Family Law Legal Assistant

FAMILY LAW LEGAL ASSISTANT: THE ROLE

We have a vacancy for a full-time Legal Assistant to join our expanding Family Law team.

Job Role: Legal Assistant
Department: Family Law
Location: Chester
Term: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: £16,000 – £18,000pa, DOE + benefits

The successful candidate will:

  • Ensure that fee earners time is effectively utilised and that deadlines are met through administrative support
  • Maintain a professional attitude and effective communications between clients, fee earners, team members and colleagues
  • Provide a first-rate service to clients, both internal and external, presenting a positive image of Cullimore Dutton at all times
  • Take detailed and accurate information from enquiries
  • Produce and manage both electronic and manual files and documents with good grammar, care and accuracy
  • Chase documents upon instruction
  • Manage fee earner diaries and show awareness of fee earner’s daily routine
  • Recognise, respect and honour client confidentiality at all times

FAMILY LAW LEGAL ASSISTANT: THE PERSON

You will need a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team, together with the following skills:

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
    (Word/Excel/Outlook)
  • Experience in audio typing and the ability to type quickly and accurately
  • Excellent communication skills both on the telephone and in person
  • Good time management skills, an awareness of deadlines and the ability to prioritise where necessary
  • Attention to detail and ability to check work thoroughly
  • Previous experience of working as a legal assistant essential, preferably within a Family Law team

FAMILY LAW LEGAL ASSISTANT: APPLY NOW

If you wish to be considered for the role of Family Law Legal Assistant please forward your CV and covering letter to recruitment@cullimoredutton.co.uk.

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Family Law Legal Assistant

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.

Mortgage Adviser

MORTGAGE ADVISER: THE ROLE

We have a vacancy for a full-time Mortgage Adviser to join our Financial Services team to competently provide mortgage and protection financial advice to clients within regulatory rules and guidance:

Job Role: Mortgage Adviser
Department: Financial Services
Location: Chester
Term: Permanent, Full-time
Experience: 24 Months
Salary: DOE up to £23,000 + benefits

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Keep up to date with new product, technical or legislative changes within the mortgage and protection marketplace
  • Comply at all times with the Compliance and Training and Competence Procedures of the firm
  • Comply at all times with the requirements of the FCA including the Senior Managers and Certification rules
  • Identify and contact potential clients. Gather sufficient client information and identify client needs
  • Analyse information gathered and undertake sufficient research to make suitable recommendations
  • Complete all supporting documentation in an accurate manner
  • Attain and maintain competent status as defined by the Regulator and the firm
  • Maintain performance standards in accordance with those outlined in the Key Performance Indicators section of the Training and Competence procedures
  • Via self- assessment and feedback, identify Continuing Professional Development (CPD) needs to maintain and enhance Competent status and undertake appropriate activity to meet those needs
  • This role has been identified as being a role which includes minimum knowledge requirements falling under the IDD rules. A minimum of 15 hours per annum of CPD activity must be recorded to evidence competence in all of the IDD areas as shown below that are appropriate for the adviser
  • Recognise, respect and honour client confidentiality at all times

MORTGAGE ADVISER: THE PERSON

You will need a professional and positive attitude, strong interpersonal and organisational skills and the ability to work as part of a team, together with the following skills:

  • Ability to interpret data and to analyse where existing procedures and practices can be improved
  • Excellent standard of written & verbal communication
  • Ability to empathise and build strong business relationships with our clients other staff and strategic partners
  • Possess the ability to work using your own initiative, the preferred candidate must have a can-do attitude, possess the ability to search out solutions
  • Ability to manage own time, workload and ensure that all contractual obligations are met with partner firms; and
  • Good computer knowledge and skills, must be comfortable with Microsoft Word and Excel

MORTGAGE ADVISER: QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

You will need minimum of 24 months experience in a similar role along with the following qualifications:
Essential

  • Mortgage Advice qualification
  • Level 3 Mortgage qualification
  • Financial Planning qualification

Preferred

  • Level 3 Equity Release qualification
  • Level 1 Home Reversion qualification

MORTGAGE ADVISER: APPLY NOW

If you wish to be considered for the role of Mortgage Adviser , please forward your CV and covering letter to recruitment@cullimoredutton.co.uk.

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.

Wills & Probate Legal Assistant

WILLS & PROBATE LEGAL ASSISTANT: THE ROLE

We have a vacancy for a full-time Legal Assistant to join our Wills & Probate team.

