Assistant Advocate

ACS are recruiting for an Assistant Advocate to join the Corporate Recovery team of a Liverpool based firm.

Key responsibilities and accountibilities:

  • Client care – ensuring clients receive the service they expect.
  • Reviewing the prospects of cases and reporting to the Head of Department
  • Instructing agency to take witness statements.
  • Ensuring court directions are complied with.
  • Instructing counsel for hearings.
  • Preparing files for trial.
  • Signing cases off for issue.
  • Dealing with post/emails.
  • Settling cases.
  • Dealing with applications on the instructions of the Head of Department

The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:

  • Legal experience in litigation (general commercial/ insolvency/ tax)
  • Proficiency in using case management systems to store, locate and manage correspondence and documents for each client matter;
  • Well versed in legal research and fact finding tasks on bespoke legal matters;
  •  Administration experience
  • Outstanding organisational skills
  • Able to work to a high standard under pressure
  • Able to prioirtise workload and meet tight deadlines
  • Drafting skills and experience – drafting application notices, witness statements, draft orders and letters progressing cases generally
  •  Excellent telephone manner
  • Able to communicate effectively with a range of different people at varying levels of seniority
  • Experienced in law firm compliance such as collating ID documents, carrying out AML checks and conflict checks and having an appreciation of the importance of this;

For more information on this role, please contact stephanie@acs-recruitment.co.uk