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Practice manager

  • Location

    Buckinghamshire

  • Sector:

    Practice Management jobs

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Competitive

  • Contact:

    Trevor Dyer

  • Contact email:

    trevor.dyer@moorcrofts.com

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-09-07

  • Client:

    Moorcrofts Solicitors

A highly successful boutique corporate and technology law firm in the Thames Valley is looking for an experienced practice manager to oversee all administration and compliance functions. Excellent benefits package available.

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving and well respected corporate and technology law firm that continues to grow and expand its impressive client base and reputation. As Practice Manager you will be leading the administration team supporting our lawyers. You will ensure compliance with the various rules and regulations the firm is subject to, whilst taking overall responsibility for premises, risk management, suppliers, training and recruitment. Support on these areas can be available as required on a consultancy basis from our recently retired and very experienced ex- Practice Director.

About the firm

Moorcrofts, based in Marlow Buckinghamshire, with a serviced office in London, is a boutique law firm for entrepreneurs and small and large businesses, focussed on the tech, life-science and knowledge sectors. We specialize in corporate law, technology law, employment law and commercial property. Total headcount is 35, including 22 lawyers. We do City-style work in a fantastic location within easy distance from London, and our client base includes Global 500 companies including some of the largest technology and healthcare companies in the world.

What you’ll be doing. Overall responsibility for:

  • Ensuring a smooth flow of work within the administration team through close supervision
  • Supporting the firm’s partners and lawyers to ensure the best possible service is provided to clients
  • HR duties including recruitment, benefits, staff induction, training and maintaining staff handbook
  • Data Protection, Anti-Money Laundering and SRA regulation compliance including policy and procedure documentation and risk management
  • Leading the IT support team, prioritising tasks and projects
  • Negotiation and relationship management with the firms’ suppliers and sub-contractors
  • Premises management, repairs, security and health & safety
  • Ad-hoc management responsibilities such as PI renewal, assistance with marketing and business development opportunities, staff socials and event co-ordination

Role Location

Thames House, Mere Park, Dedmere Road, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1PB. An opportunity to work in a lovely market town based on the River Thames situated between Windsor and Henley.

Benefits available

  • Above local market rate salary
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Medical Insurance scheme
  • Life Insurance
  • 5 weeks holiday
  • Company mobile phone

Contact details

Please send a copy of your CV to Trevor Dyer via email at trevor.dyer@moorcrofts.com or ring him on 07889 560958 for an initial chat to see if this role is right for you.

This role would be ideal for you if you meet the criteria below:

Skills/Knowledge/Experience/IT Confidence:

Personal Qualities:

Minimum Entry Qualifications:

Essential:

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience as a practice or senior manager within a law firm
  • Excellent IT skills and knowledge
  • Detailed knowledge of AML legislation, SRA regulation and data protection compliance
  • Previous supervision experience of administration staff
  • All round knowledge of HR legislation and procedures
  • Management experience including complex projects

 

Desirable:

  • Understanding of financial performance and KPIs
  • Presentation skills
  • Marketing, copywriting and business development experience

 

Essential:

  • Excellent leadership and organizational skills
  • Confident communicator and ability to liaise at all levels of the firm and with clients
  • Driven individual with ability to work on own initiative
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Multi-tasking ability

 

Desirable:

  • Strategic planner
  • Commercial awareness
  • An interest in the changing face of the legal profession
  • Clear thinker who weighs up options before taking action

 

Essential:

  • Educated to ‘A’ Level standard
  • Formal training in regulatory and compliance areas

 

Desirable:

  • Law degree or MBA