We are currently recruiting for a Housing Litigator to join a rapidly expanding multi-service law firm based close to the centre of Manchester. The role offers a competitive salary of £35,000 – £45,000 dependant on experience and the opportunity to join the firm in their new modern and extensively equipped offices at the time of their expansion. The successful application will have previous experience working on Social Housing with both litigated and pre-litigated tenants.

About The Role:

To demonstrate an excellent understanding of the technical issues involved in dealing with housing (and dis-repair) cases  

To demonstrate an excellent understanding of local authority landlord issues  

To have an excellent working knowledge of housing disputes and relevant case law

To demonstrate the ability to take on individual responsibility within the context of a team environment  

To demonstrate commercial awareness and a proactive approach to all aspects of work

To demonstrate strong decision making skills

Be able to achieve financial targets on a monthly and annual basis and to contribute to the profitability of the team as a whole

To demonstrate excellent communication skills including client awareness and client care

To demonstrate an ability to manage risk  

To operate in line with both internal and external compliance standards

Maintains strong relationships with both internal colleagues and external customers and agencies

Handle a large volume of dis-repair cases  

Essential Skills & Experience

Excellent working knowledge of Housing Law  

Proven track record of dealing with disrepair cases  

Excellent drafting capabilities of court documents/witness statements/instructions to counsel without supervision

Excellent knowledge of current case law affecting housing disputes

Proven track record of dealing and liaising with landlords, local authorities and similar organisations in relation to resolving of housing disputes

Excellent telephone manner  

Excellent fact finding skills  

Assertiveness and a determination to “get things done”  

Good customer service skills

Good organisational & interpersonal skills  

Good oral communication skills

About The Benefits

20 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays which increases by 1 day each year

Monday – Friday 08:30am – 5.00pm

Perkbox – shopping discounts, entertainment, restaurants discounts, free car breakdown cover, phone insurance

Childcare voucher scheme

After 12 months enrol in company bonus scheme, increased holiday entitlement, birthday off and company sick pay scheme

To Apply

If this sounds like a role you will LOVE, please send your CV to    tessa.bentley@jobwise.co.uk

We aim to respond to all successful applications within 2 days. If you haven’t been contacted within 2 days your application has been unsuccessful and your details will not be held.  Please check our Website and apply directly for any other suitable positions you see. We apologise that we are unable to contact everyone in person and thank you for your interest.


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