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Date Added: Sat 31/10/2020

Litigator

York, UK
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £25000 - £45000 / annually

Litigator

Job Role:

We are seeking an experienced Litigator to assist in what will be a busy and varied practice dealing in complex civil litigation.

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.

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:

  • Solicitor Qualification or Cilex or Substantial Litigation Experience is a must
  • 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
  • Effective communication with individual and business contacts
  • Any other duties as required

Compensation:

  • Basic Salary Competitive
  • 25 days holidays per year plus bank holidays
  • Birthday off
  •  “Me Time”
  • Employee Assistance Programme
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