Co-operative to create new legal services jobs at Aztec West

Aztec West Business Park, Patchway, Bristol

The Co-operative Group has announced today that it is bringing scores of new legal services jobs to its headquarters in the Aztec West Business Park.

Launching what is described as “the largest recruitment drive in the company’s history”, Co-operative Legal Services (CLS) said it would be creating up to 150 jobs across the business.

The majority of the positions will be at its North Bristol site while others will be based at its new family law unit in London.

Eddie Ryan, Managing Director at CLS said:

“We have ambitious plans for our business and we want people with ambitions to match.”

“The Legal Services Act will change the way in which legal services are delivered in England and Wales and we are going to be playing a leading role in the new era.”

“We believe that the presence of The Co-operative’s trusted brand and values together with a combination of first class products and services will provide customers with greater accessibility to legal advice and better value for money.”

Jenny Beck, head of Professional Practice in the Family Law Unit, said:

“The Co-operative Legal Services is part of the Co-operative Group with an excellent reputation as an employer which really invests in its employees, offers attractive terms and provides competitive salaries and an attractive pension provision.”

“We will be offering the right people a chance to enhance their career with a fast growing, dynamic employer.”

CLS, which was set up in 2006, currently employs more than 400 highly trained staff.

The company offers a range of legal services including: personal injury claims; will writing; probate and estate administration; conveyancing and employment law.

A Co-operative spokesperson gave the following examples of jobs being advertised:

  • Family Team Leaders (Solicitors/Legal Executives) £28,000 – £50,000
  • Family Case Workers (Solicitors/Legal Executives/Trainees/LPC Graduates) £19,000 – £28,000
  • Probate Solicitors, Legal Executives and Case Handlers £20,000 – £50,000
  • Personal Injury Litigators £25,000 – £40,000
  • Personal Injury Team Leaders £35,000 – £48,000

Other Aztec West vacancies listed today on the The Co-operative careers portal include:

  • Claims Administrator (P/T) £14,500 pro-rata
  • Post Room Administration Assistant (P/T) £13,650 pro-rata

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