LPC Law seeks BPTC & LPC graduates/students to work as County Court Advocates

Recruiter LPC Law
Posted Tue 5 Apr 2016
Location UK wide
Contact The LPC Law graduate recruitment team
Practice Areas Litigation
Experience Level Law students due to complete the BPTC or LPC by July 2016
Closing Date Thu 5 May 2016
LPC Law is seeking freelance Advocates to represent local councils, insurance companies, private individuals and the major banks in the County Courts of England & Wales. We attend a large variety of civil hearings including mortgage possessions, bankruptcy, summary judgment applications and small claims trials. At present we are prioritising applications from candidates based in South Wales and Bristol but will accept applications from candidates throughout England & Wales. We are looking for applications from candidates seeking work immediately, or to commence from July 2016. Candidates must be due to complete the BPTC or LPC by July 2016. Please APPLY NOW to allow time for your application to be processed. Working as an Advocate, you could be in court everyday, managing your own caseload, formulating submissions and putting them before District Judges in chambers. You will deal with ushers, solicitors, defendants and witnesses. Typical duties include: • Structuring and preparing relevant submissions of law and fact. • Liasing with instructing solicitors and LPC Law to ensure cases are managed effectively at court. • Keeping up to date with developments in law and procedure. • Legal research using both paper and electronic sources. • Arranging and conducting pre-trial conferences with clients, lay and expert witnesses. • Negotiating with opponents at court. • Where appropriate witness examination, opening and closing speeches. • Analysis of the cogent law and procedure and application to the facts. • Compiling and submitting attendance notes for all hearings. • Invoicing LPC Law for the work undertaken. You will must have the ability to understand the business needs and commercial realities from both the firm’s and the client's perspectives. You will need to demonstrate independence, self-motivation and excellent time management skills. You will need to be able to think on your feet during pressured situations, whilst always putting your client’s case forward in the strongest terms. You must be able to research the law and apply it to practical situations. You need to have excellent public speaking skills, good attention to detail and an ability to write accurately and professionally. You must be able to get on with people. Hearings are paid at a fixed rate and travel disbursements are also paid. It is LPC Law’s policy to pay all advocate invoices within 21 days of receipt. For further information please visit our website.