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Gillian Nash-Kennell

Litigation Lawyer

Department: Litigation

Location: Spalding

Contract Type: Permanent 

Key Responsibilities

  • Common law and statutory property claims, including breach of covenants, injunctions, removal of trespassers, landlord and tenant disputes as well as boundary disputes
  • Experience in other forms of commercial litigation, regulatory, contentious probate, shareholder and partnership disputes and employment litigation
  • Provide legal advice to a range of clients, including the negotiation and drafting of documentation
  • Carrying out in an effective, efficient and timely manner the various stages of legal proceedings with the aim of protecting the interests of the client
  • Assuming responsibility for important elements of the work that is handled by a designated partner
  • Operating effectively with clients and their professional and financial advisers – managing specific fields
  • Working under the direction of a partner and receiving assignments with specified objectives
  • Management of client/matter files
  • Management of fee income and collection of bills

Skills and Experience

Qualified solicitor of between NQ and five years PQE

  • Assist and supervise trainees and paralegals
  • Experience of working in a litigation department, across a range of clients, handling a diverse range of issues
  • A strong desire to learn and widen knowledge
  • Ability to act independently to a reasonably high level, but also to work with more experience partners and fee earners on more complex and specialised matters as required
  • Experience of building relationships with both new and existing clients and professionals including a natural ability to promote marketing and business development initiatives in a dynamic way
  • Good communication skills in order to explain legal matters clearly to clients
  • Discretion and the ability to respect client confidentiality
  • Tackles tasks in a structured manner to ensure completion to a high standard
  • Solid organisation and time management skills
  • Experience of working in a team and the ability to develop relationships with colleagues
  • Proven attention to detail and drafting skills
  • Sound problem solving skills
  • Ability to adapt to a broad range of situations and circumstances and remain calm under pressure
  • Strong technical knowledge in property litigation