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Price Richardson
Salary: Circa £35k-£45k neg
Location: Northamptonshire, West Midlands, Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: PQE 2, PQE 3, PQE 4, PQE 5, PQE 6-9
Contact: Greg Reid
Sector: Residential Conveyancing
Category: Associate Jobs, Lawyer Jobs, Legal Executive Jobs, Licensed Conveyancer Jobs, Solicitor Jobs

Superb opportunity for an ambitious residential conveyancing lawyer to join a leading practice with clear scope for career advancement and personal development.


My client is a highly-rated Legal 500 firm which continues to attract quality work and maintain an impressive rate of growth, underpinned with a modern management structure and a highly motivated and incentivised workforce of top calibre lawyers.


The firm is seeking to recruit an experienced conveyancer, either at solicitor, legal executive or licensed conveyancer level to handle a range of matters including:-


·         sales and purchases of freehold and leasehold properties

·         transfers of equity

·         remortgages

·         shared ownership


You will be part of a well-regarded team and be looking for a role within a full service firm which offers exposure to a range of clients including some with large properties at the High Net Worth end of the market. Remuneration is competitive and is designed to attract the best local talent.


To discuss this position in more detail call Greg Reid at Price Richardson or forward your CV in absolute confidence, either via the Price Richardson website or use the ‘apply’ link.







Price Richardson is a leading provider of retained search and recruitment services exclusively to the legal profession. Working primarily on senior level and partner hires, our experience at the top end of the market sets us apart as a recruiter of choice for high calibre firms across the UK.


Price Richardson is acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy.

