To apply for a position detailed below, please email your covering letter and CV to careers@bhwsolicitors.com referencing the job title.

Due to continued growth, our busy Commercial Property department requires a Paralegal / Administrator to join the team.

The successful candidate will support the department’s fee earners to deliver exceptional client service by providing vital administrative assistance.

Key duties will include:

  • file creation and client due diligence processes;
  • file closing and archiving;
  • generating correspondence and documentation;
  • liaising with clients and organisations on the phone and dealing with basic enquiries;
  • coordinate and attend meetings, prepare agendas and record minutes,
  • completing administrative tasks such as document scanning, photocopying and filing as required;
  • attending and participating in team meetings;
  • maintaining the key dates reminder system;
  • ensuring that client matter files are kept up to date, and
  • other general administrative duties as and when required including answering external telephone calls, opening and sorting incoming post, franking outgoing post, door opening and client greeting.

Experience in a similar support or administrative role within a law firm would be beneficial, although further training will be provided.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • capable of working towards tight deadlines and under pressure;
  • enthusiastic, hardworking and can demonstrate initiative;
  • organised and able to complete assigned tasks effectively and promptly;
  • adaptable and accommodating;
  • a smart and tidy appearance;
  • good attention to detail; and
  • ICT competent, particularly with reference to the use of Word and Excel.

In return, BHW is able to provide an opportunity to develop within a leading Legal 500 and Chambers ranked Commercial Property department, alongside knowledgeable and experienced lawyers.

To apply for the position, please submit your covering letter and CV to careers@bhwsolicitors.com.


Salary: £dependent upon experience

We require a Residential Property Solicitor to join our busy and expanding Conveyancing department.

Due to the continued growth of the Conveyancing department, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified solicitor specialising in residential property to join the team.

The successful candidate will work alongside and assist the department head, as well as handle their own caseload of sale, purchase, transfer and re-mortgage freehold and leasehold transactions.

Our numerous conveyancing teams advise an expanding client-base of repeat instructions, referrals, and recommendations. We require someone with commercial acumen to help solidify our business relationships and build on the goodwill our teams have developed over the years.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate a strong residential property expertise and a minimum of 3 years post-qualification experience, gained within a reputable conveyancing department.

In return we can offer a leading regional salary and excellent long-term prospects.

To apply for the position, please submit your covering letter and CV to careers@bhwsolicitors.com.


Salary: £competitive

Fantastic opportunity for 3 Paralegal Apprentices to join our busy legal team. You will provide efficient and effective legal and general administrative support. This is an excellent opportunity to work and develop a career within the legal sector. You will be eager to learn, have good attention to detail, and an interest in law or a related area.

The successful candidates will play a vital role in the day-to-day operation of their allocated department or team, providing valuable legal and administrative support to help the smooth delivery of legal services, client care and risk management.

As an Apprentice Paralegal, responsibilities will include:

  • Managing data and records, including: updating the practice management system workflow, maintaining the key dates reminder system, file management duties such as document scanning, photocopying and filing, keeping file notes, and other general clerical support,
  • Drafting and reviewing standard documents, including: ordering legal reports and searches, and generating correspondence and documentation, drafting and producing legal documents and standard forms,
  • Assisting with the inception, progress and completion of client files, including: file opening and setup, client due diligence processes, and file closing and archiving, carrying out research, handling confidential and sensitive information, understanding and utilising basic financial information, and
  • Communicating (written and oral) with internal and external contacts, including: dealing with telephone calls and enquiries into the department and relaying messages, and liaising with clients and organisations on the phone and by email, attending and participating in team meetings, and other general administrative duties as and when required including answering mainline telephone calls, opening, and sorting incoming post, franking outgoing post, door opening, greeting clients.

Skills required

  • Good written and spoken communication skills,
  • Competent ICT skills (particularly with refence to Word and Excel)
  • An organised approach
  • The ability to complete assigned tasks accurately and promptly
  • The capability of working towards tight deadlines and under pressure

Qualifications

We are ideally looking for applications from candidates with a minimum grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) in English and Maths at GCSE level (or equivalent) and two A level (or equivalent) qualifications at grade C or above.

