Recruitment

We're always looking for talented people to join us at Ashley Taylors Legal. Please check out our latest vacancies below and submit your CV if you have the skills required.


Position: Freelance County Court Advocate 

 

Job Description:

To attend County Courts in your local area to act on behalf of our clients in various types of civil matters. 

 

The role of County Court Advocate is not just about standing up in court but also involves preparing the case prior to the hearing and carrying out any necessary legal research. 

 

At Court the party on the other side will often be a litigant in person and you will have to liaise with them about their situation prior to entering the courtroom. 

 

At the hearing you will have to present our client’s case before a District Judge. We will expect you to stand up and fight for our clients and achieve the best possible outcome for them. 

 

After the hearing you will have to type up a full attendance note for the proceedings. 

 

What We Are Looking For:

We are looking for individuals who are disciplined, patient and have excellent communication skills. 

 

Ideally you will have some experience in Court, be from a private practice background and have a BVC, BPTC, LPC or Ilex qualification. 

 

Legal qualifications are not essential as we recruit based on personality, character and practical ability. We run a highly regarded Advocate training course that instructs candidates on the legal and practical aspects of County Court advocacy. 

 

Recruitment Process:

  1. Initial interview is either face to face or via SKYPE
  2. Successful candidates are then invited to attend our residential in-house training course. At the end of the course there is a final assessment which will ultimately determine if you are suitable to work for us.

 All potential Advocates must attend the course regardless of any prior experience.

 

What we can offer you: 

We offer you the chance to join a well-respected legal practice with 35 years of experience that prides its self on the quality of our Advocates. 

 

Although you are self-employed we offer excellent legal support and mentoring. Our Court Managers are highly experienced Advocates in their own right and are always available to assist with any problems or questions you may have. 

 

Each of our Advocates are assigned an individual Case Handler as an initial point of contact and they like nothing more than developing a good rapport with their Advocates. 

 

You will be paid a fixed fee for each hearing which depends on the type and time estimate of that hearing. 

 

There is also the opportunity for the right Advocate to become an in-house Advocate.

 

To apply please email your CV to: enquiries@ashleytaylors.co.uk