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We are a growing firm, currently with 36 Partners, specialising in the areas of private client, commercial property, corporate, commercial dispute resolution, renewable energy, healthcare, telecoms and family businesses. 

We have offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Dunblane and Dunfermline.

We offer stability and quality of work as well as opportunities for progression and partnership. We are an equal opportunities employer. Please read the following privacy policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us when applying for one of our vacancies. GDPR Candidate privacy notice.

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Deputy Cash Department Manager, Glasgow

The role of Deputy Cash Department Manager will be to support our Cash Department Manager in delivering a seamless service to Partners and employees.

Key responsibilities include:
• Processing Client & Firm postings.
• Processing expense claims.
• Raising payments, cheques & electronically.
• Banking of Client/Firm cheques.
• Processing deposit account transactions, (uplifts, lodgements, closures & new accounts).
• Allocating payment to fees.
• Processing balance reports.
• Responsible for the raising of invoices, credit notes and refunds across the firm.
• Providing excellent customer service to all parties, both internal and external. This includes managing the team mailboxes.
• Daily reconciliation of online credit card payment transactions, including payment posting and allocation.
• Working with colleagues, customers and the systems development team to identify and implement process efficiency.
• Act as the subject matter expert for Billing, ensuring process documentation is kept up to date and made easily accessible.
• Cross train with the other Assistant Legal Cashiers across Finance function and provide flexible support and cover.
• Perform inductions for new staff.
• Provide support on Finance and projects when requested by Cash Department Manager/Finance Director.
• Provide holiday and sickness cover for the team including the Cash Department manager.
• Undertake ad hoc tasks when necessary under the direction of the Cash Department Manager.

 

Desired Skills/Experience:

• Full SOLAS Qualification.
• Experience working within a busy cashiering environment.
• Good Solicitors Regulatory Authority, Anti Money Laundering Rules and VAT knowledge.
• A sound understanding of postings made to the firm and client ledgers, including an appreciation of the importance of proper and accessible backup being held for all postings.
• Presents a professional image and provides a high quality service to clients, whether internal customers or external organisations at all times.
• Adopts a flexible and proactive approach to work duties.
• Excellent numerical skills.
• Able to work effectively as part of a team to provide a high quality service to the firm.
• Able to organise and prioritise time effectively to achieve deadlines.
• Possess a good knowledge of all relevant IT applications.
• Has a high level of attention to detail, and is experienced in ensuring all controls are properly followed.
• Good communication skills, both verbal and written.


WJM offers a competitive salary and benefit packages depending on the experience you will bring to the Firm. If you are interested in this great opportunity please send your CV to Sadie Harris at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference DCM 7/21.

Executry Paralegal, Private Client, Dunblane

We are seeking an experienced Executry Paralegal to join our Private Client team in Dunblane. Our team offers a range of services including tax advice, wealth planning, wills & executry and residential conveyancing.

Your role will include administering executry estates and trusts, drafting confirmation and IHT forms, executry accounts and general financial administration. You will be able to develop client relationships and will have responsibility for your own caseload in conjunction with the partners and senior solicitors in the team. As well as having a minimum of 3 years’ experience as an executry paralegal and being a technical expert in your field you must be committed to providing an excellent level of service to clients, show initiative, have a positive attitude and be proactive.

This role offers the opportunity to advance your career, develop your skills, and to work with a great team in a friendly, supportive and client focused environment.

WJM offers a competitive salary and benefit packages depending on the experience you will bring to the Firm. If you are interested in this great opportunity please send your CV to Sadie Harris at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference DEP 8/21.

Associate solicitor, Private Client/Residential Conveyancing, Dunblane

We are looking for an Associate to join our Private Client team in Dunblane. Our team offers a range of services including tax advice, wealth planning, wills & executry and residential conveyancing.

Ideally you will have experience in both residential conveyancing and wider private client advice but candidates who have experience largely in only one of these areas will be considered. Depending on experience, the role will involve managing a portfolio of high net-worth clients in areas such as wills, trusts, executries and powers of attorney as well as dealing with residential sale and purchase transactions and other conveyancing requirements.

The successful candidate will be capable of managing their own case load and therefore you should be able to work on your own initiative, be very focused on time management and comfortable in operating to deadlines. You should be able to build rapport and communicate positively and effectively with clients, other legal representatives and other involved parties. You should be able to demonstrate a commitment to providing an excellent level of client service, have a positive attitude and be proactive. The role will consist of the need to manage a portfolio of work and assist the partner on more complex work.

If you have the experience and attributes described, are commercially and client focused, can provide excellent technical service and deliver on time this is a great opportunity to become a key part of our team. You will also be expected to participate fully in the business development activities of the team and the Firm, and will be required to show a grasp of the financial disciplines required of an Associate. Ongoing training will be provided to ensure continued development and expertise.

This role offers the opportunity to advance your career, develop your skills, and to work with a great team in a friendly, supportive and client focused environment. You may already be STEP qualified, or currently studying for the STEP Diploma. If not, we can support you in working towards qualification and membership, as WJM is a Gold Employer Partner.

