Catastrophic Injury Solicitor

Location
England, London
Salary
£40000 - £55000 per annum + Good Package
Posted
10 Apr 2018
Closes
08 May 2018
Ref
CF44098
Contact
Connor Franks
Practice area
Personal injury
Position
Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

My client, a top 50 law firm has a brand new opening for a Catastrophic injury solicitor to join their established and successful team. Day to day you will assist partners/associates on catastrophic PI cases under supervision, conducting any relevant investigations such as obtaining witness statements, instructing experts, instructing counsel and preparing draft updates to clients.

Main duties and responsibilities

Assist partners/associates with their caseloads
Repudiate and/or compromise the claim as appropriate
Assist in reviewing case upon instruction
Assist in initial investigations and in reporting to clients/preparing internal strategy reports as appropriate
Liaise with other solicitors, insurers, police, HSE and witnesses to gather evidence
Instruct various experts as appropriate
Control Case Manager Diary and action lists
Attend at court hearings as appropriate
Attend conferences and JSMs as directed by partner, subject to client approval
Draft letters, reports, reserve sheets and action plans as directed
Have direct contact with clients as delegated
Complete Client MI procedures and internal database requirements
Comply with CPR/rehabilitation protocol
Keep up to date with legal developments in high value personal injury claims
Achieve set financial and chargeable targets
Ensure relevant deadlines, quality measures and KIPS are adhered to
Comply with relevant policies and procedures
Work in accordance with Weightmans' values
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.

The person specification

Qualified solicitor 0 - 5 years PQE
Experience of high value/complex defendant personal injury litigation work (EL/PL/RTA/OLA)
Ability to work to deadlines and targets and work under pressure
Ability to work as part of a team or on own initiative
Knowledge of CPR procedures/technical ability

Please contact Connor Franks, Recruitment Consultant, to discuss the role in more detail or apply through the vacancy for immediate consideration.

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