Lawyer (Multi-Track Accidents)
Vacancy: Lawyer - Multi-Track Accidents Office: Dagenham Salary: £42,319 to £48,075 (plus £4,000 car allowance) Closing date for applicants: 26 August 2019 Contract: Permanent Thompsons Solicitors are a law firm unlike any other. With nearly 100 years' experience of successfully representing clients of injury and mistreatment, we have the privilege of working with and supporting the Trade Union Movement and the people they represent. By providing an inclusive environment, we ensure that individually and collectively we flourish to be the best we can be. We are recognised as one of the UK's leading teams by credible directories including The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, as well as being highly recommended in The Times' Best Law Firms 2019. We pride ourselves on being "the most experienced trade union, claimant and employment rights law firm in the UK", our friendly working environment and our excellent work/life balance. The opportunity We are looking for a talented Lawyer to join our team of committed and enthusiastic professionals in our Dagenham office. You will be engaged in challenging and rewarding casework as you represent clients who are victims of Road Traffic Accidents, Employers Liability and Occupier's Liability, as well as occasional cases involving product liability, sports injuries and injuries caused by animals. This will provide a platform for you to showcase your exceptional communication, sound judgement, confident decision-making buttressed by your significant legal knowledge and expertise. If you are a lawyer who stays ahead of the curve and stands out from the crowd as a result of your thirst for providing outstanding legal services then we would be a great match. The role We are looking for a highly motivated Lawyer with a positive attitude and excellent client care and communication skills. You will have at least 2 years' experience and the ability to conduct a high quality caseload. You will play an important role in the Unit in helping to achieve the Unit's objectives. The successful candidate will run a Multi Track case load of values from £25,000 up to £500,000 and will be able to deal with all aspects of running a case from initial interview of client to trial, with an understanding of the issues involved in dealing with Multi Track case, such as costs and litigation process. You will have proven and demonstrable experience of carrying out relevant investigations, obtain relevant documents, prepare witness statements; prepare for Conferences; Court hearings (CCMCs/Trials). In return, you will have the opportunity to advance your career by working on a diverse portfolio of cases. You will also receive invaluable training from leading lawyers in the Personal Injury field, offering unrivalled professional growth and development. You will find a collaborative and friendly working environment and an excellent work/life balance. Benefits We recognise and reward high performance, with competitive salaries and an extensive benefits package including: Structured pay scales £4,000 car allowance Contributory pension scheme Permanent health insurance Life assurance 25 days annual leave (in addition to bank holidays) Employee Assistance Programme Enhanced maternity and paternity pay Cycle to work scheme Organised sports and social club Annual travel and parking loans Financial assistance for professional development For more detailed information on our benefits, please visit our website. We believe that attracting talent that reflects the diversity of the communities within which we live and work is a key part of our business, which is why we are an equal opportunities employer.