A law firm in Lancashire requires a Legal Manager to oversee a team of 7 fee earners. The successful Legal Manager will have previous management experience in either the legal or professional services environment.
A very well established law firm, a market leader, offering outstanding excellent employee welfare and adopt agile working.
The role requires supervising, motivating and developing 7 paralegals/fee earners with the responsibility for service delivery, managing client relationships and improving efficiencies.
Typical duties will include:
Management and supervision of the team including:
Allocating and delegating work fairly amongst the team and monitoring workload levels;
Ensuring team members carry out their work in accordance with the firm's instructions and monitor the quality and accuracy of work by team members and their performance generally;
Candidates are not required to have a legal qualification to carry out this role. More important is to be able to demonstrate strong leadership and motivational skills, to be able to build great relationships with clients, to be commercial in approach and focused on the delivery of the clients' instructions and to demonstrate a passion and commitment to the success of the team.
To have experience of managing others in an upbeat, motivational style and to effectively manage change in a fast paced environment;
Experience in finance preparing and billing
Previous experience of case management systems would also be helpful, although is not essential;
To demonstrate a natural affinity and empathy with clients and referrers and the ability to present well to both internal and external customers;
To be organised in day-to-day activities and long-term projects; and
To demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a leader and team player.
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