Draft Role Profile
Executive Lawyer
January 2017
Discussion document
Copyright Brethertons 2017 ©
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Role Profile and Job Description
Purpose of Role
The Executive Lawyer role is an important role within our Legal Services structure and is pivotal to realising the
operating rhythm described by our ONEON™ model.
Executive Lawyers will be qualified in their area of expertise and will manage higher fee earning targets to contribute
to the fee earning potential for their Practice Area. Therefore, managing a cash and fees target is a requirement of the
role whilst also being able to adjust to multiple demands and shifting priorities. Executive Lawyers will demonstrate a
high level of expertise relating to their Practice Area and will provide Lawyers with advice if requested. The Executive
Lawyer may seek further advice from an Associate when it is appropriate to do so.
The role requires a robust knowledge of the Legal Services industry along with experience managing portfolio and case
management activities. This Executive Lawyer will undertake work that is moderately complex to complex in nature
and operates under limited direction. They are accountable for organising their workflow and making independent
decisions relating to an area of responsibility. As an Executive Lawyer of the firm, it will be necessary to follow and
comply with all pre-defined case management practices and procedures, including those specifically relating to the
compliance obligations of the SRA, Lexcel and any other regulatory bodies relating to the Practice Area.
Executive Lawyers provide advice within an area of specialism with advice based on policy and legislation. They
undertake specialist or technical research and analysis, conduct investigations, and demonstrate effective delegation
of procedural, clerical, and administrative tasks to Legal Assistants or Legal Secretaries as appropriate.
Executive Lawyers may have a considerable public contact role and may be required to communicate with and provide
advice to a wide variety of internal and external customers. Executive Lawyers demonstrate excellent communication
skills and the ability to deliver timely, accurate and professional services. They are on the front-line of Customer
communications and as such, must set an example to other staff in the delivery of excellent Customer Service and the
understanding of their Customer’s needs.
Executive Lawyers must work well independently and be self motivated, but also work well as a member of a wider
team to contribute to the Practice Area goals. The role requires the ability to relate to others in a positive manner and
build strong working relationships.
The role contributes to the success of Legal Services and therefore aligns to the overall corporate strategy and sector
plans, helping to meet the legal requirements within the Practice Area.
The Legal Services structure consists of three Sectors;
 Corporate Sector
 Property Sector
 Private Client Sector
Executive Lawyers within the Practice Area report into the Associate (MD), Senior Associate (MD) or Head of Practice
Area dependant on the size and make-up of the specific Practice Area. The Associate or Senior Associate reports to
the Head of Practice Area. The Head of Practice Area reports into the Director of Legal Services.
Band and Salary
Further information on salary bandings and salary brackets will be provided by HR in due course. Placement within the
salary bracket is dependent on a range of criteria which will be discussed on an individual basis.
Location to be decided or as indicated on the vacancy list.
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The role has a range of responsibilities and key tasks across five Key Result Areas (KRAs).
Result Area
Responsibilities and Key Tasks
KRA1 Professional
and Technical
Professional, Technical Skills & Experience – Must be qualified lawyer SRA/Law Society
qualification or Level 6 CILEX or FILEX qualification or Licensed conveyancer or have another
recognised and appropriate legal qualification. Developed understanding of law to the
required standard in the role. Exercises high level of attention to detail to case matters.
Ability to take and act quickly on instructions from senior members of the team. Highly
developed time management skills. Demonstrates excellent communication and non verbal
communication skills. Self aware and able to act without supervision. Delivers high quality,
consistent legal administrative work. Analytic and good problem-solving skills. Presentable,
professional and personal. Not afraid of failing and able to learn from lessons. Manages own
CPD, development needs and personal learning & development plan. Able to manage a
more complex portfolio of work. Becoming a thought leader in a specialist area. Actively
contributes to and engages with all required reading to ensure they are developing and
honing knowledge of their profession.
Strategy and Operations – Good Microsoft Office skills and abilities. Ability to work with
complex case management tools and other IT solutions. Passionate about business change
and demonstrates adherence to corporate policies. Shows total engagement with work
templates and protocols. Ability to challenge at all levels of the firm in an appropriate and
constructive way. Able to collaborate with central Ops Team on development and
continuous improvement initiatives. Contributes to sector, practice area and team planning.
Innovative and contributes pro-actively to legal projects, business change and business
process work. Consistent and quality approach to data and document management and file
Customers – Awareness and knowledge of significant customers. Ability to deal with
customers at all levels in written and verbal form. Ability to empathise with customers. Deals
sensitively and confidentially with customer needs. Handles/manages customer expectations
pro-actively. Passionate about service delivery. Understands and passionate about all aspects
of CRM. Ability and willingness to share customer work. Matches products/services to
customer needs, understands expectations and nurtures relationships. Able to cross
sell/upsell and maximise opportunities. Passionate about social media, able to network and
develop new business. Able to deal with customer queries and signpost work.
Finance and Risk – More advanced financial acumen and awareness. Proven compliance
with firm’s financial policies and procedures. Demonstrates numerical, verbal and
communication skills. Escalates matters of concern to senior members of team. Ability to
identify and address issues before they become problematic. Able to produce customer
quotes. Rigorous in approach to risk and compliance. Good knowledge of risk issues and
mitigation including SRA Code of conduct, Money laundering, Data Protection. Supports
others in understanding of finance and risk. Ability to identify and assess risk at the right
level and in a timely way. Understanding of regulatory and compliance framework and helps
train others.. Ability to monitor and manage own financial performance and KPIS. Achieves
targets as they relate to KPIs and utilises financial dashboard. Awareness of and adherence
to all aspects of firm’s risk policy – PR, IT, Cyber, financial, reputation, People.
People and Teams – Supports colleagues in delivery of delegated tasks. Proactively manages
own workload and supports team members. Ability to receive and act on feedback. Ability to
work in a team and contributes to team projects, taking a lead where appropriate. Ability to
collaborate, listen and act. Builds support and contributes to team community and social
events. Ability to support others in team appropriately. Champions knowledge management.
Lives by and demonstrates corporate values.. Manages own performance against KRAs and
maintains evidence, monitors progress against objectives. Understands how their
contribution supports the firm’s strategic plan.
KRA2 Strategy and
Strategy and Sector Plans – Able to articulate how personal objectives meet firm-wide
strategic goals. Understands and is very knowledgeable about sector plans, knows how they
contribute to sector plans. Will contribute some content to the sector plan. Actively
provides information on how their personal performance is helping to achieve goals. Highly
likely to undertake more complex research activities.
Policy, practice and process – Contributes to and participates heavily in the detail of any
business analytical and process-mapping exercises. Fully adheres to all people, finance,
customer, IT, document, data, workflow, risk and compliance policies, processes and