Personal Qualities

  • Reliable and be of smart appearance
  • Enthusiastic
  • Hardworking and can demonstrate initiative
  • Flexible and possess a pro-active attitude

Apprenticeship

Paralegal Level 3

Functional Skills level 2 in Maths, English and ICT

Working Week: Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Prospects

BHW will provide an opportunity to develop within a leading and expanding law Firm. With positions in our large multi-team conveyancing department and our specialist commercial departments, Paralegal Apprentices will work alongside extremely knowledgeable leading lawyers and experienced friendly support staff. Our unique team structure provides progression prospects and a flexible and supportive environment.

To apply for the position, please submit your covering letter and CV to careers@bhwsolicitors.com.

We are looking for a Legal Business Administrator Apprentice to provide vital administrative support to the management department at a leading independent Leicester based law firm.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wishes to work and develop their career within the legal sector and/or a business support role. The successful candidate will gain exposure across a variety of business functions including operations, marketing, HR, recruitment, procurement, health & safety, and IT, providing valuable administrative assistance to help the smooth running of key business support functions.

Responsibilities

As a Legal Business Administration Apprentice, responsibilities will include:

  • helping to administer HR records,
  • processing management data and compiling performance reports,
  • answering the phone and providing reception cover,
  • meeting and greeting office visitors,
  • updating template documents and workflows,
  • monitoring and ordering office supplies,
  • arranging third-party contractors,
  • maintaining office records,
  • scanning and photocopying,
  • opening and distributing incoming post and franking outgoing post,
  • maintaining diaries and booking appointments,
  • assisting with the Firm’s social media, email newsletters and other marketing activities,
  • updating the Firm’s website and third-party business profiles,
  • processing job applications and liaising with recruitment agencies,
  • assisting with general health and safety requirements across the offices,
  • carrying out research, and
  • fulfilling other administrative duties as required.

Skills

Applicants for this role should have:

  • good written and spoken communication skills,
  • competent ICT skills (particularly with refence to Word and Excel),
  • an organised approach,
  • good time management and work ethic,
  • willingness to learn and embrace new tasks,
  • the ability to complete assigned tasks accurately and efficiently,
  • capable of taking instructions and working within a team, and
  • the capability of working towards tight deadlines and under pressure.

Personal qualities

Applicants for this role should be:

  • reliable and be of smart appearance,
  • enthusiastic, hardworking and can demonstrate initiative, and
  • flexible and possess a pro-active can-do attitude.

Desired qualifications

We are ideally looking for applications from candidates with a minimum grade C or above in English and Maths at GCSE level (or equivalent) and two A level (or equivalent) qualifications at grade C or above.

Apprenticeship

Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship

BHW will provide an opportunity to develop within a leading and expanding independent law Firm, providing excellent prospects for progression and a flexible and supportive environment.

Job Types: Full-time, Apprenticeship

To apply for the position, please submit your covering letter and CV to careers@bhwsolicitors.com.


Salary: £150.50 per week

We are looking for a paralegal to join our busy Dispute Resolution department to provide vital legal administrative support to the fee earning team.

The Dispute Resolution department deals with a varied caseload of litigation matters including commercial contract disputes, commercial property and dilapidation disputes, debt recovery, shareholder and partnership disputes, professional negligence claims, and contentious probate.

As a Dispute Resolution paralegal, responsibilities will include:

  • file opening and client care correspondence,
  • file closing and archiving,
  • drafting correspondence, legal documents and agreements under supervision,
  • liaising with clients and third-parties on the phone and dealing with basic enquiries,
  • arranging and attending meetings, preparing agendas, and recording minutes,
  • ensuring that client files are kept up to date with correspondence and documents,
  • maintaining the integrity of data in key platforms,
  • creating trial bundles including annotating, paginating, redacting, and merging documents,
  • maintaining the key dates log and reminder system,
  • researching and analysing caselaw and regulations,
  • completing administrative tasks such as document scanning, photocopying, and filing as required; and
  • attending and participating in departmental meetings.

 

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills or characteristics:

  • previous litigation paralegal experience within a law firm,
  • exemplary IT skills (particularly Word and Excel),
  • strong analytical skills,
  • excellent attention to detail,
  • excellent interpersonal skills,
  • ability to work independently without supervision and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment,
  • strong academic achievements,
  • enthusiastic, hardworking and can demonstrate initiative,
  • be organised and capable of completing assigned tasks effectively and promptly,
  • be adaptable and accommodating,
  • a smart and tidy appearance.

Salary: £dependent upon experience