Commercial Litigation Solicitor: Cheshire

Location
Altrincham, England, Cheshire
Salary
£40000 - £57000 per annum
Posted
27 Aug 2017
Closes
24 Sep 2017
Ref
65271
Contact
Emma Chisholm
Vacancy Type
Lawyers, Private Practice
Contract/hours
Full time

Our client is a regional firm based in Cheshire and they are looking for a commercial litigation solicitor 3-6 PQE to join the team. Your caseload will cover all aspects of commercial litigation and dispute resolution. Excellent work/life balance

JOB PURPOSE

Assisting partners and conducting own work under partner supervision on a wide range of dispute resolution and commercial litigation matters.

The Department currently deals with;

  • Commercial and Contract Disputes

  • Professional Negligence

  • Property Litigation

  • IP and IT Disputes

  • Commercial Agents Claims

  • Company/Shareholder Disputes

  • Insolvency Litigation

  • Banking Claims

  • Supervising Search Orders

  • Injunctive Relief

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Aptitude to respond to clients' urgent requirements whilst maintaining and supporting the maintenance of a proper work/life balance.

  • Give accurate prompt, realistic and relevant advice in response to clients' enquiries whilst managing their expectations.

  • Gain an understanding of clients' requirements and how to achieve their needs.

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients.

  • Actively work to convert enquiries into new matters.

  • Support senior fee earners with marketing opportunities, including; writing blogs and press releases, and to be pro-active in networking and business development.

  • Ensure proper file management.

  • Ensure all time recording is accurate.

  • Ensure billing is completed to agreed timescales.

  • Maintain confidentiality in line with the firm's policies and procedures; including dealing with confidential documents.

  • Keep abreast of changes in legislation, case law and carry out legal research.

  • Promote and comply with legislation and the firm's policies on equal opportunities and health and safety both in the delivery of services and the treatment of others.

  • Identify and undertake training and development as required in order to meet personal, SRA and business needs.

  • Undertake any other reasonable duties, commensurate with the level of the post so as to ensure the efficient running of Myerson.

REVIEW ARRANGEMENTS

This job information cannot be all encompassing. It is inevitable over time that the emphasis of the job will change without changing the general character of the job or the level of duties and responsibilities entailed. This information may be periodically reviewed, revised and updated in consultation with the post holder to reflect appropriate changes.

CRITERIA

ESSENTIAL

DESIRABLE

SKILLS/ABILITIES

Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

Ability to work independently on own initiative but also with supervision

Strong organisational and time management skills

Excellent attention to detail

Ability to find sound solutions to complex legal issues

Ability to adapt quickly to new areas of law

Excellent client management and matter management skills

A team player

QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING AND EDUCATION

Education to degree-level or equivalent

Qualified Solicitor

EXPERIENCE

Around 3-6 years' PQE with a leading firm

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

A flexible and can-do approach to fulfilling the duties of the post

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.