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Legal : Qualified vacancies

Solicitor, Contentious Probate/Dispute Resolution (Ref 836)


Solicitor, Contentious Probate/Dispute Resolution (Ref 836)

Forbes Solicitors, one of the largest regional firms in the North of England, has an exciting opportunity, for a Solicitor or Associate, ideally up to 5 years PQE, however, all levels of post qualifying experience will be considered, to join our rapidly growing Contentious Trusts and Probate team, based at our Central Lancashire Office.  The team are currently a team of four fee earners and sits with the firm’s wider Dispute Resolution offering.

The team act for a broad range of clients on a variety of matters. Our client base is regional, national and international, from high net worth individuals, charities and trusts, to consumer clients. The team are frequently instructed on high value and complex trust issues, Inheritance Act claims and challenges to the validity of wills.

The successful candidate will be expected to run their own case load and to assist the Head of Department on larger complex matters.

The successful candidate will have experience within Dispute Resolution. Contentious Trusts and Probate experience is preferable, however,is not a pre-requisite, as first class training and opportunities for growth and development will be given.

Forbes Solicitors has a growing team of over 360 employees across our 10 offices and we are a full service law firm. 

We are looking for a stand out candidate to join the Forbes Family, an individual looking for a firm with a difference, with real people, and, a firm, who by working together, stands out. 

We are looking for someone who feels the firm's values of excelling, engaging, being real people, fairness and one team resonate with them.  If this sounds like the type of firm you would like to be part of, then we would like to receive your application.

In addition, the candidate we are looking for, will be confident and capable of working in a fast paced working environment and be able to settle in quickly.

We are offering competitive salary which will be in line with your experience alongside a benefits package.

If you want to work with a highly respected Contentious Trusts and Probate team in the heart of Lancashire, then please apply today.

Forbes Solicitors is an accredited Investors in People Firm, is committed to training and developing its staff.

 

If you wish to join this progressive Firm, please apply online by completing our online application form.

Closing Date: 12 July 2019

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Legal : Non-qualified vacancies

Trainee Paralegal (Leading to Apprenticeship), Insurance Department (Ref 832)


Trainee Paralegal (Leading to Apprenticeship), Insurance Department (Ref 832)

A vacancy has arisen for a Trainee Paralegal (Leading to Apprenticeship) to work within the Insurance Department at the Park Row office in Leeds.

The role will include:-

- working alongside other Fee Earners

- having direct communication with clients and third party Solicitors

- preparing court documentation and attending court hearings with Counsel, after a training period

- assisting in bulk preparation of complex document intensive cases, eg pagination, redaction, photocopying. 

The successful candidate will ideally:

- hold further education qualifications (A Levels or equivalent)

- have the ability to work unsupervised and possess good self-motivation skills

- have the ability to work as part of a team and be reliable and enthusiastic

- possess good IT skills

- have the ability to touch type or willingness to learn. 

The hours will be 9.00am until 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, commencing with 20 holidays, plus 8 statutory bank holidays pro rata.

If you wish to join this progressive Firm, please apply online by completing our online application form.

Closing Date: 02 July 2019

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Support staff vacancies

Office Assistant (Leading to an Apprenticeship) (Ref 835)
Trainee Applications Trainer, Northgate office, Blackburn (Ref 831)
Secretary, Family, Preston (Ref 830)
Office Assistant (Leading to Apprenticeship) Family, Northgate (Ref 828)
Marketing Executive, Marketing & Business Development, Rutherford House (Ref 825)


Office Assistant (Leading to an Apprenticeship) (Ref 835)

Forbes Solicitors, one of the largest Law Firms in the North of England, has a vacancy for an Office Assistant at the Leeds office.

The position will involve working in a busy office as part of a team.

The challenging role will include the following duties:

- filing of correspondence

- dealing with incoming post and scanning this into the case management system

- getting files ready for Court

- archiving files

- deliveries

 

The successful applicant will have:

- 3 A-levels grade B or above, or equivalent.  Those pending results will also be considered.

- 5 GCSEs 4 - 9, or equivalent, including Maths & English Language

- good interpersonal, organisational and IT skills

- a willingness to learn to touch type and develop skills as they progress within the Firm

 

Full training will be provided, including undertaking the Apprenticeship, which includes a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration.   
 
The hours will be 9.00am until 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, commencing with 20 holidays pro rata, plus the 8 statutory bank holidays.
 
Forbes Solicitors is an accredited Investors in People firm, is committed to training and developing its staff and has won an employer award for its commitment to staff training & development.

 

If you wish to join this progressive Firm, please apply online by completing our online application form.

Closing Date: 12 July 2019

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Trainee Applications Trainer, Northgate office, Blackburn (Ref 831)

Forbes Solicitors, the largest regional law firm in the Northwest, has a vacancy for a Trainee Applications Trainer based at Northgate.  The successful candidate, will work as part of the HR & Training team, supporting the Trainers in delivering training to our “internal customers” ie new and existing members of staff.

