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Thank you for visiting our careers page.  Below you will find our current vacancies but we are always seeking talented and motivated individuals to join our successful teams.  We offer competitive salaries and benefits package, as well as encourage learning and career development in a friendly working environment. 

Our current roles

Working for Fishers Solicitors is like joining a new work family. As well as being dynamic, innovative and forward thinking, our professional team of staff are friendly, efficient and have the desire to provide exceptional client care at the heart of all they do.

Job vacancy: Solicitor

Department: Probate, Wills, Tax and Trusts    

Responsible to Director and the wider Fishers Solicitors team

Report to: Director (Probate, Wills, Tax and Trusts).  

The Firm.

Fishers Solicitors has been providing legal services for 140 years. We provide legal services that cover most areas of law.

With a recent move to a new office on the outskirts of Ashby and increased business, we are looking for a qualified Solicitor to work with our Probate, Wills, Tax and Trusts team.

The Role:

To take an active role in the firm’s expanding Wills and Probate Department by managing a caseload of clients and assisting with the promotion, development and marketing of the department, in line with the firms’ business plan. To comply in all respects with the provision of the Office Manual and undertake such reasonable requests as may be made by the Head of Department or any other Director.

Main Responsibilities

Carry out own caseload from initial instruction through to completion.

  • Handle a varied caseload of Wills, lasting powers of attorney, the setting up and administration of trusts, Court of Protection and the administration of estates (both with and without a Will), and variation of Wills;
  • Ensure that all client’s work is progressed in a timely manner and that the client is kept informed throughout, delivering exceptional customer service;
  • Comply with all file and case management quality standards in accordance with the Law Society requirements;
  • Assist the firm with new and existing business development;
  • Time record for all client matters on the case management system;
  • Maintain confidentiality of all client documentation and information at all times;
  • Assist the Head of Department with any other relevant duties as and when required;
  • Work closely with the Head of Department to promote the department as a whole;
  • Build upon the firm’s reputation to attract key clients;
  • Networking with other professionals and contacts, both individually and as part of a team;
  • Undertake any relevant training as and when required;
  • To provide advice and guidance to secretary/s where required; 
  • To provide advice and guidance to junior team members. Where required when required; 
  • To comply with the terms of the Office Manual and any other reasonable request that may be made by the Head of Department or another Partner.

Skills, Qualifications and experience:

  • Ideally 4+ years PQE, with experience of working within a Wills, Taxes, Trusts & Probate department or an Experienced Qualified Solicitor;
  • Ability to handle own varied caseload of Wills and probate matters on own initiative and without supervision;
  • Confident in handling cases from initial instruction through to completion;
  • Target driven;
  • Exceptional client care skills;
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise;
  • High level of attention to detail;
  • Can do attitude;
  • Ability to work well as part of a team as well as independently;
  • Sound communication skills (both verbal and written);
  • Experience of working with Case Management systems

The working hours are 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

Covid-19.

The majority of the firm is working remotely at this time and the risk is minimal. The longer term plan is to continue with a remote working arrangement.

How to apply:
Please apply by sending a copy of your CV to martyn.taylor@fisherslaw.co.uk, including a covering note.

Job vacancy: Legal Secretary x2

Fishers Solicitors has been providing legal services for around 140 years. We provide legal services that cover most areas’ of law.

With a recent move to a new office on the out skirts of Ashby and increased business, we are looking for 2 legal secretaries to work with our Probate, Wills, Tax and Trusts team.

The Role:

The legal secretary is to provide direct support to the fee earner that will enable the fee earner to operate at optimum efficiency. This will include, but will not be limited to the main responsibilities given below. The legal secretary is expected to use a high degree of self-management and initiative.

Main Responsibilities

  • To comply with all case management quality standards as laid down in the office manual and in accordance with Law Society requirements;
  • To prepare correspondence and documents through audio-typing and word processing;
  • To administer filing which will include daily filing and the opening, closing, storage and retrieval of client files in accordance with the detailed procedures contained in the Office Manual;
  • To record all client and matter details on the PMS and set up new files, and ensure that the client/matter details are kept up to date;
  • To use the PMS where appropriate for document production. To set up new files.
    To send e-mails and e-mail documents when appropriate, and to check emails for the appointed principle;
  • To prepare mail and enclosures for dispatch and to be responsible for ensuring that all outgoing post is correctly addressed and delivered to reception in time for dispatch;
  • To arrange for all copying to be done;
  • To make appointments, arrange meetings and to maintain an up-to-date diary for their principal;
  • To attend clients both in person and on the telephone and to provide such support in a professional and friendly manner in keeping with the firm’s standards for client care;
  • To take and record accurately any messages and pass them to the appropriate person without any necessary delay;
  • To record accurately and legibly any attendance details following discussions with the client and ensure that they are lodged on the client matter correspondence clip;
  • To provide support to other secretaries as required;
  • To provide guidance to junior and temporary secretaries when required to do so;
  • To undertake any specific training when required to do so, and overall to have a responsibility towards self-development;
  • To ensure the confidentiality of all the firm’s and clients’ documentation and information;
  • To comply with the terms of the Office Manual and any other reasonable request that may be made by the Head of Department or another Partner.

