Industrial Disease Solicitor

Job Description

Salary: £65000 +

About your new role

Your primary role will be to specialise in acting on behalf of insurers, insureds and local authorities and protecting their interests. 

Manage pre litigated and litigated disease claims

Work as part of a team providing a comprehensive range of legal advice and representation to the team’s clients

You will be provided with the opportunity to work on a wide variety of cases including defending high value, complex personal injury claims. You will be expected to:

  • Act on behalf of insurers, insureds and public bodies

  • Defend high value claims

  • Achieve set financial and chargeable targets KPIs

  • Ensure case management records are maintained

  • Take an active role in business development initiatives including training and networking

  • Assist other lawyers in the team with their work as required including supporting lead advisers and the supervision of more junior lawyers

  • Train, supervise and develop junior team members

  • Produce monthly and ad-hoc client MI reports

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role. You will also ensure that you comply with the relevant Weightmans and client policies and procedures, and consistently work in accordance with our values.

About You

You will be a qualified solicitor, 5 year PQE, and you will have experience of disease claims. As the role is varied, we are looking for you to have a flexible approach to the work you do and be able to adapt to different tasks. We also require you to have/be:

  • Experience of managing own caseload

  • Experience of defending litigated claims, preferably involving disease experience

  • Excellent knowledge of the Court of Session and Sheriff Court rules and litigation

  • A high level of commercial awareness

  • Conscientious, self-motivated, hardworking, responsive, with critical thinking abilities and excellent communication, organisation and analytical skills

  • A methodical, organised approach

  • Passionate about growth, generating work opportunities both internally and externally

  • Passionate about operational excellence generating work opportunities through great service delivery and improving the client experience

  • Ability to work to strict deadlines, tight timetables, targets and client protocols while maintaining high standards in terms of accuracy and quality

  • Excellent attention to detail and concentration

  • Excellent IT skills

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise

  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative

  • Excellent collaborative and team working skills

If you meet our criteria and think this is a job where you could bring enthusiasm and commitment, then we look forward to receiving your application.

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.

Why work for us

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.

The independent research showed "Weightmans provides exceptional employee conditions, nurtures and develops talent throughout all levels of the organisation."

We are truly committed to fostering a culture of equality and diversity, where everyone in the firm is respected and recognised on merit for the work that they do.

We strongly encourage applications from people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and disabilities. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustment at any stage of the application process.

Please feel free to note your preferred pronouns in your application.

Work for a firm where people matter – work for Weightmans.

As well as being immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people we offer a wide range of benefits including;

  • 28 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rated for part time)

  • Agile / working from home including provision of home office equipment*

  • Healthcare cover/ Medicash

  • Pension plan

  • Life Insurance 4 x salary

  • Interest free travel loan scheme

  • Employee Assistance Programme including counselling, legal and consumer advice service

  • Discounted gym membership

  • Discounted dental scheme

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Offers & discounts

  • Great reward and recognition scheme

*There are a small number of roles that cannot be performed from home, your Recruitment Advisor can confirm.

