In-house Litigation Solicitor

Region:
Kent
Location:
Gravesend
Sector:
Legal Jobs
Job Role:
Clerk to Chambers Jobs
Contract Type:
Full Time
Branch:
Dartford Branch
Salary:
£45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted:
25/11/2021
Start Date:
ASAP
Job Ref:
DA\SC

Premier Work Support is proud to partner with a fast growing investment business to recruit for a permanent In-house Litigation Solicitor.

The client has multiple diverse brands including Sales and Lettings, Properties, Coastal Breaks, Gym and High Street Food Franchises. This role is based in Gravesend, however, the client is moving to Dartford in summer 2022.

This is a new and prestigious role within the business and an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join the rapidly expanding Head Office team in Gravesend as its first in-house solicitor. The successful candidate will specialise in offering litigation and dispute resolution advice at settlement and trial stage.

Job Responsibilities

* Capable of acting as the company's sole legal counsel and able to provide succinct legal advice in response to issues, disputes or claims in an effective and direct manner.
* Advising the company as to whether a dispute or claim (for or against) is valid and being able to handle and deal with matters independently.
* Ability to engage in settlement discussions with other parties, whilst maintaining a clear commercial understanding and awareness of the company's position.
* General ability to review documents and legislation, and liaise with parties to gather evidence and witness reports to support the company's position and develop case strategies.
* Understanding of how to issue court proceedings or embark on a process of alternative dispute resolution
* Represent the company at pre-trial hearings and case management conferences.
* Attend conferences with barristers and brief them to conduct advocacy in hearings, trials and arbitration.

Requirements

* 5+ years' experience
* Must hold a clean, full UK driving licence (as you will be visiting clients and properties occasionally)
* Must be a SRA Regulated Solicitor
* Sound knowledge of Dispute Resolution, Property Law, Contract Law, Civil Litigation and Leasehold Enfranchisement.

This is a Monday to Friday position, with the hours of 9am - 5.30pm.

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