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8 months ago
Lipson Lloyd Jones Manchester
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Location: Leicester
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Newly Qualified, PQE 1, PQE 2, PQE 3
Contact: Emma Chisholm
Sector: Personal Injury, Employers Liability, NIHL, Occupational Disease, Local Government
Category: Solicitor Jobs


Our client is a national commercial outfit and they are looking for an NQ-3PQE Solicitor to join the Deft PI team in Leicester dealing with EL/PL and housing Disrepair

The firm is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK 2017, we are immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people.

The Department

Our Casualty team provides a full, expert service in defending public and employers' liability claims, particularly workplace, public sector and claims against the emergency services. Weightmans' team is second-to-none in providing defendant litigation services in these specialist areas. We operate on a national basis with dedicated workplace, public and police teams.

The role


To manage a caseload, and assist other case handlers with their caseloads, of local government litigation.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Specialise in acting on behalf of various local authorities and insurers, protecting their interests
  • Manage a caseload of litigated files including Highways Law, Occupiers Liability Employers Liability and Housing disrepair
  • Assist on social care abuse claims, human rights and equality act and high value flooding cases.
  • Draft and perform legal research, investigations etc
  • Attend at conferences and Court
  • Communicate with clients, Counsel and various other parties
  • Achieve set financial and chargeable targets
  • Ensure relevant deadlines, quality measures and KIPS are adhered to
  • Comply with relevant policies and procedures
  • Work in accordance with the firms' values

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

The person specification

  • Qualified solicitor 0-3years PQE
  • Genuine interest and previous experience in local government litigation
  • Experience of acting for a local authority and their insurers would be desirable
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent collaborative and team working skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines and targets
  • Flexible approach

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.

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