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Serious Injury Associate Solicitor

Posted a month ago

  • Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • Permanent
  • DOE
  • £50,000 to £70,000 /Yr
  • Sponsored
  • Expired - 3 days ago

Sue Ross Legal are recruiting for a Serious Injury Associate Solicitor.





Our client is a top 100 UK law firm with a renowned reputation; Due to a period of continued growth, the firm are actively seeking dedicated, and ambitious lawyers, (whether qualified solicitors or unqualified fee earners) to take on a varied caseload of high value serious and catastrophic injury cases from start to finish, predominantly litigated RTA based which involves cases with complex technical issues and quantum.





Subject to experience, you will oversee cases valued between £150k - £5m, alongside providing support and mentoring to Serious Injury team colleagues within the Department handling a portfolio of compensation claims.





Responsibilities:






  • Delivering excellent client care to our clients who have suffered from a traumatic and life changing event, on your individual cases and overseeing the team.

  • Ensuring all cases are effectively progressed and assist the Team Manager with embedding new working practices and procedures.




  • Maintaining regular communication and face to face meetings with your clients.

  • Instructions and meetings with a multi-disciplinary team of experts for example, medical experts, case managers, care experts, architects, forensic accountants, counsel.

  • Analysing evidence and research of legal issues on liability, causation, and quantum.

  • Drafting documents including statements, pleadings, schedules of loss.

  • Securing early interim payments and appropriate rehabilitation.

  • Optimising your client’s settlement.

  • Reporting cases, preparing articles, testimonials, previous experience of this is essential.

  • Motivate your client case team ensuring clear objectives and KPIs are followed, and any performance issues are highlighted to the Team Manager and support with any actions and the development of colleagues as required in line with company policy.

  • Conduct monthly 121’s, regular technical and case reviews, providing feedback and mentoring as required.

  • Perform to a high level in a target orientated, high quality environment.

  • To undertake any other tasks as deemed relevant and reasonable by the business.





Essential Qualifications:






  • A qualified Solicitor or Fellow of CILEx with a minimum of 8 Years Post Qualification Experience or can demonstrate equivalent experience to charge and recovery Grade A rates.

  • Proven track record of managing serious injury claims as the lead fee earner within a similar role, experienced litigator with strong technical ability and practical knowledge of the court procedures.

  • Interest and experience mentoring junior or developing colleagues, team player who acts as a role model to your colleagues.

  • Commitment to delivering excellent client care.

  • Strong professional profile and experience developing the profile of the firm within the personal injury field.

  • Accountable for achieving objectives in a fast-paced environment whilst maintaining high standards of work quality and client care.





Your KPI’s and Objectives will be discussed and agreed with you on a one-to-one basis. You will have regular one-to-one meetings with your line manager to review your performance against these objectives and identify any areas for development and/or required support.





Although you will be handling a claimant caseload, our client will look at candidates from either claimant or defendant backgrounds.





This is an excellent opportunity to join an esteemed firm that believes in staff progression, offers high levels of flexibility, and supports agile working. The organisation will offer you the following employment benefits package:





• 25 - 30 days holiday + bank holidays

• Company bonus scheme

• Enhanced pension scheme

• Permanent Health Insurance

• Free eye tests

• Enhanced adoption leave, maternity & paternity pay

• Reward & recognition – long service, prize draw, incentives

• Life insurance

• Free parking (if/when in office)





For more information about the above vacancy or for a confidential chat about our other vacancies throughout Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, the Northwest, and the Northeast, please send your details to us and one of our dedicated legal consultants will contact you.





Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback to all applicants. Please assume that if you do not hear from us within 72 hours that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.





May we take this opportunity to thank you for expressing an interest in one of our roles and wish you the very best in your search for employment.

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