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Leading Law Firm - Personal Injury Litigator - Slough - £40k+

  • Location:

    Slough

  • Sector:

    Legal

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £35000 - £45000 per annum + Company & Benefits

  • Contact:

    Fenchurch Street Branch

  • Contact email:

    fenchurchst.web@brookstreet.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    PILS_1715274342

  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    8/06/2024

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Job Description

Leading Law Firm - Personal Injury Litigator - Slough - £40,000 +

The Role

We are recruiting for a leading Law firm in search for experienced Personal Injury Litigators to provide a first-class service to both Union and private clients in the area of Personal Injury, litigating Fast Track matters.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Managing own casework of litigated files (Personal Injury matters) that are outside the portal
  • Acting for claimants in Fast Track matters (EL/PL/RTA) adhering to procedural, funding guidelines and limits and providing support to partners and senior solicitors.
  • Providing support and liaising with Portal Caseworkers to identify claims likely to be outside the portal.
  • Judging liability on Portal cases where liability is denied and deciding whether litigation is appropriate.
  • Understanding medical issues in the context of PI claims and how to investigate and apply these to the law in the best interest of the client.
  • Develop an understanding of financial management of files (WIP, disbursements, billing, and profitability) and working as to meet or exceed set targets.
  • Being professionally responsible for all aspects of the job to include compliance with external regulatory bodies, as well as ensuring quality of work and financial performance.
  • Any other relevant tasks allocated by management.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Valid clean Practising Certificate / Admitted solicitor with current Practising Certificate in place (no conditions attached or regulatory body's restriction on ability to practice).
  • Prior experience on good quality claimant PI matters - minimum 2-3 years' experience post admission.
  • Extensive Portal experience, including both files within and outside the portal (Fast Track) and ability to supervise portal caseworkers
  • Strong academic track background.
  • Previous experience litigating PI claims.
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to exercise own initiative, with good problem-solving skills.
  • Able to apply sensitivity, confidentiality, and empathy regarding clients' matters.
  • A professional attitude and excellent client care.
  • Attention to detail and pride in own work.
  • Adept at time management and able to work to strict deadlines.
  • Business acumen.
  • Commitment to Service Quality and Client Care.
  • IT literacy - Microsoft packages, and Solicitors Case Management Systems (Partner for Windows preferred).
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