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Banner Jones Solicitors are looking for a Secretary or Paralegal to join our Family & Care Department based in our Mansfield and Chesterfield office. 
 
Hours of business are: Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm 
 
Contract: Permanent 
 
To be considered for this position you must have a clear and professional telephone manner and possess strong organisational and interpersonal skills. You will provide assistance to Solicitor(s) based in the respective office whilst also working as part of a wider team providing comprehensive secretarial/paralegal and administrative support to the Family and Care Department. You will also have excellent IT skills with the ability to work on your own initiative. 
You will be expected to carry out a wide range of duties that will include: 
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
• Assisting Solicitors with a busy caseload 
• Strong organisation skills 
• Ability to work on own initiative 
• Ability to work within a wider team 
• Competent IT skills 
• Digital audio typing 
• Copy typing 
• Call handling 
• Diary management 
• Ensuring files are effectively organised in accordance with department requirements. 
• Preparation of Trial Bundles 
• Arranging Counsel 
• Providing good client service 
• Dealing with client enquiries 
• File opening and management 
• Any other reasonable tasks. 
 
 
The successful candidate will have excellent communication and organisational skills and have the ability to handle and prioritise a busy workload, work well under pressure, and meet deadlines. 
 
Relevant experience in working in this legal area would be a distinct advantage but is not essential as training will be provided. 
 
This is a full-time position however, applications from part-time candidates will also be considered. 
 
Salary is negotiable dependent upon experience. 
 
Please apply in writing with CVs and a supporting statement outlining your suitability, salary details and/or experience to:- 
 
Human Resources 
Banner Jones Ltd 
24 Glumangate 
Chesterfield 
S40 1UA 
 
Or alternatively by email to: HumanResources@bannerjones.co.uk 
 
For more information on the position, please see our website: www.bannerjones.co.uk/jobs 
We are an equal opportunities employer 
Closing date is 29th March 2018 
 
Posted 12.03.18 
 
 
Elliot Mather LLP is one of the premier firms of solicitors in the East Midlands, having offices in Mansfield, Chesterfield, Matlock, Nottingham and Derby and offering a full range of legal services. 
 
Care/Family Solicitors – Chesterfield & Mansfield 
We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our established Public Law Care team, one in Chesterfield and one in Mansfield. The successful candidates would ideally be 1-3yrs PQE Family lawyers with an interest in Children Act work and with aspirations to develop into Public Law child care lawyers. Previous exposure to Care work would be an advantage but not essential as full training and development will be provided. 
The successful candidates will also have an enthusiasm to do their own court advocacy once those skills have been developed. The roles will involve working from both our offices in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. 
 
An attractive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, together with the benefits of working in a friendly and professional environment. 
 
All applications should be made in writing with full C.V. and current salary details to: 
 
Please email your CV to Alan Grant, Chief Operations Officer, on alan.grant@elliotmather.co.uk 
 
We are an equal opportunities employer. 
Posted December 2017 
 
 
 
Geldards Team offers a comprehensive bespoke family law service with particular expertise in medium to high net worth financial cases, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, family mediation, collaborative cases and family arbitration, as well as cases involving an international element. 
 
We are seeking capable, bright, ambitious and forward thinking family lawyers to join our rapidly growing team in Derby and/or Nottingham. 
 
A broad range of family law experience is desirable. Successful candidates will have a willingness to actively engage in marketing and to assist in growing the team, together with a strong work ethic, total commitment to client care, a wish to work closely in a team environment and a good sense of humour. 
 
If this appeals to you please send your CV to Fiona Apthorpe at fiona.apthorpe@geldards.com. 
 
Posted 30/11/17 
 
Experienced Commercial Property Solicitor/Conveyancer required to join expanding central Derby Solicitors’ practice 
It is essential that you can manage a full caseload of files and are committed to providing first class customer care. 
We are looking for applicants who are looking to take their legal career to the next level. This is an opportunity for you to develop a long-term position and offers you partnership prospects in the future. 
Salary is competitive and dependent upon experience. 
Please send applications including your full cv to Joanne Jones, Partner at joannej@simpsonjones.co.uk 
Simpson Jones Solicitors, Derby 
(Strictly no agencies) 
Posted 15/02/18 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Conveyancing Direct Ltd is one of the top 10 Conveyancing Companies in England and Wales and a leading provider of conveyancing in our local area. 
 
We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Residential Property Lawyer to join our growing and busy team in Burton. 
 
Job Requirements 
 
You will have experience of managing own case-load from start to finish with had hands on experience of a range of Property Law matters, including freehold, leasehold, sales and purchases. You will take a proactive approach to progressing transactions within deadlines and budgets. 
 
Person Specification 
We are looking for an excellent communicator who is able to get on with diverse personalities, has good time management, organisational, problem-solving and multi-tasking skills. A confident person; able to work alone or as part of a team. 
If you are a member of Council of Licensed Conveyancers, Solicitor or have a CILEx qualification, have previous relevant experience of a minimum of 3 years and a proven track record of managing a full case load we would like to hear from you. We would also be happy to consider applicants with a Law Degree or completed LPC. 
 
You will be joining a rapidly expanding customer focused company which is dedicated to progressing not only the business but the people within it. In turn we offer competitive package and a range of benefits. 
 
If your skills and experience fit the description above, and you would like to work in a challenging role within a progressive company, please apply with your CV to ritza.marley@cdpll.co.uk or to Ritza Marley at Conveyancing Direct Ltd, Windmill Road, St Leonards on Sea TN38 9BY. 
 
