Salary: Negotiable Location: , , Type: Permanent Full-Time REF: PiL42117
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THE FIRM

Our Client is a leading firm in the Plaintiff Litigation Services sector with offices both in Northern Ireland and the Republic. Our client is recruiting for capable solicitor(s) to join their Plaintiff Litigation Team on a full time basis. The team comprises a principal, five solicitors and six legal executives. The principal of the Personal Injury Division in Northern Ireland is based in County Down and the successful candidate(s) will be reporting to such principal. The office layout is in an open plan format.

THE ROLE
You will work within the Plaintiff Litigation Division handling personal injury and banking issues, including negligence, breach of duty, breach of contract, defamation and overcharging. Key responsibilities will include:

Litigation:

• Complete all relevant legal documentation relating to client’s cases from instructions to conclusion;
• Instruct barristers on the commencement, pleadings and progress of proceedings;
• Communicate effectively to the business in relation to changes in legislation and legal policies and court judgments;
• Make recommendations on cases based on input from external experts and internal reviews;
• Preparation of file audit for review by the litigation/banking division providing case progress and minutes;
• Attending consultations with client(s) and counsel and attending court in Ireland.
Compliance through risk management:
• Ensure all tasks are conducted in a manner compliant with the law of Ireland, Law Society of Ireland Regulations and all policies, procedures and legislative requirements.

Customer service:

• Providing advice and guidance to the litigation/banking team in relation to cases in the legal process;
• Support the business to bring high value, contentious litigation to a satisfactory settlement and conclusion.

Analysis and reporting:

• Lead, develop, enhance and maintain all reporting and analysis for the team including legal statistics, court case actions/results, legal costs etc.;
• Ensure weekly audit reports are completed within the set time frame.
Project involvement:
• Involvement in a variety of projects as directed by management team which support the firm’s overall strategy.

Key performance indicators:

• Status reports monitoring progress of each case;
• Accuracy of legal documentation;
• Compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements;
• Monthly performance review of cases and success rates in relation to court proceedings;
• Compliance with monthly audits;
• Status reports monitoring progress of each case;
• Accuracy of information and appropriate actions taken thereby mitigating or eliminating risk and liability to clients;
• Success is measured through achieving client’s goals and objectives.

THE PERSON

What you’ll need to succeed:

• Ideally you will be a solicitor qualified to practise in Ireland (or in Northern Ireland, England & Wales) with 3+ years’ post qualification experience. Ideally, this would include litigation and/or some banking or insolvency law experience in a well-recognised firm

Skills and experience (essential):

• Qualified solicitor;
• 3+ years’ post qualification experience;
• Relevant legal experience gained in the areas of plaintiff and/or defendant litigation and/or banking law.

Competencies:

• IT knowledge;
• Risk, legal and compliance;
• Accuracy and quality;
• Analytical thinking;
• Communication and interpersonal skills;
• Customer service and commercial awareness.

To apply for this position please send your CV in strict confidence to info@assign.ie or for a confidential discussion please telephone us on (01) 910 6921 or (01) 910 6927.

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