Skills, Qualifications and experience:

  • Must have secretarial experience in a similar environment;
  • Must have good telephone manner;
  • Must be able to work a team member and also be able to work on own initiative;
  • Must have high level word processing and audio typing skills.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft ‘Word’, ‘Excel’ and ‘Outlook’.
  • Ideally, RSA or Business Administration NVQ level 2 or 3, though not essential; 
  • Attention to detail;

Ideally, experience of Probate, Wills, Tax and Trusts, though not essential.

The office hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, with paid overtime.

Covid-19.

The vast majority of the firm is working remotely at this time and the risk is minimal.

How to apply:

Please apply by sending a copy of your CV to martyn.taylor@fisherslaw.co.uk, including a covering note.

Job vacancy: Dispute Resolution Solicitor

We are now recruiting for a Dispute Resolution Solicitor to be based at our offices in Ashby de la Zouch.

The successful candidate will be responsible for dealing with a broad and varied commercial litigation caseload.

Skills and experience we are seeking in the ideal candidate:

Essential:

  • Ideally 5+ years PQE with sound experience in dealing with commercial litigation matters (this is a guide and candidates with more or less experience may also be considered)
  • Unrestricted practicing certificate
  • Knowledge and experience of dealing with the following litigation matters:
  • Partnership disputes
  • Landlord and Tenant disputes
  • Commercial disputes
  • Inheritance (Provision for Family Dependents) Act
  • TOLATA Claims
  • Neighbour disputes
  • Boundary disputes
  • Company disputes
  • Misappropriation of monies
  • Contract disputes
  • Nuisance disputes
  • 1954 Tenancy Act claims
  • Possession claims
  • Professional Negligence claims
  • Good working knowledge of CPR
  • Confident in handling own case load
  • Exceptional client care skills
  • Highly organised with great attention to detail
  • Can do attitude
  • Able to work well on own initiative as well as being an excellent team player
  • Experience of working with Case Management systems

Desirable:

  • Judicial review procedures and petitions to the government
  • Experience of dealing with banking disputes
  • Exposure to agricultural issues would be a distinct advantage
  • Previous business development and networking experience

This role attracts a competitive salary and benefits package including 23 days’ holiday plus Bank Holidays and a Christmas shut down period, an auto enrolment pension scheme, life assurance at 3x salary, a profit related bonus scheme, social & charity committee, long service awards and car parking on site.

How to apply:

Please apply by sending a copy of your CV to martyn.taylor@fisherslaw.co.uk, including a covering note stating your salary expectations.

 

Two new property experts join Fishers Solicitors

Fishers hire two new experts in the conveyancing team with nearly 70 years of experience!

Fishers Solicitors are proud to welcome a new solicitor and conveyancer to join them at their Ashby based offices. Catherine Bee, solicitor and Kim Plant, conveyancer, have joined the team led by Amanda Payne to support the fast paced and busy conveyancing team.

Catherine Bee qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and has worked in both commercial and residential property. Kim Plant has been working in law since 1978, at various law firms. Catherine and Kim will both be key for Fishers to develop and build upon their already well experienced team of conveyancers.

2020 saw a testing time for all conveyancers, firstly with the national lockdowns meaning the property market came to a halt and then the government’s announcement of the Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday, saving home buyers thousands off their transactions, in turn making the property market sky rocket. As a team, Fishers have pulled together to support their clients and are now really pleased to have two highly experienced, well known and fantastic experts to join their team.

Customer service and knowledge of the market has always been key to Fishers, so appointing two new additions that can hit the ground running, is instrumental at a time when the market is thriving. With their years of experience teamed with their customer service skills and qualifications, we’re delighted to have them both on board.

Catherine said:

I have worked for Fishers in the past and I am delighted to be back. When I was moving firms  what helped me make the decision to re-join Fishers was the history it has and how forward thinking it is. They have great systems in place and it is a well-established business with lots of really top quality experienced solicitors. I am looking forward to receiving the backup and support from the friendly team to enable me to provide an exemplary service to our clients. I have certainly been impressed with how the team is so well organised. We understand that moving house can be a stressful time, even more so in current times, and we strive to provide reassurance and excellent client care throughout the process.

Kim said:

I have been working in the law since 1978, so for 43 years now. During that time I have worked at various law firms, specialising in residential conveyancing and dealing with all aspects of the law including dealing with new builds, unregistered land, trust property, company transactions, re-mortgages, transfer of equity matters, equity release transactions together with shared ownership transactions. Fishers is already proving to be a great place to work and I am excited to be a part of their brilliant team.

Amanda said:

I am delighted that both Catherine and Kim have been able to join us to strengthen our residential property department at Fishers.  They both bring a wealth of experience to the team.  So far it has been a pleasure to work with them both. I have great plans for the business at Fishers and having fantastic people on board brings us much closer to accomplishing our goals.