SOLICITOR

Job Description

Salary: Competitive

Solicitor - Diease Keoghs Scotland are seeking to recruit a 0-2 PQE solicitor to join our expanding Glasgow Disease team. You will handle a varied caseload of litigated casualty cases (Defender) for large insurers and self-insured corporates and will assist Associates and Partners in the day to day running of the team. It is preferable that applicants will have experience of All Scotland Personal Injury Court cases and appearing in the Sheriff Court as the role will involve appearing at hearings. Compensation Package A learning culture with employee development at the heart of the people development pathway, Excellent flexible benefits including Annual leave entitlement, Monday to Friday - 35 hours per week, Health Cash Plan, Death In Service - after 1 year, Pension Contribution Cycle to Work Scheme*, Tech Scheme*, Season Ticket Loan*, Car Parking Scheme*, Gym Flex*, Access to Online Discount Sites, Discounted Gourmet Society Membership, Discounted Tickets for Merlin Attractions nationwide, Discounts at local retail outlets, Flexible Working, 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (with the option to buy or sell 3 additional days) Solicitor Key Accountabilities • Running own case load of mainly post-litigation defender EL and PL files • Drafting advice to Insurers and Corporate Clients • Drafting pleadings/court documents • Adhering to court deadlines and managing files in accordance with court timetables and Client SLA’s • Forensic review and analysis of relevant documents and assessing liability and quantum in claims • Investigating liability and securing witness and documentary evidence • Instructing experts where required • Liaising with clients/other insurers/third parties • Liaising with policyholders and witnesses • Negotiating settlements • Court appearance work • Instructing and working with Counsel • Assisting Partners and other members of the team where required • Assisting in business development initiatives, including drafting of articles, blog pieces, e-shots and presentations and attendance at relevant events Working Hours 35 hours per week Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm with 1 unpaid hour for lunch (although flexibility is offered). Primary location for this role is the Glasgow Office although hybrid working is offered and there will be a combination of office and remote working. Experience, Skills and Qualifications Essential Skills and Attributes: • Litigation and personal injury experience (preferably defender) • Experience of work in the All Scotland Personal Injury Court • Team player • Excellent communication skills • Excellent organisational skills • Excellent forensic skills and attention to detail. • Ability to prioritise tasks and to work under pressure • Previous experience of time recording is preferable • The ability to work as part of a team and independently • Previous experience of disease claims is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided Required Soft Skills: Personal Effectiveness • Team Commitment : Values others perspective • Resilience: Demonstrates self-control • Passion for Growth and Improvement: Systematically improves performance • Embracing Change: Responds positively to change Business Focus • Client Care: Works to add value for the client • Decision Making • Negotiation, Influence and Persuasion • Commercial Insight: Considers and understands commercial implications Our culture is focussed on making Keoghs sustainable and successful for our people and clients, with this our four values are at the heart of everything we do; Our Values We are connected We are Dynamic We are Innovative We succeed together

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