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Berry Smith LLP is a business whose key resource is its people. We therefore invest a great deal of time and resources into personal development; actively encouraging training and supporting people's ideas and ambition. Our lawyers play a vital role in shaping the firm's future and are rewarded with genuine opportunities for career progression.

Our success means we are continually growing, so we are always looking out for enthusiastic and motivated people to join our team. We regularly have vacancies in a wide variety of positions, as well as opportunities for graduate trainees.

We are always interested in hearing from anyone wishing to join the firm, either in response to one of our vacancies or more speculatively for the future.

Please contact us at opportunities@berrysmith.com

For prospective employees, please see Candidate Privacy Notice

CURRENT POSITIONS

We currently have 2 vacancies, as Legal Assistants in our Private Client and Employment Teams

LEGAL ASSISTANT

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Conveyancing Legal Assistant to join our Private Client Team based at the Cardiff office.

Summary

  • Closing date:             30th September 2022
  • Location:                    Cardiff Office
  • Salary:                        Competitive, depending on experience
  • Job type:                    Full time/Part time

Job Description

In this role you will be assisting fee-earners with their property caseload throughout all stages of the transaction from initial instruction through to completion. The successful candidate will have a background in conveyancing or be a law/LPC graduate with a passion for residential property work.

We would envisage the role being full-time, but we would consider applicants wishing to work part-time to accommodate a Legal Practice Course. 

The main responsibilities of the role include:

  • File creation using our Case Management System
  • Monitoring incoming post and email correspondence
  • Generating initial client care letters and fee quotations
  • Undertaking AML checks for new clients
  • Attending to clients on the telephone, and in person when required
  • Requesting redemption statements
  • Completing sales/purchases and assisting with the release of funds
  • Updating Milestones on our Case Management System
  • Post-completion duties, registering purchases and file closures
  • Assisting with the billing process
  • General administrative tasks

Applicant Criteria

Required skills and experience:

  • A law degree at 2:2 level or past conveyancing experience
  • Exceptional communication and customer service skills
  • Experience of working in a professional legal environment
  • Organised and methodical approach with good attention to detail
  • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

Salary and Benefits

As a Conveyancing Legal Assistant, you will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • 22 days annual leave (increasing to a maximum of 28 days).
  • Christmas shutdown period and public bank holidays
  • Eye Care
  • Career progression opportunities

How to Apply

To apply for the role please send your CV together with a covering email to Jane Emery, Practice Manager jemery@berrysmith.com

Please refer to the Candidate Privacy Notice on our website which sets out, in line with GDPR and data protection laws, the types of data we collect and hold on job applicants.

https://www.berrysmith.com/sites/default/files/sites/candidate_privacy_notice.pdf

 

LEGAL ASSISTANT

We are seeking a full-time legal assistant to join our friendly and supportive employment team based in Cardiff.

 Summary

  • Closing date:             30th September 2022
  • Location:                    Cardiff
  • Salary:                        Competitive, depending on experience
  • Job type:                    Full time

Job Description

In this role you will be assisting fee-earners with the daily management of their employment law files.

We would envisage the role being full time but would consider applicants wishing to work part-time to accommodate ongoing legal studies.

The main responsibilities of the role include:

  • File management including the opening and closing of files
  • Assisting fee-earners with their time recording
  • Undertaking AML checks for new clients
  • Taking incoming calls, accurately relaying messages and making calls when required
  • Drafting and formatting documents with fee earner guidance
  • Preparing bundles in readiness for tribunal hearings
  • Assisting with the billing process
  • General administrative tasks

Applicant Criteria

Required skills and experience:

  • Experience of working in a professional legal environment, ideally in a similar role
  • Exceptional communication and customer service skills
  • Organised and methodical approach with good attention to detail
  • Be a team player.

Salary and Benefits

As an Employment Legal Assistant, you will receive:

  • A competitive salary
  • 22 days annual leave (increasing to a maximum of 28 days)
  • Christmas shutdown period and public bank holidays
  • Eye Care
  • Career Progression Opportunities

How to Apply

To apply for the role please send your CV together with a covering email to Jane Emery, Practice Manager  jemery@berrysmith.com

Please refer to the Candidate Privacy Notice on our website which sets out, in line with GDPR and data protection laws, the types of data we collect and hold on job applicants.

https://www.berrysmith.com/sites/default/files/sites/candidate_privacy_notice.pdf