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QUALIFIED SOLICITOR OR QUALIFIED BARRISTER VACANCY

We are a law firm housed in Grade A offices based in Sheffield City Centre –We specialise in Civil and Commercial Litigation, Acquisition & Mergers, Director & Shareholder Disputes, Company/Commercial amongst other areas of law as appears on our website www.zakerykhub.com

Over the last decade, the pressure on the legal sector has become increasingly profound. The way that legal services are delivered to clients has also changed with emerging technologies that have revolutionised the legal services. But we have always planned ahead of the myriad of challenges, albeit a very small firm, this has meant that we have been able to maintain the highest standard of service to our clients, rivalling magic circle law firms, in quality and speed of service delivery.

We are a law firm with a difference. Not only do we offer a range of commercial and litigation legal services to individuals and businesses, but their problem is personal to us because it is personal to them.

We have a no-nonsense approach and focus on what really matters to our clients, and that may mean that sometimes we have to save our clients from themselves. We continue to focus when others may lose their focus – we deliver our expert services with a human touch.

If you are a commercially aware and business minded individual, who can uphold our ethos of integrity and are tenacious in the pursuit of our objectives, putting our clients first; If you are an enthusiastic, committed professional who is both approachable and caring; If you are efficient and pioneering, with an imaginative outlook; if you have a clean regulatory and employment history and a proven track record of going above and beyond for both firm and client and can show commitment to our diverse and inclusive workplace, then we would love to hear from you.

We recruit both law and non-law graduate qualified solicitors and Barristers and view strong social skills as important as academic achievement.

What we could offer you

You will be given real responsibility that will allow you to learn on the job and develop lifelong skills. You will gain practical experience in a supportive and friendly but strictly professional environment by working on important cases, some of which give rise to the finding of novel issues of law.

In the event you are successful, you will receive a range of benefits including:

  • 28 days (pro rata) paid holiday in each holiday year, which runs from 1 January to 31 December – this includes bank and public holidays, with the opportunity to request unpaid additional leave if you so require it.
  • Two volunteering days per year (fully paid) for you to work either on a pro bono basis for less financially able clients (subject to MD’s approval of the area of law/the matter on which you will be working) or for you to give the time to the community/charity of your choice or generally choose a task for the benefit of the local community.
  • Access to a variety of chosen training and development resources.
  • The opportunity for the successful candidate to build up experience by working on and assisting those who work on a wide range of extremely complex litigation and non-contentious commercial matters, ranging from medium size to multi-million-pound cases across different areas of law and practice.
  • We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where all our employees can flourish.

If you are successful in gaining the vacant position with us, your hours of work are:

  • 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • You will be required to work out of hours if and when required

Salary:

  • 3yr-9yr PQE: £27,500 to £37,500.00padepending on experience and expertise, and ability to develop new relationships with existing and new clients and third parties and stakeholders.
  • 10yr -18yr PQE: £40,000pa – £60,000padepending on experience and expertise, and ability to develop new relationship with existing and new clients and third parties and stakeholders.
  • 18yr -Plus PQE: £61,000pa – £90,000padepending on experience and expertise, and ability to develop new relationships with existing and new clients and third parties and stakeholders.

The Process

Your application will be considered for the role of a qualified practicing Solicitor or qualified practicing Barrister.

We require from you;

  • Your CV
  • Your covering letter, setting out why we should employ you
  • if short listed, the First interview
  • An assessment (if so advised)
  • if short listed, the Second Interview
  • Final stage – at which a decision will be made as to whether or not you are successful

We reserve the right to carry out an appropriate screening process about you as a candidate, in order to assess your suitability for the role.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Managing your own caseload;
  • Managing the junior members of your team;
  • Handling files from pre-action to conclusion;
  • Drafting routine correspondence and pleadings;
  • Attending trial;
  • Attendance upon clients and counsel;
  • Attendance on business networking events for and on behalf of the firm;
  • In case of M&A to carry out the usual work from commencement to conclusion of the matter – inter alia due diligence, routine correspondence, drafting of documents etc
  • Produce weekly and monthly case progress reports to the Managing Director
  • time recording
  • billing

General:

  • Professionally presented at all times
  • Have a flexible approach to working hours and duties;
  • Act as an ambassador for the firm and present a professional image at all times;
  • Treat clients and colleagues fairly and with respect, valuing the diversity of others and working proactively to overcome any communication barriers;
  • Adhere to safe working practices and to the health and safety policy and departmental procedures;
  • Have a positive attitude to learning and development and proactively seek opportunities to develop professional competencies including IT skills;
  • Promote, communicate and support the firm’s vision and values to all
  • Follow and promote legislation and the firm’s policies such as race and disability, equal opportunities, and data protection to provide a consistent and excellent service;
  • The post holder may also be requested to carry out other non-specific duties commensurate with the post and seniority of the post.

Required Education, Skills and Qualifications

  • LLB, 2.1 or 1st class or equivalent if so converted
  • LPC/BVC commendation or distinction (or equivalent if so applicable)
  • Ability to appear in Court to deal with all matters concerning a case in the area of law in which you are an expert
  • Excellent ability to conduct ADR, such as negotiation, mediation and/or arbitration etc.
  • Excellent ability to work individually and as an effective member of a team
  • Excellent understanding of the need to deal with clients sensitively, to keep information confidential and act professionally at all times.
  • Excellent ability to take on individual project/legal work, demonstrate initiative and carry out meticulous legal work from start to conclusion.

