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Solicitor

  • Location

    York

  • Sector:

    Legal

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40000 - £50000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Marek Mazurowski

  • Contact email:

    marek@rgrecruitmentgroup.com

  • Contact phone:

    016130222587

  • Job ref:

    BH-60071-6

  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-12-03

  • Startdate:

    2019-11-26

Solicitor - York | £40k-£50k | Civil Litigation, Fast Track, Multi Track


We are looking for a candidate who is organised and has excellent written and spoken communication skills.  You will be responsible for providing high quality client service and to work as a team within the office and as an individual with your client.

Due to growth this company is seeking an experienced Lawyer to assist in what will be a busy and varied practice dealing in complex Civil Litigation, primarily in the fields of financial mis-selling and negligently installed cavity wall insulation.

The ideal candidate should have strong post qualification, or a wealth of vocational experience in Civil Litigation and will be required to handle all aspects of their cases from the pre-action stage up to and including appeals, if required.

Responsibilities shall include:

  • Managing a Civil Litigation caseload from inception to conclusion, to include claims against financial advisers and insulation companies in negligence and in contract
  • Reviewing and creating initial case plans by assessing client instructions and carrying out a review of available documentation at the outset of a case to determine suitable strategies to adopt
  • Providing support and guidance to Fee Earners and Legal Assistants within the team
  • Liaising with clients in order to advise on case prospects and take proof of evidence to be used in the case
  • Preparation of documents to include correspondence, pleadings and witness statements
  • Attending court hearings both in person and by telephone
  • Attending case conferences with external counsel, where required
  • Dealing with correspondence and telephone calls
  • Providing updates to clients by email, letter or phone to ensure they receive up to date and adequate information about the progress of a case, when required
  • Liaising with accounts to ensure funds are allocated to the appropriate accounts in line with the Solicitor Accounts Rules 2011
  • Ensuring compliance with the SRA Code of Conduct 2011
  • Managing own caseload
Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Basic Law
  • Professional Skills Course
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority training
  • IT Skills – Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent English – written and spoken communication at all levels
  • Research and analysis skills
  • Being organised
Qualifications/Experience:

  • Solicitor Qualification
  • Effective use of Case Management System
  • Adherence to SLAs and KPIs
  • Efficiently and effectively run your own caseload
  • Managing expectations of clients and effectively deal with any complaints that arise as in line with Company policy
  • Candidates must have Part 7 litigation experience from commencing proceedings all the way through to trial, including attending CMC’s and making applications
  • Multi track experience is preferable with Fast Track Litigation experience as a must
  • Candidates must have instructed and attended conference with counsel
  • Effective communication with individual and business contacts
  • Training/Case Planning with trainee case handlers
  • Attending and participating in weekly case clinics
  • Assist in training members of staff
  • Any other duties as required
Compensation:

  • Basic Salary Competitive
  • 25 days holidays per year plus bank holidays
  • Birthday off
  •  “Me Time”

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