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Commercial Civil Litigation - Senior Solicitor

  • Job reference: HN1108CCL
  • Location: Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
Job description: Location: Manchester
Job Type: Commercial Civil Litigation Senior Solicitor/Team Lead
Salary: Negotiable (£60,000-£80,000)
Start date: ASAP

We have a brilliant opportunity for a Senior Solicitor/Team Lead to join a legal practice in Manchester. This role is interesting as the firm are not your traditional law firm, they operate under a large corporate umbrella. The firm has three core lines of business: providing high quality telephone legal advice, primarily to insurance clients; a niche regulatory team for professionals; and a full service commercial offering, providing contentious and non-contentious legal services to their SME clients.

The role available is for someone to take on the supervision of a team of lawyers whilst taking on a caseload. Candidates are required to have at least 5 years' Commercial Civil Litigation experience and strong experience with Contractual and Property disputes. Applications from Senior Associates and Partner level candidates are desired.

The successful candidate will:
*Be a qualified Solicitor or Barrister with a minimum of 5 years + PQE experience
*Be a proven fee earner with good legal knowledge, recognised experience and reputation
*Have led a team of lawyers previously and have the gravitas to lead an existing team
*Held a senior responsible role in a recognised legal business
*Ideally but not essentially have experience of dealing with insured clients and insurance companies

Duties and Responsibilities:
*Delivery of high quality legal advice on a variety of commercial civil litigation matters particularly contractual and property disputes through telephone, email and face to face communication to a diverse client base consisting of insured SME's and non-insured private clients
*Management of own fee earning workload ensuring that a high standard in relation to both productivity and efficiency is maintained
*Maintaining a sound working knowledge of all relevant law and best practice
*Organising and running regular team meetings

Service Care Legal is a specialist recruitment agency supplying temporary and permanent professionals to Private Practices, Local Authorities and In-house Legal Departments nationwide. We have in-depth experience of recruiting at all levels within the legal industry and consultants who specialise in specific markets to ensure you have a dedicated point of contact who's an expert in your area.

*Should you wish to discuss this role before applying, please contact Harry Northrop on 01772 208969 or email

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