Property Litigation Solicitor/Legal Executive/Senior Paralegal

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Bristol
Salary
27000.00 - 42000.00 GBP Annual + GBP27000 - GBP42000/annum benefits package
Posted
19 Mar 2017
Closes
16 Apr 2017
Category
Legal
Function
Law
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Purpose:

Solicitor with previous litigation background required to deal with property disputes. Previous experience of property litigation would be an advantage. The majority of files are backed by Legal Expenses insurance. The work areas covered include claims in trespass, breach of covenants claims, property damage and interference with easements. Providing excellent client care is at the fore. The primary role is to assess whether legal claims would be likely to succeed if they were to proceed to court. Our client conducts both monetary claims and claims for injunctive relief. The role requires analysis of complex legal issues. Our client deals with matters across each court track. The majority of their clients are referred to them by Legal Expenses Insurers although they do take instructions from clients directly and therefore excellent client care skills are essential. This is a good opportunity to litigate on matter from start to finish, including arranging mediations and trials when necessary. This role provides the opportunity to be part of a large and expanding team with lots of potential for career development.

Duties/Responsibilities:

1 Ensuring accurate advice is given to clients
2 To manage a caseload dealing with property cases relating to boundary disputes etc
3 Dealing with clients on the phone and (where necessary) face to face
4 Using our case management system to progress the files
5 Billing and invoicing
6 Supervising other case handlers where necessary

Skills/Competencies required:

1 Attention to detail and ensuring an efficient progression of matters, ensuring SLAs are met
2 Excellent use and knowledge of a case management system (Filestream) including a consistently manageable to do list
3 Excellent communication skills (must be able to deal with difficult clients)
4 IT literate
5 Be able to work as part of a team
6 Organised

Experience required:

Essential:

1 Civil litigation experience is essential including civil procedure knowledge
2 Excellent legal knowledge.
3 Able to demonstrate can deal with difficult client issues and cases.
4 Used to working to tight deadlines

Desirable:

Previous experience in dealing with fast track and multi track matters.

Experience in property litigation desirable but not essential.

Education required:

1 Candidates will need to be a fully qualified Solicitor, Barrister or FCILEx or with equivalent experience