Job Summary

Recently Viewed Jobs

London, Greater London
£70,000-£120,000
Posted 01.06.2022 (64 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
4-6 years PQE
£200000
Posted 14.06.2022 (77 days remaining)
London, Greater London
£48 985 - £61 000
Posted 20.06.2022 (83 days remaining)
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
5 years + PQE
£180000 - £210000 per annum
Posted 15.06.2022 (88 days remaining)
London, Greater London
Paralegal PQE
Up to £20,000
Posted 23.06.2022 (28 days remaining)
South West England, South West England
10 years + PQE
Competitive
Posted 23.05.2022 (55 days remaining)
Bristol, Bristol
Competitive Salary
Posted 27.05.2022 (59 days remaining)
London, Greater London
3 years + PQE
£80,000-£85,000
Posted 31.05.2022 (2 days remaining)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
2 years + PQE
Negotiable
Posted 19.05.2022 (51 days remaining)
Cumbria, Cumbria
5 years + PQE
£50000 - £150000 per annum
Posted 23.06.2022 (87 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
4-6 years PQE
£200000
Posted 14.06.2022 (77 days remaining)
Cheshire, Cheshire
£80 000
Posted 01.06.2022 (74 days remaining)
London, Greater London
3 years + PQE
bonus and benefits
Posted 20.06.2022 (22 days remaining)
Liverpool, Merseyside
1-3 years PQE
to £75 000 plus benefits
Posted 27.04.2022 (39 days remaining)
Bristol, Bristol
1-3 years PQE
Excellent
Posted 10.06.2022 (74 days remaining)
Hertford, Hertfordshire
2 years + PQE
£45000 - £55000
Posted 19.05.2022 (51 days remaining)
City of London, London
2 years + PQE
Negotiable
Posted 20.06.2022 (93 days remaining)
Birmingham, West Midlands
10 years + PQE
£105000 - £165000
Posted 12.05.2022 (44 days remaining)
London, Greater London
6 years + PQE
£100000 - £120000 per annum
Posted 10.06.2022 (83 days remaining)
Birmingham, West Midlands
1-3 years PQE
£75 000 plus benefits
Posted 22.06.2022 (85 days remaining)
West Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
1 years + PQE
£22000 - £25000
Posted 19.05.2022 (51 days remaining)
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Newly qualified PQE
£65 000 plus benefits
Posted 21.06.2022 (84 days remaining)
Warwickshire, Warwickshire
Newly qualified PQE
£45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted 21.06.2022 (85 days remaining)
Southampton, Hampshire
£50000 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted 21.06.2022 (94 days remaining)
London, Greater London
1 years + PQE
£60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted 16.06.2022 (80 days remaining)
City of London, London
2 years + PQE
Negotiable
Posted 17.06.2022 (90 days remaining)
Liverpool, Merseyside
4 years + PQE
£42000
Posted 15.06.2022 (78 days remaining)
Leeds, West Yorkshire
2 years + PQE
£45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted 21.06.2022 (85 days remaining)
Tunbridge wells, Kent
2 years + PQE
£45000 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted 15.06.2022 (78 days remaining)
Leeds, West Yorkshire
5 years + PQE
£50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted 23.06.2022 (87 days remaining)
Southampton, Hampshire
4 years + PQE
£55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted 31.05.2022 (63 days remaining)
London, Greater London
5 years + PQE
£85 000-£120 000
Posted 12.06.2022 (75 days remaining)
London, Greater London
£70,000-£80,000
Posted 31.05.2022 (2 days remaining)
Birmingham, West Midlands
Paralegal PQE
£20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted 14.06.2022 (78 days remaining)
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Paralegal PQE
£35,000
Posted 23.06.2022 (86 days remaining)
Cheshire, Cheshire
1 years + PQE
£30000 - £50000
Posted 05.05.2022 (37 days remaining)
London, Greater London
2 years + PQE
£70 000-£85 000
Posted 02.05.2022 (34 days remaining)
Bristol, Bristol
5 years + PQE
£60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted 10.06.2022 (74 days remaining)
London, Greater London
7-9 Years PQE
£70000 - £100000 per annum
Posted 21.06.2022 (85 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
4-6 years PQE
£200000
Posted 14.06.2022 (77 days remaining)
Birmingham, West Midlands
5 years + PQE
Fee Share
Posted 08.04.2022 (10 days remaining)
London, Greater London
3 years + PQE
Competitive
Posted 24.05.2022 (56 days remaining)
Bristol, Bristol
3 years + PQE
Negotiable
Posted 13.06.2022 (86 days remaining)
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
4 years + PQE
£55000 - £75000
Posted 04.05.2022 (37 days remaining)
City of London, London
3 years + PQE
Negotiable
Posted 20.06.2022 (93 days remaining)
London, Greater London
£110000 - £130000 per annum
Posted 11.04.2022 (13 days remaining)
