Head Of Department - Landlord & Tenant Litigation

  • £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits package!
  • Uckfield, Sussex
  • Office Angels

Head of Department (Solicitor) for Landlord and Tenant Litigation

Happy to consider someone who is ready to take a step up into a management role

Location: Uckfield

Permanent - full time

£up to 45,000 per annum (dependant on experience)

23 days holiday + Bank holidays + Pension, parking +

This long established firm are keen to recruit a vibrant and motivated individual to head up the Landlord and Tenant Department. The department prepares and advises on landlord and tenant litigation matters. Typically this is standard and accelerated possession matters, but can extend to defended proceedings, together with advice on relevant landlord and tenant legislation. Clients range from private landlords with a single property to large managing agents and insurance companies.

The opportunity:

Working with 3 fee earners, and 4 case handlers you will be responsible for the day to day running of the department's caseload including contentious and defended matters.

This will include the following tasks:

* Management/ Supervision of Department/Team Tasking and Workloads

* Process plans for claims - to map the process from inception to eviction.

* Update templates and streamlining the process.

* Staff performance including one to ones and reviews

* Client liaison

* Review and update Department Processes, including time recording and set tasking targets

* Assess Complaints and Report to Client and Practice COLP

* Attend Law update Conferences, in person or virtual

* To gain enough technical experience to undertake fee-earning work and deal with defended and complex cases, particularly, matters that have been allocated to the fast track

* Deal with appropriate drafting and comply with court directions and orders

* Must work towards quickly being capable of working independently on smaller matters and providing effective support on larger matters.

* Correspond with clients and other parties ( Defendant/court/other solicitors/managing agents) as directed

* Liaise with clients regarding the current status of cases

* Issue possession claims on possession claims online system

* Complete paper applications for the court including manual possession applications, accelerated applications and warrant applications

* Produce instructions to advocates and counsel

* Produce notices seeking possessions

* Update case management information spreadsheets


They are looking for a vibrant, motivated individual who is able to learn quickly and support the business goals.

It would be great if you are enthusiastic about a career within law and will fully benefit from this opportunity!

Ideally you will be able to offer the following experience and skills:

* Managerial Experience (can consider someone ready to move up in to management role)

* Good knowledge of landlord and tenant law. However, our in-house training can effectively train Landlord and Tenant knowledge for any candidate without specific knowledge of L&T

* Knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules and litigation procedures

* Good IT skills

* Organised and able to work on own initiative

* Confident in a small team environment

* Confident to speak with clients and third parties

* Ability to work under pressure, and prioritise the teams workload effectively

* Strong attention to detail and accuracy

* The ability to maintain confidentiality at all levels

* Willingness to be creative and adapt

This small but very successful business boasts a low turnover of staff, a great team and long-standing clients. Having worked with them for many years, we certainly rate them as an excellent employer!

Please apply online or email [email protected] for further details.

This role is being managed by Debbie Foster, Office Angels, Tunbridge Wells.

Office Angels acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Office Angels UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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  • Reference: JN -032022-241356