Dispute Resolution Solicitor

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
Closing date
10 Nov 2020
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A multi award wining legal 500 law firm are currently recruiting for a Dispute Resolution Solicitor to join their successful team.

As the Dispute Resolution Solicitor, you will contribute to the achievement of the department's goals and objectives; to provide excellent legal advice to the firms clients; to develop own client base and nice areas of practice within the department.

Your responsibilities will include:

• Assisting the team in dealing with a wide range of general litigation cases to include commercial, property and contentious probate matters.
• Conducting all matters in the client's best interest and in accordance with the highest professional standards at all times.
• Maintaining files in a neat and orderly state using the available electronic system and ensuring that each file is reviewed in line with monthly Matter Maintenance Reports.
• Maintaining time recording on client matters on a daily basis.
• Regularly updating clients as to the current status of their case including regular updates on costs.
• Dealing with routine and difficult enquiries from telephone callers and clients effectively and efficiently and ensuring that all client complaints are dealt with both professionally and promptly.
• Attending court and conducting advocacy on behalf of clients or instructing counsel where appropriate.
• Working with the support team (including secretaries and paralegals) to encourage production of work of the highest possible standard.
• Delegating appropriate work to paralegals / trainee legal executives and supervising the completion of the work.
• Understanding the obligations relating to client accounts and ensuring the preparation and service of bills complies with the Solicitors Accounts Rules.
• Achieving financial targets and maintaining financial hygiene agreed with the Department Head or Divisional Head.
• Keeping up to date with case law and applying as appropriate.
• Ensuring compliance with the SRA's approach to continuing competence.
• Involvement with business development activities organised by the department, division or office at which you work.
• Identifying and following up new business opportunities.

Skills Required:

• Experience of general litigation (preferably to include commercial, property and contentious probate disputes).
• Good knowledge of civil procedure and court rules together with experience of alternative dispute resolution.
• Excellent client relationship, interpersonal and team skills, including an ability to work closely with others.
• Initiative and self-motivation.
• Time and matter management skills.
• Ability to adopt a commercial as well as legal approach to client issues
• An ability to business develop and network individually & collectively
• Understanding and adoption of the Firms values and behaviours

This role will pay up to £45000 and offers an excellent career path with progression.

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment are multi-award winning legal recruitment experts.

Our business – put simply – is to remove the pain points candidates may otherwise experience on their journeys.
Sure, we act for legal professionals of all levels making lateral moves, taking steps up the ladder or looking for contract legal opportunities.
And yes we can boast a network of connections that spans nationwide private practice, the UK’s in house legal departments and now the Middle East, Asia and the Far East.
But we are the only REC and APSCO affiliated legal recruitment specialist with an ISO9001 accredited quality management system and the Investors In People Gold Standard award.
And by externally validating our day to day activities in the wider business community we have been able to place customer experience at the heart of our business proposition.
Which means people like dealing with our team – a very experienced, settled and happy bunch they epitomise the Douglas Scott brand personality and will demonstrate a genuine interest in you and your career.      




Contact Us
  • Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
  • No1 Spinningfields
  • Manchester
  • M3 3EB
  • GB
  • 0161 233 6360
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