Hughes Solicitors
19 High Street
Heathfield
TN21 8LU

8:45am to 5pm
Monday to Friday
(evenings and weekend
by prior appointment)

Hughes Solicitors
19 High Street
Heathfield
TN21 8LU

8:45am to 5pm
Monday to Friday
(evenings and weekend
by prior appointment)

Recruitment

Vacancies

Hughes Solicitors serves Heathfield and the surrounding local areas providing private client and property legal services.

Please see our available vacancies below:

 


 

Assistant Fee Earner/Lawyer – Conveyancing Department

Hughes Solicitors serves Heathfield and the surrounding local areas providing Private Client and Property legal services and has an exciting opportunity for a Residential Conveyancing Solicitor, FCilex, Licenced Conveyancer or equivalent.

This position is well suited to a self-motivated individual who has at least 3 years PQE in Residential Property.

Location: Heathfield

Job: Permanent Full Time or Permanent Part Time will be considered

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience

Purpose of Role:

  • To undertake fee earning work and provide a profitable contribution to the work of the department

Principal Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • conduct of a wide range of transactions including but not limited to sale and purchase files, transfers of title, new build purchases, discharge and re-mortgage work and progressing from inception to completion.
  • Dealing personally with clients, estate agents and other referrers.
  • advising and keeping clients and appropriate parties up to date with the progress of their transaction both via email and telephone contact.
  • general file management and case tracking ensuring timescales are met and that paperwork is processed, filed and kept up to date.
  • maintaining client matters on panel management portals including but not limited to LMS and Lender Exchange and ensuring compliance with all relevant requirements relating thereto.
  • ensuring compliance with CQS and Lexcel practice management standards.

Critical Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Candidates should have:

  • qualification as a solicitor, FCilex, licenced conveyancer or equivalent.
  • at least 3 years PQE in Residential Property.
  • efficient and well organised, with attention to detail.
  • well developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • adaptable and flexible with ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • ability to prioritise a heavy workload within tight time constraints under pressure.
  • good IT skills.

To apply:

For more information about this role and to apply, please contact Matthew Sabine on 01435 898125 and arrange to forward an up to date copy of your CV and contact details.


 

Private Client Solicitor / Legal Executive

This is an exciting opportunity for a private client solicitor or legal executive looking to work in a fully supported team, whose service ethic is to listen, understand and advise.  You will be joining a small and friendly firm of solicitors based in Heathfield, East Sussex, who since 2009, have looked after clients who live and work in Heathfield and the surrounding villages.

Our private client team consists of 4 lawyers who act for a broad range of clients.  We focus on team output and our supportive flexible work environment will enable you to thrive and build upon your experience within this modern and dynamic practice.

We are looking for a self-motivated lawyer with more than 2 years PQE of private client work to take up this opportunity.  Whilst this position is offered as a permanent full time role, we are willing to offer different working patterns.

Location:  Heathfield

Remuneration Package:  Competitive and commensurate with experience

Position:  Private Client Solicitor / Legal Executive

PQE:  2+ Years

Hours:  Full time or part time / flexible

Your main responsibilities will be to :

  • conduct of a wide range of private client fee earning work including wills, lasting powers of attorney, administration of estates and trusts.
  • deal personally with clients and other relevant organisations.
  • perform fee earning work according to the Lexcel Practice Management Standard.
  • support other colleagues and delegate appropriate work.
  • participate in marketing activities and pursue opportunities for cross-referral of work within the firm.

You will have:

  • a qualification as a solicitor, FCilex or equivalent.
  • a minimum of 2 years relevant experience working in private client.
  • a proven ability to be efficient and well organised, with attention to detail.
  • well developed communication skills.
  • the ability to be flexible and work on your own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • the ability to prioritise a heavy workload within tight time constraints under pressure.
  • good IT skills.

To apply:

For more information about this role and to apply, please email Cerrig Parr at cerrigparr@hugheslaw.co.uk with an up to date copy of your CV.


 

Legal Secretary – Private Client Department

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Legal Secretary to provide a personal assistant role and full comprehensive support service to at least two lawyers in the private client team.

Location: Heathfield

Job: Permanent Full Time

Salary: £24k – £27k depending on experience

This position is well suited to an individual who has at least two years experience of working within Private Client and has a knowledge of the procedures involved.

Principal duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Keyboard work producing quality documentation using Microsoft Office applications including Excel and the firm’s case management system. Use of Bighand Digital Dictation system.
  • Administration work including setting up new files, filing and organising files – fixing appointments.
  • Telephone work – dealing with telephone calls with clients, internally and with other professionals.
  • Client contact – dealing personally with client callers to fix appointments, dealing with queries and accepting payments to include, where appropriate, attending client meetings and being a first point of contact to clients.
  • Personal assistant work – developing a knowledge and interest in client matters so as to be able to alert to any difficulties and to handle queries effectively. Undertaking other clerical and administrative duties as may reasonably be required from time to time.
  • Marketing – ascertaining and recording where enquirers/clients have heard about us. Updating contact database when new information received. Undertaking a wide variety of ad hoc tasks as requested.

Critical knowledge, skills and experience candidates should have:

  • A minimum of two years’ experience as a legal secretary/assistant preferably within a private client department.
  • Demonstrated experience in legal secretarial abilities.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently under pressure, prioritise properly and meet stated deadlines.
  • Superior English communication skills, both verbally and in writing.

To apply:

For more information about this role and to apply, please contact Sophie Ivory on 01435 898132 and arrange to complete an application form.


 

Legal Assistant – Conveyancing Department

Location:  Heathfield

Job:  Permanent Full Time

Salary: £24k – £27k depending on experience

Hughes Solicitors serves Heathfield and the surrounding local areas providing Private Client and Property legal services and has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Legal Assistant to join our busy Residential Conveyancing team.

This position is well suited to an individual who has at least two years experience of working within Conveyancing and has a knowledge of the procedures involved.

Purpose of Role:

  • To provide direct support to a Conveyancer in delivering a professional service.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Undertaking a wide variety of ad hoc tasks as requested
  • Tracking of tasks and commitments
  • letter writing
  • Booking and co-ordinating meetings
  • Diary management
  • Opening and closing case files
  • General file management and case tracking
  • Direct client contact to deal with appointments, queries and payments
  • Raising bills and liaising with the accounts department
  • Attending team meetings
  • Assisting with maintenance of documentation, spreadsheets and legal databases
  • Completing Stamp Duty and Land Registry Forms
  • Drafting contract documentation

Critical Knowledge, Skills & Experience candidates should have:

  • A minimum of two years’ experience as a legal secretary/assistant within a Conveyancing Department
  • Demonstrated experience in legal secretarial abilities
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently under pressure, prioritise properly and meet stated deadlines
  • Superior English communication skills, both verbally and in writing

 To apply:

For more information about this role and to apply, please contact Matthew Sabine on 01435 898125 and arrange to forward an up to date copy of your CV and contact details.