London, Greater London
1-3 years PQE
£120000 plus benefits
Posted 14.06.2022 (77 days remaining)
Bath, Somerset
2 years + PQE
£35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent
Posted 15.06.2022 (78 days remaining)
London, Greater London
2 years + PQE
Competitive
Posted 16.06.2022 (79 days remaining)
Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire
Newly qualified PQE
£30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted 14.06.2022 (78 days remaining)
Birmingham, West Midlands
8 years + PQE
Competitive
Posted 05.05.2022 (37 days remaining)
Warwick, Warwickshire
2 years + PQE
Competitive
Posted 22.06.2022 (86 days remaining)
Worcester, Worcestershire
3 years + PQE
Highly Competitive Package
Posted 29.05.2022 (61 days remaining)
London, Greater London
4 years + PQE
bonus and benefits
Posted 31.05.2022 (63 days remaining)
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Newly qualified PQE
£100 000
Posted 21.06.2022 (84 days remaining)
London, Greater London
3 years + PQE
£60,000-£80,000
Posted 01.06.2022 (64 days remaining)
Somerset, Somerset
3 years + PQE
£30 - £40 per hour
Posted 15.06.2022 (79 days remaining)
Leeds, West Yorkshire
1 years + PQE
£50000 - £60000
Posted 05.05.2022 (37 days remaining)
London, Greater London
Negotiable
Posted 21.06.2022 (94 days remaining)
Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire
£40000 - £60000 per annum + Generous
Posted 15.06.2022 (78 days remaining)
London, Greater London
1-3 years PQE
£120000 plus benefits
Posted 16.05.2022 (48 days remaining)
London, Greater London
7 years + PQE
£80 000-£120 000
Posted 30.05.2022 (62 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
5 years + PQE
£150000 plus benefits
Posted 09.05.2022 (51 days remaining)
London, Greater London
3 years + PQE
£75 000-£85 000
Posted 03.06.2022 (66 days remaining)
City of London, London
3 years + PQE
Negotiable
Posted 23.06.2022 (25 days remaining)
Glasgow, City of Glasgow
3 years + PQE
£80 000 plus benefits
Posted 14.06.2022 (77 days remaining)
London, Greater London
1 years + PQE
£75 000-£100 000
Posted 24.05.2022 (56 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
4-6 years PQE
£200000
Posted 14.06.2022 (77 days remaining)
Not Specified
Salary+Benefits+Bonus
Posted 26.04.2022 (28 days remaining)
London, Greater London
Not Specified
Posted 24.05.2022 (56 days remaining)
Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire
£35000 - £55000 per annum + generous
Posted 12.06.2022 (75 days remaining)
London, Greater London
Newly qualified PQE
£28000 per annum
Posted 23.06.2022 (87 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
3 years + PQE
£80000
Posted 12.06.2022 (75 days remaining)
London, Greater London
3 years + PQE
Competitive
Posted 24.05.2022 (56 days remaining)
London, Greater London
Up to £12 per hour
Posted 13.06.2022 (18 days remaining)
South West England, South West England
10 years + PQE
Competitive
Posted 23.05.2022 (55 days remaining)
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
3 years + PQE
£35000 - £45000
Posted 27.04.2022 (30 days remaining)
Berkshire, Berkshire
5 years + PQE
£60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted 21.06.2022 (85 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
1-3 years PQE
£120 000 plus benefits
Posted 14.06.2022 (77 days remaining)
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
Negotiable
Posted 31.05.2022 (63 days remaining)
Belfast, County Antrim
Newly qualified PQE
£65 000
Posted 15.06.2022 (88 days remaining)
Buckinghamshire, Buckinghamshire
2 years + PQE
£35 - £45 per hour
Posted 19.05.2022 (51 days remaining)
London, Greater London
£70 000-£85 000
Posted 03.06.2022 (66 days remaining)
London, Greater London
£110000 - £130000 per annum
Posted 11.04.2022 (13 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
£51500 - £65000 per annum
Posted 20.06.2022 (93 days remaining)
London, Greater London
c£65,000 + benefits (Hybrid Working
Posted 14.06.2022 (77 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
1 years + PQE
on application
Posted 22.06.2022 (86 days remaining)
London, Greater London
£25 000 - £35 000
Posted 13.06.2022 (18 days remaining)
Hampshire, Hampshire
2 years + PQE
£40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted 10.06.2022 (74 days remaining)
London, Greater London
1 years + PQE
Competitive
Posted 24.05.2022 (56 days remaining)
London, Greater London
3 years + PQE
£100,000-£120,000
Posted 31.05.2022 (2 days remaining)
London, Greater London
Newly qualified PQE
£75 000-£120 000
Posted 14.06.2022 (77 days remaining)
Birmingham, West Midlands
3 years + PQE
£50000
Posted 20.05.2022 (52 days remaining)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
