Banking Litigation Solicitor (FTC)

Date Posted: 02/09/2019

Location: Newcastle

Job Description

Position Type: Fixed Term Contract (Maternity Cover)

Aberdein Considine are looking for a Banking Litigation Solicitor on a fixed term contract to provide maternity cover for the team. The Banking Litigation team represents major banking and lender clients in a variety of security enforcement, debt and asset recovery and litigation matters including: high court and county court litigation, financial disputes, civil fraud, title and security rectification, professional negligence, tenancy disputes, unsecured debt recovery (personal and business), fixed charge receiverships.

The Banking Litigation team is made up of 3 Partners, 2 Associates, 3 Senior Solicitors, 4 Solicitors, 2 Trainee Solicitors and 3 Paralegals across our offices in Newcastle, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

This role will be based in Newcastle.

JOB PURPOSE
        To ensure clients are provided with the best possible advice and recommendations.
        To secure the best possible outcome for clients.
        To maximise fee income.
        To build a strong relationship with clients.
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
         Managing a significant caseload for key financial services clients
         Proactively running a varied litigation caseload emanating from lender clients in connection with mortgage, personal and business lending
         Assisting partners on key projects for lender clients
         Providing clients with strategic and commercial advice
         Negotiating settlements and achieving the best possible outcome for clients
         Representing clients in negotiations and settlement meetings
         Drafting court papers and legal documents
         Meeting financial targets consistently
         Promoting the Department and the Firm through business development activities


Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS
Essential
•     Qualified solicitor in England & Wales or Chartered Legal Executive
 
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Essential
          Civil or commercial litigation experience gained through paralegal, training contract or NQ positions
          Proven ability to learn and adapt to new areas of law and practice
          Experience of volume or high case load roles, particularly in litigation, debt recovery or conveyancing
          Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
          Ability to establish strong working relationships with clients
          Excellent organisational skills and ability to work in a pressurised environment
          Team working
          Strong IT skills
          Ability to meet strict deadlines
 
KNOWLEDGE
Essential
         Excellent knowledge of secured debt recovery law and practice
         Good knowledge of Civil Procedure Rules and litigation / debt recovery practice
         An understanding of the regulatory landscape in which our clients operate
 
APTITUDES
Essential
         Excellent interpersonal skills.
         Strong business commerciality awareness.
         Ability to offer practical advice to clients.


How Do I Apply?

Online: Application Form

Download: Application Form

E-mail: recruitment@acandco.com

Mail: Human Resources Department
Aberdein Considine
5 - 9 Bon-Accord Crescent
Aberdeen
AB11 6DN