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Civil Litigation Solicitor

Employer
Clear IT Recruitment
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
20 Oct 2021

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Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
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Our client is now recruiting for an experienced Civil Litigation Solicitor to join its expanding team in Barbican, London.

The ideal candidate 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 able to be proactive in developing and following appropriate litigation strategies both alone and as part of a team.

Our client will also consider experienced Litigators who are looking for progression and can offer a Senior Litigation position within their firm.

Responsibilities include:

* Managing a civil litigation caseload from inception to conclusion.

* Reviewing and creating initial case plans by assessing client instructions and carrying out a review of available documentation at the outset of a case to determine suitable strategies to adopt;

* Providing support and guidance to fee earners and legal assistants within the team;

* Liaising with clients in order to advise on case prospects and take proofs of evidence to be used in the case;

* Preparation of documents to include correspondence, pleadings and witness statements;

* Attending court hearings both in person and by telephone;

* Attending case conferences with external counsel, where required;

* Dealing with correspondence and telephone calls;

* Providing updates to clients by email, letter or phone to ensure they receive up to date and adequate information about the progress of a case, when required;

* Liaising with accounts to ensure funds are allocated to the appropriate accounts in line with the Solicitor Accounts Rules 2011;

* Ensuring compliance with the SRA Code of Conduct 2011.

Qualifications/Experience:

* Must be a Solicitor with 2+ years PQE within Civil Litigation

* Effective use of Case Management System

* Adherence to SLAs and KPIs

* Efficiently and effectively run your own caseload

* Managing expectations of clients and effectively deal with any complaints that arise as in line with Company policy

* Candidates must litigation experience from commencing proceedings all the way through to trial, including attending CMC's and making applications

* Multi track experience is preferable with Fast Track Litigation experience as a must

* Candidates must have instructed and attended conference with counsel

Should you have any questions or wish to apply please do not hesitate to contact Clear Legal Recruitment Limited.

Please Note: Due to the number of applications we receive we may be unable to respond to every application directly. If you have not heard from us within 3 working days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful
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