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Band 6 Solicitor

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Sector
Job Type Temporary
Salary £13.45 - £14.45 per hour
Published 6 months ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact HSCT NI Team
Job Ref HSCNI4462_1541594963

Job Description

Grafton Recruitment has been appointed as HSCNI's number 1 recruitment provider for Admin, Clerical and Support Services.

Band 6 Solicitor (Temporary Post)

Role: Band 6 Solicitor

Rate of Pay: £13.45 per hour

Location: Belfast City Centre

Hours: 37.5 Hours

Duration: 3 Months initially

Main duties/Responsibilities:

  • Investigate and assess clients legal liability (including both negligence and causation) in respect of individual claims.
  • Taking detailed statements from HSC staff, instructing expert opinions in a range of (medical) specialisms and use of professional judgement by the job holder.
  • Give timely legal advice and opinions to clients in respect of their statutory responsibilities pursuant to child care law and adoption law.
  • In particular the need to act proportionately and fairly, in recognition of balancing rights and freedoms.
  • To review statements, to collate discoverable documentation, to review assessments of risk; to consider past, current and proposed assessments to endeavour to abate such risks; and to consider care plan arrangements for children.
  • To at all times assist clients to comply with their statutory obligations pursuant to recognised Court standards of good practice.
  • Investigate Title deeds and other related documents of title in the preparation of contracts for the sale and or lease of HSC, Board, Trust or Agency property.
  • To prepare and reply to pre contract enquiries and other requisitions of title in all land transactions for HSC clients.
  • To discharge all responsibilities in respect of proceeds of sale.
  • To attend, when necessary at public auctions to ensure all queries in respect of title can be immediately clarified.
  • Provide timely legal advice frequently in complex situations both in writing and in person in relation to specific claims and situations and specific areas of law.
  • Ensure that a high quality of legal service is delivered to clients by planning and organising the schedule of his/her own work in accordance with the operational requirements of their own and their Teams' allocated client base in co-operation with the Assistant Chief Legal Adviser, and other Team members and with colleagues in relation to general or specialist group work, using his/her initiative, professional skills and organisational acumen.
  • Will, as required, complete sufficient training and self development to meet the requirements laid down by the Law Society in terms of Continuous Professional Development.

  • As an Officer of the Court will have a direct individual professional
  • obligation to the Courts. The job holder also has direct individual professional responsibility and accountability to the Law Society.
  • Work in close association with Solicitors and support staff within DLS, sharing information and experience and participating in the development of the various sections to enable the Directorate to enhance its expertise and meet present and future demands and expectations of clients in the most efficient and effective way.
  • Provide clients on a regular basis and as requested with accurate
  • legal risk rating assessments in respect of their claims portfolios and estimates of projected settlement and expense values to support clients in the preparation of their annual financial performance budgets.
  • The Solicitor will ensure that staff are treated in accordance with the BSO's core values, policies and procedures.
  • The Solicitor will participate as required by the Chief Legal Adviser in management issues in particular the Directorate's Quality Initiatives.
  • The Solicitor may be required to participate in the Out-of-Hours Duty Rota, at the discretion of Senior Management.
  • The Solicitor will participate in the Directorate's Performance Management procedures.
  • The Solicitor will participate where necessary in job rotation arrangements/movement within the Directorate as required by service delivery requirements.
  • The Solicitor will undertake such other duties as may be required from time to time by the Chief Legal Adviser.

Essential Criteria:

  • Be a Solicitor eligible to practise in Northern Ireland at the time of the application.

  • Be prepared to travel throughout Northern Ireland and hold a full current driving license (valid in UK) and have access to a car at the closing date or have *access to a form of transport which will permit the applicant to carry out the duties of the post in full.

  • (*This relates only to any person who has declared that they have a disability, which debars them from driving)

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. If you are interested please upload your CV to the link provided, and Kathy or Angie will be in contact to confirm if you have been shortlisted.

PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE Friday 9th November at Noon.

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