Personal Injury Lawyer

Recruiter
RKRS Legal
Location
Manchester
Salary
£38224 - £45349 per annum
Posted
16 May 2019
Closes
13 Jun 2019
Ref
RM205
Contact
RKR ADMIN
Practice area
Personal injury
PQE
5 years
Position
Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent
Vacancy: Lawyer (Multi-Track Accidents)

Office: Manchester

Salary: £38,224 - £45,349 (Plus £4,000 Car Allowance)

Closing date for applicants: 30 May 2019

Contract: Permanent

REF: RM205


Thompsons Solicitors are a law firm unlike any other.  With nearly 100 years’ experience of successfully representing clients of injury and mistreatment, they have the privilege of working with and supporting the Trade Union Movement and the people they represent. 


By providing an inclusive environment, they ensure that individually and collectively they flourish to be the best they can be. They are recognised as one of the UK's leading teams by credible directories including The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, as well as being highly recommended in The Times’ Best Law Firms 2019. They pride themselves on being “the most experienced trade union, claimant and employment rights law firm in the UK”, their friendly working environment and their excellent work/life balance.


The opportunity


They are looking for an experienced and skilled Lawyer to join their team of highly successful personal injury lawyers in their Manchester office.  You will be engaged in challenging and rewarding casework, working on a varied caseload of multi-track accidents claims.  You will represent clients who are victims of Road Traffic Accidents, Employers Liability and Occupier’s Liability, as well as occasional cases involving product liability, sports injuries and injuries caused by animals. 


With a passion for blending your technical expertise with your outstanding communication and client care skills, you will take pride in delivering a first class legal service to their clients.  Having the confidence and ability to take appropriate daily decisions on cases to ensure swift progression, will be key to your success.  To ensure you thrive in the role, they will provide you with structured supervision, coaching and training as well as a nurturing environment, where you can grow and shape your career.
 

The role


As a qualified lawyer preferably with at least 5 years’ PQE, you will deal with all aspects of running a case from initial interview of client to trial, with an understanding of the issues involved in dealing with multi-track cases, such as costs and the litigation process.


You will have significant experience of running multi-track cases from start to finish.  Therefore you will need to have excellent knowledge of the law relating to personal injury and the civil litigation process.  The role requires excellent prioritisation skills and meticulous attention to detail to enable you to construct clear and effective arguments, yielding the best result for their clients.  You will also be a team player and will enjoy engaging in marketing and business development opportunities.


A day in the life of a Lawyer is never the same, however a typical day may include carrying out relevant investigations, obtaining relevant documents, preparing witness statements; preparing for Conferences and Court hearings (CCMCs/Trials).


Benefits


They recognise and reward high performance, with competitive salaries and an extensive benefits package including:


  • Structured pay scales
  • £4,000 car allowance
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Life assurance
  • 25 days annual leave (in addition to bank holidays)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Organised sports and social club
  • Annual travel and parking loans
  • Financial assistance for professional development


They believe that attracting talent that reflects the diversity of the communities within which they live and work is a key part of their business, which is why they are an equal opportunities employer.