1-3 years PQE
£45000 - £55000
Posted 22.05.2022 (54 days remaining)
London, Greater London
£40 000
Posted 18.06.2022 (81 days remaining)
Exeter, Devon
Newly qualified PQE
£45000 - £55000
Posted 25.05.2022 (58 days remaining)
London, Greater London
7 years + PQE
£80 000-£120 000
Posted 30.05.2022 (62 days remaining)
London, Greater London
3 years + PQE
£35 000 - £75 000
Posted 31.03.2022 (2 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
1-3 years PQE
£100 000 - £120 000
Posted 14.06.2022 (77 days remaining)
Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire
Negotiable
Posted 31.05.2022 (63 days remaining)
Birmingham, West Midlands
3 years + PQE
£39000 per annum
Posted 16.06.2022 (80 days remaining)
Birmingham, West Midlands
2 years + PQE
£37 000
Posted 09.05.2022 (41 days remaining)
London, Greater London
Negotiable
Posted 17.06.2022 (90 days remaining)
Bristol, Bristol
Newly qualified PQE
Competitive
Posted 30.04.2022 (32 days remaining)
London, Greater London
3 years + PQE
£50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted 16.06.2022 (80 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Newly qualified PQE
£65 000 plus benefits
Posted 21.06.2022 (84 days remaining)
REMOTE WORKING , U.K
£30,000-45 000
Posted 17.06.2022 (84 days remaining)
Fareham, Hampshire
£45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted 20.06.2022 (93 days remaining)
Berkshire, Berkshire
3 years + PQE
£55 000
Posted 21.06.2022 (84 days remaining)
London, Greater London
bonus and benefits
Posted 31.05.2022 (63 days remaining)
Suffolk, Suffolk
Newly qualified PQE
£30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted 17.06.2022 (81 days remaining)
Tunbridge wells, Kent
2 years + PQE
£45000 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted 13.06.2022 (86 days remaining)
Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire
3 years + PQE
£50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted 22.06.2022 (86 days remaining)
Leeds, West Yorkshire
1 years + PQE
£75 000 plus benefits
Posted 22.06.2022 (85 days remaining)
City of London, London
3 years + PQE
Negotiable
Posted 23.06.2022 (25 days remaining)
London, Greater London
3 years + PQE
Competitive
Posted 24.05.2022 (56 days remaining)
London, Greater London
6 years + PQE
£85 000-£120 000
Posted 03.06.2022 (66 days remaining)
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Law Graduate PQE
Competitive
Posted 28.04.2022 (30 days remaining)
Birmingham, West Midlands
Newly qualified PQE
£65000 plus benefits
Posted 14.06.2022 (77 days remaining)
Glasgow, City of Glasgow
1-3 years PQE
£85 000 plus benefits
Posted 10.05.2022 (42 days remaining)
Birmingham, West Midlands
4 years + PQE
£40000 - £65000 D.O.E
Posted 28.04.2022 (30 days remaining)
London, Greater London
1 years + PQE
Competitive
Posted 24.05.2022 (56 days remaining)
London, Greater London
3 years + PQE
£185000 - £260000 per annum
Posted 22.06.2022 (95 days remaining)
Hampshire, Hampshire
1 years + PQE
£45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted 16.06.2022 (80 days remaining)
Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire
4 years + PQE
£85 000-£150 000
Posted 20.05.2022 (52 days remaining)
London, Greater London
4 years + PQE
£90000
Posted 24.04.2022 (26 days remaining)
London, Greater London
Newly qualified PQE
£120 000
Posted 21.06.2022 (84 days remaining)
Merseyside, Merseyside
3 years + PQE
£30 - £40 per hour
Posted 25.05.2022 (57 days remaining)
London, Greater London
1 years + PQE
Competitive
Posted 14.06.2022 (77 days remaining)
London, Greater London
4-6 years PQE
£120 000-£200 000
Posted 31.05.2022 (63 days remaining)
London, Greater London
3 years + PQE
Competitive
Posted 22.06.2022 (85 days remaining)
London, Greater London
3 years + PQE
Competitive
Posted 14.06.2022 (77 days remaining)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Newly qualified PQE
£23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted 15.06.2022 (79 days remaining)
Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire
£52000 - £70000 per annum
Posted 22.06.2022 (95 days remaining)
Aberdeen, City of Aberdeen
Newly qualified PQE
£85 000 plus benefits
Posted 14.06.2022 (77 days remaining)

Don’t miss out on future Law Jobs on The Legists!

The Legists collects personal information when you register with us or place an order for products or services. We will use this information to provide the services requested, maintain guarantee records, and, if you agree send marketing information. The Legists will not share your information for marketing purposes with companies outside The Legists. For more information explaining how we use your information please see our Privacy Policy