Legal Adviser

30 Apr 2018
18 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a leading Trade Union & Personal Injury Law Firm, seeking a Legal Advisor to provide a range of general legal advice to Trade Unions, but specifically to advise on, and where necessary, sign off Settlement Agreements.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Give initial advice by telephone on a wide range of legal issues.
  • Undertake legal research where necessary.
  • Specialise in settlement agreements and become a subject matter expert.
  • Produce written materials such as fact sheets to be sent to client.
  • Deal with Free Legal Advice Forms. Assessing urgency and responding to any limitation issues.
  • Make appropriate referrals e.g. referring members to Solicitors Family Law Association or Immigration Advisory Service.
  • Provide instruction and coaching to colleagues.

The successful candidate should be willing to travel and work from home as a requirement of the position. They should also have the following:

  • Qualified Solicitor / FILEX.
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with clients, union officials, colleagues etc often at a senior level.
  • Good IT and typing skills.
  • Ability to give general Law Advice/Employment Law advice (specifically Settlement Agreements).
  • Research skills.
  • Provision of advice on legal issues in large volumes to specified deadlines.

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