Careers

At GHP Legal we recognise that our continued success depends on us consistently attracting the right people and nurturing their talent. So whether you are a Solicitor, Barrister, legal executive or paralegal looking to further your career, or a graduate seeking a training contract, we would like to talk to you.   Contact us now on  vacancy@ghplegal.com

Working within one of our partner led specialist departments you will find us committed to helping you broaden your skills and achieve your full potential. Your ideas will be valued and you will have the opportunity to play a very real part in the future development of one of the largest and most highly respected law firms in North Wales, Mid Wales, Shropshire and the North West.

Cannot see a suitable position advertised but think that you have what it takes to join GHP Legal?   Contact us now on  vacancy@ghplegal.com

Employing typically 4 trainee solicitors at any one time, GHP Legal are equal opportunity employers and keen supporters of training contracts. With several offices covering every area of law, as a trainee you will have the opportunity to learn alongside colleagues who are leaders in their field.   Contact us now on  vacancy@ghplegal.com  

Unfortunately we have no Cost Department Vacancies at the present time.

DEBT RECOVERY CLERK

A full-time vacancy has now occurred within the Firm.

Main Responsibilities:

Maintaining records of outstanding invoices
Calculating interest and recovery fees due
Issuing  accounts rendered
Resolving  invoicing queries where possible
Negotiating payment terms under equity partner authority
Ensuring clients pay to terms agreed
Reporting on individual debt matters including on prospects for recovery
Preparing pre-issue documentation and standard form court proceedings
Dealing with enforcement through the courts by various means
Updating the Partners and Practice Manager on potential “bad debt” or problem clients.

Requirements:

Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work independently to deadlines.
Pro-active and positive attitude.
Excellent numeracy and IT skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

Ability to read through files and identify information relevant to client and debt recovery issues

Knowledge and experience of Solicitors Accounts Rules, Excel, Word, SOS Practice Manager an advantage.

Applications to be made to the Practice Management Department, GHP Legal, 26-30 Grosvenor Road, Wrexham LL11 1BU or by email to vacancy@ghplegal.com by 5.30pm Monday 24th April 2017.

Unfortunately we have no Fee Earner Vacancies in any of our offices at the present time.

TRAINEE LEGAL CASHIER

To develop the cashiers department we intend recruiting a trainee legal cashier :-
 
Main Responsibilities:

Posting to Client and Office ledgers, journals and transfers
Banking: Client and Office accounts including BACS and CHAPS automated payments and receipts
Producing cheques
Bank and ledger reconciliations
Control & payment of purchase invoices and disbursements.
Operating & controlling the petty cash system.
Ensuring compliance with Solicitors Accounts Rules.
Preparation of reports
Monitoring of credit limits and issuing “on hold” notices
Dealing with credit and debit card telephone payments

Requirements:

Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work independently to deadlines.
Pro-active and positive attitude.
Excellent numeracy and IT skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
Experience of online court payment system a bonus

Problem solving ability and people skills essential

Knowledge and experience of Solicitors Accounts Rules, Excel, Word, SOS Practice Manager an advantage.

Applications to be made to the Practice Management Department, GHP Legal, 26-30 Grosvenor Road, Wrexham LL11 1BU or by email to vacancy@ghplegal.com by 5.30pm Monday 24th April 2017.

Unfortunately we have no Legal Receptionist Vacancies in any of our offices at the present time.

A secretarial vacancy has now occurred within the Civil (Employment) Department at the Oswestry Office.  The position is a full-time role.

The duties are:

