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Property Litigation - Associate

Employer
Weightmans
Location
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary
Dependant on experience
Closing date
29 Apr 2024
Reference
21016

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Practice area
Contentious property
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
PQE
2 years, 3 years, 4 years
Position
Legal executive, Solicitor
Sector
Private practice

Job Details

About your new role

Our Property Litigation team acts for public and private sector landlords, tenants and real estate developers, and our client base includes local authorities, NHS Trusts, housing associations, social landlords, blue chip retailers and owner managed businesses. We use bespoke case management systems to ensure that all documents are accurate and consistent, court procedures are followed and deadlines met.

As a Property Litigation Solicitor you will be joining a strong, fast-growing, national property litigation team, currently operating out of six offices: Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, London and Newcastle. The team has more than doubled in size over the last five years and is expected to continue to expand.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Manage own caseload of predominantly housing management /anti-social behaviour work .
  • Caseload may also include residential cases such as possessions, rent recovery etc. for both housing association and other residential landlords
  • Assist other case handlers with their caseloads
  • Support and develop more junior members of the team
  • Assist with business development and profile raising initiatives including networking events
  • Complete MI procedures as required
  • Achieve set targets/KPIs
  • Ensure relevant deadlines, compliance and quality measures are adhered to
  • Comply with relevant Weightmans and client policies and procedures
  • Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values

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

 As a property Litigation Solicitor with particular experience in housing management we would expect you to;

  • Have knowledge of housing management  work
  • Have a flexible approach
  • Be motivated and highly-driven
  • Have excellent IT and typing skills
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • To have excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Have the ability to multi-task and prioritise
  • Be able to work to strict deadlines and targets
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative

Company

Weightmans is a Top 40 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer and 10th overall employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards 2023 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK.

We believe in the power of people, innovation and partnership to provide strategic business insight and deep expertise to a range of private companies, public sector organisations and individuals.

At the heart of our culture and organisation is a simple purpose that informs everything we think, say and do: See the Possibility.

We believe thinking differently allows us to see the possibilities others don’t.

Click here to find out more about industry recognition for excellence, through our achievements, awards and accreditations.

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

*there are a small number of roles that cannot be performed from home, your Recruitment Adviser can confirm.

Please note

  • We encourage candidates to speak to us direct/apply direct for the opportunities we have available.
  • 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.
  • The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.
Company info
Website
Telephone
+44 (0)345 073 9900
Location
100 Old Hall Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 9QJ
United Kingdom

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