Barrister

Job ID: JR12BMANC19424

Salary: £30000-£35000 per year

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Job Description:

You will be expected to represent claimants at trials around England and Wales and to undertake representation of the firm’s clients at CMCs/CCMCs, Interim Hearings, IAHs, Stage 3 portal Hearings and other forms of advocacy in claimant PI litigation. Although the majority of the work will be on fast track cases there are opportunities to be involved in multi-track litigation.

You must be able to work independently and to a high standard, prioritising workloads and have fantastic attention to detail. You will be provided with instructions in a similar way to external counsel. Ideally you will be based in the North West or commutable distance to the South of England.

This role will give you the chance to work with a successfully established and growing company with Solicitor owner-managers. You will be part of the advocacy team, reporting to the Head of Advocacy, and joining the team as the firm’s third in-house barrister.

Key Duties:

  • To undertake advocacy requirements.
  • To undertake drafting tasks as required, such as advices (formal and informal), pleadings and skeleton arguments.
  • To keep up to date with procedural changes, case law and developments in legislation.
  • To assist less experienced advocates with their advocacy and drafting work
  • To ensure the provision of a high-quality advocacy service.
  • Extensive travel across England and Wales that might require overnight stays.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary – Dependant on experience.
  • Our standard working hours are 8:30am to 5:30pm Monday-Thursday and 8:30am to 5pm Friday.
  • 3/2 alternative working from home pattern staff after probation
  • 28 days holiday
  • 3 holiday buy backs per year after 1 year of service
  • Extra day’s holiday for your birthday after 2 years’ service.
  • Private medical insurance available after 2 years’ service
  • Death in Service – 2 x salary
  • Active social committee with generous departmental and firm-wide social budget.
  • Active training culture and various groups and events such as Diversity & Inclusion.
  • Netball / Football team, 10km Manchester team and more.
  • Enhanced Maternity Leave payment if you have over 1 year tenure
  • Other benefits including Employee Assistance Programme, free fruit & annual flu jab

To Apply For This Role:

Email your CV and cover letter to admin@jamesrayrec.com

To Apply For This Role:

Email your CV and cover letter to admin@jamesrayrec.com