Associate Solicitor - Personal Injury

United Kingdom
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Defendant Personal Injury Associate Solicitor job in London

Your new company
This market leading international specialist law firm has practices across the UK and Europe, Asia Pacific, the Americas and the Middle East. The firm's lawyers provide a range of legal services for many industries including: insurance and reinsurance, dispute resolution and litigation, aviation, construction, healthcare, maritime and international trade, public sector, retail, transport and logistics and travel. The firm's expertise in health and safety and liability practice is well renowned and held in high esteem amongst the legal community.

Your new role
The firm's Liability team are looking to recruit a Defendant Personal Injury Solicitor/CILEX to assist Senior Solicitors and Partners run a high value catastrophic injury caseload, including pre-litigation and litigated claims. The Catastrophic Injury team advises on all types of defendant personal injury claims from slip and trip cases to complex high value catastrophic personal injury cases, including spinal, brain and multiple injuries, amputations, psychiatric injury and fatal accidents. You will be advising large composite insurers, Lloyd's syndicates, employer's/public/motor liability insurers and large corporate clients. This is an exciting opportunity to join a law firm leading the legal market in this field.

What you'll need to succeed
You will need strong academics (2.1 or higher degree) or equivalent. The firm are seeking UK Qualified Solicitors or CILEX with 0-3 years post qualification defendant personal injury experience, or equivalent. The firm will also consider Foreign Qualified Solicitors. High calibre post qualification experience in employer's liability, public liability and motor claims is preferred, as is the ability to run your own caseload under supervision and assist seniors with large scale casework in a team environment. Strong technical ability, previous client contact and attendance at business development events is desirable.

You will need to be able to give and take instruction, apply a forensic approach, and deliver commercially pragmatic solutions. You will need to be proactive and take initiative, with strong communication skills both verbal and written, be able to manage your own time, demonstrate excellent organisation skills and strong technical and research skills. A flexible attitude towards working practices and an ability to adapt style as required for supervision purposes are a prerequisite. You should be confident in your own abilities and in your approach, a solid team player, approachable and responsive to both colleagues and clients, self-motivated and enthusiastic.

What you'll get in return
The firm offers a vibrant and supportive working environment built upon its core values; they are approachable, responsive, trustworthy and straightforward. They pride themselves on high quality client instructions, are committed to investing in the learning and development of their lawyers and support staff at all levels, and encourage their lawyers to build relationships and take part in business development opportunities.

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