Employment Litigation Consultant

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary £35000 - 45000

Updated 7 days ago

Reference 1388567

 Job Description

Litigation Consultant
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum plus company car allowance

Job Purpose
Reporting into the Litigation Manager, you will be...

Litigation Consultant
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum plus company car allowance

Job Purpose
Reporting into the Litigation Manager, you will be reponsible for assisting our members when they receive employment tribunal claims by assuming conduct of cases from drafting responses, visiting clients, preparing cases for hearing and representing members in hearings
Job Overview
We are looking for candidates who are confident, articulate and legal qualified, preferably with employment law experience, or who have direct employment law/HR experience. The successful candidate will be part of the Ireland Legal Services team but will be based in our Belfast office and work closely with the HR/employment law advice team. There is a strong focus on delivering high standards of care and service to our members and we are looking for someone with good communication skills and high professional standards.
Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Review all claims brought against members in the Industrial Tribunal and Fair Employment Tribunal in Northern Ireland.
  • Make early and prompt contact with members to notify the member of conduct of the case and to advise and take instructions from members.
  • Obtain all relevant and necessary documentation and to draft appropriate responses on behalf of members for their approval.
  • Prepare any reports for the insurer in respect of any claims as may be required.
  • Advise members on the merits of any claims and the prospects of successfully defending claims.
  • Conduct any conciliation or settlement negotiations on behalf of the member.
  • Visit members either at their premises/offices or at the company offices in Belfast.
  • Identify witnesses and assist in the preparation and drafting of witness statements or evidence in chief for hearing.
  • Prepare trial bundles or documents in the appropriate or agreed format in preparation for hearing.
  • To review the insurance position following receipt of full client instructions and liaising with the insurance team in respect of any matters arising.
  • Attending and conducting case managements discussions, preliminary hearings, full merits hearings and remedy hearings as and when required at hearing centres in Northern Ireland.
  • Demonstrate commercial knowledge of the Company’s range of services and products and to be able to discuss these with members as appropriate, and to proactively assist in the retention of existing members and to promote new business by obtaining referrals for new members.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the requisite knowledge of employment law and technical skills is of the standard required in order to be able to carry out the work and to the standards as outlined in this job description.   
  • Attend either at Company Head Office in Manchester or at the company offices in Dublin, and participate in team or other meetings as required by the Advice and Legal Services Manager.

Why Join our Team?
This is a high and exciting role within Ireland’s leading HR and employment law company. Our company culture is incredibly supportive and takes employee welfare seriously with a strong emphasis on reward success. You’ll be working with a great team of colleagues. Next to this, we offer you a competitive salary, training, career development and a dynamic work environment.