4 months ago
Lawyer (Industrial Disease)
Salary: £30,187 - £35,214
Closing date for applicants: 3 July 2019
Thompsons Solicitors are a law firm unlike any other. With nearly 100 years’ experience of successfully representing clients of injury and mistreatment, we have the privilege of working with and supporting the Trade Union Movement and the people they represent.
By providing an inclusive environment, we ensure that individually and collectively we flourish to be the best we can be. We are recognised as one of the UK's leading teams by credible directories including The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, as well as being highly recommended in The Times’ Best Law Firms 2019. We pride ourselves on being “the most experienced trade union, claimant and employment rights law firm in the UK”, our friendly working environment and our excellent work/life balance.
We are looking for an experienced and skilled Lawyer to join our team of highly successful industrial disease lawyers in our Manchester office to run a varied caseload of litigated and non-litigated industrial disease cases. You will have the opportunity to represent clients who have become victims of Industrial Disease, including chemical exposure (COSHH), non-asbestos related lung disease, Hand Arm Vibration (HAVS), Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) and Work Related Upper Limb Disorders (WRULD) along with assisting with investigations on complex cases within the team.
With a passion for blending your technical expertise with your outstanding communication and client care skills, you will take pride in delivering a first class legal service to our clients. Having the confidence and ability to take appropriate daily decisions on cases to ensure swift progression, will be key to your success. To ensure you thrive in the role, we will provide you with structured supervision, coaching and training as well as a nurturing environment, where you can grow and shape your career.
As a qualified lawyer with at least 2 years’ case handling experience, you will be assessing and advising on the prospects of success on a range of fast track industrial disease claims up to the value of £25,000 and supporting and assisting on more complex cases as part of the wider team. You will therefore need to have excellent knowledge of the law relating to industrial disease and the civil litigation process. The role requires excellent prioritisation skills and meticulous attention to detail to enable you to construct clear and effective arguments, yielding the best result for our clients. You will need to show empathy and understanding, providing a professional legal service with a personal touch.
You will also be a team player and will enjoy engaging in marketing and business development opportunities.
We recognise and reward high performance, with competitive salaries and an extensive benefits package including:
• Structured pay scales
• Contributory pension scheme
• Permanent health insurance
• Life assurance
• 23 days annual leave (in addition to bank holidays)
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
• Cycle to work scheme
• Organised sports and social club
• Annual travel and parking loans
• Financial assistance for professional development
For more detailed information on our benefits, please visit our website.
We believe that attracting talent that reflects the diversity of the communities within which we live and work is a key part of our business, which is why we are an equal opportunities employer.
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