Vacancies

 

At GGP we are committed to delivering the very best service to all of our clients. Our staff are at the heart of what we do and are vital to our successes. We recruit and retain talented and dedicated people who share our aims.

We look to develop individuals at all levels and help each and every member to realise their full potential. All of our staff have regular appraisals and reviews and are offered the opportunity to take part in internal and external training sessions to develop their skills and knowledge. Careers flourish with GGP and we offer excellent opportunities for growth and progress.

We recognise how important it is for staff to be supported and valued and we have clear policies and procedures in place to ensure that their welfare is a top priority.

In return for their hard work, our staff are rewarded with competitive salaries and benefits packages as well as the chance to develop themselves personally and professionally.

We are a socially conscious firm who have a number of charitable and voluntary links in our local area. Staff have provided sponsorship as well as their time to many organisations over the years and we share a belief in giving back to our communities.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to diversity in the workplace. We operate a flexible working policy and know how important a work / life balance is.

We advertise all vacancies on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages, as well as through more traditional channels. We also welcome prospective enquiries from experienced or ambitious people who feel they can contribute to our firm and it’s aims.

To discuss vacancies in the first instance please contact our Aberdare office:

phone: 01685 871133

 

 

 

Current vacancies:

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Closing date: 13th September 2021

Location: Blackwood

Salary: Competitive, depending on experience

Job type: Full time but Part Time, flexible working and working from home considered

 

 

We are currently seeking a Legal Assistant/ Paralegal to support our Private Client Department in Blackwood. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a busy, friendly team and become part of a well-established and expanding practice.

 

The ideal candidate will have Private Client experience, legal administration or secretarial experience. Will and LPA drafting experience would also be advantageous.

 

 

Requirements:

 

  • You will have excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise
  • You must have excellent communication skills
  • You will be motivated, pro-active and work well under pressure
  • You must have a high attention to detail to assist in the preparation of Legal Documents
  • You must be able to work effectively as part of a team with a client-focused approach
  • You will be IT literate with experience in the use of Word, Excel and Outlook being essential
  • You will need to have excellent client care skills

 

Salary and benefits:

We offer a competitive salary dependent on experience.

Please forward your CV to Susan Parr at: applications@ggplaw.co.uk

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and will be asked to provide evidence of this eligibility at interview.

Please note that we are not accepting agency CV’s for this role.

 

Family Law Solicitor/Legal Executive

Closing date: 1st October 2021

Location: Merthyr Tydfil

Salary: Competitive, depending on experience

Job type: Full time but Part Time, flexible working and working from home considered

 

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Family Solicitor to join our busy Family and Matrimonial team. This position would be primarily based at our Merthyr Tydfil office but some travel to our Aberdare and Blackwood offices would be required.

 

GGP Law is a Lexcel accredited firm. Our Family Department has an excellent reputation for client care and expertise. GGP Law is Family Panel, Advanced Family Panel and Children Panel accredited.

 

Requirements:

  • You must be a qualified Solicitor or Legal Executive preferably with at least 5 years PQE (however candidates with less PQE will be considered dependent upon experience)
  • You must be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge and technical expertise in dealing with all family matters to include divorce, separation, finances, children matters and domestic abuse
  • You will need to demonstrate a drive to succeed and a high level of motivation
  • You will need to demonstrate commercial awareness and the ability to network to develop the department
  • You must be able to work effectively as part of a team but also demonstrate an ability to work independently
  • You will need to have excellent client care skills and an ability to conduct advocacy at court.

Salary and benefits:

We offer a competitive salary and bonus scheme, together with flexible working arrangements. We will consider a full or part time position. We will consider requests for remote working.

Please forward your CV to Susan Parr at: applications@ggplaw.co.uk

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and will be asked to provide evidence of this eligibility at interview.

Please note that we are not accepting agency CV’s for this role.

 

Practice Manager

We are currently seeking an experienced Practice Manager to manage all aspects of our business.

You will be joining the firm as part of the Senior Management team and will play a leading role in the future development and success of the firm.

You will report directly to the Board of Directors and will be responsible for the efficient day-to-day running of the firm and its compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements.

The salary for this role shall be competitive and commensurate with experience. The firm is committed to continuing remote, hybrid and flexible ways of working.

Candidate

The ideal candidate will be an experienced Practice Manager within a law firm. However, we will consider candidates who have extensive knowledge of commercial performance.

  • Extensive experience of driving commercial performance and challenging the status quo.
  • Demonstrable experience of business development, networking, PR and marketing
  • Exceptional IT skills and ability to extract data from case management systems and manipulate this within Excel.
  • Highly adaptable, strong influencer of people with tenacity, with the ability to communicate at all professional levels.
  • The ability to motivate staff and create a positive working environment
  • Sound understanding/experience of finance as well as experience of delivering against commercial KPIs.

Desirable experience

  • Experience of dealing with Civil Legal Aid would be an advantage.
  • Experience of working with the Leap case management system
  • Advanced business, HR, or finance qualifications
  • Experienced Practice Manager

Job Description

Responsible to – Board Of Directors

Purpose of the Job – Manage the day-to-day business of the firm including all offices, with responsibility for the firm’s finances, supervision of accounts and HR departments and with responsibility for all areas of professional and statutory compliance.

