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Resources for All DJB Solicitors

All resources are provided by the administrative office, thereby maintaining conformity of operation and consistency of standards.

Business Development & Client Care

The Account Management Team take away as much of the nonchargeable duties on matters as possible, allowing our solicitors to focus on the legal work. This includes file opening, due diligence in relation to new clients and obtaining security for costs. Solicitors are free to start work as soon as the file has been opened.

Full Administrative & Secretarial Support

All solicitors are provided with digital dictation software and can use the DJB legal secretarial pool for the full range of secretarial services.

Accounts Functions & Invoicing

The Accounts Department deal with all of the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules (SAR) requirements and provide the full range of accounts service required by a real estate law firm.

​ Legal Support

The Legal Support Team take care of all routine tasks to support lawyers, including searches, dealings with the Land Registry, preparing draft SDLT forms and the management of deeds.

Communications, Computer Systems & IT Support

DJB employ remote working technologies to ensure the full range of standard software is available to all solicitors, wherever they choose to locate. VoIP telephone equipment will be provided so that all solicitors have their own business direct dial.

Provision of Library Resources & Knowledge Services

All solicitors have access to the full range of online resources and legal texts.

CPD Training

DJB is committed to protecting and developing excellence. Our learning portal and our in-house property law lectures, delivered by our Head of Legal Training, are dedicated to professional development and are CPD compliant.

​Electronic Document Management System (DMS)

We maintain our legal files electronically to ensure our solicitors are able to work anywhere.

Deeds Management & Storage

We have full facilities for deeds management and storage within our deeds registry.

Resources for All Client Partners

Supporting you build your business within DJB

Regulatory & Compliance

The firm’s Compliance Leadership Team cover all compliance requirements.

Marketing, Advertising & PR

As a firm we engage in a number of brand raising and marketing activities throughout the year, Client Partners benefit from these activities and often take part if they want to.

Support for Bid & Proposal Creation

Client Partners will be assisted in the creation of proposals and bids to support their business development activities.

CRM & Intelligence System

Access to a full bespoke intelligence system, including a CRM and consolidated business development tools, is provided to all Client Partners.

Core Solicitors

The expertise of the Core Solicitors cover the full spectrum of real estate legal services and is continually expanded and deepened. This team are available to the Client Partners to support their clients and to feature in proposals and bids.

​ Accreditations

The firm is Lexcel accredited and holds ISO 9001, 14001, 22301 and 27001 accreditations and Investors In People (IIP). These accreditations are often required by many corporate and public sector clients to be accepted to their panels. Maintenance of these accreditations is undertaken by the firm on behalf of the Client Partners and Client Directors.

Directories, Rankings & awards

Considerable resources are applied by the firm to ensure we are continually recognised as a leader in our field by the leading directories and awarding bodies.

​ Reception

The switchboard and support staff are available to take calls for you and take care of booking meeting rooms for you.

promotional materials

Client Partners are provided with the full range of promotional materials, including business cards and brochures, to aid you. Additionally, as and when you require, customised brochures and pitch documents will be produced for you.

HMRC Policy IR35

Successive audits have demonstrated a high level of compliance with the policy guidelines, validating the off-payroll status of all solicitors contracted to work for DJB.  DJB continually work hard to ensure our arrangements with all solicitors do not fall within HMRC Policy IR35.  We will continue to be audited annually to ensure ongoing compliance.  All DJB solicitors are self-employed and are therefore responsible for filing their own tax returns.