Supervising Solicitor/FCILEx

Recruiter
BW Legal
Location
Leeds
Posted
11 Jan 2018
Closes
09 Feb 2018
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
BW Legal has a clear vision: To be recognised as the leading specialist in volume legal service.

BW Legal is an award winning law firm with extensive experience in consumer and commercial sectors, our client base ranges from debt purchasers to financial institutions. We provide high quality, technology-based, volume and complex debt recovery and litigation services. We are one of the fasting growing Debt Recovery Firms in the UK, and are on our way to becoming an industry leader through extensive growth and success.

We are solicitors and are proud of our reputation for integrity; we are dual regulated by both the SRA and the FCA, and ensure our operations are fully compliant. We take pride in providing an excellent customer journey; we treat each customer with respect ensuring they are treated as individuals on a case by case basis.

Due to progression and expansion we currently have are a number of exciting opportunities to join our growing team on a full time, permanent basis.

Job Role

This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate looking to expand their experience in the Legal or Financial sectors within a rapidly growing company. The Litigation Department is seen as an essential part of the business to sustain its continued growth.

An opportunity has arisen for a supervising solicitor and/or FCILex within the Litigation department at BW Legal. You will report into the Department Management Team;

·Supervision of work and ensuring compliance and adherence to court timescales and client SLAs.

·Planning and driving the workload for legal assistants, Grade 1 and Grade 2 Paralegals.

·Prepare and assist with delivery of training to the litigation department and other areas of the business

·Deal with complex contested matters including Multi Track actions.

·Drafting contested pleadings including witness statements and replies and defences to counterclaims.

·Develop client relationships and conduct analysis and report outcomes for clients.

·Reviewing cases and deciding on most appropriate action.

·Point of contact for clients.

·Drive the management of the email, records and correspondence to ensure delivery is in line with client SLA’s.

·Working alongside current Litigation management team to ensure all tasks in the department are completed, making best use of available resources.

·First point of escalation for queries/manager call backs

·Point for any customer/third party complaints

·Monitor work allocation/compliance with orders

·Point of contact for personnel

·Review holiday requests/sickness/lateness

·Undertakes any other duties in line with the basic objectives of the post given to by management

Key requirements

·You must be eligible to work in the UK.

·NQ Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer

·Sound working knowledge of Civil Procedure Rules and court procedures

·At least 3 years Commercial/Debt Litigation experience dealing with a volume caseload

·At least 1 year of personnel management experience

Skills

·Ability to identify and achieve solutions to problems and disputes

·Ability to work under pressure to meet conflicting deadlines

·Understanding of the SRA codes of conduct and FCA rules

·Applicants must have the ability to organise large volumes of material, identify missing documents, prioritise tasks and effectively communicate with interested parties.

·Strong team-focused work ethic.

·Positive outlook.

·Driven attitude.

·Excellent organisational and communication skills.

·Demonstrate a passion to be part of a management team committed to continuous improvement.

·Demonstrable desire to succeed and be passionate in dealings with customers and clients.

·Maintains a professional image at all times.

·Demonstrates an awareness of the professional standards required when working within a regulated law firm and the importance of delivering a quality service to our clients.

·Values diversity and shows commitment to equality of opportunity.

We offer

  • A competitive salary
  • Free parking
  • 25 days’ holiday + bank holidays
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Contributory pension
  • Staff Social Club
  • Excellent office facilities – including games consoles, charging zones, internet use zones with tablets provided, chill out room and canteen games tables
  • On-site catering subsidised by the company
  • Employee incentives – Reward and recognition schemes

Why not take the time to take the first steps today towards joining our growing team?

Please note that successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal record check.

We receive a high volume of applications for all our posts, if you have not heard from us by 31st January 2018, unfortunately you have not been successful with your application on this occasion.


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