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Litigation Desktop Consultant

Employer
The Portfolio Group
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
15 May 2021

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Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Overview

The role requires you to:
  • Effectively undertake office-based representation in ET cases and early conciliation matters;
  • Follow processes in relation to ET risk management;
  • Attend ET preliminary hearings if / when required;
  • Maintain strong working relationships with staff and current / prospective clients.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Provides appropriate advice to clients on employment tribunal matters and maintains effective communications with clients.
  • Enters proper pleadings, ensuring all relevant legal arguments are presented.
  • Deals with interlocutory matters in accordance with tribunal rules, including disclosure and bundle preparation.
  • Complies fully with insurance / Claims Department requirements.
  • Complies with departmental tribunal operating and risk management procedures.
  • Undertakes risk assessment of cases raising red flags as required.
  • Negotiates settlements on behalf of clients as appropriate.
  • Effectively represents clients in early conciliation matters.
  • Drafts settlement agreements for clients as and when required.
  • Takes responsibility for development of skills / knowledge through appropriate reading.
  • Attends Company internal training days as required.
  • Provides support to sales and marketing colleagues as and when required to do so.
  • Remains alert to possibilities for securing additional consultancy revenue and achieves lead generation targets.
  • Manages time effectively to provide an effective and efficient service to clients.
  • Carries out any other tasks deemed necessary by the management team.

What you Bring to the Team:
  • Relevant professional qualification or degree.
  • Sound broad-based legal knowledge, preferably including good working knowledge of employment law.
  • Some experience of giving employment law advice / conducting employment litigation is preferred but not essential.
  • Potential to develop into full advocate role.
  • Communication skills - good oral, written and computer skills.
  • Commercial awareness - alert to on-sell/up-sell opportunities with strong customer focus.
  • An ability to work in a fast paced, adaptable environment.
  • Strong time management skills and strong ability to multi skill.
  • A dynamic and flexible approach, as well as the ability to work under pressure.

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