Jackson Boyd | Recruitment Team

Dispute Resolution Solicitor

The Company:

Jackson Boyd Lawyers are one of Scotland’s foremost litigation firms, dealing with thousands of claims each year involving personal injury, dispute resolution and employment.  We pride ourselves on a first class, cost-effective legal service for our clients.

Job Title: Solicitor (Dispute Resolution)

Primary Location: Glasgow City Centre

Reports To: Senior Associate and Partner Level

Hours of Work: Full Time

Salary: Competitive

Key Purpose: To manage a diverse civil litigation caseload from initial instruction to successful conclusion.

Key Accountabilities:

  • To manage a diverse caseload in respect of personal and commercial contract disputes; property disputes, residential and commercial landlord and tenant cases; professional negligence claims and some criminal defence work (principally motoring offences) all run on our sophisticated case management system
  • Raising and defending court actions as necessary in Sheriff Court and Court of Session, and also raising and defending alternative dispute resolution actions, including First Tier Tribunal and Arbitrations.
  • Complying with our clients’ Service Level Standards.

Experience Required:

  • Up to 2 years post qualifying experience
  • Some experience of criminal work would be advantageous but not essential.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Communicates clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to analyse problems and information, evaluating options and risks in order to identify the most appropriate and commercial solution
  • Demonstrates a conscientious and commercially focused approach
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Well organised with strong administration and time management skills with the ability to work efficiently and methodically, adhere to service level standards and comply with tight deadlines
  • Competent user of IT systems to maximise efficiency and effectiveness
  • Demonstrates the willingness and ability to develop own knowledge and skills in line with business requirements
  • Working as part of a team and assisting trainees and junior colleagues.

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