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Litigator

  • Location:

    York, North Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Legal

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Catherine

  • Contact email:

    catherine.stroud@brookstreet.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    YOR/699808_1604075253

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    11/12/2020

  • Startdate:

    07/12/20

Job Description

Brook Street are pleased to be representing a growing legal firm in central York whom have a unique, innovative and collaborative solution.

On behalf of our client we are seeking experienced Litigators to assist in what will be a busy and varied practice dealing in complex civil litigation primarily in the fields of Mis sold Mortgages.

The ideal candidate will have a strong post qualification, or a wealth of vocational, experience in civil litigation and will be required to handle all aspects of their cases from the pre-action stage up to and including appeals, if required. Successful candidates will be able to be proactive in developing and following appropriate litigation strategies both alone and as part of a team.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing a civil litigation caseload from inception to conclusion, to include claims against financial advisers and Mortgage companies in negligence and in contract;
  • Reviewing and creating initial case plans by assessing client instructions and carrying out a review of available documentation at the outset of a case to determine suitable strategies to adopt;
  • Providing support and guidance to fee earners and legal assistants within the team;
  • Liaising with clients in order to advise on case prospects and take proofs of evidence to be used in the case;
  • Preparation of documents to include correspondence, pleadings and witness statements;
  • Attending court hearings both in person and by telephone
  • Attending case conferences with external counsel, where required;
  • Dealing with correspondence and telephone calls;
  • Providing updates to clients by email, letter or phone to ensure they receive up to date and adequate information about the progress of a case, when required;

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Solicitor Qualification or Cilex or Substantial Litigation Experience is a must
  • Effective use of Case Management System
  • Adherence to SLAs and KPIs
  • Efficiently and effectively run your own caseload
  • Managing expectations of clients and effectively deal with any complaints that arise as in line with Company policy
  • Candidates must litigation experience from commencing proceedings all the way through to trial, including attending CMC's and making applications
  • Candidates must have instructed and attended conference with counsel
  • Effective communication with individual and business contact

Benefits:

  • Basic Salary Competitive
  • 25 days holidays per year plus bank holiday
  • Birthday off
  • Me Time
  • Employee Assistance Programme

If you have the relevant experience and feel this role could be the one for you, apply now or contact Cat on 07971609654 or email

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