  1. To deal with word processing and the production of documents and correspondence as directed by fee earners.  To take dictation as required.
  2. To attend clients both on the telephone and in person.  To take time, date and record accurately in writing, any messages and relay the same by email to the appropriate person without unnecessary delay.
  3. To pass letters, emails and facsimiles delivered to your department to the appropriate person without unnecessary delay.
  4. To deal accurately and promptly with filing in compliance with the Department’s filing system and to ensure that files are kept in line with the Practice’s and the Department’s requirements and in line with the Office Manual.
  5. To make appointments, arrange meetings and maintain an up to date diary system (in some cases electronic diary system) for the fee earners in the Department.
  6. To use photocopying/scanning/printing equipment correctly to achieve full and complete copies of the correct standard in line with the Practice’s and the Department’s requirements.
  7. To issue correspondence by facsimile transmission and electronic mail when required.
  8. To open and set up new files accurately and promptly on receipt of instructions from fee earners. 
  9. To operate the Firm’s electronic Accounts software to open matters, amend matters, and enter time recording for the Department’s fee earners.  To print out ledger reports from the Firm’s electronic Accounts software.
  10. To be responsible for the issue of correspondence and documents to addressees by their complete and accurate name and up-to-date address.
  11. To check arithmetical calculations prepared by fee-earner are correct on all invoices and schedules.
  12. To correctly differentiate between DX and Royal Mail post.
  13. To undertake any other duties which from time to time may be allocated by your Head of Department and/or any Equity Partner and/or Practice Manager or Assistant Practice Manager.
  14. To ensure the confidentiality and security of all Practice and clients’ documentation and/or information at all times.
  15. To operate and utilise information technology as appropriate to the work of the Department and assist with the identification and development of information technology applications.

Requirements:

Excellent keyboard skills essential.

Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work independently to deadlines.

Pro-active and positive attitude.

Excellent numeracy and IT skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

Must have a smart appearance.

Applications to be made to the Practice Management Department, GHP Legal, 26-30 Grosvenor Road, Wrexham LL11 1BU or by email to vacancy@ghplegal.com by 5.30pm, Monday, 24th April 2017.

CARETAKER/ODD JOBS/GARDENER, OSWESTRY OFFICE


A vacancy has now occurred at the Oswestry Office for the position of Caretaker to undertake odd jobs and gardening.  Currently, the working hours are from 3.00pm until 7.00pm Monday to Friday but the Firm may be flexible with regard to the hours of work.

1. To retrieve archived files requested by staff and distribute around the office.

2. Allocate archive numbers for files deposited in box.

3. Archive all files in 'cleared archive box' into cellar or arrange for external storage with Topwood.

4. Ensure Car Park and garden areas are kept tidy and clear of weeds.  On the rare occasions of adverse weather to ensure that the car park is clear of snow (this may include working out of hours or at a weekend)

5. Carry out any requests for minor maintenance jobs - e.g. broken chairs, filing cabinets, light bulbs, tubes, door hinges/locks, blocked toilets/overflows/drains.  Advise the Practice Manager/Assistant Practice Manager of any maintenance, such as decorating, that they consider to be required.

6. Put files which have been identified for culling into sacks for confidential waste destruction.

9. Put away any stationery deliveries.

10. As a keyholder for the premises, to attend on site in the event of an alarm activation.

11. Shred any confidential waste.

12. Move furniture and equipment, files etc as and when required.

13. Check building security, doors, windows, lights, switch off all photocopiers, kitchen fan extractor, lock external doors, set all alarms.

14. Clear any sacks of waste into bin

16. Close outside gates to car park.

17. Replenish consumables (including tea and coffee).

18. Repair door closers/Shelves

17. Make and fit shelves for archiving in cellar

18. Clean outside drain filters on a monthly basis

19. Decorating as and when required

20 To ensure the confidentiality and security of all Practice and clients’ documentation and/or information at all times.

21. To undertake a variety of maintenance services at other offices as and when required to assist the Wrexham Caretaker.

22. To undertake any other duties which from time to time may be allocated by any Equity Partner and/or the Practice Manager or Assistant Practice Manager.

23 To ensure that all duties and responsibilities are undertaken in accordance with the Firm’s Office Manual.

Requirements:

Clean driving licence and use of own car

Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work independently to deadlines.

Pro-active and positive attitude.

Good numeracy and IT skills

Good written and verbal communication skills. 

The Firm is eager to offer the position to anyone who is suitably qualified.  If you are interested in the job or know of someone who may be interested please do not hesitate to contact us..

Applications to be made to the Practice Management Department, GHP Legal, 26-30 Grosvenor Road, Wrexham LL11 1BU or by email to vacancy@ghplegal.com

 

If you would like to work for GHP Legal, please send your CV and covering letter including your current remuneration package to the Practice Manager.