Solicitor Vacancy – Driscoll Kingston Solicitors are pleased to announce that we have a vacancy for a Housing Disrepair Solicitor/Legal Executive within our expanding department. The successful candidate will have excellent CPR knowledge, be a confident litigator and have the ability to handle a large caseload with the aid of a Legal Assistant. An excellent knowledge of Housing Disrepair law is preferable although not essential as strong Personal Injury retrain candidates will be considered. The successful candidate will be required to progress the files from ‘cradle to grave’ with confidence. This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the most progressive and forward- thinking firms in the city-centre. The key criteria for this role is outlined below:

  • Experience: NQ+
  • Salary dependent on experience;
  • Excellent bonus and benefit package;
  • Central city centre location with great transport links

Legal Assistant Vacancy – Driscoll Kingston Solicitors are pleased to announce that we have a vacancy for a Legal Assistant within our expanding Housing Disrepair department.

LPC and law graduates who are keen to settle within a thriving law firm are desired. The successful candidate will be required to assist their lead Solicitor in progressing the files from ‘cradle to grave’ with confidence. Litigation experience is desirable but not essential for this role provided the candidate is diligent, motivated and eager to learn. This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the most progressive and forward- thinking firms in the city-centre. The key criteria for this role is outlined below:

  • LPC/Law Graduates preferred although Legal Assistants with prior experience will be considered;
  • Salary dependent on experience;
  • Excellent bonus and benefit package;
  • Central city centre location with great transport links

Speculative CV’s

We have no other live vacancies at present however if you would like to send a speculative CV we can review the same and consider our needs.

 

Costs Draftsman

Responsibilities:

  • Drafting Bills of Costs & N260 cost schedules (electronic bill drafting is desirable but not necessary)
  • Preparing Precedent H Cost Budgets and Budget Discussion Reports
  • Undertaking cost negotiations and maximising cost recovery
  • Providing advice and guidance to fee earners on cost issues
  • Issuing Part 8 proceedings and drafting N252s for formal bill service
  • Preparing Points of Dispute and Replies
  • Ability to risk assess offers and utilise case law to resolve disputes
  • Dealing with provisional/detailed assessment hearings including preparing bundles
  • Post-assessment work including calculation of assessment figures and oral reviews

 

Skills

  • Ability to manage own caseload from cradle to grave
  • Strong knowledge of case law and Civil Procedure Rules
  • Ability to meet targets and work under pressure with high turnaround workload
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues and opponents
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