Vacancies

BIRKETT LONG IS EXPANDING!

With offices in Basildon, Chelmsford and Colchester, Birkett Long is one of the region's largest full service law firms and is still growing!

Birkett Long achieved a ‘Regional Heavyweight’ ranking in the Legal 500 directory and is recognised as the law firm with the strongest profile in Essex.

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We currently have vacancies in the following teams:


 

Legal Support Assistant – Commercial Real Estate

Colchester Office

 

The Firm

Birkett Long Solicitors are redefining what it means to be a Lawyer.  Based in Essex, with offices in Chelmsford, Basildon and Colchester, Birkett Long focuses on people – our clients, our employees, our business partners and those in our local communities.

 

We are a modern thinking Legal 500 law firm and this is an ideal opportunity to join a successful and thriving practice.

 

The Role

We have a vacancy for a full time Legal Support Assistant to join our busy and well respected Commercial Real Estate team in our Colchester Office. 

 

The Department

You will join the fast paced Commercial Real Estate team which provides a wide range of services inclusive of landlord and tenant, lending and finance, development and investment.

 

The Candidate

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and professional applicant to join the Commercial Real Estate team to help to deliver a proactive, secretarial support service to our Fee Earning team.  Previous secretarial experience in Real Estate for this role and knowledge of document production and/or track changes would be a distinct advantage.

 

Main Duties and responsibilities

Organisational Support

  • Effective and productive diary and email management; awareness of Fee Earners workloads to plan ahead with minimal supervision.
  • Deal with post, internal and external, distribute and action as required.
  • Deal with fee earner filing, to do lists and case management duties.
  • Retain up to date knowledge and understanding of Fee Earners matters to enable a proactive support service.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and effective communications
  • Process relevant on time with accuracy and minimal supervision.
  • Undertake basic research (online or otherwise) for Fee Earner when required.
  • File opening and closing with minimal supervision.

 

Client Relationship and Business Development

  • Act as a first point of contact for Fee Earners; providing a first-rate telephone support service; taking enquiries and relaying these to the Fee Earner.
  • Organise business development meetings and events for Fee Earners; assist in the production of business development materials in liaison with the Marketing team.

 

Document Production

  • Proof read all documents for spelling
  • Use initiative to compose drafts and send correspondence
  • Preparation of bills and undertaking of the Firm’s procedures in billing, AML and Debt Management.
  • Deal with Time Recording matters as required by Fee Earners.

 

If you believe you have the skills we are looking for please send your CV to:

 

Leonie Dolling

HR Adviser

Birkett Long LLP, 1 Amphora Place, Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3WG

Or alternatively to recruitment@birkettlong.co.uk

 

Closing date for applications is: 13 September 2019

 

NO AGENCIES

 

Agents please note that we work with a PSL and whilst we consider each candidate and application, please ensure that CV’s are only directed to our HR department. Please refrain from contacting Birkett Long employees.  

 


Conveyancing Assistant

Residential Real Estate

Colchester Office

The Firm
Birkett Long Solicitors are redefining what it means to be a Lawyer.  Based in Essex, with offices in Chelmsford, Basildon and Colchester, Birkett Long focuses on people – our clients, our employees, our business partners and those in our local communities. We are a modern thinking Legal 500 law firm and this is an ideal opportunity to join a successful and thriving practice.
 
The Role
We have a vacancy for a full-time and experienced Conveyancing Assistant to join our busy and well respected Residential Real Estate team in our Colchester office.
 
The Department
You will join the fast paced Residential Real Estate team which provides a wide range of services inclusive of:
  • advice and guidance on buying, selling and renting a property;
  • mortgages; how much is outstanding and redemption penalties;
  • terms of tenancy and written agreements;
  • legal transfers of property.
The Candidate
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Conveyancing Assistant to deliver a proactive, legal support service to two highly regarded Solicitors within the team.  The candidate will have at least one years previous conveyancing assistance experience or legal secretarial assistance within a residential property environment. This is mandatory to enable all correspondence and documents to be produced to the required standard and on time. 
 
You will have the understanding of how a property file runs from beginning to end and take full responsibility for the file efficiently to include searches, enquiries, drafting contracts and all matters from post exchange prior to completion.
 
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Professional work attitude
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • The ability to work as part of a team as well as on their own
If you believe you have the skills we are looking for please send your CV to:
Leonie Dolling
HR Adviser

Birkett Long LLP, 1 Amphora Place, Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3WG
Or alternatively to recruitment@birkettlong.co.uk
 
 
NO AGENCIES
Agents please note that we work with a PSL and whilst we consider each candidate and application, please ensure that CV’s are only directed to our HR department. Please refrain from contacting Birkett Long employees. 

Trade Mark Attorney

Colchester Office

The Role

We have an exciting new role for a pragmatic and driven Trade Mark Attorney to join our new Intellectual Property team in the Colchester office. Applications for the position will be considered on either a full-time or part-time basis.

This is a rare opportunity to be a key part of a fast-growing Intellectual Property team within a Legal 500 law firm. The role will involve providing practical advice to a broad portfolio of clients.


The Candidate

You will be a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney with the ambition and commercial acumen to assist in driving the new IP department forward. We are prepared to consider applications from a variety of experience levels.

You will be involved with all aspects of managing the department’s portfolio including domestic and international filing, prosecuting, monitoring of trade marks as well as opposition and cancellation work. You will ideally have some experience of drafting license agreements. Expect to get a varied diet of contentious and non-contentious work.

You will be passionate to deliver succinct, high quality advice with excellent client and team communication skills. The ideal candidate will also have an eye for detail, work with high levels of accuracy and possess the ability to work under pressure, prioritising effectively.

The ideal candidate must be flexible enough to work outside normal office hours when required and preferably have their own vehicle as well as a clean driving licence.

If you believe you have the skills we are looking for please send your CV to
Leonie Dolling
HR Adviser

Birkett Long LLP – 1 Amphora Place, Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3WG
Or alternatively to recruitment@birkettlong.co.uk


If you would like to apply for any of the positions advertised please send your CV along with details of the position you are applying for to recruitment@birkettlong.co.uk

Should you be interested in applying for a different position with the firm please do feel free to send your CV to Leonie Dolling (recruitment@birkettlong.co.uk) as we are happy to receive personal applications on a speculative basis.

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