Legal Manager

Recruiter
Plus One Personnel Ltd
Location
Warwickshire
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Feb 2018
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: Legal Manager

Location: Leamington Spa

Salary: Competitive DOE

Our client is a well-established and respected Legal Firm in the local area looking to recruit a Legal Manager to join their dynamic team. You will be responsible for compliance with regulatory FCA and SRA guidelines within the debt team. The role will involve the supervision of a team to ensure business goals are met, and within budget. This role will suit a strong people manager who is keen to impart their technical knowledge on more junior members of the team and who ideally has a background within both debt recovery and law. In return, my client can offer the right candidate longevity and stability within the role and an impressive benefits package.

Main responsibilities:

* Ensure the execution of matters comply with internal policies and procedures to minimise breaches, claims and client dissatisfaction.
* Ensure compliance with SRA standards to safeguard clients and support the Firm in maintaining its Practice Management standards and accreditations.
* Ensure that our service is delivered as per the guidelines and regulations of the FCA, CPR and SRA.
* Ensure clients receive accurate, up-to-date legal advice that takes account of their circumstances.
* Maintain the integrity of data in key platforms such as Easy Collect, Lawsoft, Visualfiles, Worksite and InterAction by ensuring that they are updated in a timely manner.
* Manage a caseload of fixed price litigation with values of less than <£50,000.
* Supervise the caseloads of junior fee earner to ensure compliance with procedure, efficiency, client service standards and productivity targets are met.
* Impart and train to develop technical knowledge amongst junior fee earners.
* Undertake legal research both as requested and on own initiative.
* Develop innovative and improved methods of working to ensure productivity and profitability.
* Provide support to client services team on Client Audits and new business proposals.
* All new instructions to be appropriately triaged and conducted in accordance with the procedure and process for the unit.
* Ensure time spent is in accordance with process and procedure.
* Achieve personal utilisation and realisation targets.
* All invoices to be raised on completion of the matter and where possible interim billing to be applied. Disbursements and other expenses to be invoiced as and when incurred.
* Active management of lock up to industry best practice standards.
* Ensure that your own personal development objectives are updated in line with practices and policies.

Key Skills & Experience:

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Experience of dealing with and conducting claims from pre action stage until trial in the small claims and fast track.
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Must be legally qualified with approx. 3 years PQE
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Technical experience to include - knowledge of the CPR and relevant protocols for Debt, Professional Negligence and General
* Previous experience leading a team is essential.
* Experience with the SRA or within the legal field is highly desirable.
* Strong client facing experience and excellent communication skills.
* Strong IT skills.
* Highly organised, systematic and the ability to prioritise own workload.
* Excellent attention to detail.
* A confident, positive, and proactive attitude is a must.

If you are interested in the above role then please apply with your CV or phone Joanna Middleton on (Apply online only) for a private and confidential discussion

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