The successful candidate, will learn the firm’s Case Management System (PfW) in detail.  They will also develop their training style and skills to enable staff to maximise Forbes systems which supports the day to day operations of the Firm.  This role would suit someone wanting to start a career in training.

The ideal candidate will be, reliable, enthusiastic, flexible, accurate, organised and have good communication skills, lots of patience and a genuine interest in developing our staff. 

Knowledge and experience of computer packages eg. Case Management Systems, Microsoft Office including Outlook is desirable.  Keyboard skills (touch typing), knowledge of ISO 9001 and Level 2 in Business Administration would be an advantage.  Be educated to GCSE level, including Math’s, English and ICT grades 9-4 (A-C), or equivalent.

A full UK driving licence and regular access to a vehicle will be required due to the firm being multi-sited.             

For more information, please contact the HR Department for a copy of the Job Specification.  Full training will be given for this role.              

If you wish to join this progressive Firm, please apply online by completing our online application form.

Closing Date: 28 June 2019

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Secretary, Family, Preston (Ref 830)

Forbes Solicitors, one of the largest Law Firms in the North, has a vacancy for a Secretary based at the Preston Office. 

Working within a busy Family Department and as part of a team, the role will involve:

  • Working in co-operation with Fee Earners
  • Providing typing / administrative support to the Department
  • Filing of correspondence.
  • Dealing with incoming post and scanning this into the case management system.
  • Dealing with incoming and outgoing calls
  • Archiving files.

The successful candidate will ideally have:

  • Previous experience of working in an office environment
  • Excellent attention to detail and proof reading skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and IT skills
  • 5 GCSEs A to C, or equivalent, including Maths & English Language
  • Touch typing speeds of 50wpm

The hours will be 9.00am until 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, commencing with 20 holidays pro rata, plus the 8 statutory bank holidays.

Forbes Solicitors is an accredited Investors in People firm, is committed to training and developing its staff and has won an employer award for its commitment to staff training & development.

If you wish to join this progressive Firm, please apply online by completing our online application form.

Closing Date: 12 July 2019

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Office Assistant (Leading to Apprenticeship) Family, Northgate (Ref 828)

Forbes Solicitors, one of the largest Law Firms in the North, has a vacancy for an Office Assistant based at the Northgate Office. 

The position will involve working as a team member within the Family Department, undertaking the following duties:

  • filing of correspondence
  • administration and distribution of correspondence, incoming and outgoing - including    
  • internal mail to other branches.
  • inputting data on to the case management system
  • archiving files
  • reception and switchboard cover

The successful applicant will have:

  • 5 GCSEs 4 - 9 or equivalent, including Maths, English Language – essential criteria;
  • good interpersonal and organisational and IT skills;
  • a willingness to learn to touch type and develop skills as they progress within the Firm. 

Full training will be provided, including undertaking the Apprenticeship, which includes a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration at the Forbes Training Centre in Blackburn. 
 
The hours will be 8.30am until 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, commencing with 20 holidays, plus 8 statutory bank holidays pro rata.

Forbes Solicitors have an effective ongoing training programme and encourage progression within the firm when suitable opportunities become available.  Details of the various apprenticeships available, including qualifications and start dates will to be discussed at interview

If you wish to join this progressive Firm, please apply online by completing our online application form.

Closing Date: 28 June 2019

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Marketing Executive, Marketing & Business Development, Rutherford House (Ref 825)

Forbes Solicitors, one of the largest Law Firms in the North of England, has a vacancy for a Marketing Executive to work within their busy Marketing & Business Development Department.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum 3 years’ experience, preferably in a social housing or professional services environment.  This is a varied role which covers all aspects of marketing and business development. The role will appeal to candidates who are effective multi-taskers and who enjoy working across multiple practice areas. The successful candidate must have strong organisational skills and be able to calmly manage multiple deadlines.

Assisting with marketing campaigns and business development programmes you will use the full marketing mix to raise and maintain awareness of our Housing & Regeneration team.

The role will will include:

  • Drafting campaign plans. Organising and assisting with marketing campaigns in order to strengthen existing relationships and develop new client opportunities.
  • Organising targeted events, conferences, industry exhibitions and hospitality events
  • Coordination, editing and distribution of printed and digital newsletter and alerts.
  • Drafting and designing marketing materials (i.e invitations, notifications to clients and internal advertising, social media updates)
  • Working alongside our design agency in relation to the campaign marketing (visuals and aesthetics)
  • Negotiating and placing industry relevant editorial
  • Working with fee earners to encourage thought leadership in relevant press and Blogs
  • Championing social media including  LinkedIn page and Twitter accounts
  • Maintaining housing & regeneration website and intranet pages
  • Working with our PR agency to ensure excellent coverage in the housing press
  • Sourcing and writing industry award entries and submission of directory entries

Both full time and flexible hours will be considered.

Forbes Solicitors is an accredited Investors in People firm, is committed to training and developing its staff and has won an employer award for its commitment to staff training & development.

If you wish to join this progressive Firm, please apply online by completing our online application form.

Closing Date: 26 June 2019

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