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We have a unique opportunity for a Barrister or Fee Earner with Higher Rights to join this well established and growing consumer firm based in Lancashire.-HYBRID WORKING
We are looking for a talented Barrister or Solicitor-Advocate from either a chambers/employed bar background or civil litigation background to join our advocacy team.
Personal injury experience is preferred but we are happy to talk to anyone with a wider litigation experience.
A large part of the role will involve fast track trials. You will be expected to represent claimants at trials around England and Wales and to undertake representation of the firm's clients at CMCs/CCMCs, Interim Hearings, IAHs, Stage 3 portal Hearings and other forms of advocacy. Although the majority of the work will be on fast track cases there are opportunities to be involved in multi-track litigation.
You must be able to work independently and to a high standard, prioritising workloads and have fantastic attention to detail. You will be provided with instructions in a similar way to external counsel.
This role will give you the chance to work with a successfully established and growing company. You will be part of the advocacy team, reporting to the Director, and joining the team as the sole in-house barrister.
To undertake advocacy requirements.
To undertake drafting tasks as required, such as advices (formal and informal), pleadings and skeleton arguments.
To keep up to date with procedural changes, case law and developments in legislation.
To assist less experienced advocates with their advocacy and drafting work
To ensure the provision of a high-quality advocacy service.
Extensive travel across England and Wales that might require overnight stays.
Current practising certificate
Higher Rights of Audience (if applicable)
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Strong knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules.
Demonstrable advocacy experience
Resilience and able to think and perform under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal skills
Able to act upon own initiative as well as taking direction from management where appropriate.
Able to work independently where necessary but also as part of a team
Strong understanding of confidentiality - tact and discretion are absolutely essential.
Good IT skills including all Microsoft Office and knowledge of Case Management Systems.
Experience in personal injury litigation
Knowledge of Proclaim Case Management System.
Own car preferred (although travel expenses will be paid)
Salary, Hours & Benefits
Competitive salary - Dependant on experience.
3/2 days working from home pattern staff after probation
25 days holiday a year, BCL Legal is an equal opportunities employer.
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