Regulatory defence solicitor

Reference Code:

HRCSOL

Location:

London

Main purpose of the job: 

Providing advice, assistance and representation to clients in relation to all aspects of regulatory defence. 

Responsible to:

Department Manager


Main key result areas

  • Attending and advising clients in all areas of regulatory defence and representing clients in court when necessary
  • Responding to post, telephone enquiries and queries from clients, other professionals/experts and colleagues in order to progress cases effectively and efficiently
  • To take part in Court and Police station rotas across the Greater London area which will involve working evenings, nights and weekends and bank holidays.  This is subject to whatever overtime/lieu time arrangements are in.
  • Ensuring that all funding options for a case are fully researched and the most effective method of funding utilised
  • Drafting and preparing documents
  • Managing a case load including a full risk assessment of all matters
  • Provide legal services to clients whilst maintaining standards associated with the Law Society and SRA rules, Lexcel quality/practice management standards, Legal aid franchising requirements and worktype/office procedures
  • Control and management of work in progress ensuring that it is recorded and converted to paid profit costs
  • Effective management of own time, ensuring that non chargeable and chargeable hours targets are met
  • Ensuring that disbursements and debtors in the case load are managed in order to reduce the financial exposure of the Firm
  • Compliance with Client Care and Complaints Procedures in order to minimize the risk of negligence and comply with Law Society Rules.
  • Report any potential errors/negligence matters to the work type managing partner as soon as the risk is apparent
  • Delegate effectively and efficiently, ensuring that work on the file is carried out at the right level, thus maximizing profitability and assisting in the development of other staff
  • Actively seek opportunities to cross refer work within the Firm and to carry out cross referrals at the earliest possible time
  • Actively promote Stephensons brand at all times
  • Undertake the above in accordance with the Firm’s Equality and Diversity policy

Person specification

Qualifications

 

Qualified solicitor

Essential

Duty Accreditation

Desirable

Experience

 

Criminal experience 

Essential

Previous case load experience

Essential

Experience of converting new enquiries

Essential

Experience of case management systems

Essential

Advocacy experience

Essential

Experience regulatory defence work 

Desirable

Knowledge and skills

 

Knowledge of Solicitors Accounts Rules

Essential

Organisational and time management skills

Essential

Excellent IT and keyboard skills

Essential

Stephensons Client Complaints Rules and Client Care Procedures

Essential

Case Management Systems

Essential

Adaptability and flexibility

Essential

Demonstrates a sound knowledge of relevant areas of law

Desirable

Up to date knowledge of relevant areas of law 

Desirable

Demonstrates strong advocacy skills

Desirable

Personality / Other Qualities

 

Ability to be flexible to suit the needs of the department

Essential

Discretion and the ability to work in a confidential work environment

Essential

Ability to work and remain calm under pressure amidst frequent interruptions

Essential

Methodical and organised approach to the working day

Essential

Keen to take an active part in marketing and development of relevant areas of law

Essential

A sensitive and empathetic nature and an ability to deal with difficult and controversial subject matter

Essential

Team Working

Essential

Working under time orientated pressure

Essential

Ability to analyse issues and identify key points; providing a detailed case action plan and reporting back to team manager as appropriate

Essential

Approachable, patient polite and able to respond to difficult situations acting in a professional manner and managing client’s expectations

Essential

Confidence in own abilities

Essential

Business acumen

Desirable

Car Driver 

Desirable

Please do not send enquiries to the department manager of the specific team.