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Civil Litigation Solicitor

Clifford James Consultants
North East england
Closing date
31 Mar 2021

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Civil Litigation Solicitor

Clifford James are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for a motivated, talented and first rate solicitor to join our team.

Clifford James

A market leader in the area of motor diminution claims, Clifford James operate a busy and highly successful practice acting for household brands and some of the largest fleets and leasing companies in the UK. We also provide additional niche services in the road traffic sector.

Accredited with the Investors in People (Silver Award), Clifford James are an ABS who offer career development. The successful candidate will join our highly collaborative office where every team member works together to ensure all of our clients receive the best possible service.

Person Specification

We are seeking solicitor who can grow into their role as our firm develops and therefore the successful candidate will have at least 5 years PQE with experience working within the road traffic sector.

Due to the niche area in which we operate, experience of handling diminution in vehicle value cases is not essential as training will be provided. However, it is expected that the candidate will quickly become conversant in all relevant case law.

Good knowledge of Civil Procedure Rules and application is essential. It would be advantageous if the candidate holds Higher Rights of Audience, but this isn’t essential as long as they have confidence to speak before an audience.

The candidate will also need to be highly organised, methodical, and commercially driven.

Key Responsibilities

Once full training has been completed, you will be expected to operate independently in accordance with the processes and values of the firm. In particular, you will:

  1. Manage your own case load. Provide advice to clients. Negotiate with third party representatives. Issue court proceedings, prepare court documents and witness statements. Instruct and brief counsel. Prepare bills of costs. Attend court hearings.


The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive package that includes:

  1. A competitive and negotiable salary. 25 days holiday plus bank holidays. BUPA Health Insurance. Salary Review. Free car parking on site. Ongoing training. Career progression opportunities.

How to Apply

If you are interested, please e-mail your salary expectations, CV and a covering letter detailing your experience and why you are an ideal candidate for the job to

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