Associate / Senior Solicitor

Date Posted: 21/03/2024

Location: Glasgow

Job Description

Full Time/ Permanent

Representing major banking and lender clients in a variety of debt recovery and dispute resolution matters including secured debt recoveries, financial disputes, fraud, title and security rectification, professional negligence, tenancy disputes and unsecured debt recoveries (personal and business).

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 a variety of court hearings and settlement meetings.
  • Meet time recording and fee targets.
  • Increase visibility of LSPG by producing briefing notes when required.
  • Drafting court papers and legal documents.
  • Meeting fee target consistently.
  • Mentoring and supporting solicitors, trainee solicitors and paralegals in the department
  • Promoting the Department and the Firm through Business Development.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • LLB, Diploma in Legal Practice

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Minimum of 3 years post qualified experience 
  • Technical excellence with secured and/or unsecured debt recovery matters 
  • Experience of title rectification, property litigation and/or a good understanding of conveyancing practice is desirable
  • Appearance at Sheriff Court 
  • Experience of Court of Session matters
  • 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 Sheriff Court and Court of Session practice and rules.
  • 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