Solicitor

Employer
Carpenters Group
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
14 Jul 2022
Job Purpose:


  • To handle mainly Pursuer but some Defender, RTA Personal injury cases pre-litigation and non -PI RTA cases
  • To prepare and manage RTA litigated cases at Sheriff court and ASPIC level


Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for a high volume caseload personal Injury RTA Pursuer claims, making use of the firm's Case Management Systems and using the agreed internal procedures and practices
  • To progress your caseload in a manner to ensure that clients receive appropriate, professional, timely and pertinent legal advice, with regular contact, whilst managing their expectations
  • To identify early those cases where proceedings would be tactically beneficial to litigate and to do so expeditiously
  • Take a practical but commercial approach to settlements and advising clients as to litigation/cost risks
  • To achieve and exceed various targets set in relation to, for example, profit costs, settlements and issuing, without compromising the firm's integrity
  • To liaise appropriately and timely with sources, medical agencies, experts, third party insurers, Defenders solicitors and other relevant parties to ensure that cases are pro-actively progressed.
  • Perform to a high level in a target orientated environment
  • To undertake any other tasks as deemed relevant and reasonable by the business


Experience & Knowledge:

  • Knowledge and experience of RTA Scottish Protocol PI cases
  • Knowledge and experience of non -PI RTA cases pre-litigation
  • Capable of drafting and running litigated cases mainly PI but also non-PI RTA cases at Sheriff Court level
  • Ability to build relationships with clients
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Excellent attention to detail

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