Civil/Commercial Solicitor

Job Description

Job Overview:

The Solicitor will be responsible for dealing with delegated work within their own areas of competence and achieving performance targets as set by the practice. The Solicitor will provide expert legal support and advice to clients; be responsible for offering support to the Head of Department and/or the CEO; be responsible for dealing their own caseload and dealing with clients. Furthermore, the Solicitor will be expected to train and mentor more junior staff members and positively promote quality of service to clients, raising the quality level and creating new business for the Practice whenever possible.

Purpose/Main Objectives: To support all Practice decisions, carrying out any actions required. To provide any support required by Head of Departments. To act on behalf of Head of Departments as required. To be alert when acting for clients of other legal services they may require and to refer clients to other departments within the firm when it is appropriate

Responsibilities & Duties:
• Deal with delegated cases as required, reporting progress to the Head of Department and/or the CEO; act on behalf of clients in disputes and represent them in court,
• Deal with all aspects of Civil and Commercial law cases – liaise with barristers on areas where we have little experience
• Prepare for trials, hearings and closings
• Liaise with clients and other professionals such as barristers in a prompt and professional manner; coordinate the work of all parties involved; instruct barristers or specialist advocates to appear in court for the client in complex dispute
• Advise and negotiate with clients and other professionals to secure agreed objectives
• Research and analyse documents and case law to ensure the accuracy of advice and procedure
• Always act in a trustworthy and confidential manner; have integrity and sensitivity
• Ensure quality of service levels are to standard
• Follow internal methods, policies, and procedures as set by the Office Manual
• Remain informed of changes in any area of specialisation, such that service quality is always maintained. Carry out file reviews as appropriate
• Dealing with correspondence, adhere to accurate and comprehensive file management and maintenance practices of caseload according to company policy and procedures
• Maintenance of diaries & time recording
• Work as part of a team and give concise and reasonable instructions

• Qualified Solicitor in the Republic of Ireland
• Previous Experience of dealing with relevant department cases
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize, and understand the importance of deadlines
• Highly organised; able to be productive, flexible and simultaneously manage multiple cases and priorities in a performance driven environment
• Superior research skills and data maintenance skills
• Strong client relationship skills; the ability to establish positive, cooperative and professional relationship, both internal and external
• Be highly trustworthy, discreet, and use good judgement
• Able to work well under pressure, without sacrificing a high attention to detail
• Excellent oral and written communication are essential
• Self-starter and the ability to work autonomously; Proactive and eager to learn
• Self-awareness and a commitment to using feedback to learn and develop as a professional
• Ability to read, digest and process vast amounts of information into data that can be used in a legal case
• Computer Literacy

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