LEXCEL Legal Practice Quality Mark

We are delighted to announce that we have been re-accredited our Lexcel standard (Legal Practice Quality Mark) for another year! This is due to all the hard work of our amazing staff. Well done everyone!

We are hiring…

CURRENT VACANCIES

Trainee Solicitor (Training Contract)
2 year fixed-term Training Contract commencing September/October 2019
The decision on where to undertake your training contract is critical to your future career as a solicitor.
We aim to cultivate strong home grown solicitors who will help to support the continued success of the firm upon completion of their training.
Applicants must have completed a law degree (or equivalent) and some level of experience is an advantage. An LPC qualification is essential.
If you are looking to train within a friendly and supportive environment, please send a covering letter and up to date CV to contact@bleasdales.com
Closing date 31 July 2019

Legal Secretary
Full and part time considered
We require a highly conscientious person to provide outstanding secretarial assistance. The successful candidate will have previous legal secretarial experience, excellent time management, organisational, IT and communication skills, accurate typing abilities and a willingness to learn new skills. Attention to detail and the ability to communicate in a friendly, professional and confidential manner. The role will suit someone with a positive and flexible approach and an ability to remain calm under pressure.
Salary dependent on experience.
Please send a covering letter and up to date CV to contact@bleasdales.com
Closing date 31 July 2019

Administrator
Full time
This role will suit an individual who has previous experience as an Administrator and possesses excellent communication skills alongside strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and a helpful and friendly demeanour. The role is varied and will include reception cover as well as helping out in the Cashiers department so any previous experience in these areas will be an advantage.
Salary dependent on experience.
Please send a covering letter and up to date CV to contact@bleasdales.com
Closing date 31 July 2019

Another satisfied client

Lovely surprise for our Sophie in the conveyancing department. Keep up the good work Sophie!

Reform of UK Divorce Law

Reform of UK Divorce Law – An End to the Fault-Based System

By Bethany Dolphin, LLB – Trainee Solicitor

Announcements were made by the Government on the 9th April 2019 for the first major reform of UK divorce law in over 50 years. The reforms are set to change the archaic system of fault-based divorces.

The basis of the proposed reforms by the Government are to ensure that the decision to divorce continues to be a considered one, giving spouses the opportunity to change their minds, and to ensure that they are not put through legal requirements which do not serve their or the state’s interests and which can lead to ongoing conflict and poorer outcomes for children.

The announcement comes following the controversial Supreme Court decision in the case of Tini Owen and a 12 week Government consultation.

Tini Owen was seeking a divorce due to the fact that she was unhappy in her marriage. However, her husband refused to consent to the divorce proceeding. The Supreme Court made the controversial decision to dismiss Mrs Owen’s appeal, meaning that the couple must remain married until at least 2020 when she will be able to rely on 5 years’ separation if her husband still does not consent to a divorce.
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