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Practice Manager

Contact Victoria Kemp
Reference C-VK04431041
Salary Range £28,000 - £35,000 per annum
Job Type Permanent
Location Portsmouth Portsmouth England South East
Job Duration n/a
Date Posted 14 Mar 2019
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Excellent opportunity for a diplomatic Practice Manager to join a highly regarded law firm in Portsmouth.

Reporting to the managing partner the successful practice manager will be responsible for daily supervision of the administration and reception team. Taking on a wide range of office management tasks, the position is suited to a highly organised applicant, who has a warm friendly approach and a good sense of humour.


  • Implementing and monitoring employment policies and procedures
  • Liaising with external consultants
  • Ordering office supplies
  • Diary management and organising meetings
  • Maintaining equipment and liaising with IT providers
  • Premises management and liaising with the landlord
  • Overseeing properties owned by the partners
  • Managing budgets
  • Business development and marketing initiatives
  • Devising and updating office procedures and administrative systems
  • Overseeing health and safety policies and being appointed the first aider
  • All HR functions including updating personnel files, arranging interviews and dealing with disciplinary matters
  • Undertaking performance management and appraisals
  • Liaising with accounts team
  • Undertaking financial matters, such as recording fee earners’ billing
  • SRA and other regulatory compliance
  • Management of all employee relations issues, including absences, maternity leave and grievances
  • Restructuring and redundancies
  • Organising in-house and external training for fee earners and support staff
  • Organising professional indemnity insurance renewal
  • Ensuring the renewal of fee earners’ practising certificates and CPD training requirement compliance
  • Manage CQS panel status and other panel requirements
  • Keeping accurate negligence claim records
  • Administering car, mobiles phones and insurances
  • Minute taking
  • Organising staff events

The Candidate

  • Practice management experience is desirable, but not essential
  • Excellent financial and IT skills will be necessary
  • Personable with strong interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Proven organisational skills
  • Flexible and able to work well under pressure
  • Able to positively contribute to business development and brand marketing
  • Exceptional literacy and written skills are essential
  • Supervisory experience is advantageous

The Firm

Our client is a full-service practice, dedicated to providing high-quality legal advice to private and commercial clients locally and further afield across the nation for well over 60 years. With client care at their core, they have achieved Lexcel accreditation and continue to go from strength to strength. Owing to sustained success, the firm now seeks a practice manager to join its office in Hampshire.

Practice Manager

For further details of this Practice Manager vacancy, please contact Victoria on 01954 208 073 quoting reference VK04431041.


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