Manchester Staff Have a very exciting opportunity for a Barrister to join one of our leading clients as the starting point of their legal representation team. This role has massive future growth and development opportunities for the successful applicant.
Manchester Staffs client is a successful online media firm that has experienced significant growth. They are looking for a Barrister to join them as soon as possible and if successful, grow a team around them in the next 12 – 18 months.
The Role / Skills
·You will be the council that represents our client at court hearings such as Trials. This will involve them dealing with all the administration and preparation of our case.
·Developing case strategies by representing our client at any Pre-Trial hearings, for example a Disclosure Application. This can guide the overall direction of our case and is likely to increase its prospects of success.
·To Represent our client at the Appeal Hearings by assessing the merits in challenging Court decisions, and whether the prospects of success justify pursuing any appeal.
·The professional preparation of key documents can strongly influence the outcome of any case.
·The preparing documents such as Particulars of Claim, Defences and Counterclaims, Witness Statements, Case Summaries, Skeleton Arguments, and so on. Cases are often won due to the strength of properly prepared Pre-Trial documents.
·Strict procedural requirements apply to documents in the civil courts. Our case may be either weakened, or even struck out, if we fail to abide them.
·There is Supreme Court authority on the point that these strict procedural requirements apply to everyone, and that no concessions will be made for litigants in person. This is important to be bear in mind.
·Apart from preparing our documents in the first instance then representing us, a skill in reviewing our opponent’s documents and in certain cases preparing documents to counter or challenge them is essential.
·The ability to identify strike opportunities is a crucial tool for any potential candidate to have.
·The successful candidate will be an outgoing, confident, outspoken individual.
Basic Salary of £25 – £35k, depending on experience.OTE £50k +
Custom, negotiable package.
Manchester Staff are a specialist recruitment business focused on delivering highly experienced and reputable permanent staff to local businesses.
We can offer:
– Free support and advice to help you with your job search.
– Full interview support including a pre-interview call with a specialist consultant and coaching on interview tips and techniques.
– After placement support.