Housing Disrepair Solicitor / Litigator

Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
Salary
Up to £35,000
Posted
05 Sep 2017
Closes
03 Oct 2017
Ref
TCG1054
Job Title
Solicitor
Practice Area
Housing, Housing Association
PQE Level
10+, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client is a well established Law Firm with offices in the Greater Manchester area.

They are now looking to appoint a Housing Disrepair Solicitor / Litigator.

Role 

Casework

  • Deal with correspondence and telephone queries
  • Deal with clients requiring housing disrepair advice in person, managing the client's expectations
  • Provide written advice to the client, where necessary
  • Maintain proper diary systems i.e. court dates, limitation dates and timetables set by courts
  • Produce documents and instructions and obtain expert reports
  • Negotiate settlements with other parties
  • Attend court alone or with counsel, and conduct own advocacy where necessary/appropriate
  • Brief counsel, where necessary/appropriate
  • Assess clients for legal representation
  • Submit interim and final bills on a regular basis where required

Miscellaneous

  • Travel to other branch offices and other locations as required in order to carry out casework
  • Keep up to date with changes in the law and procedures
  • Deal quickly and efficiently with clients
  • Ensure that cases are conducted in accordance with Law Society/SRA guidelines
  • Ensure compliance with Lexcel procedures
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Meet chargeable time, financial and other targets, as set by the Partners
  • Attend meetings and training sessions, where relevant to general casework
  • Maintain diaries, including any team diary
  • Check and action files for review
  • Deal with ledger print outs for files and closing files
  • Manage own continuing professional development
  • Promote Curtis Law Solicitors and the work of the Housing team externally, with the aim of increasing the number of clients of the team and building relationships with external organisations, including referring organisations

Candidate Profile and experience:

  • Communication - written and spoken, active listening
  • Problem Solving
  • Ability to develop relationships
  • Ability to learn
  • Computer Literacy
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Understanding of the firm's business and the marketplace
  • Role model best practices