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Secretarial and support vacancies

Legal Assistant

(Private Client experience preferred)

The Legal Assistant would be primarily providing support to the Private Client Department, however would be expected to provide support to other departments as and when required.  The successful candidate would ideally have Legal Assistant/Paralegal experience within Private Client.

The Legal Assistant will act as a workflow manager for other support services including delegating and supervising the completion of document production, file management and copying/scanning work.  The Legal Assistant will take an active interest in and obtain a thorough understanding of all aspects of client requirements to provide exceptional service levels to both the Lawyers and clients.  

In addition to providing support to the fee-earners to whom they offer services, the Legal Assistant will also provide assistance to their immediate colleagues in the department and, where practical, other departments. 

If you have the desired experience and would like to join a successful, well known, sociable and friendly law firm please submit your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@thackraywilliams.com with Legal Assistant –Private Client vacancy in the subject header.

Bromley New Business Accounts Handler

(£18,000 - £20,000 per annum)

Permanent, Full Time.

This is a time of growth for Thackray Williams, having recently opened our fourth office. We now have an exciting and newly created role as a New Business Handler (Private Client) at our Bromley Office. The role reports directly to our Marketing and Business Development Manager but operates closely with our Private Client team.  As the first point of contact for the majority of new private client enquiries, the position is responsible for achieving sales and managing the initial stages of those matters while delivering an exceptional level of client service.

Beyond the account management aspects of the role, the New Business Account Handler will also take some responsibility for the allocation and fair distribution of work to Solicitors and Legal Assistants while liaising with the Head of Department.

The role would suit someone from a relevant sales, legal or private client background. As this is a newly created role there will be some expectation that the successful candidate will help define their role over time and so must be a self-motivated individual that can approach any task with enthusiasm and energy. They must also possess the ability to learn about the legal processes and sensitivities of private client work (which includes wills, probates and lasting powers of attorney). As such, coupled with their ability to successfully convert enquiries into clients, they will need empathy and the ability to communicate with a diverse client base.   

If you have the necessary skills to be successful in this role, we would love to hear from you. Please send a current CV with covering letter explaining why you are a good fit for the role to recruitment@thackraywilliams.com with “New Business Handler” in the subject header.

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