Legal Secretary Vacancy

Solicitor Head of Litigation

Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: 09:00 – 17:30
Reports to: Senior Management Team
Salary: £65,000 – £90,000
Positions available: 2
Locations: One based in Bristol & one based in Cheltenham

Summary of Position

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.

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