Property Litigation Solicitor

  • Job Reference: BH-36734
  • Date Posted: 8 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Law Staff
  • Location: Thame
  • Salary: £60,000 to £70,000
  • Sector: Civil litigation
  • Personnel Type: Solicitor

Job Description

Job Title: Property Litigation Solicitor/Legal Executive
Location: Thame, Oxfordshire
Work Arrangement: Hybrid
Salary: Up to £70,000

Overview:
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Solicitor/Legal Executive to join our client's team, reporting to the Senior Litigation Manager. The ideal candidate will have significant legal experience with a background in either property or banking & finance dispute resolution. This role suits someone looking to diversify their experience by progressing to help manage a team of Paralegals.

For those with a property background, this role will involve a transition to working with banks and financial institutions on the enforcement of their loans. The team undertakes various litigious matters, including mortgage litigation, secured and unsecured debt recovery, lender liability claims, and enforcement of security through LPA and fixed charge Receiverships.

Key Responsibilities:
- Supervision of a team of Paralegals to ensure high-quality output.
- Address day-to-day queries with clients and assist with the initial onboarding of new clients.
- Analyze loan agreements, debentures, and personal guarantees.
- Advise and supervise on dispute matters, providing legal opinions, summaries of options, and prospects for success.
- Analyze and evaluate cases, assisting clients in their strategic decisions.
- Develop strong relationships with clients.
- Stay updated with changes in law and confidently research specific legal instructions.
- Draft settlement agreements and consent orders where appropriate.
- Brief counsel.
- Oversee contested possession claims.
- Manage management information (MI).

Skills & Experience:
- Previous supervisory experience of a team is highly desirable.
- Excellent communication skills and a 'people person' demeanor.
- Self-motivated, organized, with the ability to prioritize, be agile, and manage own workload.

Qualifications:
- Qualified Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive with a minimum of 3 years PQE OR substantial experience in Commercial law (essential).

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