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In house Legal Counsel, Sheffield

Our client based in Sheffield and with other offices nationwide, is a highly successful and leading private practice law firm. They now have a new and exciting vacancy for a commercially minded and highly professional In house Lawyer/ Legal Counsel based in Sheffield to support their Risk and Compliance function specifically relating to professional negligence claims against the firm.

The non-fee earning role, will focus mainly on managing a caseload of claims for the business. This will involve dealing with the reporting and management of claims in accordance with the firms policies and procedures. Additionally you will be delivering training and support to junior and new members of the team as well as providing suggestions and advising on other projects.

Suitable candidates will have good in house or practice support experience or possibly Professional Negligence or  Litigation backgrounds of 3 – 5 years PQE or the equivalent as a Solicitor/ Lawyer/ Legal Executive. A Law degree or similar qualifying experience is required.

We are looking for a talented individual with exceptional communication and client management skills, a positive and proactive/ commercial approach together with immense drive and tenacity. Good knowledge of the Solicitors’ Code of Conduct would be of benefit.

This excellent opportunity is offered on a full time or part time basis, there is a great market rate salary as well as a good benefits package including 25 days holiday per year, contributory pension, critical illness cover, health cash plan, discretionary bonus and staff discounts.

All applications will be reviewed within 2 working days and shortlisted candidates contacted within that time-frame.