Litigator

We are currently recruiting for a Litigator for the Housing department of a law firm in Manchester.

Principal Accountabilities

  • To demonstrate an excellent understanding of the technical issues involved in dealing with housing (and dis-repair) cases
  • To demonstrate an excellent understanding of local authority landlord issues
  • To have an excellent working knowledge of housing disputes and relevant case law
  • 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 excellent communication skills including client awareness and client care
  • To demonstrate an ability to manage risk
  • To operate in line with both internal and external compliance standards
  • Maintains strong relationships with both internal colleagues and external customers and agencies.
  • Handle a large volume of dis-repair cases

Job challenges

  • Working with a computerised case management system – PROCLAIM
  • Managing a high and varied caseload
  • Working to targets and deadlines
  • Providing both a quality and speedy service to internal & external clients and referrers
  • Working to service level agreements
  • Understand and embrace the concept of “excellent customer service” coupled with “urgency to get things done”.

Job knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Excellent working knowledge of Housing Law
  • Proven track record of dealing with disrepair cases
  • Excellent drafting capabilities of court documents/witness statements/instructions to counsel without supervision
  • Excellent knowledge of current case law affecting housing disputes
  • Proven track record of dealing and liaising with landlords, local authorities and similar organisations in relation to resolving of housing disputes
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Excellent fact finding skills
  • Assertiveness and a determination to “get things done”
  • Good customer service skills
  • Good organisational & interpersonal skills
  • Good oral communication skills
  • 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

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