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Solicitor/Legal Executive Full Time

An excellent opportunity for a newly qualified Solicitor to join a well established law firm based in Cardiff.

Ideally the successful candidates will have Banking Finance Property Litigation, Debt or Mortgage experience.

Responsibilities

To take initial instructions from clients, to advise (after consultation with the supervising partner as appropriate) on any legal action and all alternatives open to the client, keeping the client informed of progress and costs accruing as required by the department’s or firm’s policies. To open and progress files compliant with the firm’s Quality and Money Laundering procedures and as may be added to or amended from time to time.

To attend all such meetings/conferences with Counsel/court/tribunal/inquest and represent the client as required and to comply with all reasonable requests to work outside normal office hours to give a positive and professional impression of the firmTo meet with line manager(s) on a regular basis to review cases and any other matters relevant to the post holder’s position.

To report to line manager(s) immediately any difficulties are experienced, in particular, those which may lead to a negligence action being taken against the firm and/or a complaint from a client via the Solicitor’s Complaints Bureau and/or the firm’s complaints procedure.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education, Qualification and Vocational Training

Essential

Current Practising Certificate

Degree, LPC

Desirable

Relevant Training Courses

Foreign Languages

Conversational Spanish

Relevant Experience

Appropriate to the level of PQE and to have included (NQ-3 years PQE):

Client interviewing and depending on specialisation, either assisting in the provision of legal advice or giving legal advice

Researching of legal & other topics/issues

Analysis of legal problems, providing interpretation and making recommendations

Examination of documentation

Drafting of legal documentation

Depending on specialism, managing conduct of a number of cases

Diary Management

Banking Finance Property Litigation, Debt or Mortgage experience

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

Appropriate to area of experience and PQE (NQ- 3 years PQE)

Law Society’s Professional Conduct of Solicitors

Personal characteristics / qualities

Essential

Membership of Law Society

Professional and diplomatic

The Benefits

In addition to your competitive basic salary we have an exciting benefits package including a contributory pension scheme, critical illness cover, health cash plan, death in service, discounted legal services, 25 days hols (this increases with length of service), discounted online shopping, season ticket loans, childcare vouchers.

Job Overview

  • Date Posted: Posted 8 months ago
  • Location: Cardiff
  • Job Title: Solicitor/Legal Executive
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