Job Role: Legal Assistant
Department: Wills & Probate
Location: Chester
Term: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: £16,000 – £18,000pa, DOE + benefits

The successful candidate will:

  •  Ensure that Fee Earners time is effectively utilised through administrative support
  • Maintain a professional attitude and effective communications between clients, fee earners, team members and colleagues.
  • Provide a first-rate service to clients, both internal and external, presenting a positive image of Cullimore Dutton at all times.
  • Produce and manage both electronic and manual files and documents with care and accuracy
  • Chase documents upon instruction
  • Carry out financial tasks and provide support with the billing process
  • Recognise, respect and honour client confidentiality at all times

WILLS & PROBATE LEGAL ASSISTANT: THE PERSON

You will need a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team, together with the following skills:

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/Outlook)
  • Experience in audio typing and the ability to type quickly and accurately
  • Excellent communication skills both on the telephone and in person
  • Good time management skills and an ability to prioritise where necessary
  • Attention to detail
  • Previous experience of working as a legal assistant essential, preferably within a wills & probate team.

WILLS & PROBATE LEGAL ASSISTANT: APPLY NOW

If you wish to be considered for the role of Wills & Probate Legal Assistant, please forward your CV and covering letter to recruitment@cullimoredutton.co.uk.

Download this role as a PDF:
Wills & Probate Legal Assistant

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.

Conveyancing Paralegal

CONVEYANCING PARALEGAL: THE ROLE

We have a vacancy for a full-time Conveyancing Paralegal to join our Residential Conveyancing team.

Job Role: Conveyancing Paralegal
Department: Residential Conveyancing
Location: Chester
Term: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: £18,000 – £23,000pa, DOE + benefits

The successful candidate will:

  • Have an ability to manage a freehold sale file from inception to completion with supervision
  • Support our team of conveyancing solicitors in progressing legal work on sale and purchase transactions
  • Assist our team of conveyancing solicitors to set up and deal with completion and post completion matters
  • Draft and issue legal documents
  • Have an ability to mentor junior members of the team
  • Be able to delegate appropriate tasks to junior members of staff
  • Support our Compliance Officer with CQS accreditation and lender panels administration
  • Record detailed and accurate information from telephone conversations
  • Recognise, respect and honour client confidentiality at all times
  • Maintain a professional attitude and effective communications between clients, fee earners, team members and colleagues
  • Provide a first-rate service to clients and third parties presenting a positive image of Cullimore Dutton at all times

This role is ideal for somebody who is wanting to gain additional experience of managing a small case load alongside providing assistance to our conveyancing solicitors.

CONVEYANCING PARALEGAL: THE PERSON

You will need a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team, together with the following skills:

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/Outlook/Teams)
  • Excellent communication skills both on the telephone and in person
  • An ability to explain legal terms to clients in simple terms
  • Good time management skills and an ability to prioritise where necessary
  • Attention to detail
  • Prior experience of working as a Conveyancing Paralegal or equivalent
  • Experience of Ochresoft Case Management System (ideal but not essential as training will be given)

CONVEYANCING PARALEGAL: APPLY NOW

If you wish to be considered for the role of Conveyancing Paralegal, please forward your CV and covering letter to
recruitment@cullimoredutton.co.uk.

Download this role as a PDF:
CONVEYANCING PARALEGAL

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.

Conveyancing Solicitor

CONVEYANCING SOLICITOR: THE ROLE

We have a vacancy for a full-time Conveyancing Solicitor to join our Residential Conveyancing team.

Job Role: Conveyancing Solicitor
Department: Residential Conveyancing
Location: Chester
Term: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: £25,000 – £40,000pa, DOE + benefits

The successful candidate will:

  • Manage their own caseload of Freehold and Leasehold Residential Sales and Purchases from inception to completion and Transfers of Equity
  • Experience of dealing with New Build transactions is desirable but not essential.
  • Supervise and develop junior colleagues within the department
  • Work closely with clients and third-party contacts to build and maintain lasting relationships
  • Provide a first-rate service to clients, presenting a positive image of Cullimore Dutton at all times
  • Maintain a professional attitude and effective communications between clients, team members and colleagues
  • Assist in the business development and networking activities of the department and wider business
  • Recognise, respect and honour client confidentiality at all times

CONVEYANCING SOLICITOR: THE PERSON

You will need a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team, together with the following skills:

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/Outlook/teams)
  • Use of Ochresoft Case Management System desirable but not essential as full training will be given
  • Excellent communication skills both on the telephone and in person
  • Good time management skills, an awareness of deadlines and the ability to prioritise where necessary
  • Ability to delegate work to junior members of staff in a clear manner
  • A good understanding of business development
  • Sound knowledge of department finances, i.e. targets/billing/WIP etc.
  • Minimum of two years experience of working as a Conveyancing Solicitor is essential

CONVEYANCING SOLICITOR: APPLY NOW

If you wish to be considered for the role of Conveyancing Solicitor, please forward your CV and covering letter to
recruitment@cullimoredutton.co.uk.

Download this role as a PDF:
CONVEYANCING SOLICITOR

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies