Lawyers

Child Care Solicitor- Rickmansworth

We are looking for an experienced Children’s Solicitor to work in our Rickmansworth office, to expand our growing team. The successful candidate should have 5 years PQE of running a family caseload, mainly focused on care and should be a member of the Children Panel. We are looking for someone with a following who undertakes work for Guardians and parents. The candidate must have an interest in and experience of conducting advocacy.

If you think you might be the right person for us please apply by forwarding your CV, along with a covering letter and quoting reference FAM4, to: Clare O’Connor Ashworth at coa@blasermills.co.uk

Please note : NO AGENCIES

Development Property Lawyer (Real Estate) – Amersham

NB: This job description is not to be regarded as exhaustive. There may be other duties and requirements associated with the position and , in addition, as a term of employment, staff may be required to undertake other duties as may reasonably be required of them. They may also, from time to time, be required to use their cars on firm’s business.

Main purposes of role (not exhaustive)
Senior lawyer in the Development arm of the Real Estate team. Undertake and supervise fee earning work and supervise/deputise in your area of practice

  • Experienced development property lawyer – preferably with contacts, but it is not a pre-requisite. Strong knowledge of site acquisition, finance and disposal.
  •  Experience in handling fast paced and highly demanding clients
  • Technical knowledge of development work including planning aspects
  • Ability to work closely with the Partner in Charge of the team, handle both their own case load, and have exposure to Partner’s cases from time to time
  • In their personal fee earning work billings in accordance with set targets, other than where exceptional circumstances apply.
  • Perform fee earning work accurately, reliably and in accordance with the firm’s quality and risk management procedures.
  • Ensure proper control of work in progress, billing and cash collection.
  • Provide leadership and supervision to staff that they oversee or supervise, whether on an office or departmental basis.
  • Be effective in developing new work from existing clients and seek new clients for themselves and others. Will develop and support marketing initiatives.
  • Maintain and nurture an appropriate network of contacts and referrers and endeavour to promote the firm in their professional and personal lives.
  • Gain or maintain IT skills appropriate to modern legal practice, such as ability to send, forward and respond to e-mails with or without attachments, conduct research on internet and ensure proper filing of all data.
  • Understand the main uses and applications of the office telephone system – e.g. be able to re-route calls, set up conference calls, etc.

If you think you might be the right person for us please apply by forwarding your CV, along with a covering letter to: Clare O’Connor Ashworth at hr@blasermills.co.uk


Other

Post Completion Assistant – High Wycombe

(Travel to Amersham office will be required weekly)

NB. This Job Description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. There may be other duties and requirements associated with the position which you may reasonably be required to undertake.

Accountability

You will report to Partner,  Alexandra Kirk.

Duties

To act as a Post Completion Assistant based at the High Wycombe office and to carry out any of the following duties as may be directed.

1. Carrying out registrations for the busy team which include complex applications e.g. first registrations, lease extensions, removal of notices alongside straightforward transfers.
2. Checking ledger balances promptly and working with the team to correct mistakes.
3. Dealing with transfer formalities with management companies/managing agents/landlords.
4. Managing own work load and prioritising.
5. Being proactive as to other issues to be resolved and regular reporting to residential property partner.

Experience of residential property is essential.

There may be possibilities for development within Blaser Mills in the future dependent on suitability and criteria.

If you think you might be the right person for us please apply by forwarding your CV, along with a covering letter to: Clare O’Connor Ashworth at hr@blasermills.co.uk

Business Development and Marketing Assistant – High Wycombe

The firm is seeking to recruit a Business Development and Marketing Assistant to assist in implementing the Business Development and Marketing plan across the firm.

Although the role will include aspects of business development, the primarily focus will be to assist with marketing initiatives.

This is a full and varied role working across all aspect of marketing and business development, including: contact management and database systems; profile raising and marketing campaigns including in communications such as brochures, publications and online content (intranet, firm website, and Social Media); event support; BD evaluation and reporting; pitching & credentials; client/sector and competitor analysis, and client targeting and cross-selling.

Marketing campaigns, Profile Raising and Events

  • Create and maintain targeted mailing lists for newsletters, events, seminars.
  • Support the production of client alerts/mailings/biogs/advertorials/editorials, and liaising with the authors and the publishers to ensure timely publication.
  • Assist with the co-ordination of client events/seminars on a small and large scale, from beginning to end and through use of the firm’s e-marketing tool, Vuture.
  • Coordinate the firm’s event programme including logistics, sending out invites and managing delegate lists and attending on the day.
  • Assist in the production of all practice area entries in directories and legal supplements including Legal 500 and Chamber & Partners.
  • Assist in the production of marketing communications including e.g. brochures and flyers.
  • Help to develop new marketing collateral and liaise with external designers and printers as required.
  • Assist in the production of internal communications including the monthly newsletter.
  • Assist with the management of the firm’s social media accounts and update the website as and when required.
  • Drafting marketing copy suitable for online and offline communications.

