Housing Solicitor

Our clients is looking to recruit a Solicitor for the Housing department of their firm in Cheshire.

Duties will include,

  • Attending and advising clients in all areas of Housing law and representing client in court when necessary
  • Responding to post, telephone enquiries and queries from clients, other professionals/experts and colleagues in order to progress cases effectively and efficiently
  • Ensuring that all funding options for a case are fully researched and the most effective method of funding utilised.
  • Drafting and preparing documents
  • Managing a case load including a full risk assessment of all matters
  • Provide legal services to clients whilst maintaining standards associated with the Law Society and SRA rules, Lexcel quality/practice management standards, Legal aid franchising requirements and worktype/office procedures.
  • Control and management of work in progress ensuring that it is recorded and converted to paid profit costs
  • Effective management of own time, ensuring that non chargeable and chargeable hours targets are met
  • Ensuring that disbursements and debtors in the case load are managed in order to reduce the financial exposure of the Firm.
  • Compliance with Client Care and Complaints Procedures in order to minimize the risk of negligence and comply with Law Society Rules.
  • Report any potential errors/negligence matters to the work type managing partner as soon as the risk is apparent.
  • Delegate effectively and efficiently, ensuring that work on the file is carried out at the right level, thus maximizing profitability and assisting in the development of other staff.
  • Actively seek opportunities to cross refer work within the Firm and to carry out cross referrals at the earliest possible time.
  • Undertake the above in accordance with the Firm’s Equality and Diversity policy

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

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