Personal Injury 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 national Large Loss team provides an expert, experienced legal service dealing with claims involving injuries of the utmost severity and more complex technical insurance work. Weightmans’ Large Loss team handles claims reserved at a minimum of £500,000, representing around £750 million of client reserves. The majority of claims we deal with are motor, but we also cover employers’ liability, public liability and product liability, as well as substantial dependency fatality claims. Typical cases involve brain, spinal and amputation injuries.

The role

  • Assistant to two Principal Associates in all aspects of their case load

  • Assist in reviewing case upon instruction

  • Assist in initial investigations and in reporting to clients/prepare internal strategy report as appropriate

  • Review and analyse databases and make further investigations as appropriate

  • Liaise with other solicitors, insurers, police, HSE and witnesses to gather evidence

  • Instruct various experts as appropriate

  • Control Case Manager Diary and action lists

  • Attend at court hearings as appropriate

  • Attend conferences and JSMs as directed by Principal Associate, subject to client approval

  • Draft letters, reports, reserve sheets and action plans as directed

  • Direct contact with client as delegated

  • Complete Client MI procedures and update Large Loss database

  • Achieve set financial and chargeable targets

  • Comply with Data Protection Compliance and Procedures

  • Comply with CPR/rehabilitation protocol

  • Keep up to date with legal developments in high value personal injury

The person specification

  • Committed with an eye for detail

  • Knowledge of CPR procedures and some multitrack experience

  • Experience of high value and technical defendant personal injury litigation work (EL/PL/RTA/OLA) is preferable but not essential

  • Ability to work to deadlines and targets

  • Ability to work as part of a team

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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