Graduate Trainee Recruitment Marketing

  • Assist in promoting the firm’s graduate recruitment through marketing initiatives including online graduate recruitment resources and graduate recruitment events.

Knowledge Management

  • Assist in developing and maintaining key BD/Marketing resources on the firm’s intranet.
  • Prepare competitor analysis reports, as required.

Pitches & Credentials

  • Assist with the co-ordination of pitch responses and credentials statements for the practice.
  • Assist in providing and producing background research, strategy, client briefings and competitor analysis documents in preparation for pitches and other client meetings.
  • Support lawyers in maintaining or tailoring their CVs for specific industry sectors or pitches.
  • Maintain credentials documents and standard wording.
  • Administer, coordinate and maintain post-pitch feedback.

Wider Marketing/BD Projects

  • Contributing to the wider business development effort, which will include participating in specific firm wide BD initiatives and projects as required.
  • Dealing with ad hoc enquiries about the practice area or its clients from other parts of the firm or members of the BD team.
  • Attend networking and marketing events.
  • Any other tasks that may be reasonably be required.

Social Media

  • Maintain and update the firm’s social media including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Supporting the Senior Marketing Executive in training fee-earners on social media use and best practice.
  • Specific duties or responsibilities may be reviewed from time to time to reflect changes in personnel and management structure, staff location and services.

Essential Requirements

  • Creates a positive impact with colleagues, peers, partners and clients and is able to demonstrate diplomacy, listening and influencing skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent eye for detail and proof reading skills.
  • Effective project coordination skills including the ability to plan ahead and prioritise conflicting demands to meet deadlines for the team.
  • Team player who works collaboratively and who is proactive with a ‘can do attitude’.
  • Demonstrates a keen interest in self-development and shows initiative.
  • Demonstrates consistent excellent service delivery to internal clients.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to understand the firm’s business and marketplace.
  • Degree educated, ideally in a marketing or business field.
  • Strong and competent user of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • An understanding of basic Business Development & Marketing principles.

Desired Requirements

  • Previous experience in working in a business development/marketing environment.
  • Experience of, and comfortable in, a partnership or equivalent professional services environment.
  • A relevant marketing or sales qualification, such as the CIM or equivalent.
  • Previous experience in working with contact management systems or databases.

If you think you might be the right person for us please apply by forwarding your CV, along with a covering letter to: Clare O’Connor Ashworth at hr@blasermills.co.uk

Personal Assistant – London

We are looking for a PA to support our Dispute Resolution team in our London office. We are expanding and occupy an office in Cheapside, London.

Salary will be negotiable according to experience and qualification for this role. Part time applications may also be considered.

Duties to include:

  • Providing full secretarial support including typing of correspondence and legal documents; correct filing of correspondence and other papers; and timely delivery of outgoing correspondence to the mail point
  • Answering incoming telephone calls from clients when requested to do so by a Fee Earner; assisting the client where possible; and taking a message where appropriate
  • Proper maintenance of the Fee Earner’s flies including timely filing of papers and recording the movement of files handed to another Fee Earner or removed from the office
  • The timely preparation of bills as directed by the Fee Earner
  • Accepting cash or cheques from clients in payment of costs, disbursements or on account of costs and ensuring that a RECEIPT FORM is completed and handed with the payment to the person responsible for banking
  • Making appointments for the Fee earner and keeping his or her diary up-to-date
  • Maintaining a back-up record of all key dates on the Fee Earner’s matters
  • Officer Manager duties
  • Stock control and timely ordering of stationery if so requested
  • Photocopying urgent documentation
  • Providing general assistance and support to Fee Earners to ensure that clients’ matters are dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible
  • Telephone / Receptionist role
  • Preparing and delivering to the Post Office and Document Exchange (DX) the firm’s outgoing mail when required. Arrange courier for delivery and collection
  • General banking duties when required
  • Carrying out general Secretarial Duties for other Fee Earners when requested to do so
  • Reception duties – a key role in representing the firm to new and existing clients.  It is essential, therefore, that a pleasant and helpful manner either on the telephone or in face to face situations is maintained whatever the situation
  • Greet clients cordially and advise relevant staff member of their attendance
  • Book meeting rooms and maintain booking diary
  • Deal with client payments cash or cheques give them receipt
  • Take and pass messages when client requests
  • Inform staff of documents and deliveries handed in
  • Ensure office environment is comfortable and presentable for clients and colleagues
  • Experience in the legal sector is required

Blaser Mills London office is situated near Bank, St Paul’s & Cannon Street stations

If you think you might be the right person for us please apply by forwarding your CV, along with a covering letter to: Clare O’Connor Ashworth at hr@blasermills.co.uk

Blaser Mills is an equal opportunities employer