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Family Solicitor / Legal Executive /Paralegal – We are recruiting

Family Solicitor / Legal Executive / Paralegal

The Company:

  • Successful and forward-thinking high-street business
  • Merged in 2014
  • Moved to new premises in December 2017 with an architect designed interior
  • Centrally located with on-site parking
  • Existing caseload awaits
  • Further information about our company is available on our website

The Role:

  • Full time, permanent
  • Working within an established team
  • Private family work
  • Excellent support – you will be working alongside an experienced family fee earner and managing your own files with their supervision
  • Dealing with enquiries, speaking with clients and third parties

Requirements:

  • You will be a qualified Family Solicitor / Legal Executive with between 0-2 years PQE
  • If you’re a newly qualified Solicitor you will have a minimum of 6 months experience gained prior to qualification within family law
  • Applications welcome from recent NQs or Trainee Solicitors due to qualify in the next 6 months looking to focus on family law
  • You will be a strong team player, personable and have excellent communication skills

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary & benefits package dependent on experience
  • Easy commute from Bradford & Leeds (near to bus and train stations)
  • Development and progression opportunities
  • Development opportunities for the right candidate
  • Friendly working environment
  • Good work life balance

If you’re interested in this role, please forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to Mark Hagyard – Managing Director – [email protected]

If you would like further information about this position then please call Mark Hagyard (Managing Director) on 01535 687070.

Please note: our advertisements may use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However, we would be happy to consider applications from all candidates who can demonstrate the skills needed to perform the role

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Michael Bower Equine Law – Important Announcement

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high demand for Michael Bower‘s services on equine related cases and being out of the office 19.11.2018 – 30.11.2018 he will not be able to answer any general horse dispute related enquiries or take on any new cases until after 10.12.2018.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We do not not take these decisions lightly but must protect the level of service we provide to existing clients.

We do have a solicitor joining the litigation and equine law team in December which will greatly assist going forward.

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Private Client Solicitor/Legal Executive/Paralegal – We are recruiting

Job Description – Private Client Solicitor/ Legal Executive/Paralegal

The Company:

  • Successful and forward-thinking high-street business
  • Merged in 2014
  • Moved to new premises in December 2017 with an architect designed interior
  • Centrally located with on-site parking
  • Recruiting due to retirement – existing caseload awaits
  • Further information about our company is available on our website

The Role:

  • Private Client Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive
  • Paralegal with appropriate experience will also be considered
  • Working hours 9am-5.30pm – flexibility available based on personal circumstances
  • Full time or part time considered – minimum of 3 days per week
  • You will be working alongside a highly experienced Director/Solicitor and Legal Executive.
  • Dealing with all manner of private client matters including wills, probate, trust administration, LPA’s and later life planning.

Requirements:

  • You will be a qualified Solicitor or Legal Executive with a minimum of 2 years PQE in Private Client matters
  • Must have prior experience handling wills, probate, trust administration, LPA’s and later life planning
  • Client focused
  • Enthusiastic, excellent time management skills and an eye for detail
  • Comfortable in networking and business development settings
  • STEP qualification – happy to assist if not already achieved

The Benefits:

  • Competitive salary & benefits package dependent on experience
  • Easy commute from Bradford & Leeds (near to bus and train stations)
  • Development and progression opportunities
  • Directorship opportunities for the right candidate
  • Friendly working environment
  • Good work life balance

If you’re interested in this role, please apply now or forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to Mark Hagyard – Managing Director  – [email protected] If you would like further information about this position then please call Mark Hagyard on 01535 687070.

Waddington Legal Limited T/A WTW Solicitors is an equal opportunities employer.

Please note: our advertisements may use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However, we would be happy to consider applications from all candidates who can demonstrate the skills needed to perform the role

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

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Nicole Narey – Graduate Trainee/Legal Assistant

Nicole Narey 2018

Nicole Narey joined us as a law graduate earlier in the year, having studied at Leeds Beckett University. She is hoping to return there to study part time for her Legal Practice Certificate.

Training

Initially, Nicole trained on reception and back office administration. She has now been offered the chance to progress within the business with a view to completing a training contract and qualifying as a solicitor in the future.

She will be working within the Property and Wills, Probate & Elderly Care team to begin with but will also have the opportunity to train within other areas of the business.

Recruitment

We are still looking for additional law graduates or individuals who have already completed their LPC who are keen to get their foot in the door in a forward thinking legal business. For further information please go to our careers page.

Careers

 

 

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Claire Chisnall | Family Law Solicitor | Family Lawyer | WTW Solicitors |

Claire Chisnall has joined us from Ward Hadaway Law Firm, Leeds. She is a qualified solicitor who specialises in Family Law. Claire lives in Skipton and is very excited to be a part of the WTW Solicitors team here in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

Claire Chisnall - Solicitor - Family Law

Family Law

If you are dealing with relationship issues and need to speak to someone who can guide you through the legal requirements then you can contact Claire via 01535 662644 or email [email protected]

Please note that WTW Solicitors do not offer Legal Aid services.

Interests

  • Family
  • Socialising with friends
  • I have participated in a number of events to raise money for charity which include the Abbey Dash, Great North Run & Tough Mudder
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Majid Hussain – Starts his solicitor training contract

Majid Hussain - Wills, Probate & Elderly Care

We are delighted to announce that Majid Hussain has started his solicitor training contract with us. Having completed his law degree and legal practice course Majid is looking froward to completing this part of his training with the hope that he will be fully qualified within 12 months time.

