Senior Litigation Executive

Peninsula Business Services Limited
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Litigation Executive
Manchester City Centre, near Victoria Train Station
Up to £24,000 basic salary depending on experience

Are you looking for an opportunity to progress further within paralegal? Do you have an interest in progressing further within 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. You will be acting as a Senior member of the team and will help with the mentoring of more junior members.

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.
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