Recruitment

CURRENT VACANCIES (1)

CIVIL/PERSONAL INJURY SOLICITOR An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated individual to join the expanding Civil/Personal Injury Department in the Darlington office of Clark Willis Law Firm. Excellent communication skills and a passion to provide outstanding client care is essential for this role within a law firm who pride themselves on their exceptional service to clients. The position would suit either a qualified or newly qualified Solicitor, but previous experience of managing own caseload and a strong knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules is essential. Experience of working within other areas of law, such as employment law, would be advantageous but not essential. The role is to manage a mixed civil workload including, but not being limited to: • Civil litigation • Small claims • Contract disputes • Probate disputes • Enforcement proceedings • Boundary disputes • TOLATA proceedings • Professional negligence claims • Personal Injury Full time hours are 8:30am – 5pm, although applications from candidates looking for part-time work would also be considered. Salary is competitive, dependent upon the experience of the candidate. For further details, or to apply, please e-mail Emma Anderson, Office Manager, at e.anderson@clarkwillis.co.uk. The closing date for applications will be 31st October 2018.

WORK EXPERIENCE

We offer a limited number of unpaid work experience placements throughout the year, providing an insight into life at a busy law firm. During a work experience placement you will meet people from across the firm and gain real hands-on experience by sampling work within the different departments. If you wish to apply for a placement, please send your CV to our Office Manager, Emma Anderson, at e.anderson@clarkwillis.co.uk

TRAINEE SOLICITORS - TRAINING CONTRACTS

The firm is authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority as a training establishment and we are always looking to attract new talent both in a professional capacity and a support role. Unfortunately, however, we do not currently have any positions available.

APPLICATIONS FROM SOLICITORS

We are always looking for highly motivated, dynamic individuals with a passion for the law and their feet firmly on the ground. We want to recruit effective lawyers with a good track record of working in high street practice and who may have either earned Law Society accreditation on one of the many panels, or Duty Solicitor status. We also encourage applications from those professionally qualified staff who may wish to work only part time. Any application would be considered in confidence.

APPLICATIONS FROM SUPPORT STAFF

We value the importance of support staff who carry out a variety of different types and levels of work. Our staff deal with the transcription of dictated letters and documents, with client enquiries both in person, by email and by telephone, attend to general administration matters such as the delivery of documents, preparation of mail, data input, and attending court to assist our lawyers and barristers. If you are proficient in the use of email, internet and also able to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, and have had previous experience of working within a legal practice, this would be an advantage when applying. The firm uses an electronic digital dictation system upon which a successful applicant will be given training. We are always happy to accept applications for support staff, and if we have no current vacancies we will keep your application on file for a period of 3 months so that if a vacancy should arise we can consider you. We also encourage applications from those who may wish to work only part time. Any application would be considered in confidence.

We never discourage any application for any position at any time, although due to the volume of applications we receive we cannot always guarantee to reply to each and every one. If you are interested in joining our practice and would like to send to us your c.v. please email it to our office manager, Emma Anderson, at e.anderson@clarkwillis.co.uk who will consider it when the next vacancy arises.