Legal Counsel – LC2

Salary £45,000 - £60,000
Job Type Permanent
Location Liverpool

Our client is now recruiting for an experienced and passionate In-House Legal Counsel to join its expanding team in Liverpool.

We are recruiting for a specialist in advocacy, advisory and drafting services to provide support and assistance to solicitors and fee earners managing caseloads in what is a busy and varied practice dealing in complex civil litigation; primarily in the fields of financial mis-selling, consumer credit, construction and landlord and tenant.

Responsibilities:

  • Providing technical support and guidance to Solicitors, Fee Earners and Legal Assistants
  • Preparation of written advices in relation to matters such as liability, quantum and evidence
  • Preparation of documents to include pleadings, skeleton arguments and witness statements
  • Attending court hearings both in person and by telephone
  • Attending conference with lay clients  to provide advice at various stages of litigation
  • Briefing and attending conferences and with external counsel in relation to due diligence and development of new products, where required
  • Dealing with correspondence and telephone calls
  • Ensuring compliance with the SRA Code of Conduct 2011 and/or the Bar Standards Board Handbook

 

Requirements:

  • In depth knowledge of the basic principles of law and Civil Procedure Rules
  • Candidates must have undertaken all vocational training required to practise (e.g. training contract/pupillage)
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority and/or BSB training
  • In depth knowledge and experience of appearing in courts at various levels (predominantly County Court and High Court)
  • Solicitor/Barrister Qualification
  • Candidates must have Part 7 litigation experience from commencing proceedings all the way through to trial, including attending CMC’s and making interim applications
  • Multi track experience is preferable with Fast Track litigation experience a must
  • Candidates must be comfortable in attending conference with lay clients and their representative to provide advice as well as being comfortable attending conference with external counsel in order to take advice on issues, as and when required.

 

Should you have any questions or wish to apply please do not hesitate to contact Clear Legal Recruitment Limited.

Please Note:  Due to the number of applications we receive we may be unable to respond to every application directly. If you have not heard from us within 3 working days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

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