Chartered Legal Executive

  • Job Vacancy: Chartered Legal Executive
  • Department: Court of Protection
  • Key duties: 
    • Undertake fee earning work and provide a profitable contribution to the work of the department
    • Contribute to the successful development of the department and of the firm in line with the business plan
    • Ensure that clients’ needs are met as soon as possible and deal with any issues that arise for them
  • Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and additional benefits
  • Hours: This is full time role.
  • How to Apply: Apply with the form below or with full CV and covering letter to: emma.gaudern@emgsolicitors.com

Details:

  • Financial control and in particular:
    1. Technical advice
    2. Client Service
    3. User-friendly language
  • Participation in business development and marketing activities whether on a firm-wide, departmental and/or office basis
  • Dealing with client enquiries and needs identified by them. Attending meetings and conference calls where necessary
  • Monthly administrative tasks such as file reviews, occasionally reconciling bank statements and monitoring bank accounts.
  • Liaising with other professionals such as architects, tradesman, case managers and therapists to ensure all client needs are met.
  • Liaising with others such as family members and friends to ensure all client needs are met.
  • Checking all invoices and either querying the same, or approving same for administrator to pay
  • Litigation support to the external PI solicitors as required including the use of Microsoft Excel.
  • Financial control and in particular:
    1. Record time accurately and in line with chargeable and non-chargeable time targets
    2. Raising monthly bills and matter management to the team leader/practice manager
    3. Occasionally you may be required to make payments to the client/s and control of invoices raised by therapists, case managers etc.

Skills required

  • In addition, you are expected to display and uphold the following skills and attributes at all times:
  • To undertake your duties professionally, with the utmost skill and care
  • To always put the clients first
  • To respect client confidentiality at all times
  • To be able to work individually and as part of a team, ensuring all firm’s procedures are followed and adhered to at all times
  • To be well motivated and demonstrate initiative
  • Good organisational skills are essential
  • Excellent time management skills

This summary represents an outline of the major components of the role and is not intended to be exhaustive. It may, with consultation, be subject to additions and amendments from time to time as needs change. Additions and amendments to the role will be discussed fully with the employee and documented.

EMG Solicitors are a Legal 500 law firm which specialises in Court of Protection work and in particular, the needs of vulnerable clients including those suffering from complex brain injury. Our service is offered throughout England and Wales and consequently, we have a national client base. With a superb reputation, this really is a fantastic opportunity not only to join a friendly, modern and award winning law firm, but to work within a nationally recognised specialist practice and learn from a team of dedicated and driven individuals.

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