Our clients are seeking experienced Solicitors to assist in a thriving, resilient and varied practice dealing with Mortgage Misselling, Mortgage Miscalculation or Undisclosed Commissions. Our clients offer Re-train from those with a strong civil litigation background in PI or civil litigation
The ideal Litigator/Solicitor candidates should have strong post qualification, or a wealth of vocational, experience in civil litigation and will be required to handle all aspects of their cases from the pre-action stage up to and including appeals, if required. Successful candidates will be proactive in developing and following appropriate dynamic litigation strategies both alone and as part of a team.
Responsibilities of a Litigator include: • Managing a complex civil litigation caseload from inception to conclusion; • Investment of time to become a subject matter expert in your litigation practice area; • Providing technical and litigation mentoring and guidance to fee earners and legal assistants within the team; • Creating initial case plans by assessing client instructions and analysing available documentation at the outset of a case to determine suitable litigation strategies; • Proactive consideration of cases at all stages to ensure litigation strategies are always current and appropriate, depending on the issues involved; • Liaising with clients in order to prepare statements and to obtain documentary evidence to allow full and proper analysis of case prospects. • Providing clients with appropriate and practical advice at all stages of the litigation; • Preparation of documents to include correspondence, pleadings and witness statements; • Conducting advocacy and attending court hearings both in person and by telephone; • Co-ordinating case strategy and settlement conferences with external counsel, where required; • Dealing with correspondence and telephone calls; • Ensuring clients are fully updated by email, letter or telephone providing up to date, adequate and clear information about the progress of a case; • Liaising with accounts to ensure funds are allocated to the appropriate accounts in line with the Solicitor Accounts Rules 2011; • Full compliance with the SRA Code of Conduct 2011.
QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE • Solicitor Qualification or CILEX or Substantial Litigation Experience is a must • Effective use of Case Management and Time Recording Systems • Adherence to SLAs, KPIs and Court litigation timetables • Proactive and efficient management of your own litigation caseload • Management of client expectations, including effective resolution of any complaints that arise, in line with Company policy • Candidates must possess comprehensive litigation experience from pre-action protocol stage, to commencing proceedings and dealing with them all the way through to trial, including full participation in Court case management and making applications • Multi track experience is preferable. Fast Track Litigation experience is a must • Candidates must have experience in instructing counsel, attending conferences and general liaison with counsel • Professional and effective communication with individual and business contacts, with opponents, experts and with the court • Any other duties as required
BENEFITS • Competitive basic salary • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays • Additional day off for Birthdays • "Me time" 8 hours for external appointments across the year. • Employee Assistance programme. • Training and progression opportunities.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £30,000.00-£35,000.00 per year