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Solicitor / Legal Executive, Private: Coote O’Grady

North East England
Full Time, Part Time
£22,500-£30,000 per annum (FTE Pro Rata) Starting salary dependent on experience

Details about the role

Coote O’Grady is an award-winning expert in legal spend management. It works with some of the world’s largest organisations to ensure they’re making the most of their legal budget.

We have several vacancies for Solicitors / Legal Executives within our growing Legal Operations team, based in Boldon, Tyne & Wear. This team provides a valuable service to in-house legal teams and Insurance Claims Teams, allowing them to focus on more high-value legal tasks.

We are looking for individuals who could take responsibility for various Legal Operations activities for clients, including legal invoice review, law firm rate negotiations, legal panel review, client spend analysis and other legal procurement activity.

We will consider also favourably candidates with transferrable skills such as Accountancy, Auditing or Procurement who can evidence relevant career experience.

As a flexible organisation, you will be able to manage your work from home through our secure working environment. However, you may be required to attend meetings local to Boldon, Tyne & Wear, so ability to travel to this location once a week is essential.

Specific Role requirements:

• Laptop/PC, appropriate home-working environment and reliable internet connection required (we will provide licenses)

• There may be a requirement for the post-holder to travel to and attend client meetings, as relevant to this role; and

• Attend training and development courses, as required.

Job Title: Solicitor / Legal Executive

Responsible to: Legal Operations Manager

Responsible for: No line management responsibility

Salary: £22,500-£30,000 per annum (FTE) Starting salary dependent on experience

Contract type: Permanent

Working arrangements: Full-time and part-time opportunities available Opportunity for homeworking. FT is 40 hours

Closing date: Wednesday 30 June at 12 noon

Please note that in submitting your application Coote O’Grady will be processing your personal data. We would ask you to consider the Privacy Statement at www.cooteogrady.com which provides information on the collation, storing and use of data. Please note, previous applicants need not apply.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Criteria (E – Essential/D – Desirable)

Qualified to degree level in Law or hold a recognised legal qualification – E

Proven background in Legal – E

Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to build excellent working relationships both internally and externally – E

Proven track record of managing a busy workload and working to tight deadlines – E

Ability to manage own time effectively – E

Flexible and willing to work additional hours in busy periods if required – E

Proven IT skills, including use of Microsoft Excel – E

High standards of accuracy and keen eye for detail – E

Analytical skills and the ability to translate data into meaningful information – E

Report writing experience – E

Proven background in Accountancy, Insurance or Procurement – D

Previous Legal Operations experience – D

Advanced Microsoft Excel skills – D

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