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    Dispute Resolution Solicitor

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Other legal
  • Location: Harlow, Essex
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 02/04/2019
  • Job reference: 39084_1554207644

Education & Professional Qualifications required:

Solicitor or FILEx ideally around the 2-year PQE mark, with solid experience of both Civil Litigation and Employment.

Professional Experience required (i.e. years PQE):

Candidates will need to have the ability to get to the key issues quickly and not get embroiled in unnecessary detail.

Areas of Law covered will include:

- Employment

- Breach of Contract

- Consumer Protection

- Neighbour disputes

- Professional Negligence

- Landlord and tenant

- Boundary disputes

- Debt Collection

The above are the core subjects, candidates need to have the ability to apply the law in a practical way to give the best outcome for the client and will need to be able to think outside the box rather than having a rigid approach.

Candidates do not necessarily need to have experience in all matter types but must have the ability to know how to find out what to do. My client service their customers from off the street as well as cross referrals from their commercial and other non-contentious departments.

Candidates must have a good knowledge of civil procedure rules and preferably some experience of the high court.

Knowledge of enforcement procedures is also required.

Candidates will need to have an understanding of the different funding options available, the importance of giving costs estimates, and ensuring good financial management of the cases. We do some work on a fixed fee structure so the candidate will need the ability to run cases efficiently within budget.

Personal Skills

Candidates should have good computer / typing skills and the ability to be self-sufficient

Excellent client care skills

Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Ability to work towards achieving set KPIs (financial and matter time targets)

Ability to promote and develop self, team and firm

Personal Circumstances, Client Following, Car owner etc:

Must be able to drive as travel between offices will be required to meet client needs. Car owner preferable but not essential as the firm's pool car may be used subject to availability