Hudgell Solicitors seek an experienced solicitor to join the Actions against Police and Civil Liberties Department in their London Office. The Candidate will undertake a mixed caseload of complaints and civil claims against the police and other public authorities, judicial reviews, inquests/inquires, and miscarriages of justice. All candidates must meet the supervisor criteria for Legal Aid purposes.
- Competitive salary, excellent prospects and training provided.
- 5-8 years PQE desired, but all candidates with relevant experience considered.
Email covering letter, CV and salary expectations to email@example.com
Should you have any questions about the role/department please feel free to contact our recruitment team at the email above and they will respond directly.
The closing date for applications is 10th November 2017
About Hudgell Solicitors
Hudgell Solicitors are an award winning, Legal 500 firm with specific expertise in Civil Liberties, Personal Injury, Medical Negligence, Abuse and Criminal Injuries work. We act solely on behalf of Claimants and are able to offer Legal Aid in the areas of Clinical Negligence and Actions against the Police. We have offices in London, Leeds and Hull.
We pride ourselves on our client care and consistently achieve a score of over 9 out of 10 on Trust Pilot. We are committed to equality and diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
About the Civil Liberties department
The Civil Liberties Team is a progressive, expanding department within the business. We cover all aspects of Actions against the Police including claims for assault, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution. We also bring claims against the Ministry of Justice and act in inquests and inquiries. Our modern and proactive approach to marketing ensures that we attract interesting and high quality work. Our team have been involved in high profile and ground breaking cases and continue to be at the forefront of their field.
- To run an individual caseload
- To assist with the marketing and expansion of the department as a whole.
- To develop and use external links to promote the team and build work streams
Main duties and responsibilities
- Assessing and vetting potential new claims based on information obtained by the New Claims Team
- Running your own caseload.
- Dealing with all forms of funding, including Legal Aid and CFA’s.
- Submitting applications to the LAA on CCMS
- Liaising with Clients, Counsel, Defendants, the IPCC and other third parties
- Collating and reviewing documentation and evidence.
- Obtaining medical evidence when required and reviewing and providing advice on it.
- Litigating cases.
- A solicitor or CILEX with up to 3 years PQE in Civil Liberties work
- Experience working on publicly funded cases and making applications to the LAA
- Ability to demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of a case from beginning to end.
- Practical experience of the CPR, issuing claims and litigating cases.
- Working knowledge of applicable torts and dealing with Defendants and the IPCC
- Experience of Judicial Review.
- Demonstrable ability to research, analyse and evaluate complex fact patterns, legal concepts and related issues.
- Experience in dealing sensitively with clients and experts, providing solutions and managing difficult situations and conversations.
- Experience of working with vulnerable clients.
- Excellent communication skills, demonstrated by an ability to communicate accurately, clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing,
- Excellent time management skills, demonstrated by ability to organise and prioritise a complex workload and work to tight deadlines.
- To assist the firm in maximising income and profitability by effective time recording, billing and staff planning.
- Ability to work in and contribute to a team environment.
- Solid experience in using a variety of IT packages. Use of Proclaim an advantage.