Conveyancing Assistant/Secretary – Bedford

Why Woodfines?

We are a progressive, growing firm, well-established in the ‘Oxford-Cambridge arc’, offering flexible working in modern, spacious offices. This role is based in our Cambridge office within walking distance the train station.

As a firm, we pride ourselves on our friendly, approachable nature, to both staff and clients, offer competitive salaries, and genuine progression opportunities. Our staff are given autonomy in a firm that focuses on the delivery of practical solutions.

Woodfines is a full-service legal firm, with over 140 staff and very high staff retention. As well as our well-established reputation in Commercial and Private Client law, we specialise nationally in Road Transport and Logistics law and, more locally to our rural clients, Agricultural law.

Job description and required skills

An opportunity has arisen within our Residential Conveyancing department for a Conveyancing Assistant/Legal Secretary.  The role is a mixture of secretarial and paralegal duties.

Skills Required:

  • Clear demonstrable experience as a legal secretary, within Residential Conveyancing
  • Ideally conveyancing paralegal experience
  • Excellent IT skills with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Previous experience of using a case management system would be desirable.
  • Proven ability to use own initiative and work well under pressure
  • A positive, proactive, can do approach
  • Willingness to work well as part of a busy team
  • A commitment to providing excellent customer service

Daily Duties: 

  • Carrying out a secretarial role to support Fee Earners in the Residential Conveyancing team.
  • Assisting with a broad variety of paralegal and administrative tasks
  • Having direct client contact, via telephone, email and face to face.
  • Ensuring departmental systems and firm-wide procedures are followed.

 Salary is commensurate with experience and we offer additional staff benefits including pension, income protection scheme, group life cover, cash plan and 34 days holiday.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience to Karen Jobbling at kjobbling@woodfines.co.uk

 

 

Legal Accounts Assistant (Full or Part Time) – Bedford

Why Woodfines?

We are a progressive, growing firm, well-established in the ‘Oxford-Cambridge arc’, offering flexible working in modern, spacious offices. This role is based in our Bedford office within walking distance of the high street and the train and bus stations.

As a firm, we pride ourselves on our friendly, approachable nature, to both staff and clients, offer competitive salaries, and genuine progression opportunities. Our staff are given autonomy in a firm that focuses on the delivery of practical solutions.

Woodfines is a full-service legal firm, with over 140 staff and very high staff retention. As well as our well-established reputation in Commercial and Private Client law, we specialise nationally in Road Transport and Logistics law and, more locally to our rural clients, Agricultural law.

Job description and required skills

An opportunity has arisen within our Accounts department for a Legal Accounts Assistant, and both full-time and part-time requests will be considered.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Proven ability to use own initiative and a proactive attitude
  • Willingness to work well as part of a busy team
  • A commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Knowledge of Solicitors Accounts Rules is desirable.
  • Experience within legal accounts is desirable
  • Able to work to deadlines whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
  • Must have a pro-active “can do” and collaborative approach with ”value added” attitude
  • Good at problem solving and able to demonstrate sound judgement
  • Knowledge of Excel

Daily Duties:

  • Updating and monitoring the online banking system.
  • Recording of bank payments and receipts
  • Data entry
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • Dealing with Accounts queries from staff & clients
  • Purchase Ledger entry, reconciliations & payments
  • External payments and reconciliations including correct VAT treatment
  • Updating daily cash flow reporting
  • Reconciling and posting petty cash
  • To assist fee earners by ensuring the Firm complies with the Solicitors Accounts Rules
  • Adhering to all Lexcel accreditation best practices

Salary is commensurate with experience and we offer additional staff benefits including pension, income protection scheme, group life cover, cash plan and 34 days holiday.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience to Karen Jobbling at kjobbling@woodfines.co.uk

Legal Secretary, Commercial Property – Bedford

Why Woodfines?

We are a progressive, growing firm, well-established in the ‘Oxford-Cambridge arc’, offering flexible working in modern, spacious offices. This role is based in our Bedford office within walking distance of the high street and the train and bus stations.

As a firm, we pride ourselves on our friendly, approachable nature, to both staff and clients, offer competitive salaries, and genuine progression opportunities. Our staff are given autonomy in a firm that focuses on the delivery of practical solutions.

Woodfines is a full-service legal firm, with over 140 staff and very high staff retention. As well as our well-established reputation in Commercial and Private Client law, we specialise nationally in Road Transport and Logistics law and, more locally to our rural clients, Agricultural law.

Job description and Required Skills

An opportunity has arisen within our Commercial Property department in Bedford for a Legal Secretary. This is a very busy role working for 2 or more solicitors.

Skills Required:

  • Clear demonstrable experience as a legal secretary, ideally within Commercial Property
  • Excellent IT skills with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Previous experience of using a case management system would be desirable
  • Proven ability to use own initiative and work well under pressure
  • A positive, proactive, can-do approach
  • Willingness to work well as part of a busy team
  • A commitment to providing excellent customer service

Daily Duties:

  • Carrying out a secretarial role to support fee earners in the Commercial Property team.
  • Assisting with a broad variety of administrative tasks
  • Having direct client contact, via telephone, email and face to face
  • Ensuring departmental systems and firm-wide procedures are followed.

Salary is commensurate with experience and we offer additional staff benefits including pension, income protection scheme, group life cover, cash plan and 34 days holiday.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Karen Jobbling, HR Manager, at kjobbling@woodfines.co.uk

Company Commercial Solicitor – Cambridge

We are currently investing in and expanding our Commercial team across our offices to reflect both our current workload requirements, but also the firm’s regional ambitions for the future. We require an experienced Senior Solicitor to lead transactions and the development of Commercial legal services from our Cambridge office.

To find out more about the role, and the Commercial department, please download our job specification.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing your experience to Karen Jobbling at kjobbling@woodfines.co.uk

Commercial Property Paralegal – Bedford

The Commercial Property team in our Bedford office has grown, and we now require an experienced Commercial Property Paralegal to assist them.

Previous Commercial Property experience is essential for this role, along with the ability to work under pressure within a busy team.

The role will include Stamp Duty Land Tax calculations and documents, completing searches and general administrative duties, as well as providing assistance to the team through undertaking research.

Please click here to read the job description.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Karen Jobbling, HR Manager, at kjobbling@woodfines.co.uk