PSL - Personal Injury

Legal Works Recruitment Ltd
London, UK
Full time
From £100,000
11 days ago



Legal Works is delighted to be recruiting a Knowledge Development Lawyer / Professional Support Lawyer in the London office of this practice.

This is a great opportunity for an existing KDL / PSL or a lawyer / solicitor / barrister looking for a change in direction in career and particularly one with a better 'work & home' life balance.

As the Knowledge Development Lawyer you will provide services to the Injuries Departments.


The role will cover the 'usual' aspects of a PSL / KDL role and will likely include all / most of the following:-

* Identifying & disseminating relevant legal & procedural developments, cases, news & articles to the various teams in the Injuries departments
* Assisting with the creation & management of precedents & additional legal knowledge & know-how for use by the Injuries departments;
* Collaborating with other members of the Knowledge department to share documents, developments & ideas and to optimise the dissemination of relevant knowledge to all departments within the firm;
* Identifying, drafting & publishing thought leadership articles;
* Identifying and preparing, in collaboration with others, responses to relevant consultations and/or lobbying opportunities on behalf of the firm;
* Carrying out research on discrete points of law and/or procedure;
* Identifying areas of risk and/or compliance and considering methods, processes and guidance which would assist the Injury departments and, where appropriate, wider firm, in minimising such risks;
* Devising and implementing processes & procedures to enable best practice in the delivery of legal services and to ensure compliance with any and all relevant regulatory obligations and internal practice and/or business management policies and principles;
* Identifying training needs of lawyers / paralegals within the Injury departments, working with the L&D team to design & deliver training sessions / programmes.
* Assisting lawyers within the Injury departments to achieve relevant industry accreditations;
* Working with heads of Injury departments to ensure the departments' know-how, training & guidance needs are met.


You will:-

* Be a qualified lawyer / barrister or existing KDL with at least 5/6 years' PQE in complex injury claims with values of in excess of £1m;
* Have strong technical and practical experience of relevant laws and procedures, including in relation to costs & funding rules and practical application in a personal injury & clinical negligence context;
* Have excellent legal analysis, drafting, reporting, data management & IT skills (including strong Excel proficiency) as well as communication & interpersonal skills;
* Be well organised, driven, with strong attention to detail, sound judgement & decision-making skills & an ability to manage own workload;

Desirable skills & /or experience of interest include: -

* PSL/KDL/knowledge role or involvement
* Legal training development and/or delivery
* Project management
* High Court and/or Court of Appeal trial preparation and attendance
* Cross-border aspects of injury litigation

An excellent opportunity to work in a first-class team in a recognised practice, with career development opportunities.

Full time / Part time 4 days per week possible.

Please call to find out more.

If you would like to speak with our retained Consultant ANDREW NELSON in respect of this position or similar vacancies, or if you would like a discussion about your career or the market in general, please do call us in the strictest confidence on any of the listed numbers.


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Legal Works Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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