In House Advocate

Our client is recruiting for an in house Advocate for their Liverpool based firm.

Principal Responsibilities,

  • To undertake advocacy requirements arising within all of the firm’s Legal Departments, and to ensure the provision of a high quality, efficient and cost effective service.
  • To provide advice, research, analysis and drafting where required.
  • To manage a small caseload through all stages of the investigation and litigation process.
  • To be responsible for the provision of advocacy arising from cases within the legal departments.
  • To be able to provide advice to legal advisers and managers on the best format to present cases at Court.
  • To play an active role in developing and delivering advocacy training for trainee solicitors and other legal advisers, working alongside the Legal Training Department.
  • To assist in developing appropriate processes and documentation for the case management system in relation to representation at Court.
  • To identify cases where commercially it would be tactically advantageous to settle or proceed to a final hearing.
  • Keep up to date with all industry changes including case law, legislation and other matters of relevance.
  • To progress your caseload in a manner to ensure that clients receive appropriate, professional, timely and pertinent legal advice, with regular contact, whilst managing their expectations.
  • Take a practical but commercial approach to settlements and advising clients as to litigation/cost risks.
  • To achieve and exceed various targets set in relation to, for example, profit costs and issuing, without compromising the firm’s integrity.
  • To liaise appropriately and timely with sources, medical agencies, experts, third party insurers and other relevant parties to ensure that cases are pro-actively progressed.
  • Perform to a high level in a target orientated environment.
  • To provide guidance on technical issues involving quantum, liability and litigation to other members of the Legal Departments.
  • To highlight any potential risks to management.
  • To undertake any other tasks as deemed relevant and reasonable by the business

Successful candidate must

  • Be a Solicitor or Member/Fellow of CILEx, or working to achieve the same within 18 months of appointment
  • Have a solid working knowledge of the CPR, legislation and relevant case law
  • Have excellent advocate and litigator with strong drafting skills and the ability to recognise issues as they arise and provide commercial sound solutions
  • Must be a team player and act as a role model to colleagues, working to achieve business and team goals.

For more information on this role, please contact [email protected]

ACS Recruitment