Litigation Executive

Recruiter
Peninsula
Location
Manchester
Posted
10 Jan 2018
Closes
09 Feb 2018
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Litigation Executive
Manchester City Centre, near Victoria Train Station
Up to £20,000 basic salary depending on experience

Do you have a passion for Law? Do you have experience of successfully running your own cases? Do you have an interest in Employment Law?

I am looking for a confident and legally-qualified individual to work within a dynamic and busy team and to have responsibility for covering every aspect of preparing employment cases for hearing.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for the UK and Ireland's leading provider of Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety Services. With over 30,000 clients Peninsula are the number 1 organisation in this field and we continue to grow our customer base year on year.

The ideal candidate will have either a postgraduate professional legal qualification or directly relevant experience and will relish assuming responsibility for a caseload in a fast-paced but supportive team environment. The focus is on great client service and care, along with a firm commercial approach, and we are looking for someone with the communication skills to provide that.

Duties will include
  • Reviewing tribunal claims and drafting responses
  • Assisting clients with early conciliation matters
  • Dealing with all aspects of document disclosure
  • Creating trial bundles
  • Drafting witness statements
  • Corresponding with tribunals, claimants' representatives and clients
  • Achieving commercially favourable settlements
  • Conducting preliminary hearings by telephone

Skills and experience required
  • A "can-do" attitude, a thirst for knowledge and the ability to communicate knowledge effectively within the team.
  • Experience of reviewing and processing Employment Tribunal claims
  • Law degree (or GDL) and/or a professional qualification (LPC/BPTC)
  • A real commitment to helping our clients through a difficult time
  • A positive approach to a busy workload and team work
  • A genuine passion for employment law and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A dynamic and flexible approach, as well as the ability to work under pressure.

This job was originally posted as www.cwjobs.co.uk/job/79154083