We are actively looking for litigation solicitors with experience in claimant consumer litigation and financial mis-selling claims.
JLG is looking for a senior of 5-10 years PQE who can head up a small Financial Mis-selling team with a view to growing both its client base and financial mis-selling department.
This will predominantly focus on PCP car finance mis-selling but a view to growing into other areas within this space.
The right candidate will have had experience of running their own large case load whilst supervising a team of fee earners handling a large volume of cases. They should have experience of mapping out and implementing case management work-flows to streamline work processes and have had responsibility for creating appropriate procedures and precedents for the same as well as rolling out training to staff in their effective use.
You will have had at least 5 years-experience of actively running a fully litigated case load. You will have drafted court documentation and have extensive knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules as well as evidence gathering, disclosure, drafting statements of truth and interlocutory applications. You will have managed small teams of fee earners whilst continuing to fee earn yourself and have a track record of meeting and exceeding targets and KPI’s.
You will have an in-depth working knowledge of the CPR and the requirements claimants have when bringing a claim in the County and High Court, including court issuing procedure and service of documents, Part 36 offers, disclosure, Forms H & Q, settlement orders, statement drafting, trial bundle preparation, briefing counsel, cost schedule preparation, costs negotiation and detailed assessments.
You will also have a working knowledge of relevant pre-action protocols for civil litigation and an understanding of Conditional Fee and Damages Based Agreements as well as be able to devise processes and tactics to maximise costs recovery at the end of a case.
As a prospective candidate, you should possess excellent communication and organisational skills and enjoy projecting a smart professional appearance. You should also be a hard worker who is willing to roll up your sleeves to get the job done. You will thrive under pressure and be able to work to deadlines but have an ability to calmly articulate areas of discussion with clients and colleagues.
Requirements (Must Have):
Job Type: Full-time – office based.
Offices: Chancery Place, Manchester City Centre.
At JLG we believe that, whilst a flexible working approach is something we strive towards, we place a value on our people working closely and collaboratively with their colleagues. As such, JLG provides sufficient office space for all workers to attend the office and work together at the same time. We are therefore proud to be an employer that offers full-time office working.
Interested parties should send their CV’s through to firstname.lastname@example.org