Position title
Practice Manager

Job Role: Practice Manager

Location: South Shields

Nelson Bridges is working with a highly regarded firm with a compelling reputation in the Northeast.

As the firm's Practice Manager, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth functioning of the firm. Reporting to the Managing Partner, you will oversee critical operational aspects, financial management, and compliance. Your ability to navigate complex challenges and drive efficiency will be essential to the firm's continued success.


Financial Management:

  • Leadership of the accounts department, including day-to-day and annual responsibilities related to the firm's financial accounts.
  • Provide expert advice on regulatory compliance, including the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Solicitors' Accounts Rules (SARs).
  • Organise insurance, accreditation, and practicing certificate renewals.
  • Collaborate with third-party suppliers to optimise performance systems.

Operational Excellence:

  • Implement best practices in line with Lexcel, CQS, and SRA guidelines.
  • Update office policies and procedures as needed.
  • Maintain the firm's website to reflect accurate and relevant information.
  • Prepare data for the firm's accountants during annual SARs audits and year-end accounts.
  • Financial Compliance:
  • Handle payroll administration.
  • Support accountants with Partners' tax returns.
  • Ensure timely NI/Tax payments to HMRC.
  • Oversee Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) renewals.
  • Supervise Head of Accounts and reception staff/post room.

Human Resources & IT:

  • Manage HR functions, including recruitment and maintaining/updating the staff benefits scheme.
  • Facilitate Practising Certificate bulk renewal applications.
  • Promote a positive work environment and address employee needs.
  • Overall responsibility for the IT across the firm.
  • Maintain Cyber Essentials standards.

If you're ready to take on this rewarding role and make a meaningful contribution to the firm’s continued growth, we would love to hear from you.

Employment Type
Full-time, Permanent
Duration of employment
Job Location
South Shields , Tyne & Wear
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