Defendant Personal Injury Solicitor

  • Job Reference: 67644/67640
  • Date Posted: 5 August 2018
  • Recruiter: Lipson Lloyd-Jones
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Salary: £30,000 to £45,000
  • Sector: Personal Injury (Defendant)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

This internationl law firm is looking for solicitors NQ-5PQE to join the EL/PL personal injury teams in either the Manchester or Leeds team

This is a permanent role within our Manchester or Leeds Casualty team. The purpose of this role is to run a case load of EL/PL casualty claims with a value up to £50,000. Day to day responsibilities will include:

* Running a varied case load of litigated work with the appropriate levels of supervision. These will include cases where liability is disputed.
* Achieve a minimum budgeted annual target of 1440 chargeable hours per year.
* Hit, maintain and apply a consistent approach to all individual targets of financial performance, realisation rates, settlement rate and average claim spend
* Support marketing and business development activity within the team e.g. attending marketing events and client training
* Assume responsibility for quality control and benchmark compliance on own caseload, including accuracy and timeliness of management reporting and information.
* Maintain an awareness of firm's procedures and strategies
* Maintain and develop technical knowledge through attendance at training sessions, reading appropriate publications
* Handling confidential information in line with the firm's data security protocols

Key skills

Essential:
* A legal executive or paralegal with experience of running a case load of EL/PL claims for 1- 2 years is essential.


* A keen interest and enthusiasm for injury work and the demands of our clients
* Able to adopt a commercial perspective to legal issues with a concern for quality of service
* A confident communicator who can communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in written form
* Excellent organisational skills and able to effectively prioritise and manage own workload
* Detail conscious and able to produce work to a high standard
Desirable:
* Able to work on own initiative as well as to work with and learn from supervisors and other members of the department
* A team player with a flexible and self-motivated approach
* Able to work under pressure in order to meet required deadlines

The team

The Claims Solutions team advises insurers and corporate clients in their defence of claims of all values, types and complexity. Our National team whose clients are a mix of leading names in the insurance industry as well as household name corporates, deal with all aspects of defendant litigation, to include catastrophic injury, motor, casualty, disease, product and health and safety. Increasingly, the team is getting involved in pre-emptive advice on these issues as well as dispute resolution.

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.