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POSITION AVAILABLE – Tax and Trust Exec, Chichester

Our client, an established and renowned law firm, are seeking an ambitious and motivated Senior Executive to join the Private Client team, specifically to work on Tax, Trusts and Estates matters in their Chichester office.

Responsibilities:

  • Trust and Estate tax returns and personal tax returns, including related tax calculations using the firm’s software (IRIS). All related correspondence with clients, HM Revenue & Customs and third parties as required. Monitoring and working to related deadlines.
  • Preparing Trust accounts.
  • Monitoring deadlines on Trusts and Estates such as ten yearly charges and beneficial entitlements.
  • Dealing with the day-to-day administration on clients.
  • Inheritance Tax returns for Trusts and Estates.
  • Ad hoc advisory work, such as advising on Trust distributions.
  • Assisting in the training and mentoring of junior members of staff.
  • To carry out other tasks as and when required by the LLP.

Required:

  • A suitable professional qualification – e.g. STEP, ATT, CTA (part qualified)
  • Significant experience (2 years+) of working in a private client or trust department in a client facing role
  • Ability to work accurately, prioritise work and adhere to critical deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Proactive and ambitious, with a willingness to challenge in the best interest of the client
  • IT literate, with experience of using case management and tax software (ideally IRIS)

The role is full time 9am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday.

The firm is offering a competitive salary to the successful candidate, commensurate with experience and ability.

Rustington Recruitment is an employment agency.

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POSITION AVAILABLE – PI Lawyer, Chichester

Our client, an established and respected firm of solicitors, has a new requirement for a Personal Injury lawyer to cover a 12 month contract at their Chichester office.

Role Overview

This is a senior appointment incorporating high value and complex personal injury cases.

The role may include client contact and may extend beyond the main responsibilities listed below.

Main detailed responsibilities

  • Assist the team in an assortment of personal injury claims.
  • Demonstrate appropriate competency to deal with all aspects of your work.
  • To have good written and verbal skills and a need to demonstrate drive, initiative and enthusiasm as well as an ability to work as part of a team within the firm’s Personal Injury Department;
  • Liaise with Partners and the Department Head as necessary and to attend departmental meetings as requested by the Department Head;
  • use of accounting and time recording software
  • to ensure the confidentiality and security of all documentation to comply with the new GDPR regulations
  • you will be expected to use a high degree of self-management and initiative, complying with all relevant professional and regulatory obligations
  • managing documentary disclosure
  • taking witness statements
  • producing Schedules of Loss and interim payment budgets
  • Instructing counsel and experts
  • producing indexed e- bundles for Court, dealing with e-filing/ proceedings/ applications etc

ADMINISTRATION

  • Housekeeping –in accordance with the procedures set out in the Office Manual
  • Maintain files (usually electronically but also in paper)
  • Follow administrative systems and procedures

PERSONAL SKILLS

  • You will be expected to provide a professional, efficient and friendly service to clients and maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • To provide support in a professional and courteous manner in keeping with the firms standards for Client Care
  • Be self-motivated and able to organise own workload with minimum supervision

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

  • You will be expected to communicate clearly and appropriately, both orally and verbally with other parties whilst maintaining excellent working relationships. Be diplomatic and confident in communication with partners and staff
  • You will need excellent spelling and grammar and pay attention to detail and quality of work
  • You will be expected to comply with all office procedure requirements.

ACADEMIC SKILLS and DEVELOPMENT

  • You will have a good academic record.
  • Previous experience within the legal profession
  • Computer Literate
  • To undertake any specific training when required to do so
  • Be proactive and achieve the best outcome for the firm

ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS

  • Effective prioritisation with the ability to meet deadlines and manage time effectively.
  • Good time management, adopting a flexible approach to work

Required qualifications, skills and experience

  • A suitable professional qualification or equivalent experience
  • Significant experience of working in a personal injury department in a client facing role
  • Ability to work accurately, prioritise work and adhere to critical deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Proactive and ambitious, with a willingness to challenge in the best interest of the client
  • IT literate, with experience of using case management systems (ideally Proclaim)

The role is full time 9am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday.

The firm is offering a competitive salary to the successful candidate, commensurate with experience and ability.

Rustington Recruitment is an employment agency.

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POSITION AVAILABLE – Legal Secretary, Chichester

Our client, an established and renowned firm of solicitors, have a new requirement for an experienced legal secretary to support the fee earners in their Litigation department.

Excellent typing skills, diary management and routine administrative abilities are essential as is a confident nature, good academic record and experience within Personal Injury and/or Family Law.

Full time, permanent position, office based 9am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday in Chichester.

Salary is negotiable, commensurate with ability and experience.

Rustington Recruitment is an employment agency.

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POSITION AVAILABLE – Family Law Solicitor, Chichester

Our client has a present requirement for a Family Solicitor with 5-10 years PQE to join the busy Litigation department at their Chichester ofice.

