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Senior Solicitor

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited


Belfast | United Kingdom

Job description

Your new company
Hays are delighted to represent a global Alternative Legal Services business, offering cost-efficient legal products and technology services for clients. Currently recruiting for Senior Solicitors to join their team in Belfast.

Your new role
This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to assist management with strategic management and delivery of matters and lead fascinating projects for high profile clients. Duties include:
* Management of own fee earning workload, including fee earning of a complex nature.
* Supervision of the junior legal team on day-to-day fee earning projects including dealing with complex issues on individual matters that are escalated by the team; ensuring that relevant legal issues are fully understood by the team working on an individual matter; and conducting quality control on the junior team\'s fee-earning work.
* Supporting Managers with and where appropriate taking responsibility for project management of large-scale document reviews, pre-trial support and customer file reviews or claims assessments.
* Build and maintain strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure that service delivery meets expectations.
* Support the development of workflow for specific projects, including drafting relevant sections of case and client manuals or review guides and supporting our instructing teams generally with the drafting of project instructions.
* Scoping, set-up, training and pricing in relation to fee earning projects, often which are large scale.
* Supporting Managers with financial management, including reporting on WIP recovery and managing billing procedures.
* Ensuring own compliance with financial disciplines on matters (e. daily timesheet recording and target chargeable hours).
* Recruitment support as and when necessary.
* Assisting with people management, including performance reviews and performance management.
* Contributing towards team business planning.
* Providing any other assistance to the business on client matters and related tasks as required.

What you\'ll need to succeed
To be a successful candidate, you will be a qualified barrister or solicitor with ideally 4 years PQE gained working in a litigation/disputes environment. You will also have:
* Strong analytical ability, coupled with sound judgement and ability to provide solutions to challenges.
* Strong IT literacy, including an aptitude for learning (and becoming proficient in) the use of software and IT applications.
* A positive, can-do attitude and the ability to collaborate effectively with teammates and others in the business.

What you\'ll get in return
In return, you will receive a competitive salary plus fantastic benefits include:
* Flexible, hybrid working options
* Health and wellbeing scheme including £750 to use on services such as gym membership
* 25 days annual leave
* Private health

What you need to do now
If you\'re interested in this role, click \'apply now\' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn\'t quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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