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Area Housing Management
Location Winchester
Description

The Firm

Capsticks is a leading provider of legal services to the health, social care, housing and emergency services sectors, as well as in the field of professional discipline. The firm has a turnover of c£47m and around 550 staff - including 400 fee earners - across 5 offices nationally. We act for a wide range of long standing clients in both the public and private sector, including all forms of NHS organisations, governmental and regulatory bodies, registered providers, insurers, police, fire and rescue services, independent health and social care providers, charities and GP practices.

Further details about the firm and the type of work carried out can be found on our website at www.capsticks.com.

The role

Main duties and responsibilities

The main roles and responsibilities will be to support other fee earners in the team in all aspects of their caseload, including but not limited to:

  • Assisting with the defence of housing disrepair claims
  • Drafting and issuing the response to Letters of Claim under the Pre-action protocol for housing disrepair
  • Organising expert inspection of properties subject to claims
  • Undertaking research;
  • Preparing bundles for court;
  • Drafting routine correspondence, court applications and statements under supervision;
  • General case management (including liaising with the courts, clients and opponents, and advocates);
  • Instructing advocates/counsel where necessary;
  • Preparing disclosure of documents; and
  • Any other duties as reasonably requested, including assisting with Leasehold Litigation, including service charge disputes

Candidate specification

Paralegals are expected to use a high degree of self-management and initiative and have a responsive and proactive approach to the work. Candidates should have:

  • experience of similar work would be an advantage (but not essential as training will be given)
  • an LPC, BVC or Law Degree (or similar) qualification;
  • good communication skills;
  • good administration skills; and
  • good IT skills.

Experience of Social Housing would be advantageous although not essential.

Capsticks is an equal opportunities employer

Capsticks is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and to encouraging diversity through recruitment. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community and decisions to progress will be made with reference to entirely objective criteria only.

Capsticks is an agile firm and is open to conversations about flexible working.

In 2020 Capsticks achieved a 1 star accreditation from Best Companies, the specialists whose recognition programme is the standard for workplace engagement. The Best Companies accreditation is really important to Capsticks as it focuses on the trust and value we place in our people, their wellbeing and their careers.

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