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Solicitor - Casualty

Employer
BLM
Location
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary
Competitive salary and benefits package
Closing date
2 Jun 2022

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Job Details

We are currently looking to attract a qualified solicitor to join our casualty team in our Manchester office.

Our team specialise in investigating and defending casualty claims that arise in particular sectors such as construction, retail & leisure, manufacturing, transport & logistics and the public sector. The Casualty team have over 400 lawyers that act for global and specialist insurers such as Lloyds and London Market underwriters, brokers, FTSE-100, FTSE-250 and multinational corporations, local authorities and charities.

The role will be focused around handling fast track and multi-track cases arising from high value motor claims and a mixture of employers liability and product liability.  The opportunity can involve duties such as obtaining witness statements, drafting pleadings, attending court, instructing experts and resolving issues, as well as providing an exceptional level of service to our clients.

We are interested in qualified solicitors that are looking for an opportunity to manage a fast paced and complex caseload alongside assisting our equity partner with their high value multi-track matters. A similar background in a defendant law firm would be ideal, with a high standard of verbal and numerical reasoning and the ability to analyse, evaluate and communication information logically is key – together with proficient IT skills. Previous experience within personal injury claims would be ideal however we are keen to also consider candidates that have a good background in assisting on cases and who are keen to build up to handling their own caseload.

We offer agile and hybrid ways of working in our brand new offices in Manchester. Our company benefits include 25 days holiday allowance plus the option to purchase more, an additional day off for your birthday, pension scheme, health cash plan, life assurance and income protection. We also offer a number of discounts to use for gym membership, car leasing, mobile phones contracts and insurance products and a cycle to work scheme.

For a confidential conversation please contact Sarah Kennedy on 0161 838 6781 or email sarah.kennedy@blmlaw.com

BLM is committed to promoting equality and diversity in all aspects of employment and are proud to be a Top 50 Inclusive Employer.

Company

Everyone at BLM has an important role to play, whether a partner, an associate, a trainee or a member of our business support team. And talented people need a place to prosper, to develop a career and to keep abreast of the issues affecting the markets in which we operate.

That's why our dedicated training team ensures that as a BLM employee, your career objectives are fully supported. It's the best way to help you achieve your career aspirations, and for us as a firm to maintain our high standards of customer service.

Many of our current partners trained with us - confirmation that as an employer, our approach to retaining, training and motivating our people is paying off. The fact that we have one of the highest proportions of female partners among the top 50 UK firms, demonstrates our commitment to equality.

If you're a graduate just beginning your career in the legal market, why not take a look at our graduate page. Perhaps you could be the future partner we're looking for.

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