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Legal : Qualified vacancies

Dispute Resolution Solicitor (Ref 810)
Defendant Insurance Solicitor (Ref 807)


Dispute Resolution Solicitor (Ref 810)

Forbes Solicitors, one of the largest regional firms in the North of England, has an exciting opportunity for a Solicitor, with experience of property litigation, and would be keen to be involved in the growth of our Residential Landlord offering, Landlord Complete, to join our Dispute Resolution team, within our Central Lancashire office

Forbes Solicitors has a growing team of over 350 employees across our 10 offices and we are a full service law firm. 

We are looking for a Dispute Resolution Solicitor 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 a Solicitor 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 Dispute Resolution Solicitor 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 Dispute Resolution team in the heart of Lancashire, then please apply today.

No Speculative agency approaches accepted.

 

 

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

Closing Date: 31 December 2018 12:00

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Defendant Insurance Solicitor (Ref 807)

Forbes Solicitors, one of the largest regional firms in the North of England, has an exciting opportunity for a Solicitor, ideally someone newly qualified to 3 years PQE, with experience of PL and EL matters, to join our Defendant Insurance team, in our Leeds City Centre office

 Forbes Solicitors has a growing team of over 350 employees across our 10 offices and we are a full service law firm. 

We are looking for a Defendant Insurance Solicitor 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 a Solicitor 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 Defendant insurance Solicitor 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 Defendant Insurance team in the heart of Leeds city centre, then please apply today.

No Speculative agency approaches accepted.

 

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

Closing Date: 29 December 2018 12:00

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Forbes Solicitors is an Equal Opportunities Organisation

 

Legal : Non-qualified vacancies

There are no vacancies at present

 

Support staff vacancies

Office Assistant (leading to Apprentice), Preston (Ref 809)
Office Assistant (leading to Apprentice) Leeds (Ref 808)
IT Support Engineer, Rutherford House, Blackburn (Ref 806)
Secretary - Fixed Term Contract January - July 2019, Crime Department, Northgate (Ref 805)
IT Case Management Developer, IT Department, Rutherford House (Ref 782)
Credit Control Administration Assistant (Ref 770)


Office Assistant (leading to Apprentice), Preston (Ref 809)

Forbes Solicitors, one of the largest Law Firms in the North of England, has a vacancy for

an Office Assistant based at the Preston Office. 

 

This position would be ideal for an individual looking for a Firm with a difference; a firm with real people, and a Firm, who by working together, stands out. 

 

We are looking for an individual who feels that the Firm's values of excelling, engaging, being real people, being fair and one team, resonate with them.  If this sounds like the type of Firm you would like to be a part of, we would like to receive your application.

 

The position will involve working as a member of a team within the office the successful applicant will ideally have:

 

5 GCSEs A to C, or equivalent, including Maths, English Language & ICT – 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. 

 

Duties will include:

 

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

Forbes Solicitors is an Equal Opportunities Organisation

 

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

Closing Date: 04 January 2019 12:00

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Office Assistant (leading to Apprentice) Leeds (Ref 808)

Forbes Solicitors, one of the largest Law Firms in the North of England, has a vacancy for

an Office Assistant (Leading to an Apprentice) at the Leeds City Centre office.

 

This position would be ideal for an individual looking for a Firm with a difference; a firm with real people, and a Firm, who by working together, stands out. 

 

We are looking for an individual who feels that the Firm's values of excelling, engaging, being real people, being fair and one team, resonate with them.  If this sounds like the type of Firm you would like to be a part of, we would like to receive your application.

 

The position will involve working as a member of a team within the office and to undertake 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

 

The successful applicant will have:

- 5 GCSEs A to C, or equivalent, including Maths, English Language & ICT

- 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 BTEC Level II 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.

 

Forbes Solicitors is an Equal Opportunities Organisation

 

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

Closing Date: 11 January 2019 12:00

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IT Support Engineer, Rutherford House, Blackburn (Ref 806)

Forbes Solicitors, one of the largest Law Firms in the North of England, has a vacancy for

for an IT Support Engineer at the Rutherford House office in Blackburn.

