offer a competitive salary and generous bonus scheme with 25 days holiday (increasing with years in service), pension, free parking and free legal fees.

Send us your CV if you are interested and if you would like further information about the role then email [email protected] or phone her on 01823 354545

Private Client Lawyer: Barnstaple, North Devon + -

We are seeking a Private Client lawyer to join our busy team in Barnstaple. The role would particularly suit a recently qualified Solicitor or Legal Executive, though opportunities exist for more experienced lawyers.

The caseload is varied and involves undertaking the following tasks:

  • drafting wills;
  • applying for probate;
  • administering estates;
  • preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney;
  • advising on Inheritance Tax; and
  • dealing with trusts.

We are an award winning, Lexcel accredited, Legal 500 firm with 5 offices in Devon and Somerset. Bright, hardworking and ambitious lawyers are well rewarded with a competitive basic salary, a generous bonus scheme and other staff benefits.

There are also exciting opportunities for career development and progression within the firm.

Send your CV to [email protected] or give her a call if you would like an informal chat.

Wills and Probate Paralegal, North Devon + -

Are you a wills and probate paralegal looking for a new challenge? If so, our Private Client team in North Devon would love to hear from you.

We have an exciting opportunity that would particularly suit someone who is looking to gain further experience while seeking to qualify either as a Legal Executive or a Solicitor.

The role will include drafting wills, applying for probate, administering estates and preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Slee Blackwell Solicitors are award winning, Lexcel accredited, Legal 500 lawyers with 4 offices in North Devon and one in Somerset.

Send your CV to [email protected] or call her for an informal chat on 01272 372128.

Personal Injury Solicitor/Legal Executive: Taunton, Somerset + -

Are you an ambitious personal injury lawyer (NQ Solicitor/Trainee Legal Executive) looking for a rewarding role within an award wining, Legal 500 recommended department? If so we would love to hear from you.

Based in our Taunton office you will be dealing with portal and fixed fee claims with the opportunity to learn and develop niche areas of law.

Work is varied and will involve running your own RTA and EL/PL caseload, as well as assisting with higher value claims in more niche areas of law. This is a significant opportunity for someone to gain excellent experience early on in their legal career.

You will be responsible for day to day communications with your clients, defendant insurers and solicitors. You will be familiar with the low value protocol and be prepared to deal with claims up to Stage 3 of the Portal. You should have an understanding of the CPR and be able to draft basic applications. For fixed fee matters in proceedings you will be managing the claim and preparing court documents under supervision.

You will assist with assessing prospects of success in terms of liability and be able to review and note relevant disclosure. You will be able to prepare instructions to Counsel. You will be able to find suitable medical experts and instruct accordingly. You will be able to draft witness statements. You will be able to assess quantum and research and consider general and special damages. You should be able to explain Part 36 offers and issues such as causation to your client.

You will also have the opportunity to get involved with marketing opportunities and encouraged to prepare content for the firm’s websites and social media.

The successful candidate will have:

  •  convincing aspirations for a career in Personal Injury law;
  • the talent, ambition and interest to succeed;
  • a good technical grounding in Personal Injury law;
  • strong academics; and
  • excellent communication skills.

You will be a team player, relish helping others and be eager to learn. We expect you to be someone who takes pride in your work and who will provide first class support to the others in your team, paying meticulous attention to detail in all your work.

The post requires self-motivation and the ability to work to demanding deadlines, so you’ll need to show us that you have initiative, drive and great organisational skills.

We would consider someone with 2 years plus experience as a Personal Injury paralegal and opportunities would exist for a Training Contract for those who desire to qualify as a solicitor.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please send your CV, together with a covering email/letter, to [email protected]

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