SOLICITOR / FEE EARNER HOUSING DISREPAIR

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Salary: Competitive

Antony Hodari Solicitors has an opportunity for experienced Housing Disrepair Solicitors / Litigators that is too good to miss! When you join us, you’ll be part of a workforce that truly values each and every member of the team. To be in with a chance of being the recipient of this excellent package, including a 6% employer pension contribution, flexible working arrangements and more, apply online today. Housing Disrepair Solicitor / Litigator – Multiple roles available Manchester, M2 2EE – Hybrid working available * Full time (with flexible start and finish times), permanent * £30,000 - £45,000 dependent on experience + Bonus * 1 year of Litigation experience required Please Note: Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK Antony Hodari Solicitors has been delivering an industry leading service to clients throughout the UK for nearly 40 years. Specialising in housing litigation, we fight for tenants living in sub-standard accommodation to bring landlords to account. Client care is at the heart of everything we do, evidenced by our rating of 4.8 on Trustpilot and Reviews.io. What’s on offer at Antony Hodari Solicitors? This is a fabulous opportunity to join a respected law firm and be a key player in a well-established and growing team. As our new Housing Disrepair Solicitor / Litigator, you can also expect to receive the following: * Salary £30k - £45k (Dependent on experience) + Bonus * Flexible start and finish times * Annual salary review * 25 days plus bank holidays * Day off on your birthday * Pension scheme with 6% employer contribution * Hybrid home/office working environment * Training, development, and support * Company sick pay * City Centre location * Casual dress The role: The successful applicant will handle a caseload of pre and post-litigated claims brought primarily under Sections 9a and 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. Focusing on all aspects of housing disrepair claims, you will handle cases from inception to conclusion, complying with the Pre Action Protocol for Housing Conditions. We recognise that our people are our most valuable asset and we have a track record of developing staff of the future. Key tasks (not an exhaustive list): * Run a caseload of pre- and post-litigation housing conditions claims on behalf of tenants * Comply with Pre Action-Protocol for Housing Disrepair Claims * Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, such as the Landlord & Tenant Act * Draft Letters of Claim * Collation of special damages * Review housing records to assess liability * Review surveyor’s reports – Claimant and Defendant * Negotiation and settlement * Mediation * Liaise with counsel * Issue Court Proceedings * Use Proclaim (claims management software) competently and effectively, ensuing that business process and policy is adhered to * Communicate effectively with clients * Liaise with and build positive and professional relationships across the business * Carry out other duties, as and when required, to assist in the smooth running of the business The successful applicant: Our team structure means that we can support applicants with varying degrees of prior experience and have successfully supported several staff who have re-trained from fast paced litigation backgrounds such as personal injury. Successful candidates will be confident communicators with a high level of written and verbal skills and good attention to detail. You must be well organised and able to work in a busy environment with the ability to prioritise tasks and work to tight timescales. It is preferable that candidates be educated to degree level, and those applying for more senior fee earning roles may possess FILEX, ILEX qualifications or similar experience. Experience: * Some Housing Disrepair experience is preferrable, but not essential * 1 year of Litigation experience * Case Management System (Proclaim is used) experience would be advantageous but is not essential * Highly organised and self-motivated. * IT literate If the above sounds like you, we would love to know even more about you – don’t hesitate to apply! How to apply for the role: If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today and check your inbox for an email providing more information on how to tailor your application and provide a cover letter or any supporting documents. You must be authorised to work in the UK. No agencies please. Other suitable skills and experience include Legal, Law, Lawyer, Solicitor, Soliciting, Litigator, Litigating, Litigation, Housing Disrepair Lawyer, Property Litigation Solicitor, Housing Conditions Legal Specialist, Tenant Rights Advocate, Landlord and Tenant Act Litigator, Housing Disrepair Legal Consultant, Residential Property Dispute Resolution Expert, Accommodation Rights Advocate, and Residential Litigation Specialist

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