 

The position will involve working as a member of a team within the office and to undertake the following duties:

- To install, maintain and support all software and hardware used within the Firm

- To contribute fully to achieve the IT Dept annual plans and to its continuing development

- To carry out tasks either individually or as part of a team

- To manage your personal time to ensure that agreed workloads are completed            

  satisfactorily and to target

- To carry out other tasks as assigned by the Director of IT

 

The successful applicant will have:

- 5 GCSEs A to C, or equivalent, including Maths, English Language and ICT

- good interpersonal and organisational skills

- technical experience ideally in a support environment

- a clean driving licence and access to a vehicle (desirable)

 

Full training will be provided.  The hours will be 8.30am until 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, commencing with 20 holidays pro rata, plus the 8 statutory bank holidays.  In addition to this the successful applicant will be part of a rotating 1 week ‘out of hours’ on-call rota.
 

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.

Forbes Solicitors is an Equal Opportunities Organisation

 

 

 

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

Closing Date: 04 January 2019 12:00

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Secretary - Fixed Term Contract January - July 2019, Crime Department, Northgate (Ref 805)

Forbes Solicitors, one of the largest Law Firms in the North of England, has a vacancy for a Secretary at the Northgate office in Blackburn.

The position will involve working in the busy Crime Department as a member of a team within the office.

The challenging role will include the following duties:

- 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
 
 
The successful applicant will have:

- Previous experience of working in an office environment

- Touch typing speeds of 50wpm

- 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

- A willingness to learn


 
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.
  
Forbes Solicitors is an Equal Opportunities Organisation

 

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

Closing Date: 28 December 2018 12:00

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IT Case Management Developer, IT Department, Rutherford House (Ref 782)

Forbes Solicitors, one of the largest Law Firms in the North of England, has a vacancy for an IT Case Management Developer at the Rutherford House office in Blackburn.

We are looking to complement our hard working and talented IT department with an ambitious and knowledgeable IT Case Management Developer. Previous work experience from Legal IT industry is desirable, but not essential.

The position will involve working as a member of a team within the office and to undertake the following duties:

  • Troubleshooting of software and hardware problems
  • Developing and updating internal case management system (Tikit)
  • Developing and updating company’s website
  • Developing other various internal projects
  • To contribute fully to achieve the IT Dept. annual plans and to its continuing development
  • To carry out tasks either individually or as part of a team
  • To manage your personal time to ensure that agreed workloads are completed           
  • satisfactorily and to target
  • To carry out other tasks as assigned by the Director of IT

The successful applicant will have:

  • 5 GCSEs A to C, or equivalent, including Maths, English Language and ICT
  • Graduate in an IT related course
  • Problem solving and analytical thinking
  • Good interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Good understanding of MS Office family of software and Development
  • Troubleshooting computer systems and software
  • Visual Basic, C# (essential) and Python programming
  • Visual Studio (essential)
  • Case Management Development (Tikit desirable)
  • XML (essential), PHP, HTML and CSS
  • Drupal & WordPress platforms (desirable)
  • Windows Server 2012 and above
  • A clean driving licence and access to a vehicle (desirable)

The hours will be 8.30am until 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, commencing with 20 holidays pro rata, plus the 8 statutory bank holidays.

Salary: Negotiable dependent on experience.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:-

IT: 1 year

IT Developer: 1 year

Forbes Solicitors is an Equal Opportunities Organisation

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

Closing Date: 31 December 2018

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Credit Control Administration Assistant (Ref 770)

Forbes Solicitors, a top 200 law firm and one of the leading firms in the North of England, has an exciting opportunity for a Credit Control Admin Assistant within the Credit Control department based at Preston.

The role will include liaising with Fee Earners, Heads of Department, Cashiers and Forbes Debt Collect, dealing with clients by letter, email, telephone and face to face, updating the case management system, reviewing financial ledgers, processing card payments.

The successful applicant will ideally have:

  • 5 GCSEs grades A to C (or equivalent) including Maths & English Language (English Language at grade B)
  • good interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • good numeracy, organisation and IT skills
  • a willingness to develop skills as they progress

We are prepared to consider applicants without credit control experience as full training will be provided.  In order to source the ideal candidate, we encourge applications from candidates with admin experience and also candidates without admin experience who would be willing to undertake the Apprenticeship, which includes a BTEC Level II Diploma in Business Administration at the Forbes Training Centre in Blackburn.

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

Forbes Solicitors is an accredited Investors in People firm, is committed to training and developing its staff and has recently 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: 21 December 2018

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Forbes Solicitors is an Equal Opportunities Organisation