Interim Personal Injury Lawyer

Recruiter
TCL Search
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Aug 2019
Closes
09 Sep 2019
Ref
1233983719
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The team are looking for an experienced lawyer to assist in what will be a busy caseload of primarily personal injury claims.

The position is for a Grade 7 lawyer. You should have strong post qualification experience in personal injury litigation including dealing with fast track and multi track claims and will be required to handle all aspects of their cases from pre-action stage up to and including appeals.

Key Tasks:
  • Provide robust risk based advice
  • Use a process of analysis, planning, scheduling, prioritising, action, quality monitoring and review
  • Take responsibility for own work with substantial degree of autonomy but knowing when to consult and to delegate
  • Report risks appropriately to line manager
  • Comply with case management system requirements and quality standards
  • Give early warning to those affected by changes in individual cases .
  • Display an understanding of the resourcing requirements of own cases.
  • Have up-to-the minute case files readily available
  • Display an understanding of the context the client operates in.
  • Display the professional attitude that client and department expect from a member of an organisation with a high reputation
  • Adopt a style most likely to build an effective working relationship with the client.
  • Respond to reasonable client requests including agreeing achievable and realistic actions, timescales
  • Acknowledge clients' concerns and works to alleviate these in a way that balances client and Department need
  • Be alert to media interest which may have an impact on the reputation of the client and/or the Department
  • Help other team members to meet tight deadlines to preserve Department's reputation.
  • Display Civil Service Values, help other people, focus on customer service and look proactively for solutions.
  • Keep abreast of legal developments and current thinking on related policy issues.
  • Maintain and develops professional knowledge and expertise using training and other methods as appropriate Share best practice and develop knowledge management
  • Comply with professional standards of own regulatory body

Experience required:
  • Strong private law civil litigation experience essential
  • Strong experience in personal injury defendant work highly desirable
  • Good drafting and written skills essential
  • Ability to meet time and billing targets essential
  • Experience in managing a busy civil litigation caseload essential.
  • Public sector/Central Government experience desirable but not essential

Qualifications:

Essential :

Qualified Solicitor registered on the Law Society roll with post qualification experience.
(n.b. Candidates with equivalent qualifications and suitable experience from outside the England and Wales jurisdiction will be considered)

Desirable :

3 years + PQE

Essential details to include on your CV:
  1. Your address (including post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Additional Requirements:
    • BPSS - security clearance

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:
  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for
Contract is for 11 months

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