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about 1 month ago
DWF LLP
Salary: negotiable
Location: Edinburgh, Glasgow
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Newly Qualified
Contact: Sarah Bell
Sector: Personal Injury
Category: Lawyer Jobs
DWF LLP is seeking to recruit a Solicitor to join the nationally recognised general insurance team, based in Scotland.  The team acts for large insurer clients, in addition to retail, rail and public sector clients. We defend personal injury litigated claims including high value complex employers’ liability cases, claims for occupational stress, bullying and harassment and catastrophic loss.

We will consider applications from candidates with strong academics who are either newly qualified or have some post qualification experience of handling defendant EL and PL and RTA personal injury matters and experience of working within a busy commercial environment, handling a varied caseload. We are seeking team player with strong communication skills and attention to detail.


Main function of job:


To demonstrate technical and commercial expertise and the ability to deliver results within required time frames in order to provide the highest service level to external clients whilst demonstrating and communicating a clear understanding of business needs/changes to internal clients.


Relationships:


  1. Responsible to: Insurance Partner

  2. Liaison with: Insurance Practice Group, clients, and colleagues at all levels across the firm including within central services.


Main Duties:


  • Achieve time recording targets split between chargeable and investment time in any one financial year;

  • Achieve individual financial targets in line with sales plan;

  • Understand client requirements and manage cases in line with service level agreements and best practice;

  • Analyse risk and further develop sound judgement enabling the justification of decisions to clients internally and externally;

  • Prioritise work effectively and to maximise efficiency in working practices;

  • Understand individual role in the context of the practice group and pro-actively seek to contribute to increased efficiency in developing a case load appropriate to level of technical, legal knowledge;

  • Build working relationships internally and externally in order to develop business networks and create a solid understanding of the Firm’s direction and client needs;

  • Develop increased levels of technical and commercial knowledge via training or supervised working practices.


The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.


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