Personal Injury Solicitor/Fee Earner
Our client is a national firm with multiple offices over the country and they currently have a vacancy for a Paralegal/Solicitor to work within the Fast Track International Personal Injury team in either the Manchester or Birmingham Offices. They are keen to talk to newly qualified Solicitors but this role could be for either position.
The International Personal Injury (IPI) team acts for a large number of individuals who have sustained injuries as a result of accidents abroad. Whilst the accidents have occurred abroad, they are all English jurisdiction cases and of Fast Track value. The team deals with employers' liability, package holiday, cruise, RTA and public liability matters.
These claims have a generic element which requires a high degree of proficiency and understanding on a range of tactical and logistical levels. The claims are based in negligence, breach of contract, misrepresentation and breach of statutory duty. A key understanding of all of these areas is essential to the successful prosecution of claims on behalf of the client. Experience in travel litigation is desirable but not essential, as training and supervision will be provided.
This is litigation of the most challenging nature and regularly involves making new law or pushing the boundaries of existing law as the cases concerned deal with complex issues of applicable law, liability and jurisdictional arguments.
They are looking for enthusiastic and committed applicants, who can demonstrate they enjoy working in a busy environment, take a flexible approach to work, are able to use their own initiative and have the drive and ambition to develop their skills. The successful candidate will have excellent client care skills, excellent time management with the ability to multi-task and keep to deadlines and will have experience in a comparable position working towards fee earning targets; the position would suit a motivated individual with intelligence, ambition, lateral thinking and sound judgment.
You will be expected to be able to handle your own case load immediately (with supervision).
Good communication skills are essential.
Due to the nature of the Personal Injury work, to apply for this role you must have proven experience and knowledge within Personal Injury. Candidates should be educated to at least A-level standard with possibly ILEX qualifications and have previous experience within a similar role as a Paralegal.
You should also bring with you a proven background in a similarly demanding support or administration role. You must be IT literate and attentive to detail, with proven expertise in client care.
If you thrive on being busy and can adapt well to new challenges, then we'll give you all the training and support you'll need to help you succeed in this highly rewarding role.
In addition to your competitive basic salary we have an exciting benefits package including a contributory pension scheme, critical illness cover, health cash plan, death in service, discounted legal services, 25 days hols (this increases with length of service), discounted online shopping, season ticket loans, childcare vouchers.
Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.