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Head of Litigation

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Job Title: Head of Litigation 
Department: Litigation
Position: Full Time (37.5 hours)
Locations: Bristol & Cheltenham
Salary: £65,000 – £90,000 p.a. dependant on experience

Manage, supervise and support the Fee Earners within the Litigation Department. This will include working with Junior, non-qualified, fee earners together with Senior, non-qualified, fee earners as well as solicitors.

To manage the costs and progression of the files within the litigation department at the Bristol office and to work with the finance department to assist in effective invoicing and WIP analytics by uploading your own time recording promptly and accurately and ensuring your team does so

Following the Kidwells Group policies and procedures and reporting to the Senior Management Team.

Day-to-Day Duties

  • Representing and advising clients in Civil Litigation matters, not limited to but including neighbour disputes, harassment injunctions, landlord & tenant claims, negligence, nuisance, adult social care, civil liberties & human rights, and similar;
  • Providing advice to clients, in person and via telephone or video conference;
  • Drafting legal documents as well as reviewing documentation;
  • Establishing a compelling position for the client, using a complete and accurate understanding of the matter and litigation;
  • Managing the costs for each client together with their affordability as to legal fees;
  • Supporting the HR Department – Complete and return Staff Probation and Appraisal form
  • Ensuring your daily chargeable time achieves 5 hours and that your team achieves 3.5 hours if they are Junior Paralegals and 6 hours if they are Senior Paralegals and providing a plan for fee earners who are not yet achieving those targets.
  • Setting out strategies for the cases your team are progressing and evidencing those strategies on the file by setting them out on your whiteboard and sending a picture of that strategy to your secretary.
  • To assist the firm in applying for you to be registering as a manager and a Money Laundering Reporting Officer for Kidwells Law Solicitors.

Note: This job list is not exhaustive and will be subject to periodic review. It may be amended to meet the changing needs of the business. The Post-holder will be expected to participate in this process and we will aim to reach an agreement on any changes.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary DOE;
  • Support in continuing professional development and pursuing your long-term career goals;
  • A dynamic, client-driven work environment to apply skills where they’ll make the most difference;
  • Breakout areas, kitchenettes & club lounges;
  • Flexible working hours Monday to Friday;
  • Generous leave allowance

Why Work for Kidwells Solicitors

Kidwells Solicitors works to empower our clients, whether business or individuals. And that starts with empowering our staff. Our firm of lawyers and support staff enjoy a high quality of work, in an energetic and friendly environment where they can learn, evolve, and make a real difference in the lives of our clients.

Established in 2008, Kidwells Solicitors is a Law Society Lexcel accredited, dynamic law firm. Our clients value us for our efficient, honest, and proactive approach. We take the time to truly understand our clients and their needs. Our diversity, breadth of experience, and unique level of hands-on expertise are our greatest strengths, enabling us to provide a one-stop service for our clients.

Ultimately, our staff are part of a team that works with clients to build a better future, for themselves, their community, their family, or their business.

For any queries, please do get in touch!