If you are interested in this great opportunity please send your CV to Sadie Harris at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference DAS 8/21

Solicitor NQ-4 years pqe, Commercial Property Glasgow

We are seeking a solicitor (ideally within the NQ to 4 years PQE range) to join our thriving commercial property team in Glasgow.


The position offers an excellent opportunity for the successful candidates to develop skills and take their career to the next level. You will report to Joanne Ockrim, partner. The team of which Joanne is part have a very strong client base comprising major corporate clients and successful family businesses all with a need for excellent service and bespoke property advice. The team works for a number of those clients in England and Wales as well as Scotland and the role would be well suited to anyone who is dual qualified or has aspirations to achieve that goal.

You will also have the opportunity to support other partners in the Glasgow office specialising in investment property deals, telecoms and insolvency.


The wider commercial property team provides the full range of real estate services involving properties in Scotland as well as in England and Wales.


Our firm is committed to fostering a culture of excellence combined with enjoyment. Whilst team members are expected to work hard and collaboratively on projects to achieve deadlines, provide a great service and be technically excellent, we recognise the social value to work and the importance of a good work-life balance. General and bespoke training will be provided to develop your technical skills and your commercial awareness.

Hybrid Working

With the benefit of our experience throughout the pandemic we have now approved and are implementing our hybrid working policy. This will entitle the successful candidate to work at home for part of any working week, should they so desire. We will provide I.T. equipment to allow you to do so and we have established a system for balancing the needs of the business to allow all employees the opportunity to work within a blended model.

The Candidate

Commercial property experience is desirable but not essential. You should demonstrate a commitment to providing an excellent level of client service, show initiative, have a positive attitude and have personal ambitions to develop your skills for career development. You should be able to build rapport and communicate positively and effectively with clients, other legal representatives and other involved parties. You should also, of course, be prepared to work using your own initiative on a portfolio of transactions, be focused on time management and operate to deadlines.

Our firm is willing to support individuals who want to add to their professional qualifications so as to make themselves and the team more marketable. Ideally, candidates should be enthusiastic to develop their own and the firm‘s networks, with a view to assisting in business development.

If you are interested in this great opportunity please send your CV to Sadie Harris at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference SCP 09/21

Solicitor 2-3 years pqe, Private Client, Edinburgh

We are looking for a solicitor with at least 2 years PQE to join our Private Client team in Edinburgh. Our team offers a range of services including tax advice, wealth planning, wills & executry and residential conveyancing.

The role will involve managing a portfolio of high net-worth clients in areas such as wills, trusts, executries powers of attorney and Guardianships.

The successful candidate will be someone who is comfortable with managing a variety of work and who is interested in helping our clients to achieve their aims for themselves, their families and their businesses. They must be comfortable meeting new people, networking and supporting business development and be adaptable to our unique approach to client centricity which truly puts the client at the heart of our business.

If you have the experience and attributes described, are commercially and client focused, can provide excellent technical service and deliver on time this is a great opportunity to become a key part of our team.

This role offers the opportunity to advance your career, develop your skills, and to work with a great team in a friendly, supportive and client focused environment. You may already be STEP qualified, or currently studying for the STEP Diploma. If not, we can support you in working towards qualification and membership, as WJM is a Gold Employer Partner.

If you are interested in this great opportunity please send your CV to Sadie Harris at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference EPC 6/21.

Paraplanner, Private Client, Glasgow

We are seeking an experienced Paraplanner to join our team in Glasgow. In this role you will research financial products, draft investments reports, and provide support to the Wealth Planners. The role requires a person with strong literacy and numeracy skills plus an up-to-date awareness and knowledge of the regulatory and legislation changes associated with the financial services sector.

You will have a Diploma in Financial Planning and be keen to continue with your professional development. You must also have a strong working knowledge of the financial services tools; Adviser Office, fund platforms and risk profilers. It would also be helpful to have worked previously in a professional fee-based environment.

This is a service-focused and busy wealth planning environment where everyone works as a together so teamwork and positive attitude is imperative.

If you have the experience and attributes described, are commercially and client focused, can provide excellent technical service and deliver on time this is a great opportunity to become a key part of our team.

If you are interested in this great opportunity please send your CV to Sadie Harris at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference GWP 6/21.

Residential Conveyancing, Paralegal, Glasgow

We are looking for a Residential Conveyancing Paralegal to join our team in Glasgow. The role is working with our residential property team within our Private Client Group. The group provide a range of services including tax advice, wealth planning, wills & executry and residential conveyancing.

Your role will involve dealing with a high volume of residential conveyancing transactions, maintaining client relationships and general administration. As well as having a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a residential conveyancing paralegal and being a technical expert in your field you must be committed to providing an excellent level of service to clients, show initiative, have a positive attitude and be proactive.

This role offers the opportunity to advance your career, develop your skills, and to work with a great team in a friendly, supportive and client focused environment.

WJM offers a competitive salary and benefit packages depending on the experience you will bring to the Firm. If you are interested in this great opportunity please send your CV to Sadie Harris at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference GRC 6/21.