Current vacancies

Current opportunities at the firm are shown below. We are expanding our practice areas and if your experience matches the areas below, we would be very interested to hear from you.

If you are interested in any of the roles, please email your CV to our HR Department at HRDept@beale-law.com or call +44 (0)20 7469 0400. Beale & Co is an equal opportunities employer. We are also signatories to the Law Society’s Diversity and Inclusion Charter.

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  • Construction / Professional Indemnity Solicitor

    Level: 3 Years+ PQE
    Location: London

    Beale & Co are currently looking to recruit a talented Construction / Professional Indemnity Solicitor to work in our Professional Indemnity team in London. Read more >

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    The ideal candidate will have experience in the following (although we do not necessarily require candidates to have experience in all of these areas):

    • Acting and advising in respect of claims against construction professionals such as Engineers, Architects, Surveyors and Design & Build Contractors
    • Preparing correspondence pursuant to the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Litigation in the Courts of England & Wales and/or domestic or international Arbitration
    • ADR, including negotiation and mediation
    • Adjudication
    • Advising professional clients and their insurers on case strategy and claim and cost reserves
    • Instructing liability and quantum experts and Counsel
  • Professional And Financial Risks – Solicitor/Associate  

    Level: 4+ PQE
    Location: Bristol

    Beale & Co are currently looking to recruit talented Solicitors to work in our Professions (LFin) team based at our Bristol office. Read more >

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    Our LFin team handle professional negligence cases for legal and financial professions (such as solicitors, accountants, financial advisors, brokers, valuers and tax and pensions advisors) and their insurers, plus D+O, FI, W&I and a range of other insurance risks. Ideally candidates will have previous experience of working with similar cases and have a thorough understanding of Insurance Law and policy issues.

    Candidates will have experience of:

    • Defending professionals including some or all of Solicitors, Accountants, Surveyors, Insurance Brokers, IFAs, Directors and Officers
    • Preparing reports for Insurers with the ability to explain and advise succinctly on difficult and complex areas.
    • Advising on case strategy.
    • Liaising with senior professional clients in a variety of disciplines.
    • Managing the Insurer/Insured relationship, being aware of potential conflicts.
    • Preparing for Court cases at all levels, including case management documentation interlocutory applications, expert instructions, witness statements and trial preparation.
    • Monitoring critical dates and ensuring compliance with Insurer service level agreements.
    • Understanding all systems and procedures with attention to detail and have the ability to explain and advise clients on those procedures.
    • Being able to deliver presentations to clients and good business development skills.

    Candidates must be technically excellent. It is important that you are aware and enthusiastic about business development (being able to develop existing and forge new relationships).

    We have a collegiate and collaborative approach to maintaining our client relationships and business development, which will suit lawyers wanting to develop their career and then standing with clients in a supportive environment.

    We offer something different – an environment where our lawyers can develop their careers in a professional working environment with an excellent work / life balance.

  • Construction Solicitor

    Level: 3 Years+ PQE
    Location: Bristol

    Beale & Co are currently looking to recruit a talented Solicitor to join our Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure Team based in our Bristol office. Read more >

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    The ideal candidate will have experience in areas including the following (although we do not necessarily require candidates to have experience in all of these areas):

    • Acting and advising in respect of claims against construction professionals such as Engineers, Architects, Surveyors and Design & Build Contractors.
    • Preparing correspondence pursuant to the Pre-Action Protocol for Construction and Engineering Disputes.
    • Litigation in the Courts of England & Wales and/or domestic or international Arbitration.
    • ADR, including negotiation and mediation.
    • Adjudication experience.
    • Working knowledge of the principal standard for construction contracts.
    • Instructing liability and quantum experts and Counsel.
    • Good business development skills, including managing client relationships and delivering presentations.
  • Profin Financial Risks Solicitor

    Level: 3 - 6 Years PQE With Relevant Experience
    Location: London

    We are currently looking to recruit a talented Solicitor to work in our Financial Risks team based at our London office. Read more >

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    Professional Liability, D&O and FI claims are a core part of our insurance practice and we have been providing solutions to the industry for over 40 years. We act for and have longstanding relationships with most of the global insurance companies and the London and Irish markets, defending claims in the UK and overseas.

    Our team handles Professional Negligence as well as D&O, FI, W&I and regulatory matters for legal and financial professions (such as solicitors, barristers, accountants, financial advisors, brokers, valuers and tax and pensions advisors) and their insurers. There will be the opportunity to have a varied defence and coverage case caseload. Candidates will have previous experience of working on Professional Negligence defence and coverage matters and ideally D&O as well, although we are willing to train up the right candidate who may only have Professional Negligence experience.

