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3 months ago
Weightmans
Location: Birmingham
Job type: Permanent
Category: Solicitor Jobs
Role profile:
Role Profile Level 3

PQE:
2-6

Term:
Permanent

Working hours:
Full-time
(Monday to Friday, 9 am - 5.30pm)

Division:
Litigation, Transaction and Advisory

Team:

Property Litigation

Location:
Birmingham

The Firm

Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK 2017, we are immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people.

The Department

Our Property Litigation team acts for public and private sector landlords, tenants and real estate developers, and our client base includes local authorities, NHS Trusts, housing associations, social landlords, blue chip retailers and owner managed businesses. We use bespoke case management systems to ensure that all documents are accurate and consistent, court procedures are followed and deadlines met.

The role

To manage a caseload of mixed property litigation work, both commercial and housing/residential.

Key duties and responsibilities

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Manage own caseload of property litigation cases

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Caseload includes commercial cases such as estate management work, possession actions, s25 lease renewals, injunctions etc

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Caseload also includes residential cases such as possessions, rent recovery, disrepairs etc for both housing association and other residential landlords

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Assist other case handlers with their caseloads

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Support and develop more junior members of the team

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Assist with business development and profile raising initiatives including networking events

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Complete MI procedures as required

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Achieve set targets/KPIs

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Ensure relevant deadlines, compliance and quality measures are adhered to

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Comply with relevant Weightmans and client policies and procedures

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Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

The person specification

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Qualified solicitor

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Background and experience in property litigation work is essential

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Motivated and highly-driven

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Excellent IT and typing skills

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Excellent communication skills

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Excellent time management and organisation skills

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Ability to multi-task and prioritise

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Ability to follow instructions

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Ability to work to strict deadlines and targets

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Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative

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Flexible approach

Other Information

Please note:

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Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.

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The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.

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