Practise Manager.

By Posted in - on March 28th, 2023

Solicitors Office, Perm Role to £45k. North West London.

Our client, a local law firm based in Pinner, requires a dynamic Practice Manager for an immediate start. The role is a key hire and will cover HR, Compliance and Finance.

The main duties of the Practice Manager role are: 

• Finance administration and reporting, including billing, cash flow, credit control & banking

• Maintaining Petty cash records

• Writing Cheques ready for signature

• Solicitors’ Accounts Rules compliance duties

• Liaising with the firms book keeper and firms accountant

• Keeping financial systems are kept up to date

• Manage Administration Staff – includes development, mentoring & coaching staff 

• Manage HR issues inc performance reviews and feedback, disputes and grievances at first tier level, keep staff attendance and holiday entitlement records, maintain employee personal files, ensuring staff development plans are up to date

• Staff inductions and support Partners in staff recruitment and staff development

• Review Policies and maintain, update and enforce the Office Procedures Manual

• Develop and maintain an excellent understanding of the Lexcel and CQS quality standard requirements. Commence process to attain Lexcel

• Assist with monitoring and ensuring regulatory compliance

• Manage the file review system and prepare file review reports

• Dealing with client complaints and correspondence

• Assistance with the renewal of the PII 

• Renewal of Practising Certificates

• Assisting Partners in the implementation of strategic plans 

• Attendance at Departmental & Partners Meetings & the preparation of their minutes and agendas

• Client communications, from newsletters to PR and events

• Website and social media management

Skills & Experience 

• Management experience within a law firm

• An understanding of law firm operations and the compliance framework they operate in

• Knowledge of IT and telephone systems

• Knowledge of solicitors’ accounts and financial operations

• Familiarity with Lexcel and CQS

• Strong leadership skills able to command respect quickly while avoiding confrontation

• The ability to build strong working relationships with key individuals

• A positive, ambitious attitude

• A pragmatic problem solver

• Reliable, committed, loyal and hardworking

• Strong organisational skills

• Able to work on owns initiative

• IT literate and capable.

• Excellent attention to detail

• Client communications, from newsletters to PR and events

• Website and social media management

This is a fantastic opportunity to work within a highly reputable organisation, apply today!

Due to the large number of applications that we receive, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Val Wade Recruitment are actively looking for applicants from underrepresented communities, and pride ourselves as an equal opportunities’ employer and agency.

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