Strategic Responsibilities – To contribute to the implementation of the firm’s development and to manage the staff to meet the requirements of the business plan.

Operational Responsibilities – To carry out all duties within the guidelines of the firm’s policies and procedures. To develop ways of improving performance in conjunction with Heads of Department.

Staff Management Responsibilities – Overall responsibility for all staff with certain supervisory responsibilities delegated to others and specific responsibility the supervision of senior staff including Accounts Manager and HR Manager.

Advice/Information Responsibilities

  • Effectively controlling the purchase of equipment and supplies
  • Office maintenance
  • Dealing with all insurances – PII, buildings insurance, public liability etc
  • Monitoring the business plan and holding quarterly meetings with HoDs to review progress
  • Managing all contracts entered into by the firm
  • Supervising the Accounts and H.R. departments
  • Interviewing, recruiting and training new staff, undertaking induction programmes.
  • Being the “go to” person/point of contact between staff and directors, improving communication and morale
  • Managing daily staffing to ensure optimal for efficiency and operation of the business.
  • Review productivity and making staffing adjustments as required.
  • Analysing departmental business plans to determine future staffing needs.
  • Conducting salary reviews for staff and fee earners.
  • Monitoring salary rates in the market and ensure the firm is offering competitive remuneration packages.
  • Conducting regular staff meetings to monitor morale etc.
  • Managing the firm’s Personal Development Review system for all admin staff.
  • Marketing the business – overseeing social media etc.
  • Maintaining and improving staff morale.
  • Acting as liaison between the firm and outside consultants e.g. employment, financial.
  • Maintaining all the firm’s quality assurance standards Lexcel, CQS etc.
  • Maintaining regulatory and statutory compliance, GDPR, AML, SAR, SRA, HMRC, H + S, Companies House, cyber security etc

 

Representation/Liaison Responsibilities

  • To build and maintain good working relationships with   colleagues, staff, suppliers and third-party organisations as required.
  • Attend meetings as an when required with the board of directors to report on business performance, regulatory issues – Cash flow / projected fees / personnel issues / department performance / individual fee earners performances / projections on large amounts of  expenditure.

 

Financial Responsibilities

  • To control costs within agreed budgets
  • To monitor utility supplies and look at ways of saving money by sourcing alternative suppliers.
  • Quarterly review of budgets and expenditure.
  • Managing the general expenditure of office stationery, sourcing the best prices from suppliers
  • Undertaking regular cost saving exercises

 

Other duties

  • To comply with company Health and Safety requirements
  • Health and safety – undertake safety checks in offices, fire drills and PAT testing etc.
  • To comply with company quality policy
  • Update company handbook with new regulations and generally
  • To perform other duties from time to time, as requested by the board of directors

Applicants should send their CV with a covering letter or email to susan.parr@ggplaw.co.uk or by post to Mrs S Parr, GGP Law Ltd, Marchant Harries House, 17-19 Cardiff Street, Aberdare, CF44 7DP.

 

Experienced Residential Conveyancer – GGP Law

Full-time position

 

Attractive salary dependent upon qualifications and experience.

GGP Law are based in South Wales with a nationwide client base. We have offices at Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil and Blackwood. The firm offers professional advice and representation with a level of concern and understanding that only the most experienced lawyers can provide. We are currently recruiting an experienced Residential Conveyancer for our Aberdare office OR Merthyr Tydfil office.

The position is full-time and candidates will be required to be flexible in terms of working at any one of our three offices at any given time.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and driven residential and commercial Conveyancer to join our clients’ growing team.

Becoming part of a well-established and expanding practice, the successful applicant will manage a full and varied caseload of property transactions. Depending on experience levels, the ideal person will handle such matters as Transfers of Equity; sales and purchases of freehold and leasehold properties; New Builds; Shared Ownership; Auction sales; Right and Help to Buy schemes.

A hands-on role suited to an experienced confident Conveyancer seeking to further develop their expertise in a thriving firm. A sound knowledge of residential and commercial conveyancing is essential to the role. Experience of other areas of non-contentious work such as Wills, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney etc., would be an advantage although not essential.

The Candidate:

  • You must be a qualified Solicitor, Legal Executive, Licensed Conveyancer, or experienced Paralegal Fee Earner.
  • Applications are welcomed from Conveyancers with all levels of experience from 2 years to senior level.
  • You must have excellent technical skills with expertise across all property transactions.
  • You will be IT literate with experience in the use of Word, Excel and Outlook being essential.
  • You will be a team player with a client-focused approach.
  • You will be motivated and able to manage a demanding caseload with minimal supervision.
  • The preparation of documents and file management following the detailed procedures of the firm, keeping the firm’s standards for client care and confidentiality always. You will attend clients and keep the departmental diary up-to-date at all times.

 

The right candidate will be friendly, dedicated and a team player. In return you will get the opportunity to work with a great, hard-working team.

 

Please forward your CV to :  applications@ggplaw.co.uk

 

All applicants must be eligible to work in the U.K. and will be asked to provide evidence of this eligibility at interview.

Please note that we are not accepting agency CV’s for this role.