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Solicitor – Litigation

Solicitor – Litigation

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Our client is an award winning Legal 500 boutique law firm and they have an opportunity, within their new Penrith office, for a Solicitor.

The firm specialises in Court of Protection, Deputyships, Family Law, Residential Conveyancing, Commercial Property, Litigation & Disputes and Wills, Trusts and Probate Services.

The main purpose of your role will be to proactively manage a caseload as part of the Litigation Team.

Your new job

Conduct of matters on behalf of clients with all due diligence, in particular ensuring excellence in respect of:

  • Technical advice
  • Client service
  • User-friendly language
  • Management of support services for oneself

Participation in business development and marketing activities whether on a firmwide, departmental and/or office basis

Financial control and in particular:

  • Take monies on account of fees and disbursements when possible and appropriate
  • Record time accurately and in line with chargeable and non-chargeable time targets
  • Agree fees with client in advance of billing, whether by agreeing fixed fees or hourly rates with fee estimate
  • Bill matters promptly and appropriately, seeking to maximise recovery of time spent

About you

  • Fully qualified solicitor with 4+ years’ PQE
  • Takes on personal responsibility to learn on the job and keep knowledge in all relevant areas up to date
  • Accuracy and excellent attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills, training and strong communication skills
  • Communicates in a clear, confident and relaxed manner
  • Adapts style of communication appropriately when dealing with colleagues and clients
  • Works to understand the team’s key roles and the challenges they may face
  • Excellent problem solving and research skills
  • Able to work individually and as a team
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to use own initiative, be proactive, work well under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Able to independently judge potential situations, identify and take alternative courses of action without putting the client or business at risk
  • Displays honesty and integrity
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Flexible and adaptive in particular during busier periods
  • Desire for continuous personal and professional development

Salary and benefits

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Bonus scheme
  • Employer contribution to pension at 4%
  • 25 days holiday entitlement per year with an additional 3 days non-contractual leave for Christmas
  • Free annual flu injection
  • Employee discount platform
  • Employee Assist – access to personal, legal and financial issues, support and counselling and GP helpline.
  • £50 gift card on your birthday with along with a late start or early finish
  • £50 gift at Christmas
  • Beamish Museum Family Passes
  • 5 extra days paid leave on your 5 year anniversary
  • Death in service benefit of 3 x salary


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Paul Murphy


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