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Dispute Resolution Chartered Legal Executive Required In Leading Law Firm

Job Ref: 9063/PTP

Location: Greater London

Contact Name: Vanessa Payne

Contact Tel: 01252 761444

Contact Email: vanessa@ptplegal.co.uk

Our client is looking to recruit a 2-3 year PQE Dispute Resolution Chartered Legal Executive to join and help to develop our established Dispute Resolution team in their greater London office.

Job Description

  • To handle all forms of civil and commercial dispute resolution for commercial and private clients and to build and develop own case load.
  • To assist the department as a whole in meeting its fee earning targets by providing help regarding advice and assistance to clients of the Department as well as other Departments of the Firm.
  • To conduct matters on behalf of clients
  • To demonstrate consistent willingness to become involved in activities of the firm outside of those of normal working hours.
  • To develop a client/referrer base.
  • To appreciate and identify opportunities to refer work to other departments.
  • To recognise the important of practice development and marketing and shows consistent willingness to become involved with some supervision/guidance.
  • Financial control with particular regard to cash-flow control through collection of monies on account and billing procedures.
  • To travel to client meetings both in and outside the UK when required
  • To promote good file management
  • Ability to work self-sufficiently without non fee-earner support
  • To ensure compliance with Lexcel and other regulatory procedures
  • To maintain and improve professional knowledge base including attainment of annual CPD point
  • To assist during the absence of other fee earners
  • Undertake other duties as from time to time required


CILEX – A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

Essential personal qualities and attributes

  • Satisfactory level of competence in the chosen area of law and practice (and a sufficient understanding and awareness of all relevant areas of law as appropriate), but recognises the need to develop and learn.
  • Achieves targets set for Chartered Legal Executives in respect of chargeable hours, fees, recovery rate, lock-up and non-chargeable time.
  • Is developing a client/referrer base.
  • Appreciates and identifies opportunities to refer work to other departments.
  • Demonstrates a consistent willingness to become involved in activities of the Firm outside of those of normal work.
  • Recognises importance of practice development and willingness to become involved.
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of, and alignment with, the values of the Firm.
  • Demonstrates a high level of courtesy and respect in dealing with all colleagues, including Central Managements, Finance, IT, HR and Marketing and clients/key business introducers, etc.

Essential skills, knowledge and abilities (Competencies)

  • Sound training
  • Well developed interpersonal, social and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Computer literate with an ability to develop its use in own functional area
  • Enthusiasm and commitment
  • A sound knowledge of your responsibilities as a Chartered Legal Executive including in the following areas:
    • Rules and principles of professional conduct
    • Client care
    • Conflicts of interest
    • Confidentiality
    • Relations with third parties
    • Relations with other solicitors
  • Regulatory and compliance procedures

Desirable skills, knowledge and abilities (Competencies)

  • Prior knowledge of Evolution or other office management systems
  • Prior knowledge of Lexcel requirements