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procedures in support of all operational functions. Ensures all Executive Lawyer tasks
including those delegated to Lawyers are executed in a consistent manner and in full
alignment with firm practices.
Projects, Planning and Organisation – Volunteers to participate in key firm’s projects. Plans
and manages their own workload and priorities and organises their time and day effectively.
Likely to help and support others manage their priorities. Supports the organisation of any
team meetings or events and promotes team attendance.
Business Change, Continuous Improvement and IT – Adheres to, supports and contributes
to all new ways of working and embeds change in their own working lives. Embraces
technology at the core of the business as a tool for continuous improvement. Active about
business transformation and the part they can play to innovate. Likely to be a champion of
one or two key initiatives.
KRA3 Customers and
Content/Thought Leadership – Increasing levels of input to content and thought leadership
pieces for team and practice area including webinars, articles, publications, blogs (Passle).
Promotes and shares expertise and specialisms across the team and practice area. Becomes
known and respected for their knowledge and expertise
Events – Regional/local presence and attendance at industry sector and cross–sector events,
may accept and seek speaking engagements
Social Media –Active and high levels of engagement with social media (Twitter, Facebook,
LinkedIn etc) to promote practice area, team and firm. Adheres to brand guidelines and
ensures personal profile is kept up to date on social media platforms and on the Intranet.
PR, Profile & Publicity – Protects and enhances practice area and team regional and local
reputation, participates in PR opportunities, builds practice area, team and individual
profile, active and timely participation in legal directories, has good number of contacts
across their industry sector
Marketing– High level of participation with all practice area and team marketing campaigns
and activities and adheres to practice area/team plans
Customer Relationships – Manages and maintains excellent relationships with customers,
attends and manages meetings with customers, participation in delivering key customer
plans, participates in customer entertainment. Is ordinarily the 2nd point of contact for all
incoming customer enquiries as directed by HOPA and central CRM and Ops teams
Budget – Presents ideas for spend and customer gratuities as it relates to the practice
area/team plan
Customer On & Off boarding – Fulfils responsibilities for customer inception and customer
closure in line with central ops and CRM teams
Referral/Affiliations – Plays a role in maintaining referral relationships and affiliations with
3rd parties at practice area/team level
Service Levels/Quality – Reviews reports from HOPA on customer feedback, satisfaction and
NPS statistics and delivers on outcomes and recommendations, ensures customer needs are
met at practical and individual level
Cross/Up Selling – Able to demonstrate cross–selling and up–selling across team, practice
area, sector and firm
Business Development – Attends networking opportunities, follows up leads and enquiries
from central teams, high levels of activity with practice area/team business development
activities, has growing customer base and contacts and able to maximise/leverage
opportunities and ROI
Products & Services – Makes suggestions for new products and services, understands market
and competitor offerings, shares knowledge of how services and products are delivered to
the market and the needs and expectations of customers
Market Research – Undertakes some market research as it relates to practice area and
team, knowledge of and contact with players/competitors in the market.
KRA4 Finance and
Control – No strategic financial control responsibilities
Budgets – Supports budget–setting for team, reviews budgets monthly at PATM
Reward – No tasks applicable at this level
Targets – Oversees, reviews, takes action for their own financial targets including hours, fees
billed, utilisation, recovery, WIP, write offs, debt, cash
Personal targets – Delivers high level of personal financial targets dependent on other KRAs,
team structure, market demands and pressures, size of team, and sector plan objectives
Policies – Ensures personal adherence to all financial policies
Performance – Monitors financial dashboard and financial reports daily, taking appropriate
action at personal level and reporting directly to line manager on personal financial
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Pricing/Quotes/Discount – Adheres to pricing strategies and discount policies, implements
annual price and rate increases, manages personal discounts within limits, reviews quotes
and fee estimates, reviews matters and costs and escalates exceptions.
Authority – No financial expenditure management, minimal sign off authority as per
authority limits
Time – Records all time in relation to chargeable and non–chargeable activities, ensures
adherence to policy at personal level
Disbursements – Identifies disbursements required in a legal matter in which they are lead
lawyer, implements and processes the incurring of and payment out of disbursements,
including securing payment on account.
Suppliers – Identifies suppliers, experts required in a legal matter, ensures suppliers operate
within agreed costs
Expenses – Submits personal claims to HOPA
Solicitors Accounts Rules – Ensures timely response of financial queries to/from finance
including customer accounts issues, refunds, unallocated funds.
Strategy & Planning – Responsible for adhering to all risk and compliance policies and
processes. Participates in any business continuity exercises. Practices risk management and
mitigation. Monitors and ensures that any compliance related tasks delegated to Lawyers are
completed satisfactorily and in timely fashion.
Finance, Client Money & Stability – Responsible for adhering to all team financial and client
money risk management practices and processes. Supports others in understanding of
policies. May help train new starters.
Client & Matter Care – Responsible for adhering to all client and matter care policies. Has a
role to play in customer complaint management (TBC) and adheres to complaint handling
strategy and processes. Participates and manages own file reviews as directed. Ensures good
file hygiene and attends risk and compliance training.
Statutory & Professional – Responsible for adhering to the team’s statutory and professional
obligations. AML, Data Protection, Health & Safety, HMRC compliance, HMLR compliance,
SRA, SAR, Quality marks (IIP, Lexcel), other registrations (CQS), Legal Aid, other regulators
People – Demonstrates Brethertons Value for ‘Each Other’ and raises any concern relating to
the care and welfare of co-workers to Associate (MD), Senior Associate (MD), Partner (MD)
or HOPA as appropriate.
KRA5 People and
Communication – Attends all relevant meetings and actively contributes, communicates
effectively with team, gives constructive feedback, may deputise for Associate in meetings
Knowledge and innovation – Seeks opportunities to share knowledge with co-workers,
suggests and leads on areas for innovation, focused on continuous improvement and an
active change agent
Team and firm cohesion – supports and attends team and corporate events, adheres to and
advocates team processes and practices, works collaboratively, inputs to team decisionmaking,
will nominate others for reward and recognition
Performance – Monitors own performance and objectives, supports others to perform well,
logs all time and maintains personal KRA ratings and KRA evidence, seeks feedback on
performance and provides feedback on team performance
Learning & development - Owns and maintains personal learning and development plan,
shares learning with others
Community – Supports community and charitable work, may be involved in or leads on CSR
projects or initiatives
Workload – Manages own workload, priorities and time effectively, actively raises and
escalates issues, easily manages a good mix of work matched to their training needs,
delegates to others where appropriate
HR – Adheres to HR policies and practices, participates in new starter induction, likely to take
on a buddy or mentor role. Fully embraces equalities and diversity agenda and encourages
Values – Lives Brethertons values and actively demonstrates value behaviour.

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