Legal Executive

  • Location
    Exeter, Devon
  • Category
    Legal - Legal Executive
  • Contract Type
    Permanent
  • Salary
    £ 40000 - £ 50000 / Year
  • OrganizationType
    Flexible

Are you an experienced Legal Executive, or a Head of Legal maybe, looking for more flexibility in the workplace? This isn't the standard role but it isn't the standard package!


We are extremely proud to be working with a prestigious, independent, forward-thinking finance company who are seeking a Legal Executive and are offering complete flexibility for the right candidate in this highly desirable opportunity - whether that's part time hours for flexibility around family or lifestyle, hybrid working, training opportunities or a foot in the door if you're newly qualified!


If you want to work for a progressive company that understands the need for flexibility in today's world, then read on…


JOB TITLE: Legal Executive


LOCATION: Modern offices in beautiful surroundings on the outskirts of Exeter with great transport links and onsite parking / hybrid working option for right candidate


SALARY: Up to £50,000


HOURS: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm / Part time option and flexibility for right candidate


BENEFITS: Excellent benefits package including competitive company pension scheme, private medical cover, excellent working environment and free parking.


THE COMPANY: This is a prestigious, independent, forward-thinking finance company on the outskirts of Exeter, with easy access from the M5 and Exeter. Their modern office in a highly desirable location, is perfect for running and bike riding at lunch or likewise making the most of the cafe / retail facilities nearby. This firm was established almost 50 years ago and has grown to offer services to impressive clients right across the UK.


THE ROLE: You will play a pivotal part in the company providing legal support and assistance as and when required, working in partnership with the internal collections department and external solicitors, along with the wider team. You will be working on contested and uncontested claims, insolvency proceedings, and maintaining full and accurate records in the Case Management System.


This is a new role and offers the successful candidate the chance to really develop it and make it their own.


Duties include:



  • Opening and maintaining files on the case management system

  • Preparing letters before action and other demands, in compliance with relevant Procedure Rules and Protocols

  • Preparing Claim Forms and Particulars of Claim

  • Running Small Claims case load including uncontested and contested claims

  • Applying for default Judgment

  • Preparing and running Charging Order Applications

  • Preparing and running Third-Party Debt Order Applications

  • Considering the Defence to the Claim and preparing a Reply where appropriate

  • Preparing and filing Directions Questionnaires

  • Arranging and dealing with Court Mediation Appointments

  • Preparing documents for disclosure, drafting Disclosure Statements and Lists for review

  • Preparing Witness Statements and Exhibits in accordance with relevant Rules and Practice Directions

  • Preparing for and attending Pre-trial reviews where required

  • Preparing Trial and other Hearing Bundles

  • Drafting interim applications where required

  • Instructing Court Agents or Counsel for hearings and/or trials

  • Instructing Court Agents or Counsel to attend hearings

  • Implementing and monitoring of payment arrangements in accordance with the Legal team's policies

  • Maintaining full and accurate records in the Case Management System, including attendance notes, correspondence, advice and records of payments received

  • Regular reporting of case progress to the Managing Director


YOUR SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:



  • Experience as a Legal Executive

  • A willingness to pro-actively manage a caseload and to engage with debtor's and other stakeholders is essential

  • A team worker with the drive to ensure that the Legal Team's contribution to the wider business is effective

  • Excellent communication skills and a focus on exceptional client care


Next steps: If you are interested in this highly desirable position and would like to find out more, please apply online, send a copy of your CV to vicky.williams@office-angels.com or contact Vicky on 01392 426200


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