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In-house Counsel, Barrister (London)

London

£10,000 - £60,000 per annum

Your Bridge Consultant

Shally Bains


07487388393

Freight and Commercial

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About the Role

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Deal with delegated cases as required, reporting progress to the Directors
  • Handle own clients in whatever category their cases require
  • Strategically manage their own department and supervising their staff members
  • Ensure quality of service levels are to standard
  • Liaise with clients and other professionals such as barristers in a prompt and professional manner; coordinate the work of all parties involved; instruct barristers or specialist advocates to appear in court for the client in disputes
  • Follow internal methods, policies, and procedures as set by the Office Manual
  • Research and analyse documents and case law to ensure the accuracy of advice and procedure
  • Always act in a trustworthy and confidential manner; have integrity and sensitivity
  • Remain informed of changes in any area of specialisation, such that service quality is always maintained. Carry out file reviews as appropriate
  • Preparing Briefs to Counsel. Dealing with correspondence, adhere to accurate and comprehensive file management and maintenance practices of caseload according to company policy and procedures. Follow Instructions
  • Attending upon clients at offices, building good relationship with stakeholders, deal with all aspects of a case file
  • Preparing Briefs to Counsel. Researching Law. Dealing with correspondence, adhere to accurate and comprehensive file management and maintenance practices of caseload according to company policy and procedures
  • Maintenance of diaries & time Recording
  • Work as part of a team and give concise and reasonable instructions
  • Prepare for trials, hearings and closings; attend court, conduct hearings, this list is not exhaustive
  • Draft legal documents. This can include drafting correspondence and pleadings, pre-trial orders, and legal briefs with various parties
  • Respond to clients’ requests, emails and post in a prompt and professional manner; answer telephones/emails in a professional manner
  • Network with clients and build valuable relationships in a way that enhances the company’s reputation and cultivate new business opportunities
  • Taking statements from witnesses and other parties; interviewing clients and passing on relevant information
  • Carry out other types of administrative duties such as billing, invoicing, time recording, compile litigation bundles, dealing with correspondence, collect and organise evidence
  • Assist during trial by taking notes, preparing exhibits, preparing files, and reading court transcripts
  • Use the company’s case management system
  • Expenditure: act within limits set by the Practice and ensure all petty cash is accounted for
  • Any other hoc duties as directed by the Directors

 

Skills & Qualifications:

Essential:

  • Relevant Law Degree and Qualification
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize, and understand the importance of deadlines
  • Highly organised; able to be productive, flexible and simultaneously manage multiple cases and priorities in a performance driven environment
  • Research skills and data maintenance skills
  • Strong client relationship skills; the ability to establish positive, cooperative and professional relationship, both internal and external
  • Be highly trustworthy, discreet, and use good judgement
  • Able to work well under pressure, without sacrificing a high attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication are essential
  • Self-starter and the ability to work autonomously; Proactive and eager to learn
  • Self-awareness and a commitment to using feedback to learn and develop as a professional
  • Ability to read, digest and process vast amounts of information into data that can be used in a legal case
  • Computer Literacy

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