Majid Hussain has been with the company since 2006. His role moved from Legal Assistant to Office Manager within a short space time. Majid is very business focused and has always been a real asset to WTW Solicitors. He is looking forward to qualifying and has his eye on becoming a director in time.

Interpreter

Majid can offer translation services for those from the East Asian Continent.

Qualifications

  • I have completed all the necessary qualifications in order to apply to the Solicitors Regulations Authority to be a qualified Solicitor when my Training Contract ends and I hope I am able to complete the training contract within the next 15 months and qualify as a Solicitor.
  • Legal Practice Course – Huddersfield University
  • Law degree (LLB Hons) – Coventry University
  • Attended Giggleswick School

Work

  • I have recently joined the Wills, Probate, Elderly Care and Property department (non contentious).
  • I am thoroughly enjoying:
    • having direct contact with clients
    • taking instructions
    • training 
    • coaching
    • learning new skills in drafting
  • I am looking forward to having my own clients and building long standing relationships.

Interests

  • Recently purchased a Restaurant in Skipton (Musafir)
  • I enjoy cricket, football, golf and badminton
  • Socialising with friends and eating out with family
  • Travelling
  • DIY and property renovation
  • Catching up on “Homes under the Hammer”

Free Initial Enquiry

We would be delighted to explain how we can help you when facing the difficulties that Family Law can involve. For your free, initial enquiry, please:

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IMPORTANT NOTICE – Michael Bower – Horse Related Cases

Due to the unprecedented demand for Michael Bower’s legal services we have had to make the difficult decision not to take on any more horse related cases until the start of September 2018 – unless referred by the BHS.

This is to protect the service levels we offer our clients and to avoid any disappointment.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Keighley Business Club – Networking Event 06.07.2018

Keighley Business Club

The Keighley Business Club networking event on 06.06.2018 was attended by WTW Solicitors’ Cheryl Huckle, Sarah Bright and Claire Chisnall.  Harry Gration of Look North and local brewers, Timothy Taylors, supported the session.

Networking

Keighley Business Club organises regular events as part of the Keighley BID program. It aims to promote the growth of local businesses across Keighley and the Aire Valley. It is hoped that through networking businesses of all sizes will benefit.

Cheryl Huckle, our personal injury specialist, really enjoyed the event. She said “Harry Gration met us on arrival and really put us at ease. He is so easy to talk to and has some amazing stories”.

Harry Gration - Look North - Keighley Business Club

Tim Dewey, of Timothy Taylors was one of the speakers. He talked about his previous business roles as well as the challenges of taking on the CEO position.

Timothy Taylors

Future Events

Hopefully, members of the WTW team will attend future events. It is great way to meet other local businesses and talk about the challenges that we all face. Also great to see a bit of Keighley pride!

 

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Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney

If you want to stay in control of your future and what happens to you in the event of failing health then contact us to discuss a Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney.

Solicitors for the Elderly campaign

Both Myron Handzij and Lee Kirby are members of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE). The SFE are highlighting the fact that whilst a large majority of us worry about issues such as dementia very few of us do anything about it. In other words we are leaving how we would like to be treated should the worst happen to chance.

Myron Handzij

Myron Handzij

Lee Kirby

Lee Kirby

Lasting Power of Attorney

Health and welfare

This LPA covers your personal and health care. This type of LPA can only be used if you don’t have the mental capacity to make decisions yourself.

What does this cover?

You can use it to let your attorneys decide about:

  • your daily routine
  • what you wear and eat,
  • moving into a care home
  • getting help from social services
  • to refuse or agree to any medical treatment you may need to stay alive (if your attorneys don’t have that power, doctors would decide).

For more information about LPAs you can visit:

Lasting Power of Attorney – What is it?

Contact us now on Freephone 0800 0272 005 or 01535 662644 for a free initial consultation or a convenient appointment.

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Keighley & Airedale Business Awards – Financial/Legal Business of 2018

Hurrah! We are very proud to announce that WTW Solicitors have won the Financial/Legal Services Business of the Year 2018 at the Keighley & Airedale Business Awards on Friday night.

Keighley & Airedale Business Awards - Winner - Financial/Legal Services Business of the Year 2018

 

The prestigious award ceremony, now in its sixth year, was held at Victoria Hall, Keighley, West Yorkshire. The awards celebrate the success of the area’s wide and diverse business community. It was great for WTW Solicitors to celebrate with some of the team and enjoy the night.

Keighley & Airedale Business Awards

We are extremely grateful to Steve Burles, the organising team and all of the sponsors who have worked so hard to put the awards and the awards evening together.

Keighley & Airedale Business Awards - Mark Hagyard & Harry GrationKeighley & Airedale Business Awards - Financial/Legal Business of the Year 2018

It was also great to meet Harry Gration MBE. He was hosting and presenting the KABAs in his normal enthusiastic fashion as well as visiting all the tables.

For further information on the other winners you can go to:

http://www.keighleybusinessawards.co.uk/keighley-business-awards-categories/

Keighley & Airedale Business Awards - Lee Kirby & Harry Gration

To find out more about our award winning service go to:

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