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9 months ago
Brethertons LLP
Company benefits: Flexible working hours, Pension scheme
Location: Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Oxford, Banbury, Bicester
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: PQE 3, PQE 4, PQE 5, PQE 6-9, PQE 10+
Contact: Hannah Wright
Sector: Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Dispute Resolution , Property Litigation
Category: Fee Earner Jobs, Lawyer Jobs, Legal Executive Jobs, Solicitor Jobs

We are looking to recruit a Dispute Resolution Associate into our Dispute Resolution team in our Banbury office, ideally on a full time basis.  This role of Dispute Resolution Associate (Management Development) is suitable for someone qualified as either a Solicitor or Legal Executive with Litigation/Dispute Resolution experience.


About the Role

You will provide technically correct, commercial advice whilst collaborating with customers to solve their legal problems.  You will be working within our Dispute Resolution team, and working closely with other teams in the firm eg Property Management and Residential Leasehold.  You will be expected to pro-actively manage your own caseload, and as a ‘Management Development Associate’ be responsible for the management and supervision of other Qualified Lawyers and Paralegals in the team.   Whilst the role will cover a broad range of litigation, the workload will be largely fast/multi track with a property focus.  You will be expected to show good leadership and assist in managing the development of others in the team.  You will demonstrate effective delegation of procedural, clerical, and administrative tasks to Paralegals, Legal Assistants or Legal Secretaries as appropriate.   You will report to a Senior Associate and/or Head of Practice Area.


About you

In order to be successful you must be a qualified lawyer (either as a Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive), and it is likely that you will have a minimum of 3 years experience.   You must have a robust knowledge of the Dispute Resolution processes and the Civil Procedure Rules, along with experience of case management and managing a portfolio of customer matters. As a Management Development Associate, you will come to this role with strong people management skills and be comfortable managing team and individual performance.  You must have a robust knowledge of the legal services industry along with experience of case management and managing a portfolio. You will be accountable for organising your own workload and make independent decisions relating to the area of your responsibility. You will manage fee earning targets to contribute to the fee earning potential for your practice area, and be comfortable balancing this with management responsibilities.   You must be able to communicate effectively on every level; you are on the front line of customer communications and must set the example to other staff in the delivery of exceptional customer service. To be successful in this role you must be able to work independently and be self motivated, but also work well in a team in order for practice area goals to be met. You must be able to build strong working relationships both internally and externally and participate in business development opportunities. 


About the firm

At Brethertons, we recently completed a major transformation programme creating a streamlined organisation where you will find “lawyers doing law" and “support providing support". There are a variety of legal and operational roles available within this collaborative and cohesive culture. When you join Brethertons, you will be competitively rewarded, with a strong base salary and an innovative bonus scheme.  We aim to foster an environment of choice with clear career development paths, a focus on learning and development and a highly supportive structure. 


What’s in return?

At Brethertons, we have a comprehensive reward package which includes a competitive market rate salary, pension, individual and firm wide bonus, 26 days holiday and a wellbeing day. We hold Gold Investors in People and work hard to recognise and reward the work of those within our teams.


Regrettably, we are unable to accept unsolicited CVs from agencies for this role.

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