    Candidates will ideally have experience of:

    • Defending Insureds across a wide range of matters as well as advising insurers on coverage issues.
    • Preparing reports for Insurers with the ability to explain and advise succinctly on difficult and complex legal issues.
    • Advising on case strategy.
    • Liaising with senior professional clients in a variety of disciplines.
    • Managing the Insurer/Insured relationship, being aware of potential conflicts.
    • Preparing for Court cases at all levels, including case management documentation, interlocutory applications, expert instructions, witness statements and trial preparation.
    • Monitoring critical dates and ensuring compliance with Insurer service level agreements.
    • Understanding all systems and procedures with attention to detail and having the ability to explain and advise clients on those procedures.
    • Being able to deliver presentations to clients.

    Candidates must be technically excellent and commercially aware.

    We have a collegiate and collaborative approach to maintaining our client relationships and business development which will suit lawyers wanting to develop their career and their standing with clients in a supportive environment. There are real opportunities for progression.

  • Non-Contentious Construction Solicitor

    Level: NQ
    Location: London

    We have a fantastic opportunity for a newly qualified solicitor to join our specialist team in London. Read more >

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    Working alongside leading professionals and within our non-contentious construction team, you will have responsibility for your own client relationships and your own matters.

    Experience and interest in our areas of specialism, gained from pre-qualification is desirable, but is not essential.

    We have a collegiate and collaborative approach and offer an environment where colleagues can develop their careers in a professional working environment with an excellent work / life balance.

    If this role is of interest to you, please contact our HR department via the link on this current vacancies page. No recruitment agencies please.

  • Personal Injury Defence Solicitor

    Level: 1+ - 5 Years
    Location: Dublin

    We are currently looking to recruit a Solicitor to join our Dublin Office as a member of our Specialist Casualty team. Ideally candidates will have between 1 (fully completed) - 5 years previous experience of working in the area of Insurance Defence Litigation. Read more >

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    We act for a number of Irish and UK-based insurers and reinsurers, as well as a number of self-insured clients, and a number of our Partners are specialists in coverage interpretation and disputes.

    In addition to our experience in advising the market on coverage in respect of professional liability risks, we also regularly provide policy advice on D&O, financial institutions, property and casualty, cyber, employers and public liability.

    The ideal candidate would have experience in areas including the following (although we do not necessarily require experience in all of these areas):

    • Managing a caseload of EL, PL and Motor claims on behalf of major insurers.
    • Dealing with all the aspects of a claim from considering coverage, assessing liability, undertaking additional investigations, advising on appropriate reserves and reporting directly to clients in relation to same.
    • Proactively litigating cases, to include drafting pleadings where appropriate, conducting settlement negotiations and briefing/attending counsel for trial.
    • Maintaining management information on behalf of clients.
    • Collation and management of key documents and papers relating to claims.
    • Assuming responsibility for quality control and client protocol compliance on own caseload.
    • Ensuring the consistent and accurate management of file handling within the Beale & Company file handling protocols, including, billing, management of WIP etc.
    • Utilising a case management system.
    • Handling confidential information in line with the firm’s security protocols.

    We encourage all of our lawyers to be involved with all Business Development activities and support them in growing their own and the firm’s profile. There is also the possibility for client secondments where this is of interest.

    We are well known for our friendly, inclusive and collaborative culture and pride ourselves on the work/life balance and flexible working opportunities we are able to offer.

  • Professional Indemnity / Construction Solicitor

    Level: 2-5 Years PQE
    Location: Dublin

    We are currently looking to recruit a Solicitor to join our Dublin Office as a member of our Professional Indemnity / Construction team. Ideally candidates will have between 2-5 years previous experience of working in these areas. Defence Insurance and construction experience is essential. Read more >

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    We act for a number of Irish and UK-based insurers and reinsurers, as well as a number of self-insured clients, and a number of our Partners are specialists in coverage interpretation and disputes.

    In addition to our experience in advising the market on coverage in respect of professional liability risks we also regularly provide policy advice on D&O, financial institutions, property and casualty, cyber, employers and public liability.

    The ideal candidate would have experience in areas including the following (although we do not necessarily require experience in all of these areas):

    • Acting and advising in respect of professional indemnity claims, in particular, experience of advising on construction claims would be highly desirable.
    • Advising professional clients and their insurers on case strategy and claim and cost reserves.
    • Instructing liability and quantum experts and Counsel.
    • Taking over an existing caseload, getting up to speed quickly and assisting in the wider team as and when needed.
    • ADR experience, including negotiation and mediation.
    • Adjudication experience.
    • Excellent relationship and client handling skills, commensurate with experience.
    • Good business development skills, including effectively managing client relationships and delivering presentations.

