Assistant Solicitor

ACS are recruiting for an Assistant Solicitor for our clients Residential and Commercial Property departments at their Merseyside based firm.

Successful candidate must be at least 5 years PQE.

Duties will include but not be limited to,

  • Providing a quality legal service to those clients with whom the Company does business with;
  • Providing appropriate legal advice and guidance to clients on key issues and proffer effective solutions that represent the best interests of the client;
  • Progress matters for which responsible in a timely manner;
  • Complying in full with the Company’s procedures on File Management, and File Audit as required;
  • Ensure full compliance with the Company’s policies and procedures in respect of Risk Assessment; Attending at Court (as required and if applicable) and representing the clients’ best interests at all times;
  • Set an example to others as an effective professional.
  • Put the interests of the Company before those of the Department in which the Assistant Solicitor operates in;
  • Provide a service to clients that maintains the high reputation of the Firm;
  • Recognise and react to opportunities for cross selling of services to clients, provided that this is in the best interests of the client;
  • Identifying market threats and opportunities and bring these to the attention of the Directors;
  • Maintaining effective professional and personal working relationships with all members of immediate team, senior staff and Directors;
  • Supporting the Director(s) in the development of the Company’s strategic objectives by contributing to the strategic planning process;
  • Prioritise work on a daily basis ensuring that key tasks or requests for urgent work are dealt with in a timely and professional manner;
  • The performance of any other duties and tasks as relevant to the role.

Key Tasks and Functions:

Finance:

  • Contribute to the prompt payment of bills, cash flow and profitability of the Company;
  • Experienced in budget management, profit forecasting, managing team and/or departmental cash flow;
  • Ensure that costs are billed on time at the conclusion of the matter, make use of interim billing as required, male use of obtaining cash-on-account;
  • Ensure that accurate time recording is maintained and maximised to maintain and grow profitability;

Quality & Compliance:

  • Comply with the Firm’s file management procedures
  • Ensure compliance by the Team and its members with all Professional Rules as laid out in the current version of the SRA Handbook and Code of Conduct 2011;
  • Comply with the requirements of the AML Regulations and instructions from the Firm’s MLRO.
  • Promote quality at all levels of performance and services within the Company;
  • Ensure compliance with the Company’s Quality Policy, Systems, Procedures and the Company Manual;

Successful candidates must have the following attributes –

  • Personally highly motivated, proven leadership skills,
  • Keen business acumen, and knowledge of legal issues within own environment;
  • Fully aware of current trends, challenges and opportunities in the Residential and Commercial property market sectors;
  • Professionally well qualified both as a Solicitor and a Manager;
  • Committed to own self personal and professional development;
  • Assertive, Risk taker;
  • Client focused and quality driven;
  • Proven planning skills and abilities;
  • Proven problem solving and opportunist skills.

Successful candidates must have the following qualifications –

  • Qualified solicitor holding current Practising Certificate;
  • An broad understanding and awareness of legal practice business management practices;
  • Member of relevant Law Society’ Panel(s), or other Panel as appropriate or required by the role.

For more information on this role, please contact stephanie@acs-recruitment.co.uk

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