Private Law Solicitor

We have an exciting opportunity for a private law litigator to join our vibrant team at our Bristol office.

We are a top ranked firm across all of our areas of practice with a national reputation for innovative work. We have Chambers / Legal 500 rankings in public law, human rights, civil liberties and social housing.

We are recruiting for a solicitor who specialises in private law claims to help grow our firm’s practice in this area within Bristol and south west. You would have a proven track-record of meeting billing targets and an ability to bring in work. All our casework is supervised internally at regular intervals. The types of cases you would work on would depend upon the needs of the firm, and would be under the supervision of senior solicitors. .

For an informal talk about the role please contact Adam Hundt or see our website for further details.

Person specifications

Essential:

  • Excellence in private law casework
  • Proven ability to work in and contribute to a team
  • An ability to deal sympathetically and effectively with the widest variety of disadvantaged clients.
  • The skill and knowledge to manage cases and maintain files efficiently with little supervision and to high standards, and experience of conducting litigation from start to finish.
  • Knowledge of the Legal Aid scheme and CCMS
  • Commitment to equal opportunities
  • Proven ability to meet cost targets
  • A commitment to providing the highest quality legal services to clients regardless of any of the protected characteristics or ability to pay, and to using the law to promote fundamental human rights and dignity and to counter injustice, discrimination and intolerance.
  • A sound knowledge of, and experience in, the practice and procedure of private law damages claims, including personal injury;
  • An interest in developing innovative litigation.
  • A proven ability to maximise the profitability of work
  • An ability to work cooperatively and as part of a team.

Desirable:

  • Ability to develop and maintain connections with campaigning and referring organisations relevant to our work
  • Computer literacy and a willingness to use and to develop IT skills.
  • Experience of working in an ethnically diverse community.
  • The ability to speak a community language spoken by our clients.

How to apply

Please complete all parts of the application form available here and return to us by (Please include job reference 2018/07BRSO):

Email: recruitment@dpglaw.co.uk

or

Post: Deighton Pierce Glynn, Att. Joel Nicholls, 8 Union Street, London SE1 1SZ

Closing date: 8 a.m. on 1 May  2018.

Applications received after this time cannot be considered.

Interviews: Interviews to take place in the week commencing 7 May 2018.

Note: Due to the anticipated high level of interest, we regret that we are only able to write to candidates who are short-listed for interview.

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AN OUTLINE OF THE FIRM

Deighton Pierce Glynn is a highly regarded firm of solicitors specialising in a number of niche areas of civil litigation in which it has a significant national and international profile.

Whoever our clients are and whatever has happened to them we pride ourselves in being able to make the best use of the law for their benefit. We give practical advice about options, help our clients work out their goals and do what can be done to achieve them. Taking a legal case can be a daunting prospect – we try to make sure our clients feel well supported.

We are committed to our staff, who include some of the best lawyers around, and we think it’s important to provide a good working environment, ensuring they have the support and resources they need to excel and promoting a friendly and collaborative working environment.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity. We think that by doing this, we can provide the best possible service to our clients. We positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.