Barrister / Solicitor Advocate

Job ID: JR367627834
Job Term:
Salary: £50000 –

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Job Description:

James Ray recruitment are helping a reputable firm recruit a Barrister / Solicitor Advocate as an in house counsel.

Personal injury experience is preferred but they are happy to talk to anyone with a wider litigation experience.

A large part of the role will involve fast track trials. 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.

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.

The Candidate:

Current practising certificate
Higher Rights of Audience (if applicable)
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Strong knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules.
Demonstrable advocacy experience
Resilience and able to think and perform under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal skills
Flexible approach
Able to act upon own initiative as well as taking direction from management where appropriate.
Able to work independently where necessary but also as part of a team
Strong understanding of confidentiality – tact and discretion are absolutely essential.
Good IT skills including all Microsoft Office and knowledge of Case Management Systems.
Experience in personal injury litigation
Knowledge of Proclaim Case Management System.
Own car preferred (although travel expenses will be paid)

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.


  • 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
  • 23 days holiday a year, rising to 26 days (3 days reserved for Christmas closure of the office)
  • 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 find out more, call the office on 01482 533656.

Please be assured all conversation are conducted within the strictest confidence.

Unfortunately, due to time restrictions we cannot respond to every applicant, in the event that we haven’t contacted you within 10 days please take it you have not been successful for this particular role, but your details will be kept on file and considered for all future vacancies.

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