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6 months ago
Lipson Lloyd Jones Manchester
Salary: £32000 - £48000 per annum
Location: Leeds
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: PQE 2, PQE 3, PQE 4, PQE 5, PQE 6-9
Contact: Emma Chisholm
Sector: Personal Injury, Industrial Disease
Category: Solicitor Jobs

International Commercially orientated firm seeks a 3+PQE Solicitor to join the Industrial Disease team in the city centre Leeds office

A solicitor or litigation executive working within the Industrial Disease Casualty team.

  • Your case load will be primarily litigated Industrial Disease cases on behalf key insurer clients.
  • Where necessary you will be asked to assist other colleagues on more complex and higher value cases.
  • You will be working in a team of 20+ fee earners with plans for further growth.
  • You will work for a mixture of household name insurer clients and self Insured companies which instruct us directly.
  • You must be able to handle a varied workload in accordance with client protocols and with an appropriate level of supervision. Act as a point of contact for clients, demonstrating a level of knowledge and skill commensurate with experience.
  • You shall exercise full compliance with firms protocols on billing and credit control and demonstrate a high level of financial management in respect of own files.
  • Aim to achieve to a minimum budgeted chargeable hours per year and also achieve a billing target commensurate with your role and client fee scale.
  • As part of your role you may be asked to support marketing and business development activity within the team. This will include meeting clients, attending training sessions and marketing events.
  • Build an awareness of the firms other services. Build effective internal and external networks.
  • Maintain an awareness of the firm's strategies and plans.
  • Maintain and develop technical knowledge through attendance at training sessions, reading appropriate publications and exceeding Law Society CPD requirements.
  • Handle confidential information in line with the firms data security protocols

    Key skills
  • Solicitor with a demonstrable interest and previous experience in the practice area with circa 3 years disease claims experience.
  • Good relationship and commercial/insurer client handling skills.
  • Previous experience acting as a supervisor for junior solicitors would be desirable.
  • A proven awareness of management information, client driven KPI's and their importance to meeting client expectations.
  • Able to deal confidently and professionally with clients on day to day issues. Able to demonstrate a reasonable level of self-sufficiency, combined with an awareness of the boundaries of own competence/authority.
  • An ability to adopt a commercial perspective rather than an 'academic' approach to legal issues.
  • Change oriented with a positive, flexible approach towards the implementation of new initiatives.
  • Team oriented and collegiate with a willingness to share knowledge with and support other members of the team.

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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