Client Service

Undertaking legal work for the benefit of the clients of the firm.

Team Working

  • Supervising the work of secretaries, trainees, paralegals and others as may from time to time be required.
  • Ensuring ongoing competency training including completing compliance training. 
  • Working loyally and effectively as a member of the firm

Financial Contribution

  • The meeting of fee earning targets both monthly and annually;
  • Appropriate management of debtors, including obtaining funds on account of costs and disbursements in accordance with departmental policy from time to time.

Business Development

Participation in business development activities including:

  • Building, maintaining and nurturing an appropriate network of contacts, referrers and business partners with the aim of winning new work
  • Fostering and developing relationships with both existing and past clients to ensure repeat instructions are received
  • Working with our Head of Marketing and Business Development to develop and successfully market the department including to help create and implement business development strategies.
  • Writing articles for the firm and taking an active role on social media including firm and self-promotion
  • Attending networking events on behalf of the firm
  • Other ad hoc business development activity as and when required


  • Sound relevant experience required, gained within a respected litigation team.
  • It is likely that the successful candidate will have at least 4 years PQE as a litigator.
  • Experience of managing support staff


Excellent organisational skills.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Strong academic background.

Well-developed interpersonal skills – an ability to interact with people at all levels and able to inspire confidence in clients and colleagues.

Sound legal research skills, writing and drafting skills.

Sound interviewing and advising skills.

Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

Attention to detail.

Ability to learn quickly and have flexibility to take on new work types and complexities of work

Ability to work as part of a team and committed to a career in this area.

Flexible and proactive approach and ability to work on own initiative.

Commercial awareness.

Ambition and commitment to self-development and the development of our dispute resolution department.


  • Technological proficiency, including in use of email, word processing, ability to use an electronic case management system filing, etc.

Interested in this role? Apply without delay by sending your CV with a covering letter to [email protected] or call Sarah on 0191 567 0465 for a confidential chat.

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