Civil Liberties Solicitor/Legal Executive

Civil Liberties Solicitor/Legal Executive

About the Role

This is a unique opportunity to join our growing Civil Liberties Team to represent clients in civil claims against public authorities and representing families at inquests. Are you looking for a new challenge and wanting to work for an ambitious and dynamic firm with a diverse range of high-profile cases then look no further!
This is a great opportunity to join an engaging team of specialists, where everyone works closely to deliver the best results for our clients and their families. You will work with a friendly and supportive team on a variety of cases including civil actions against the police and prison service and inquests.
The successful candidate will be either a Grade A or Grade B qualified solicitor (or similar) and have experience in the area of civil liberties. You must show commercial awareness and have a drive to succeed.
We promote a work life balance with the offering of hybrid and flexible working.

What you will be doing
• Representing clients with civil actions from inception trough to conclusion.
• Liaising with clients, counsel, defendants and other parties.
• Collating and reviewing documentation and evidence.
• Obtaining medical/accountancy evidence when required and have the ability to interpret that evidence and advice accordingly.
• Expeditiously progressing cases in line legal parameters while managing client expectations.
• Litigating cases.
• Actively engaging in business development to ensure high visibility of the department and wider company.
• Developing the skills of junior colleagues in the department.
• Adhering closely to client protocol and process.
• Complying with the required standard for internal procedures.
• Any other duties commensurate with this post.

What you will need
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and exceptional attention to detail.
• You will have experience of working on litigative cases.
• Preferably have experience of dealing with Legal Aid.
• Have knowledge of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act and the Human Rights Act and be up to date with current legislation.
• Have a good understanding of the Coronial process.
• The ability to draft letters of claim/instruction, statements and prepare court submissions.
• Have the ability to gather, scrutinize and fact check evidence.
• Be able to work sympathetically and effectively with a wide range of clients with differing needs.
• Have excellent organisational skills and time management skills, including the ability to prioritise multiple pending tasks and provide realistic timescales for completion, to ensure that key deadlines are met.
• Be respectful towards others and have a positive, willing and 'can do’ attitude.
• Be keen to learn, interested in driving your own career progression and be proactive in taking ownership of this.
The Offer
• Competitive salary with bonus opportunities
• Hybrid and flexible working
• Wellbeing initiatives
• Supportive, approachable and friendly working environment.
• Commitment to personal development.

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