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about 1 month ago
DWF LLP
Salary: negotiable
Location: Liverpool
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: Sarah Bell
Sector: Personal Injury
Category: Lawyer Jobs, Paralegal Jobs
A top 20 law firm is seeking to recruit a qualified Solicitor (2-3 years PQE), chartered legal executive or senior paralegal with relevant experience to join the Catastrophic Personal Injury team in Liverpool.

The Catastrophic Injury team is one of the largest in the UK and is recognised nationally. We act for household name insurer clients and most claims are of high value involving injuries of the utmost severity.

We are seeking applications from candidates who are able to demonstrate a real interest in catastrophic injury work, having completed at least one seat or more within this area during their training contract. Candidates will have gained experience of handling high value defendant personal injury files. We are seeking a team player with strong communication skills and attention to detail. We are also seeking a candidate who is familiar with working in a commercial environment.

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:
a. Responsible to: Catastrophic Injury Partner/Director
b. Liaison with: Insurance Practice Group, clients, and employees at all level
across the firm.

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;

Job Description

 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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