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Prettys Solicitors Ipswich

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We’re always on the lookout for new talent

Prettys is one of the larger and successful legal practices in East Anglia. We have grown by fostering and maintaining the talents of our staff, so, if you are interested in a career as a solicitor in Ipswich or East Anglia, Prettys is a good place to work.

Our success, of which we are justifiably proud, is based on our commitment to quality and client care, ensuring our staff get to know our clients as much as possible.

As a leading law firm with an office in Suffolk, we provide a strong, team-orientated and friendly environment, offering clients responsive advice when and where they need it most.

Prettys expect fee earning staff to have a strong commercial awareness coupled with good client relationship skills and the desire to assist in the growth and development of the firm.

We currently have vacancies for the following positions in our Ipswich office:

Business Development Assistant (full time)

A fantastic new opportunity has arisen for a full time Business Development Assistant to join our Commercial Department and support the marketing and business development activities of the firm, by providing high quality organisation and administrative services in order to support new business growth.

Under the direction of the Head of Business Development (Commercial Team) and working as part of a team of three you will assist in running campaigns, undertake research, produce communications, manage data and social media and coordinate events in support of the firm's growth objectives.

Applications are encouraged from graduates and/or professionals with proven experience in an administrative role working in a similar environment.  As well as good written and verbal communication skills and MS Office skills (in particular, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint) you should have strong organisational skills and the ability to manage a varied workload effectively.

Ideally we are looking for a well-presented, enthusiastic team-player who is self-motivated, pro-active and has a positive, flexible approach with excellent attention to detail and accuracy and the ability to remain calm under pressure.

The flexibility to support events (including occasional early morning and evenings) is sought in applications for the role. This is an excellent prospect for someone looking to pursue a career in business development in a friendly, supportive and team focussed environment.

HR Business Partner (3 days per week, days to be agreed)

Prettys are a regional law firm working nationally and internationally. We work with clients of all sizes whether they are start-ups, SMEs, PLCs, charities, social enterprises or from the public sector. Our clients operate in virtually every sector of the economy and we help them to run effective operations, solve problems, resolve disputes, protect their interests and secure their future: whatever their business. We have built a strong team of talented and experienced legal professionals committed to their clients and offer practical, timely, effective advice from a supportive team that is easy to work with.

Due to growth within the firm an exciting new opportunity has arisen for an HR Business Partner to join our small Human Resources team on a part-time basis. Reporting to the HR Director and with support from the HR Assistant you will provide commercially focused solutions across a range of HR disciplines, with a bias towards attracting, retaining and developing talent, organisational change, employee relations, and employee engagement. You will work in partnership with managers across the business to proactively deliver purposeful and innovative HR solutions in line with changing business needs.

For this unique opportunity, the successful individual ideally will be an experienced HR Business Partner looking for their next step or an HR Generalist looking for a challenge. As well as being commercially astute with a good understanding of the practical application of HR you will be a strong team-player with a flexible attitude and the ability to use own initiative.  Associate CIPD or an equivalent professional qualification in HR (or working towards), candidates should also possess excellent communication and organisation skills and have the ability to handle the pressure of high volumes of work within a fast paced and changing environment.

This is an excellent prospect for an HR professional looking to pursue a career in law in a friendly, supportive and team focussed environment.

Solicitor - Commercial Dispute Resolution (full time)

Full-time Fee Earner in our Commercial Dispute Resolution department.  All PQE’s will be considered.

Solicitor - Estates (full time)

Full-time Fee Earner in our Estates Department.  All PQE’s will be considered.

Solicitor - Corporate (full time)

Full-time Fee Earner in our Corporate department, up to 2 years pqe.

NQ Solicitor - Employment (full time)
Full-time newly qualified solicitor in our Employment department.

Please call Lisa Bloomfield on 01473 298232 or email lbloomfield@prettys.co.uk to enquire.

Benefits. Committed to the development of all staff, our range of employee benefits include:

We also provide:

Job Application. If you would like to join our team, send your CV and a covering letter by email to Lisa Bloomfield or by post to:

Lisa Bloomfield
HR Administrator
Elm House
25 Elm Street
Ipswich IP1 2AD

Trainee recruitment. Each year Prettys appoints between four and six high calibre graduates to take up a two-year training contract comprising four training seats, each of six month's duration.  Find out more.

Work experience. Prettys is committed to providing work experience for pupils attending local schools and to University/LPC students interested in a career as a solicitor. Find out more.

Equal opportunities. Prettys does not discriminate on grounds of sex, marital status, race, religion, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, or age. We are committed to meeting our obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. For information regarding our Diversity Statement, please click here.


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