Marine Law Solicitor: Liverpool

  • Job Reference: 64967
  • Date Posted: 6 July 2017
  • Recruiter: Lipson Lloyd-Jones
  • Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
  • Salary: £39,000 to £49,000
  • Sector: Ship Finance, Shipping Lit, Private Practice
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Our client is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards and achieved several top rankings in Chambers UK 2016, they are immensely proud of the work they carry out for their clients and the culture they provide to their people.

The Department

The Marine team is truly expert in this field, having a lengthy association with maritime affairs. The lawyers are experienced in all aspects of freight and shipping law, and they offer contentious and non-contentious expertise for marine insurers, underwriters, port authorities, charterers, ship-yards, shipping lines, freight-forwarders, P&I Clubs and traders.

The role

This position is based in the Marine team in the Liverpool office which now forms part of the LTA Division.

To assist partners and other team members with their caseloads, and manage own caseload, of marine and transit work on behalf of ship owners and operators, marine, cargo, hull and yacht insurers, P&I Clubs, ports and intermediaries, fleet hauliers, warehouse and storage facility operators.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Assist partners and other team members with their caseloads
  • Manage own caseload
  • Assist with and oversee money laundering checks on all new matters (or where funds are received on existing files - subject to supervision)
  • Perform file management duties, including filleting files for closure/archiving; indexing and collating large case papers and ensuring maintenance of client details and information, both on physical file and on case management system
  • Liaise with clients, insurers and other parties
  • Attend on minor applications at court (in chambers)
  • Assisting in establishing and maintaining precedent files for the team
  • Complete MI procedures as and when required
  • Achieve set financial and chargeable targets
  • Ensure relevant deadlines, quality measures and KIPS are adhered to
  • Comply with relevant policies and procedures
  • Work in accordance with the firms' values

The above list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to have other duties and responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

The person specification

  • Previous case handling experience, preferably defendant
  • Knowledge or understanding of marine work
  • Ability to work to deadlines and targets
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.