Legal Assistant - Residential & Commercial Property (Gerrards Cross)
We are looking for a Legal Assistant to join our expanding Property team.
The ideal candidate must have 2+yrs experience as a Legal Secretary. Ideally you will be able to assist on cases from start to finish. Having BigHand digital dictation experience is desirable. You will also have experience dealing with Residential and Commercial Property matters such as sales, purchases, freeholds, leaseholds and re-mortgages. You must have excellent organisational, administrative, time management skills and be a team player.
Assistant Management Accountant (Gerrards Cross)
Our busy Finance team are looking for a full time Assistant Management Accountant, available immediately. Would consider flexible working / part-time.
The successful candidate will have at least 2 years general accounting experience, legal experience useful but not essential. A study package would be available for AAT/ACCA qualification however we would also consider candidates who no longer wish to continue with their studies or who are qualified through experience.
The right candidate will not necessarily be expected to have experience in every element of the role prior to taking the position. There is scope for the role to develop as the individual progresses and their experience grows.
Main responsibilities will be:
Preparation of the monthly management accounts with commentary including the posting of journals and processing accruals and prepayments, preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly performance reports for lawyers.
Preparing and submitting relevant VAT returns.
Updating the monthly cash flow reports.
Preparing WIP and debtor reports.
Assisting with preparation of the annual accounts.
Providing other support to the Head of Finance and partners as requested.
Commercial Property lawyer, 4 years+ PQE (Gerrards Cross)
We are looking for a Commercial Property lawyer to join our specialist property team.
Ideal candidate will have relevant experience in real estate, the ability to provide informed and practical advice to clients and be confident in managing a large varied work load.
The quality and breadth of work we undertake will stimulate and challenge the successful candidate.
Construction litigation lawyer, 2+ years PQE (Gerrards Cross)
An opportunity has arisen for a Construction litigation lawyer (min 2 years PQE), to join our growing Dispute Resolution team. The role will involve working on contentious matters.
Suitable candidates will have a good understanding of construction law issues and be able to demonstrate experience in handling construction disputes.
In return, we can offer stimulating and challenging work, a competitive salary and great benefits package.
Commercial litigation lawyer, 2+ years PQE (Gerrards Cross)
We currently have an opening for a 2+ PQE lawyer to join our ever-expanding Dispute Resolution team, responsible for handling commercial litigation disputes.
The role will involve contentious commercial and some consumer matters.
Suitable candidates will have a good understanding of commercial and consumer law issues and be able to demonstrate experience in handling such matters.
The quality and breadth of work we undertake will stimulate and challenge the successful candidate. You will also receive a competitive salary and attractive benefits package.
Senior Employment lawyer, 5+ years PQE (Gerrards Cross)
The firm’s well established and successful Employment team deals with a high level of excellent quality respondent and claimant work across the whole employment spectrum including business immigration advice and the provision of HR training and support.
Due to a continued increase in work, an experienced (min 5 yrs PQE) lawyer is required to take on an existing caseload and hit the ground running.
You should be confident in handling a broad mix of contentious and non-contentions matters and happy to work independently within a close knit team where passion and creativity are key.
Insolvency specialist solicitor, 5 years PQE (Gerrards Cross)
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Insolvency specialist to join our growing Dispute Resolution team. The successful candidate should be ambitious, dynamic and have the ability to handle a varied caseload in a fast paced working environment. This is a new offering for the firm so the candidate will need to be able to bring some of own case-load and also make use of the firm’s contacts.
Main areas of responsibility may include some or all of the following:
- Restructuring of solvent / insolvent companies
- Pre-formal insolvency advice and planning
- Advice on directors’ duties and liabilities in relation to distressed or insolvent companies
- Formal insolvencies, including administrations, liquidations and bankruptcies
- Security reviews on existing or proposed loans
- Strategic acquisitions of insolvent businesses and assets from insolvency practitioners
- Advising on distressed situations such as difficult trading conditions (include directors' advice), winding-up orders and confiscating property or assets;
- Formulating effective exit strategies for owners and investors; preparing securities documentation; undertaking fraud investigations and pursuing and/or defending actions against directors;
- Handling complex and challenging Pension Regulation when insolvency looms; Members of our Insolvency & Restructuring team have also worked in-house at the Pensions Regulator.
- Litigation and recovery actions
- Asset tracing
- Directors’ disqualification proceedings
- LPA Receiverships, and
- Cross-border insolvency and COMI issues
You should have experience acting for some or all of the following:
- Asset based lenders (ABLs)
- Insolvency Practitioners
- Invoice discounters and factors
- Trade Debt funders
Membership of the Insolvency Practitioners Association is preferred but not essential.
You will receive a competitive salary depending on your experience as well as an attractive benefits package.
Corporate and commercial lawyer, NQ – 3 yrs PQE (Gerrards Cross)
A position has arisen for a lawyer to join our busy Corporate and Commercial team (ranked at Band 1 in Chambers and Partners), handling a mixed caseload of corporate and commercial matters.
The ideal candidate would be somebody bright and hardworking, with excellent technical ability, a good communicator with plenty of initiative. You will have direct exposure to a wide variety of clients, including serial entrepreneurs, owner managed businesses, mid-tier corporates and overseas business with a UK presence.
You will provide business advice and guidance on a wide spectrum of issues ranging from commercial contracts through to transactional corporate matters, such as joint ventures, business and share sales and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and constitutional and shareholder issues.
Working within a friendly and cohesive team, you will be given a high degree of autonomy and given the opportunity to run some of your own matters, as well as working with all the support and guidance you need from other experienced lawyers in the team.
We are always interested in hearing from law students with good academics who are looking for work experience to progress their careers.
The firm offers hands on training and exposure to good quality work and clients in our Property, Dispute resolution, Employment, Family and Private Client practice groups. We usually have vacancies for 1 year contracts.
Candidates should be prepared to work hard, not mind what they are asked to do and possess a team mentality.
Working at B P Collins
B P Collins is a leading regional law firm and we are always looking for people to join our dynamic and diverse workplace. Whether you join as a lawyer or within the business support functions, you’ll find that our teams are effective and friendly.
Information for recruitment agencies
B P Collins uses its staff and extensive referral networks to fill many positions. However, where this is proving difficult, we will consider receiving applications from recruitment agents.
We work with a number of recruitment agencies with whom, over time, we have built strong relationships and these consultants are familiar with our brand, culture and reputation.
If you wish to submit a candidate cv please contact the HR team to agree terms & conditions in advance of sending through any applications.
All CVs must include the candidate's name, location, academic grades, salary expectations and reasons for leaving previous employments.
Please do not submit CVs to Partners.
If you have any questions, please speak to a member of the HR team on 01753 889995.