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Solicitor - Insolvency & Recoveries

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Salary: £45,000 - £50,000
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Our Insolvency and Recoveries team is experienced in handling all kinds of insolvency and recoveries work nationally. We act on behalf of large corporates, owner managed businesses, public bodies, insurers, professional practices, regulatory bodies and private individuals. We also act on behalf of insolvency practitioners, financial institutions, litigation funders, fixed charge receivers, directors and other stakeholders. Members of all levels of qualification across the team regularly deal with complex, high profile and sensitive issues across a broad range of matters (both contentious and non-contentious) with far reaching implications as well as regulated and unregulated debt recovery from individuals and businesses. The team and many within it are recognised in both Chambers and Legal 500.

This role sits within the Recoveries section of the team, undertaking work primarily on behalf of vehicle finance companies and public sector clients to recover monies and/or assets from individuals and/or businesses.

You will  supervision and training to junior members of the team, as well as working independently on their own case load of disputed and defended money only and return of good claims, with limited supervision as/when appropriate. The role offers extensive client contact and will require a limited audit and training function to fee earners in the team.

Main duties and responsibilities(subject to skills and experience) include:

  • Managing own case load of money only and return of goods cases, including pro-active management of cases with limited supervision.

  • Working in accordance with Weightmans’ values.
  • Providing supervision to members of the team undertaking similar work.
  • Conduct litigation including issuing claims, obtaining judgments and enforcing the same.
  • Liaising with clients, experts, witnesses, counsel and other parties as well as preparing and drafting detailed reports, correspondence, advice and court documents.
  • Attendance at client, expert, counsel and witness meetings.
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant deadlines, quality measures and key performance indicators.
  • Ensuring compliance with client service level agreements, relevant policies, and procedures as well as FCA guidance.
  • Supporting business development initiatives.
  • Completion of management information.
  • Achieving set targets/KPIs.
  • Providing ad hoc training to clients and members of the team.

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.

About You

Ideally you will have previous experience and a genuine and demonstrable interest in the above area of work.

 As the role is varied, we are looking for you to have a flexible approach to the work you do and be able to adapt to different tasks. We also require you to have:

Essential

  • 0-3 years PQE or equivalent.
  • Ability to work to deadlines/targets to prioritise and manage a case load and deliver effective solutions
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative with a positive attitude.
  • A commercial resolution driven with client focus approach.
  • Strong legal and analytical skills with an eye for detail.
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication and inter personnel skills.

Desirable

  • Previous experience handling money only and return of goods claims
  • Previous experience providing supervision to junior fee earners.
  • Ability to work to deadlines/targets to prioritise and manage a case load and deliver effective solutions
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative with a positive attitude.
  • A commercial resolution driven with client focus approach.
  • Strong legal and analytical skills with an eye for detail.
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication and inter personnel skills.

  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.

Why work for us

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 2021 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK.

The independent research showed "Weightmans provides exceptional employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation."

We are truly committed to fostering a culture of equality and diversity, where everyone in the firm is respected and recognised on merit for the work that they do.

We strongly encourage applications from people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and disabilities. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustment at any stage of the application process.

Please feel free to note your preferred pronouns in your application.

Work for a firm where people matter – work for Weightmans.

As well as being immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people we offer a wide range of benefits including;

  • 28 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rated for part time)
  • Agile / working from home including provision of home office equipment*
  • Healthcare cover/ Medicash
  • Pension plan
  • Life Insurance 4 x salary
  • Interest free travel loan scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme including counselling, legal and consumer advice service
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Discounted dental scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Offers & discounts
  • Great reward and recognition scheme
Nº employees 1001-5000
Founding year 1827
Products / Services Advocacy, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, Private Client
Mission What makes us different is our people. Our people are determined to achieve the best results for our clients. How we get there varies from organisation to organisation, person to person. No assumptions, no one-size-fits-all approach. We measure and monitor results to ensure that we are the preferred legal service provider for our clients. We also recognise the importance of our people enjoying what they do, providing a friendly and inspiring working environment in all our offices. This is acknowledged with us being awarded the Top Employer accolade for the fifteenth year running! Our strengths A leading national player in its client markets, Weightmans’ roots date back to the early 19th century. With 140 specialisms recognised and 432 experts listed in key legal directories, the firm offers a full spectrum of services to built environment enterprises, large corporate institutions, health organisations, insurance companies, public sector bodies, owner managed businesses and individual private clients. We're well-equipped to provide a full legal service to all of our clients and have the resources to deal with the most demanding legal needs, both at home and overseas. We've built informal associations with law firms in most foreign jurisdictions, complementing the comprehensive range of legal services we provide.
overview We're a top 40 UK law firm, with more than 1,400 people working from our offices in Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Newcastle.

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