Defendant Personal Injury Solicitor

Location
England, Leicestershire, Leicester
Salary
£32000 - £48000 per annum
Posted
25 Aug 2019
Closes
22 Sep 2019
Ref
69673
Contact
Emma Chisholm
Practice area
Personal injury
Position
Solicitor
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

National firm is looking for a defendant PI Solicitor NQ-3PQE to deal with EL/PL in the Leicester office


The Department


Our Casualty team provides a full, expert service in defending public and employers' liability claims, particularly workplace, public sector and claims against the emergency services. The team is second-to-none in providing defendant litigation services in these specialist areas. We operate on a national basis with dedicated workplace, public and police teams.


The role


To effectively manage a litigated caseload of claims from local authority and insurance clients and to provide support to the national team in the form of assisting in the preparation of witness statements, preparing witnesses for trial, attending conferences with counsel and attending trial.

Key duties and responsibilities

· Specialise in acting on behalf of various local authorities, claims handlers and insurers, protecting their interests

· Manage a caseload of litigated claims

· Assist the team manager and other team members with their cases, client development, client training, networking and potentially public speaking where required

· Liaise with various parties such as other solicitors, insurers, experts, counsel and clients

· Control Case Manager diary and action lists

· Attend at court hearings as appropriate

· Draft various documents such as letters and reports

· Perform billing duties, ensuring bills are paid in a timely manner

· Satisfy standards of client care in accordance with management guidelines and directions

· Complete Client MI procedures

· Achieve set financial and chargeable targets

· Comply with relevant rules, policies and procedures

· Keep up to date with legal developments

  • Work in accordance with the firms' 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


· Experience of defending litigated claims, preferably claims against public authorities

· Commercial insurance experience would be desirable

· Willingness to present cases in the county court

· Excellent knowledge of the CPR and litigation

· Ability to influence a broad range of people including key decision makers

· Excellent organisation skills

· Excellent time management skills

· Excellent communication skills

· Excellent IT skills

· Ability to work to strict deadlines and targets

· Ability to work as part of a team or on own initiative

· Flexible approach to work and a willingness to travel

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.