JOB TITLE: Solicitor Caseworker
REPORTING TO: Casework Team Leader and Head of Professional Conduct
Summary of the role
Reporting to the Casework Team Leader and Head of Professional Conduct, the postholder will
be responsible for dealing with matters of Regulation and Professional Conduct.
The role holder will 'triage' correspondence and conduct complaints received
from members of the public, solicitor members of the Society and various other
professionals or agencies such as the Bar Council, medical professionals, and
duties of the post include:
Undertaking the management and investigation of professional
Administration of the LEXCEL Practice Management
Processing applications for Certificates of Recognition
and enquiries in relation to Incorporated Practices.
Dealing with miscellaneous correspondence and
enquiries from members of the public in relation to a range of matters
including regulatory issues, closed practices, and directing enquiries to other
areas within the Society. When required, assisting the Intervention Team as part
of the Intervention Support Unit.
Undertaking any other reasonable duties deemed
necessary for successful delivery of the Law Society’s objectives.
minimum of a second-class undergraduate degree.
recruited to the role would be required to have a minimum of four years’
experience working as a paralegal or solicitor in a general private practice
within Northern Ireland.
Be able to
demonstrate specific experience and knowledge of conveyancing, litigation,
probate, family, and criminal law.
Knowledge and Skills:
the general law in Northern Ireland and, specifically, the Solicitors Order
(Northern Ireland) 1976, as amended.
Investigative and analytical skills, coupled
with the ability to identify points of law and regulation, and raising
The ability to use own initiative to consider
and analyse information received and take appropriate action.
written communication and drafting skills, with demonstrable ability to produce
clear and concise correspondence, reports, and recommendations.
Excellent oral communication skills, coupled
with influencing and negotiation skills, including with vulnerable adults, and
the ability to remain robust but diplomatic in challenging circumstances.
to work well under pressure and adjust work schedules to identify and respond
to urgent matters.
The ability to work independently, flexibly,
work alone, but also as part of a team.
This is a full time, fixed term position for 12 months.
The position will be based at Law Society House, Victoria Street,
Belfast. Some provision for homeworking is possible.
Salary scale for the post is £25,734 to £33,456, dependent on experience.
A contributory pension scheme to which the employer contributes at
a rate of 10% of the salary.
The successful applicant will undergo a probationary period of 6
In addition to the normal public and bank holidays, a leave entitlement
of 22 days per annum.
The Law Society is an Equal Opportunities employer.
All dates are indicative and subject to change.
Applications forms must be completed in full and submitted by 5pm,
Friday 24th June 2022. Late or incomplete applications will
not be accepted.
Applications are to be submitted to email@example.com
Email applications are preferred however postal applications are
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