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BLS features in Bristol Post oldest thriving companies in Bristol

Excerpt from the article: How Bristol’s oldest companies are still thriving after more than 100 years in business They include the city’s last-surviving chocolate maker a wine merchant and a tannery. Why do some companies struggle to survive beyond a year while others flourish for hundreds? Although more than 90 per cent of small companies in Britain will survive one … more


The President’s Charity of the Year 2017/18

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BLS Member discount offer on GCHQ certified Social Engineering Course – 8 August

Red Goat Cyber Security are offering Bristol Law Society members a 15% discount on their upcoming GCHQ certified Social Engineering course at Imperial College on the 8th of August. This interactive half-day cyber security course helps you identify and prevent social engineering attacks such as phishing and impersonation by placing you in the position of the hackers to enable you … more


Senior Conveyancer – Clutton Cox – Chipping Sodbury


Job Title: Senior Conveyancer

Ideal Candidate: This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Conveyancer seeking a fresh challenge to join a multi-award-winning innovative CQS and Conveyancing Association member law firm.

Location: Chipping Sodbury

The Firm: Clutton Cox is an award-winning Conveyancing firm not only in for its leading-edge website but also for Innovation and the use of Social Media and Marketing.

We eschew the daily grind of being lowly service providers for Conveyancing Panels and all the bruised morale and unrealistic stress that can bring.

Clutton Cox is a leading and multi-award-winning firm which has embraced innovation and inbound marketing and social media and continually seeks to improve its client conveyancing experience in every aspect. We are proudly independent and are at the forefront of Conveyancing in the new Digital High Street.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

You will have at least five years’ experience running your own caseload from instruction through to completion with a track record of business development along with supervising more junior members of staff. You must have a “can do” attitude, passion and drive.

You will need to be able to demonstrate your ability to build, maintain and develop relationships with external stakeholders (Estate Agents etc.), as well as with internal stakeholders and members of your team. You will also need to provide evidence of leadership and motivational skills, and your ability to help drive this area of the business forward.

Legal/Technical Ability

  • demonstrates a high degree of competence in all Conveyancing matters.
  • advises clients on matters
  • takes client calls successfully and produce/record effective telephone notes
  • demonstrates a good understanding of the client’s aims and objectives applies Firm and departmental processes and procedures
  • demonstrates best use of precedents and know how to save time and costs
  • drafts concise documents in plain language
  • able to apply AML and anti-mortgage fraud policies

Collaboration/People Processes

  • plays an active role within the team and supports other team members during busy times
  • involves the secretaries and other support staff in an effective way
  • delegates and appropriately supervises more junior fee earners and the firm’s supervision policy
  • demonstrates a willingness to support the supervisor to whom they report
  • commits to attendance at team/departmental meetings/individual training meetings

Business Development

  • self-motivated to create opportunities to generate new business in fulfilment of an agreed strategy
  • able and experienced in pitching for referrals from intermediaries and other third parties
  • demonstrate an aptitude for developing appropriate networking and hospitality opportunities
  • introduce new clients to the Firm
  • identifies and attends appropriate networking opportunities
    wherever the opportunity arises, promotes the services of teams from across the Firm to the client for whom they are acting
  • able to prepare and present (as part of a team) Seminars to external candidates on relevant areas of law

To apply: email your full CV to
paul@cluttoncox.co.uk and c.c. lou@cluttoncox.co.uk