Legal Assistant - Holiday Sickness
Do you have good Legal Support experience? Do you want to be part of a modern firm that will encourage and develop your legal career? Then this is role for you! Ideally you will have experience of working in the Holiday Sickness part of the Legal Sector (this will pay the higher end of the salary range). But if you have good legal assistant/admin experience in any area of the law then you have the right experience for this role. Our client is an award-winning solicitor based in the heart of Wilmslow. They have a dynamic support team for their Holiday Sickness business and another member is needed to help cope with increased work levels. This role is all about frontline client contact. You will have regular engagement with Defendant representatives too. Holiday Sickness is complex, technical and hard-fought litigation and most cases progress to a contested Trial. So, this role comes with the certainty of full on experience of legal trials and you will become very proficient in contested civil litigation. The experience and training you gain in this role will mean that you will be able to take a holiday sickness claim from initial client enquiry through to conclusion at Trial. Make no mistake you will get fulsome training and career development here - and a training contract is offered after 3 months' probation - so, if you are solicitor of the future who relishes the idea of the cut and thrust of the court room - this is a good place for you to be. The role involves: Taking new instructions Assessing the prospects of each claim - can you achieve success and win in court? Drafting letters of claim Preparing schedule of losses Drafting witness statements Instructing counsel Issuing proceedings Disclosure of documents Conferences with counsel Preparation for Trial Attendance at Trial Obviously good communication skills both verbal and written with a meticulous eye for detail are essential here. But equally important is a true commercial awareness and a strong service approach to your work. And whilst this role demands individual initiative and focus you will also be able to lift your focus and contribute and support the team. You will have the confidence to stake your clients' claim with strength and purpose. We need you to bring your skill, expertise and promise to this team and in return you will have a full sponsored legal career with training and support to fully qualified solicitor.