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Prettys Solicitors Ipswich

About Prettys

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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.

Who are we?

Prettys are a regional business 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.

We help clients 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.

We offer practical, timely, effective advice from a supportive team that is easy to work with.

What we are looking for

We are looking for hard working individuals who are keen to develop their careers in a friendly, supportive and team focussed environment.

What we offer

What our employees say

In the last 3 years we have had three lawyers return to working for us having left to go to London/National firms. What is it they like about Prettys:

“Prettys is a great place to work. The firm is very supportive and the work is of a high level. There is a structured career development process and they have a very team focussed approach. This allows the firm to be dynamic and ultimately very successful in what they do. We all get to share in that.”

Vanessa Bell, Senior Associate

“Prettys continues to be a leader of legal services both locally and further afield. It is a brand people and businesses recognise and trust. Prettys’ ethos, values and passion to succeed match my own. Within the firm everyone is friendly, supportive and operates an open door policy. The career path is defined with mentoring used to help develop key skills required for personal development and progression. Everything we do is client focused. We are big enough to cope, but small enough to care; and that approach to client care sets us above our competitors.”

Matthew Clemence, Associate, Collaborative Lawyer and Mediator

We regularly attract lawyers from large City firms:

“The reason I joined Prettys is because they provide high quality work and have a great client base.  It is easily comparable to the work I did with my previous firm. They also offer flexibility and the ability to work from home which allows me to work around my family commitments. This is rare to see in a law firm.”

Laura Pharez-Zea, Associate (previously worked at a large U.S firm in London)

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

Client Service Executive - Private Client (full time)

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.

A unique opportunity has arisen for a Client Services Executive to join our Private Client department on a full-time basis. The role will support the delivery of consistent client service across the departments and identify and implement improvements to the service delivered to clients. Reporting to the Head of Client Services the main responsibilities of this role include:

  • To identify and drive ways to improve and centralise existing client engagement and billing processes across departments, including responsibility for opening and closing files.
  • To ensure the production of effective and timely engagement letters.
  • To undertake billing of files on a regular basis, working with fee earners, secretaries and business support to ensure that this is undertaken timeously and accurately, and in a way which is consistent with providing excellent client service.This will involve working proactively with fee earners on the amount to bill, timing of billing and accuracy of bills, and to ensure that any cost revisions are communicated.
  • Assist fee earners in dealing with any billing queries and where appropriate liaise with Credit Control and clients’ accounts payable teams to resolve any issues.
  • To actively seek out client care improvements and work with fee earners to deliver the changes.
  • To support the Head of Client Services in developing a culture of client care across all departments.
  • To report on various aspects of the role as may be required, including producing relevant statistics and analysis of relevant areas of performance.
  • Understand the relevant regulatory and compliance framework in place and ensure that all functions are performed in accordance with those.

The successful candidate ideally will be educated to degree level and have experience of working within the legal sector and/or has proven client facing experience.   As well as excellent communication skills and the ability to interpret figures for analysis, individuals should be able to demonstrate experience of both dealing with difficult situations and identifying processes for improvement.

The role will suit someone who is organised with good attention to detail who is approachable, proactive and has the drive to influence stakeholders. This is an excellent prospect for an individual to work in regional law firm with a focus on providing excellent client care in a friendly, supportive and team focused environment.

Secretary - Corporate and Employment (full time)

A full time legal secretary working for our commercial teams in Corporate and Employment.

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:

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
Prettys
Elm House
25 Elm Street
Ipswich IP1 2AD

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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