Simpson Millar
GBP 60,000 - 80,000
Job description

Solicitor Dispute Resolution - Manchester - Hybrid - Fixed Term Contract

We are recruiting for an experienced Solicitor to join our Dispute Resolution department on a fixed-term basis, acting on behalf of claimants in professional negligence claims.

The solicitor will be responsible for managing a caseload of professional negligence claims with paralegal support and will be responsible for their own advocacy (where appropriate) and drafting court proceedings. The role will contribute to the overall strategy for the case stock and be responsible for setting individual case plans within the overall strategy.

The role will ensure the delivery of high-quality legal services to clients, ensuring that all processes and procedures are being adhered to and key performance indicators are being met/ exceeded.

This role will promote the professional development of junior colleagues by providing coaching and mentoring on specific cases and expose them to matters that test their abilities in a controlled environment whilst also encouraging team members to pursue professional certifications and other forms of continuing education.

As a dispute resolution Solicitor, you will be responsible for the following.

Case Management: The solicitor is responsible for managing a caseload of litigated professional negligence claims ensuring that processes and procedures are adhered to and cases are managed efficiently and proportionately.

Leadership: The solicitor is responsible for providing technical guidance to junior members of the team. This includes establishing work priorities with clear guidance and instruction and providing regular feedback and coaching to team members.

Managing Risks & Ensuring Compliance: The solicitor is responsible for identifying and managing legal and business risks associated with their caseload. This includes ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements through file reviews and technical clinics, managing conflicts of interest, and addressing ethical issues as they arise.

Professional development: The solicitor is responsible for promoting the professional development of their paralegal support. This includes identifying training and development needs. They will provide coaching and mentoring on specific cases and expose them to matters that test their abilities in a controlled environment whilst also encouraging team members to pursue professional certifications and other forms of continuing education.

Promoting teamwork and collaboration: The solicitor is responsible for promoting a culture of teamwork and collaboration within the legal team. This includes fostering open communication, encouraging knowledge sharing, and promoting a sense of shared responsibility for achieving team goals.

You will have the following experience :

  • Grade A Solicitor or equivalent.
  • Strong knowledge of civil litigation procedure, preferably within a dispute resolution function.
  • Previous supervision experience preferred.
  • An ability to deal with clients in a sensitive, professional and competent way.
  • An ability to work on your own initiative within a team environment to achieve results.
  • Excellent IT skills, which include the ability to work with a case management system and databases.
  • Have empathy and good listening skills.
  • A friendly, co-operative and collaborative approach to clients and colleagues.

If you thrive on developing strong, positive working relationships with all colleagues embracing individuals' skills, expertise and diverse backgrounds then apply now

So why should joining Simpson Millar be of interest to you??You'll work with industry experts who work on high-profile cases and can help to shape and develop your career, giving you the coaching and mentoring that will allow you to flourish, and your caseload will be interesting and importantly manageable.

Salary:A competitive salary of up to GBP55,000 per annum plus benefits.

Benefits: 27 days holiday plus bank holidays, the option to buy and sell holidays, hybrid working, company pension, sick pay, life assurance, employee assist program and many more .

At Simpson Millar our Culture is key for us, it drives us and makes us who we are. We're lawyers who exist to help people with their legal needs today and to improve the way the law works for people in the future. We provide trusted expert legal advice, quickly and clearly, every time.

There is change going on within the legal industry and in our firm too, so we need people who are adaptable to this, who embrace change and see the opportunity. The future of our business is one that is technology and data driven, so we need people who have the mindset and technological expertise to grow with us. But most of all we need team players who will be willing to work with others, but are accountable for their own work, and who want to achieve great results for both our firm and especially our clients.

If this sounds like you then we'd be keen to hear from you. Please send us a copy of your CV and our recruitment team will be in touch.

Diversity and Inclusion

At Simpson Millar we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your previous experience doesn't align perfectly with every element in the advert, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or for other roles in our firm.

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