Occupational Health Solicitor

Bristol (City Centre)
13 Nov 2017
18 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

DWF law firm is seeking to recruit a 2-4 year PQE Solicitor into their insurance team in Bristol. The team acts for International, Lloyds and Companies Market Insurers in a broad range of work covering EL/PL, Products, Property, Aviation and Commercial Litigation. We are seeking applications from candidates who are able to demonstrate a real interest in defendant insurance litigation work, and in particular from those who will have gained experience of handling defendant personal injury files. We are seeking a team player with strong communication skills and attention to detail. We are also seeking a candidate who is familiar with working in a commercial environment. Main function of job: To demonstrate technical and commercial expertise and the ability to deliver results within required time frames in order to provide the highest service level to external clients whilst demonstrating and communicating a clear understanding of business needs/changes to internal clients. Relationships: a. Responsible to: Bristol Partners b. Liaison with: Insurance Practice Group, clients, and employees at all level across the firm. Main Duties: · Achieve time recording targets split between chargeable and investment time in any one financial year; · Achieve individual financial targets in line with sales plan; · Understand client requirements and manage cases in line with service level agreements and best practice; · Analyse risk and further develop sound judgement enabling the justification of decisions to clients internally and externally; · Prioritise work effectively and to maximise efficiency in working practices; · Understand individual role in the context of the practice group and pro-actively seek to contribute to increased efficiency in developing a case load appropriate to level of technical, legal knowledge; · Build working relationships internally and externally in order to develop business networks and create a solid understanding of the Firm’s direction and client needs; · Support partners and other senior fee earners in the ongoing development of client relationships. · Support junior fee earners by providing guidance where needed. · Develop increased levels of technical and commercial knowledge via training or supervised working practices. The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.