Dealing with:

-Divorce and Separation, Dissolution of Civil Partnerships

-Family matters generally

-Financial disputes upon divorce

-Residence and contact disputes for children

-Fixed Fee Divorces

-Civil Partnership matters

-Prenuptial and Cohabitation Agreements

-Issues arising from the breakdown of a relationship

-Disputes between unmarried couples

-Emergency remedies including Occupation and Non-Molestation Orders, Injunctions

-Resolving issues regarding finances including properties, income, pensions both for married couples and cohabitees

-Dealing with issues that arise in relation to children including financial support for them

-Disputes between unmarried couples including property disputes and cohabitation agreements

-International children disputes

-Collaborative resolutions

-Interviews are available for preliminary advice and an assessment of the merits of a case

-General Family matters

-Advice on alternative methods to reduce disputes such as mediation and collaborative law

First class opportunity with an established, friendly, client orientated firm.

Salary negotiable.

Rustington Recruitment is an employment agency.

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POSITIONS AVAILABLE – Temporary Legal Secretaries, West Sussex

We have a requirement for experienced legal secretaries to undertake ad hoc assignments for our clients, predominantly based in West Sussex.

Swift, accurate typing and sound IT skills are essential. Willingness to help out on reception and with routine administrative tasks also required.

£10 per hour.

Rustington Recruitment is an employment business.

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POSITION AVAILABLE – Property Litigation Lawyer, Worthing

Our client, a respected West Sussex firm, has a new requirement for a technically strong Property Litigation Lawyer to join their busy Dispute Resolution team.

Their ideal candidate has a passion for property litigation law, developing others through sharing your own wealth of technical knowledge and experience, and is a great team player. They would be looking for candidates with a strong network of both clients and referrers in the local and surrounding areas. However they would welcome applications from talented individuals outside the area who have a proven track record in winning new clients and forming long-standing relationships.

5+ years experience is essential.

Negotiable package on offer.

Rustington Recruitment is an employment agency.

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POSITION AVAILABLE – Full or Part Time Family Lawyer, Worthing

Our client, a respected West Sussex firm, has a new requirement for either a Full or Part Time Lawyer to join their Family department.

Their ideal candidate has a passion for Family law, self-reliant and self-driven whilst having the ability to develop others through sharing your own wealth of technical knowledge and experience, and is a great team player. As you will expect, you will also:

Be able to prioritise workloads whilst remaining resilient under pressure and competing demands. Provide quality client service and consider this together with relationship building, a high priority. Be self-motivated and capable of working to deadlines. Be a team player whilst also able to work alone. Enjoy building relationships across our teams Possess strong communication skills, a flexible approach and a willingness and desire to help grow the team.

A negotiable package is on offer.

5+ years experience is required.

Rustington Recruitment is an employment agency.

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POSITION AVAILABLE – Commercial Lawyer, Worthing

Our client, a respected and progressive Sussex firm, has a new requirement for a gifted Commercial Lawyer with the ability and desire to grow and develop a team.

You will either have a strong network in the local and surrounding areas or a track record of winning business and forming lasting relationships.

In addition to the above you will:

Be able to prioritise workloads whilst remaining resilient under pressure and juggling competing demands.

Be able to maintain attention to detail at all times even when under pressure.

Enjoy a diverse and varied workload.

Give client care and relationship building a high priority.

Be self-motivated and capable of working to deadlines.

Be a team player whilst also able to work alone.

Possess strong communication skills and a flexible approach.

Have at least 8 years’ experience to call upon.

This is a full time, permanent position with a negotiable package.

Rustington Recruitment is an employment agency.

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POSITION AVAILABLE – Commercial Property Lawyer, Chichester

Our client has a new requirement for an experienced commercial property lawyer to join the commercial/corporate team at their busy Chichester office.

They are looking for a commercial property lawyer with 3 years PQE who has gained varied experience across all aspects of commercial property work. The role would suit a commercial property lawyer with commercial property experience gained at a local or regional firm. You’ll be dealing with a varied and challenging caseload with plenty of exposure to clients, so if you are an ambitious lawyer, this is a solid opportunity.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years experience in the work, be able to demonstrate a client-focused approach, possess excellent IT and literacy skills as well as being extremely well organised. You will have the necessary experience in dealing with all aspects of the work and be self sufficient in these areas. You will have a proven track record of attention to detail, and be capable of prioritising and working well under pressure.

This is a full time, permanent position with a negotiable salary package.

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POSITION AVAILABLE – Private Client Solicitor, Chichester

Due to continuing growth our client is looking expand their private client team with an ambitious solicitor who is looking to progress to partnership.

It is expected that you will have a solid background in private client work and be able to take advantage of the excellent client base and contacts that the firm enjoys. There will also be a focus on business development and growth within the team.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of two years PQE in private client work, be able to demonstrate a client-focused approach, possess excellent IT and literacy skills as well as being extremely well organised. Preferably, STEP qualified or working towards STEP, you will have the necessary experience of dealing with all aspects of private client law and be self sufficient in these areas. You will have a proven track record of attention to detail, and be capable of prioritising and working well under pressure.

Salary will be negotiable and dependant on experience. In addition they pay for parking, and there is a Pension Scheme and a Private Health Scheme.

Excellent career prospects.

Rustington Recruitment is an employment agency.

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