Role & Person Specification: Dispute Resolution Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive
Undertaking legal work for the benefit of our clients with our core values at the heart of everything we do.
Working loyally and effectively as a member of the firm
Supervising the work of secretaries, paralegals, trainees and others as may from time to time be required
Ensuring ongoing competency training including completing compliance training.
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
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 & Business Development to develop and successfully market the department including to help create and implement business development strategies.
Attending networking events on behalf of the firm.
Other ad hoc business development activity as and when required.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Sound relevant experience is required and will have been gained within a respected dispute resolution/litigation team
Applying candidate should have at least 8 years’ PQE as a successful 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.
Ambition and commitment to self-development and the development of our dispute resolution department.
Microsoft Office including a proficiency in Word and Outlook
Ability to use a case management system and understand business accounting systems.
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.