    We encourage all of our lawyers to be involved with all Business Development activities and support them in growing their own and the firm’s profile. There is also the possibility for client secondments where this is of interest.

    We are well known for our friendly, inclusive and collaborative culture and pride ourselves on the work/life balance and flexible working opportunities we are able to offer.

  • IT 1st / 2nd Line Helpdesk Analyst

    Level:
    Location: Bristol / London

    We are currently looking to recruit an IT 1st / 2nd Line Helpdesk Analyst to work as part of the Firm’s IT team. Read more >

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    Candidates must have experience of working in the Legal sector.

    The main responsibilities of the role include the following:

    • Acting as the initial point of contact for all incoming emails and telephone calls to the IT support desk
    • Collecting and collating information regarding issues reported to the IT support desk
    • Resolving issues where possible, assigning tickets to other team members where necessary
    • Assisting other members of the IT team by collecting information to resolve more complex issues
    • Following resolution guides provided by other members of the team to resolve more complex issues
    • Ensuring that all tickets logged within the IT helpdesk system are regularly updated and completed before their due date
    • Attending to any tickets requiring the copying / downloading of data from various types of media such as USB memory sticks or Dropbox web links
    • Managing the IT departments various inventories
    • Setting up IT resources for meeting rooms
    • Assisting with other duties within the IT team

    The ideal candidate would have experience in the following areas:

    • Microsoft Office 2016 / 365
    • Citrix technologies
    • An understanding of Windows Active Directory
    • An understanding of Windows group policies
    • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Teams
    • Knowledge and experience of Azure
    • Knowledge and experience of InTune
  • Legal Cashier

    Level: Previous Experience Required
    Location: Flexible

    We are currently looking to recruit a Legal Cashier who will be responsible for providing an accurate, efficient and timely accounting and cashiering service to all four of our offices (Bristol, London, Dubai and Dublin). Read more >

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    Candidates must have previous demonstrable and relevant experience in a Legal Cashier role.

    The main responsibilities of the role include the following:

    • Responsible for all aspects of banking including, allocating electronic payments received and cheques.
    • Taking responsibility for ensuring that any excess office funds are transferred to the Firm’s Office Account.
    • Taking responsibility for ensuring that money transfers to and from the Firm’s bank accounts are properly authorised and processed, including liaising with the bank when required.
    • Drawing all cheques and processing electronic payments from the Firms accounts, ensuring that the proper process of approval and verification are completed.
    • Posting all financial transactions onto the system.
    • Assisting with general accounts’ queries from staff.
    • Responsible for immediately reporting any breach of the SAR’s to the Accounts Supervisor / Accounts Manager.
    • Provide billed/unbilled figures as required.
    • Deal with expert fees and counsel fees.
    • Deal with day-to-day requests for client account figures.
    • Ensuring Purchase Ledger invoices are paid in accordance with supplier terms and conditions.
    • Dealing with all expense claims, ensuring VAT is claimed where possible.
    • Dealing with the firm’s credit cards, ensuring all receipts are attached before posting onto ledgers.
    • Processing and reporting on the firm’s time recording as necessary.
    • Checking and processing new matters through the CMI process.
    • Provide cover in other roles within the department in the event of absence.
  • Revenue Assistant

    Level: Assistant
    Location: Flexible

    We are currently looking to recruit a Revenue Assistant who will be responsible for providing an accurate, efficient and timely accounting and cashiering service to all four of our offices (Bristol, London, Dubai and Dublin). Read more >

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    Candidates must have previous demonstrable and relevant experience in a Revenue Assistant role.

    The main responsibilities of the role include the following:

    • Submission of e-bills through client specified vendors.
    • Liaising with Partners and Fee Earners with appeals for submission on e-billing packages.
    • Ensuring an accurate record of progress of E-bills.
    • Ensuring deadlines are met in relation to appeals.

    Credit Control

    • Assisting with credit control functions as required.
    • Communicating with clients to chase outstanding debts over 30 days old for the firm’s four offices.
    • Keeping up to date information regarding outstanding debts stored on the firm’s accounting system.
    • Helping to reduce the firms lock up and ultimately bring the debtor days down to an acceptable level.
    • To assist with other duties within the Accounts Department as assigned by the Accounts Supervisor / Accounts Manager.

    Billing

    • Assisting with raising bills, write-off time and disbursements and to close files and ensure instructions are carried out.
    • Using the firms accounting package to make general matter, invoice or credit note inquiries.
    • Allocating VAT as applicable.
    • Raising bills, draft bills and finalising bills on the firms accounting package.
Apply todayIf you are interested in any of the roles, please send your CV to our HR Department or call +44 (0)20 7469 0400