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3 months ago
Lyons Davidson Ltd
Salary: £28,000 - £36,000, dependent on experience.
Location: Bristol
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: PQE 2, PQE 3
Contact: HR and Recruitment Team
Sector: Property Litigation
Category: Solicitor Jobs

Solicitor with previous litigation background required to deal with a property disputes. Previous experience of property litigation would be an advantage. The majority of files are backed by Legal Expenses insurance. The work areas covered include claims in trespass, breach of covenants claims, property damage and interference with easements. Providing excellent client care is at the fore. The primary role is to assess whether legal claims would be likely to succeed if they were to proceed to court. We conduct both money claims and claims for injunctive relief.

The role requires analysis of complex legal issues. We deal with matters across each court track. The majority of our clients are referred to us by Legal Expenses Insurers although we take instructions from the clients directly and therefore excellent client care skills are essential. This is a good opportunity to litigate on matter from start to finish, including arranging mediations and trials when necessary. This role provides the opportunity to be part of a large and expanding team with lots of potential for career development.

Duties/Responsibilities:

1.Ensuring accurate advice is given to clients
2.To manage a caseload dealing with property cases relating to boundary disputes etc
3.Dealing with clients on the phone and (where necessary) face to face
4.Using our case management system to progress the files
5.Billing and invoicing
6.Supervising other case handlers where necessary

Skills/Competencies required:

1.Attention to detail and ensuring an efficient progression of matters, ensuring SLAs are met
2.Excellent use and knowledge of a case management system (Filestream) including a consistently manageable to do list
3.Excellent communication skills (must be able to deal with difficult clients)
4.IT literate
5.Be able to work as part of a team
6.Organised

Experience required:

Essential:
1.Civil litigation experience is essential including civil procedure knowledge
2.Excellent legal knowledge.
3.Able to demonstrate can deal with difficult client issues and cases.
4.Used to working to tight deadlines

Desirable:

Previous experience in dealing with fast track and multi track matters. Experience in property litigation desirable but not essential.

Education required:


1.Candidates will need to be a fully qualified solicitor, Barrister or CILEX or with equivalent experience.

Why join us?

With Investors in People accreditation since 1998, we positively encourage our employees to progress and develop within the Company. We recognise that our continued growth and success is the direct result of our employee’s contributions and we want to help you exceed the needs of relevant CPD requirements, regardless of the role.

Our wide range of benefits, include a generous holiday entitlement, flexible benefits (including pension, bikes for work and health screening), bonus scheme and development opportunities. We have active social committees and support various charities/fundraising events across the UK.

Lyons Davidson prides itself on being an equal opportunities employer and is committed to, and realises the benefits of, having a diverse workforce.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Please note that any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory credit check and Standard criminal record check. This information will only be used to assess suitability for employment insofar as it is relevant.

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