Litigation Lawyer

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£42,420 - £58,150
14 Nov 2017
06 Dec 2017
Contract type


Personal Injury Lawyers


Legal Officers - £42,420

Grade 7 Lawyers - £47,025

Grade 6 Lawyers - £58,150
Full time / part time / job share

Our Litigation Group provides litigation services on a range of public and private law matters to most government departments and handles over 30,000 cases a year, Much of the work is based in the regions and, as part of our expansion of the Leeds office we are looking to strengthen our specialist lawyer resource by basing some private law litigation work there. Accordingly, we are looking for intellectually capable, highly motivated lawyers to play leading roles in personal injury and other civil litigation, including dealing with a full range of personal injury claims, the majority of which are on behalf of HM Prison Service. 

According to your level of experience, you will either lead a team of lawyers or manage your own caseload of cases that might include high value personal injury claims involving death or life changing injuries or possibly even break new ground in the law. You will also be exposed to Human Rights Act claims and other tort claims such as false imprisonment, assault and misfeasance in public office and represent the Ministry of Justice at inquests relating to deaths in prison custody. Put simply, the work promises to be challenging, interesting and frequently of high media profile and ministerial interest.

A skilled litigator with experience of personal injury and/or HRA and other tort based litigation, you demonstrate reliable legal judgment and appreciation of legal risk and a good understanding of the role of lawyers in government. You also have a proven ability to think strategically and creatively, see legal issues in their wider context and advise accordingly. Excellent legal analysis skills using secure legal research to produce timely and fit for purpose advice is important too, as is the ability to communicate advice effectively, both in writing and orally. 

For senior level roles (Grade 6) we will also ask for 6 years+ post qualification experience in a related role where you also managed and provided direction and supervision to more junior lawyers, preferably involving group, large scale or complex litigation. We will also be looking for a track record of conducting complex claims and contributing significantly to legal analysis and the development of litigation strategy using your tactical experience/knowhow.

In return, we offer a friendly and supportive working environment where your career development is taken seriously.

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