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.
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
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.