Legal Advisor

We are currently recruiting for a Legal Advisor for the Personal Injury department of a law firm in Manchester.

Duties will include, but not be limited to,

  • To demonstrate a good understanding of the technical issues involved in dealing with a litigated case
  • To have an excellent working knowledge of credit hire and relevant case law
  • To operate in line with both internal and external compliance standards
  • To demonstrate the ability to take on individual responsibility within the context of a team environment
  • To demonstrate commercial awareness and a proactive approach to all aspects of work
  • To demonstrate strong decision making skills
  • Be able to achieve financial targets on a monthly and annual basis and to contribute to the profitability of the team as a whole
  • To demonstrate a good understanding of the civil procedure rules
  • To have an excellent working knowledge of road traffic accidents and relevant case law
  • To demonstrate excellent communication skills including client awareness and client care
  • To demonstrate an ability to manage risk on an individual and team level
  • Maintains strong relationships with both internal colleagues and external customers and agencies.
  • Ability to handle a caseload of both small claim and fast track cases
  • Ability to handle cases up to the value of £25,000

With addition of below for relevant level:

LEVEL ONE

  • Ability to handle a caseload of both small claim and fast track cases
  • Ability to handle cases up to the value of £25,000

LEVEL TWO

  • Ability to handle a caseload of both fast track/multi track cases
  • Ability to handle cases up to the value of £50,000

Job knowledge, Skills & Experience

LEVEL ONE

  • Experience of dealing with small and fast track litigated cases over a period of 2 years or more
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Good working knowledge of the CPR
  • Ability to draft court documents/witness statements/instructions to counsel without supervision
  • Good customer service skills
  • Good organisational & interpersonal skills
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Excellent fact finding skills
  • Assertiveness and a determination to “get things done”
  • Be PC literate having a basic knowledge of the Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Be a good ‘People’ person and work well as part of a team.
  • A working knowledge of PROCLAIM would be an advantage

CREDIT HIRE LITIGATION TEAM

  • Proven track record of dealing with credit hire cases
  • Excellent knowledge of current case law affecting credit hire
  • Excellent knowledge of the principals of credit hire and ability to plead a claim correctly to address all issues attached to credit hire
  • Proven track record of dealing and liaising with credit hire organisations

The role will be based in Personal Injury and we predominantly deal with EL/PL/Contract Breach/Enforcement/Fraud/RTA/Outstanding Vehicle Finance

We are looking for someone who will have a background in Personal Injury and 2 years of small and fast track Litigated casework.

There is the opportunity to progress internally  to L2 if they complete objectives and training to coincide with this.

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