Solicitor – Dispute Resolution

We are currently recruiting for a Solicitor to join the Dispute Resolution team of a law firm on Merseyside.

To be considered for this excellent opportunity, the attributes required are:

  • 2-3 years experience as a Dispute Resolution/Civil Litigation/Commercial Solicitor.
  • To be a strong litigator who will have extensive experience of the White Book/CPR.
  • Ability to provide high quality advice to clients from all sectors across a broad range of issues.
  • Ability to form good relationships with clients and colleagues and to work as part of an effective team.
  • Good IT skills including the ability to utilise a case management system.
  • Commercial attitude with ability to practice good financial management of files and caseload.
  • Experience in drafting particulars of claim, general civil applications, preaction disclosure, witness statements.
  • Experience of running a caseload with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • The role will also involve business development and you will need the desire to play an active part in the marketing and development of the firm.
  • To identify and initiate cross-selling opportunities.
  • Well organised, with a clear and professional telephone manner.
  • Well presented, punctual, confident, and self-motivated.
  • Flexible in your working approach with the ability to multi-task and prioritise workloads.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Networking within the business community and gain key referral sources in order to develop a high profile for civil/commercial work.
  • Contributing ideas to the firm’s marketing strategy for winning new work and implementing agreed initiatives.

Desirable aspects are:

  • Marketing and networking experience.
  • Business development experience.
  • A small client following would be an advantage.

The role will cover the following areas:

  • General civil matters.
  • General commercial matters.
  • Commercial/Civil agreements.
  • Boundary and Property disputes.
  • Contractual disputes.
  • Debt recovery.
  • Information and communication technology.
  • Estate and Contentious Probate Disputes.

Particular interest in the following areas would be an advantage:

  • Landlord and Tenant matters.
  • Defamation and Media Law

Full time permanent role.

Salary dependent on experience.

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