PL/ EL Claims Solicitor

Job Description

Salary: £30 000-£50 000

The Firm

Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards 2021 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK, we are immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people.

The Department

Our Casualty team provides a full, expert service in defending public and employers' liability claims, particularly workplace, public sector and claims against the emergency services. Weightmans' team is second-to-none in providing defendant litigation services in these specialist areas. We operate on a national basis with dedicated workplace, public and police teams.

The role

Working in the Casualty team in Manchester to assist predominately with Local Authority/Casualty fraud lead Partner but also to handle your own caseload of predominately fast track and some multi-track claims from local authority and insurance clients, with a particular focus on social services/ abuse claims.   

Types of law:

  • Predominantly PL claims but to include EL , social care/ abuse, highway claims and all type of fraud claims
  • Housing disrepair
  • Property damage

You may also may be required to carry out additional tasks that fall within the wider remit of the role. 

The person specification
  • Experience of handling/ assisting on social services cases/ abuse claims is essential
  • Experience of defending litigated claims, preferably claims against public authorities
  • Knowledge of local authority clients and insurers in the region preferable
  • Previous experience at managing defendant EL/PL fraud claims is preferable
  • Genuine interest in fraud
  • Willingness to present cases in the county court
  • Excellent knowledge of the CPR and litigation
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines and targets
  • Ability to work as part of a team or on own initiative
  • Flexible approach to work and a willingness to travel

 

 

Other Information

Please note:

  • Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.

 

  • The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.

 

  • We're committed to diversity and inclusion and to creating an environment where everyone can reach their full potential.  For more information please click  on the following link:

https://www.weightmans.com/about-us/diversity-and-inclusion

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