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Group Solicitor

Vertu House, Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead

Competitive Basic Salary and Company Benefits
Competitive Basic Salary and Company Benefits
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Job description

Vertu Motors is the 5th largest motor retail group in the UK with 160 dealerships nationwide, and as an acquiring business, we are continuing to expand. In order to achieve that goal, we need to have a strong professional infrastructure in place to support our successful retail colleagues.

We are looking for a qualified solicitor with litigation experience to join our established in-house legal team in a role that will offer variety and responsibility that could not be found in many in-house roles. This role offers flexibility and autonomy while still having the support of our experienced team.

Working directly for the General Counsel you will act as the team's first point of contact on disputes and litigation. You will be required to manage and respond to court claims and Motor Ombudsman cases and provide a support service to dealerships on customer concerns, providing advice and assisting with drafting responses to customers. You will also manage the relationship with the group's external litigation lawyers, utilising their resource where appropriate.

Ideally you will work from our Support Services Centre in Gateshead for 4 days a week with 1-day a week working from home, but for the right person we would consider other locations and/or a different mix. The key to your success will be your attitude! We look for passionate, hardworking people who strive to deliver great customer outcomes and support for our dealerships.

The role:

  • Providing support to the legal team, and advice to the wider group management team
  • Drafting and managing responses to court claims, Motor Ombudsman cases and escalated customer complaints and disputes
  • Managing external litigation lawyers

The successful candidate will ideally have 1 - 2 years post qualification experience, however, we will consider applications from all experience levels.

In order to be successful, you will possess the following:

  • Legal contentious experience with a commercial approach
  • The ability to provide practical and commercial advice within a legal framework
  • The ability to interrogate matters to ensure that responses are not only legally appropriate but also fit with the Vertu values
  • Confidence and organisation in managing your own caseload and associated deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills, and an ability to effectively deal with colleagues at all levels of the business that inspires trust and confidence

A knowledge of consumer law would be an advantage but this can be developed in the role with the support of the team.

We are proud to be the motor retailer who invests more in our colleague's personal development than any other, so if you are successful, you can look forward to on-going training opportunities that provide you with the right career path, career progression and a range of benefits you would expect from an employer of choice which includes:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Pension
  • Enhanced Maternity
  • 25 days holiday rising with length of service plus bank holidays
  • Share Incentive Scheme
  • Colleague Vehicle Purchase Scheme
  • Preferential Vehicle Service Rates
  • Access to our online rewards platform giving you cash back and discounts for multiple retailers.

Apply to join us today!

Benefits

  • Vertu Reward Scheme
  • Preferential Service Rates
  • Colleague Purchase Scheme
  • Share Incentive Scheme
  • Pension
  • Enhanced Maternity
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Location

Address

Fifth Avenue Business Park
Team Valley
, Gateshead
, Tyne and Wear
, NE11 0XA