Catastrophic Injury, salary to £45,000
We have an exciting role for an NQ-3 year PQE Solicitor to join a leading firm in central Leeds. This is a rare opportunity to work with a leading serious injury Partner. 2 days home working.
Assisting the Partner and running your own own case load, investigating and pursuing serious injury litigation and undertaking research and business development.
Main duties and responsibilities:
·To obtain accurate information and instructions from our clients, analyse the legal and practical aspects of their claims and obtain the necessary documents/evidence to provide preliminary advice on liability/quantum/costs & funding.
·To instruct medico-legal experts to advise on liability, causation and quantum, negotiate acceptable terms for their instruction, ensure their fees are paid promptly, prepare formal instructions and liaise with those experts and/or their secretaries during the running of the case.
·To analyse and advise on strategy, tactics, and how best to achieve the most successful outcome for each client according to the particular circumstances of their case.
·To endeavour to achieve optimum settlements for clients, whether that be pre-litigation, or by conducting litigation through to trial or earlier settlement and to deal with post trial/settlement considerations such as costs and enforcement proceedings, and to consider whether any decision should be appealed.
·To enable clients and/or their litigation friends, where a client lacks capacity, to make informed decisions based on advice on legal and other appropriate considerations e.g. costs, funding and risks of litigation.
· Qualified lawyer with solid demonstrable experience in Personal Injury. It would ideally suit lawyers with 0-3 years (ideally newly qualified) of relevant post qualification experience.
·Demonstrable knowledge in conduct of cases from initial advice through to trial.
·Substantial experience in calculating losses in Schedule of Loss (often large and complex).
·Relevant experience in analysing complex factual and legal situations and advising clients in accordance with their aims.
·Substantial experience in dealing sensitively with clients and experts, providing solutions and managing difficult situations and conversations.
·Ability to analyse complex factual and legal situations and advise as to the critical path that should be followed.
Great benefits and hybrid working.
BCL Legal is an equal opportunities employer.