EL/PL Solicitor 2YRS PQE

Job Description

Salary: £30,000-£45,000

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 Fraud team in Manchester with own caseload of predominately fast track claims . We receive direct instructions from clients as well as having a fraud identification system in place which means we can deal with quite a wide range of cases involving commercial and insurance clients nationally.

You will be responsible for the running of the day to day of your cases including liaising with clients, opponents, court, witnesses and undertaking your own liability investigations.  We have a specialist team to undertake intelligence searches and any required counter fraud enquiries beyond any client’s own handling preference.

Types of law:

  • Predominantly PI including EL, PL and Highways
  • Housing disrepair
  • Property damage
  • Complete MI procedures as and when required
  • Achieve set financial and chargeable targets
  • Ensure relevant deadlines, quality measures and KPI’s are adhered to
  • Comply with relevant policies and procedures
  • Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values

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

The person specification
  • Previous experience at managing defendant EL/PL fraud claims is preferable
  • Ideally 2YRS PQE
  • Genuine interest in fraud
  • Working knowledge of PL, EL and Highways Law
  • Experience of handling own casualty caseload
  • Good influencing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills

 

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

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