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Legal Counsel (Operational)

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    Ziggy De Boe Agnew

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    about 1 month ago

About this Role

Our client, a leading financial services company based out of Shannon is looking to hire a Legal Counsel to join their team. The role will provide legal support to the Mortgage Operations team, Commercial Real Estate team and internal stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities Litigation

  • Complete all relevant legal documentation relating to Mortgage court cases.

  • Instruct solicitors on the commencement and progress of the mortgage recovery.

  • Communicate effectively to the business in relation to changes in legislation and legal policies.

  • Make recommendations on cases based on input from external solicitors and internal account reviews

  • Preparation of accounts for review by the Account Review Committee providing case progress and minutes


  • Review title deeds to confirm good marketable title

  • Audit of title deeds inventory and tracking of deeds location

  • Liaise with the Mortgage teams and panel solicitors re: completion of conveyances

  • Work closely with the business to assist in the rectification of deed and insurance issues

    Compliance through Risk Management

• Ensure all tasks are conducted in a manner compliant with all policies, procedures and legislative requirements

Customer Service

  • Providing advice and guidance to internal business stakeholders and teams including but not exclusive; Mortgage/ Legal Securities/ Receivership/ Personal Insolvency & Bankruptcy Teams in relation to cases within the legal process

  • Support the business to bring high value, contentious litigation and conveyance cases to a satisfactory settlement and conclusion

  • Build and develop a Litigation unit, expediting the litigation platform in adherence to their policy and discretions, seeking the best outcome for both Customer and the business in a commercially effective and compliant manner.

    Analysis and Reporting

  • Lead, Develop, enhance, and maintain all reporting and analysis for the team including legal statistic, court case actions / results, legal costs etc.

  • Management and ensure weekly action and sales report are completed within the set time frame.

  • Management and oversight of 3rd Party Solicitor firms ensuring 3rd Parties adhere to court

    timelines and agreed service level agreements

Project involvement

• Involvement in a variety of projects as directed by Management Team which support the overall business strategy

Skills & Experience

  • Qualified Solicitor. 0-3 years PQE with a general practice background

  • Minimum of 3years’ post qualification experience in repossession proceedings (essential).

  • Circuit and High Court litigation experience is (essential)

  • A thorough knowledge of Mortgage litigation procedures and practices (essential).

  • Knowledge of relevant mortgage legislation and industry requirements which may impact across

    the industry (CCMA, CPC, SME codes) (essential).

  • Excellent decision making, communication, interpersonal skills

  • Experience in running a heavy caseload