PARALEGAL (CIVIL & COMMERCIAL) VACANCY

We are a law firm housed in Grade A offices based in Sheffield City Centre –We specialise in Civil and Commercial Litigation, Acquisition & Mergers, Director & Shareholder Disputes, Company/Commercial amongst other areas of law as appears on our website www.zakerykhub.com

Over the last decade, the pressure on the legal sector has become increasingly profound. The way that legal services are delivered to clients has also changed with emerging technologies that have revolutionised the legal services. But we have always planned ahead of the myriad of challenges, albeit a very small firm, this has meant that we have been able to maintain the highest standard of service to our clients, rivalling magic circle law firms, in quality and speed of service delivery.

We are a law firm with a difference. Not only do we offer a range of commercial and litigation legal services to individuals and businesses, but their problem is personal to us because it is personal to them.

We have a no-nonsense approach and focus on what really matters to our clients, and that may mean that sometimes we have to save our clients from themselves. We continue to focus when others may lose their focus – we deliver our expert services with a human touch.

If you are a commercially aware and business minded individual, who can uphold our ethos of integrity and are tenacious in the pursuit of our objectives, putting our clients first; If you are an enthusiastic, committed professional who is both approachable and caring; If you are efficient and pioneering, with an imaginative outlook; if you have a clean regulatory and employment history and a proven track record of going above and beyond for both firm and client and can show commitment to our diverse and inclusive workplace, then we would love to hear from you.

We recruit both law and non-law graduate qualified solicitors and Barristers and view strong social skills as important as academic achievement.

Applications are particularly welcomed from those with prior heavy weight civil and commercial litigation experience.

What we could offer you

You will be given real responsibility that will allow you to learn on the job and develop lifelong skills. You will gain practical experience in a supportive and friendly but strictly professional environment by working on important cases, some of which give rise to the finding of novel issues of law.

In the event you are successful, you will receive a range of benefits including:

  • 28 days (pro rata) paid holiday in each holiday year, which runs from 1 January to 31 December – this includes bank and public holidays, with the opportunity to request unpaid additional leave if you so require it.
  • Two volunteering days per year (fully paid) for you to work either on a pro bono basis for less financially able clients (subject to MD’s approval of the area of law/the matter on which you will be working) or for you to give the time to the community/charity of your choice or generally choose a task for the benefit of the local community.
  • Access to a variety of chosen training and development resources.
  • The opportunity for the successful candidate to build up experience by assisting those who work on a wide range of extremely complex litigation and non-contentious commercial matters, ranging from medium size to multi-million-pound cases across different areas of law and practice.
  • We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where all our employees can flourish.

If you are successful in gaining the vacant position with us, your hours of work are:

  • 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • You will be required to work out of hours, if and when required

Salary: £16,000 to £21,000 per annum – Negotiable, depending on experience

The Process

Your application will be considered for the role of a paralegal with experience in heavy weight civil and commercial matters.

We require from you;

  • Your CV
  • Your covering letter, setting out why we should employ you
  • if short listed, the First interview
  • An assessment (if so advised)
  • if short listed, the Second Interview
  • Final stage – at which a decision will be made as to whether or not you are successful

We reserve the right to carry out an appropriate screening process about you as a candidate, in order to assess your suitability for the role.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the Managing Director
  • Assisting other fee earners and support staff
  • Conducting all the preparatory work for the County Court, the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court cases.
  • Drafting routine correspondence
  • Secretarial and support assistance to all fee earners, including, diary maintenance
  • Provide word processing support, transcribing documents from handwritten notes and digital dictation with the ability to work on lengthy complex documents
  • Prepare bills/invoices as required
  • Maintain paper and electronic records including, filing, inputting data, keeping records, confidential and general filing systems as directed to ensure the effective record keeping of client and financial information
  • Carrying out research
  • Attend court to support fee earners
  • Attend upon clients, counsel, solicitors and experts
  • Provide cover for support staff when required
  • Manage your own caseload with minimal supervision
  • Deliver boxes of documents/ trial bundles etc to the court and return them to the office as required
  • Clean and keep tidy the boardroom and general offices and desks as required
  • Adhere to the employer’s clean desk policy
  • Meet and greet visitors as required

General:

  • Professionally presented at all times
  • Have a flexible approach to working hours and duties
  • Act as an ambassador for the firm and present a professional image with integrity at all times
  • Treat clients and colleagues fairly and with respect, value the diversity of others and work proactively to overcome communication barriers
  • Adhere to safe working practices and to the health and safety policy and departmental procedures
  • Have a positive attitude to learning and development and proactively seek opportunities to develop professional competencies including IT skills
  • Promote, communicate and support the firm’s vision and values to all
  • Follow and promote legislation and the firm’s policies such as race and disability, equal opportunities and data protection to provide a consistent and excellent service
  • The post holder may also be requested to carry out other non-specific duties commensurate with the post

Required Education, Skills and Qualifications

  • LLB and/or LPC, LLM, BVC (Bar Vocational/Training Course)
  • Excellent keyboard and IT skills with a current knowledge of a range of different computer packages e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc
  • Excellent English (Written and Oral)
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work to tight timescales and demonstrate attention to detail
  • Ability to stay calm and composed in stressful and/or demanding situations and work under pressure to a deadline
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively deal with a wide range of clients and members of staff
  • Excellent ability to work individually and/or as an effective member of a team
  • Excellent ability to use own initiative
  • Excellent understanding of the need to deal with clients sensitively and to keep information confidential at all times
  • Excellent ability to take on individual project work and demonstrate initiative
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills

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