Posted January 2018 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Housing Caseworker 
 
We are an independent Legal Charity based in Chesterfield, with services throughout Derbyshire and beyond. A position has become available for a specialist housing caseworker with experience in homelessness, defending possession proceedings, and disrepair. Ideally you should have a background in court advocacy and running a caseload under a Legal Aid Agency contract with minimum supervision. 
 
You will have the opportunity to work for an innovative not-for-profit organisation and have a high degree of autonomy. You will be joining a strong, flexible organisation, committed to social justice and delivering high quality legal services. 
 
Salary range: £26,398 to £30,153 pro rata 
Dependant upon on experience 
 
31 days’ annual leave pro rata (plus 12 additional days) and flexible working arrangements 
 
This is a 21 hour post, with the possibility of increasing to 35 hours dependent on further funding. 
 
Derbyshire Law Centre strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 
 
 
Application pack (no CVs) from www.derbyshirelawcentre.org.uk (see news section), 
Email: dlc@derbyshirelawcentre.org.uk, 
Write to: 1 Rose Hill East, Chesterfield, S40 1NU 
Tel: 01246 550674, 
 
 
Closing date: 27 April 2018 
 
 
 
 
 
An exciting opportunity has become available for a Solicitor with 3 years PQE to join our busy and well respected Legal 500 recommended Child Care team offering an exceptional quality service providing specialist guidance and advice to clients through a variety of public child care work 
 
Full or Part Time Hours - Permanent Contract. 
 
Commencement date: immediate start (Dependant on Notice period). 
Hours of business are: Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm 
To join our ‘leading firm’ the successful candidate will have more than 3 years PQE with inclusion on the Children panel in order to take instructions from guardians to represent children within child care work, however, more experienced candidates will be considered on merit. The candidate will have a passion for public child care work and will also be committed to developing new business. 
This position will deal with a variety of public child care work including child protection issues, child abduction and special guardianship and the successful candidate will be required to represent clients at Court and have confidence in undertaking advocacy, whilst able to demonstrate continuous professional development. 
This position would suit someone who is professional with a pro-active approach, who has excellent interpersonal skills and who is committed to building a long-term career working in Child Care and establishing themselves in the local demographic market. 
To be considered for this position you must have experience of managing your own caseload appropriate to your level of experience; possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work on your own initiative with minimal supervision, although, training will be provided. 
You must be a motivated individual providing excellent client care that works well as part of a team and is capable of expanding the company’s current caseload. Deal with front facing clients and will have a clear and professional telephone manner. Possess excellent computer skills; be numerate; with the ability to keep meticulous records and accounts. The position would suit someone who is highly organised, accurate, and committed to meeting deadlines whilst remaining calm under pressure. Excellent all round communication skills and attention to detail are essential. 
Own transport/valid UK driver licence holder is desirable as there may be an element of working from various Company offices. 
Salary is negotiable, according to experience. 
We are an equal opportunities employer 
Please apply in writing with CVs, supporting statement and current salary outlining your suitability and/or experience to: - 
 
Human Resources 
Banner Jones Ltd 
24 Glumangate 
Chesterfield 
S40 1UA 
 
Or alternatively by email to: - 
 
HumanResources@bannerjones.co.uk 
 
Please note that closing dates on vacancies are provided as a guideline. Banner Jones Ltd reserves the right to close a vacancy earlier than the stated closing date. 
Posted 07/02/18 
 
 
 
 
We are seeking a highly motivated Civil & Commercial litigation fee earner to join our established Dispute Resolution Department to take over a general and varied caseload of commercial and civil litigation. 
 
The successful candidate will be based at our Chesterfield office. 
 
Hours of business are: Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm 
 
Contract: Permanent – fulltime, although, part-time hours will be considered. 
 
To be considered for this position you must have 1-4 years PQE or experience within this legal area, be a motivated individual providing excellent client care who works well as part of a team and is capable of expanding the company’s current caseload. You will have a clear and professional telephone manner and possess excellent computer skills, be numerate, with the ability to keep meticulous records and accounts. You should be able to work effectively with minimum supervision. The position would suit someone who is highly organised, accurate, proactive and committed to meeting deadlines whilst remaining calm under pressure. Excellent all round communication skills and attention to detail is essential. 
 
This ‘hands on’ role will deal with a range of areas including: 
• General commercial and civil litigation 
• Contracts disputes 
• Building disputes 
• Boundary disputes 
• Probate disputes 
• Insolvency 
• Debt collection 
• Landlord and tenant commercial and residential. 
 
Duties will include: 
 
• Managing a busy caseload of varied Dispute Resolution matters from initial meeting to conclusion. 
• Meeting financial targets and personal performance targets 
• Making clients aware of other services via cross-selling. 
• Any other reasonable tasks. 
 
Experience within this legal area is desirable and salary is negotiable dependant upon experience. 
 
Own transport/valid UK driver licence holder is desirable as there may be an element of working from our other offices. 
 
Please apply in writing with CVs and a supporting statement outlining your experience to:- 
 
Human Resources 
Banner Jones Ltd 
24 Glumangate 
Chesterfield 
S40 1UA 
 
Or alternatively by email to: HumanResources@bannerjones.co.uk 
For more information on the position, please see our website: www.bannerjones.co.uk/jobs 
We are an equal opportunities employer 
Closing date is 13th April 2018 
 
Posted 22nd March 2018 
 
 
 
 
 
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