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Royds Withy King
Location: Bath
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: PQE 2, PQE 3, PQE 4, PQE 5, PQE 6-9
Contact: chris watling
Sector: Personal Injury, Industrial Disease, Occupational Disease
Category: Solicitor Jobs

About the Role


Royds Withy King have a dedicated specialist team of lawyers who are committed to recovering maximum compensation for clients suffering from industrial disease such as mesothelioma, lung

cancer and asbestosis.


To consistently deliver a high standard of legal advice to clients in a commercially astute

manner, delivering outstanding client service at all times. To assist with the marketing of the ID team's services and undertaking business development activities to build on the team's and firms reputation for excellence and attract new sources of work'


  • Independently manage a caseload of asbestos disease files - predominantly mesothelioma but also including lung cancer, asbestosis and diffuse pleural thickening - from instruction to


  • Deal directly with clients to take instructions and consider all sources of asbestos exposure,

    decide tactically the most appropriate defendant(s) to pursue and ensure full understanding

    by the client in order to deliver the best possible outcome,

  • Travel nationally and sometimes internationally to visit clients at home to take instructions'
  • Delegate appropriate level work to juniors in the team to ensure cases are progressed

    speedily and to achieve maximum utilisation of time.

  • Raise personal profile by developing relationships with specialist doctors, nurses, experts and
    Counsel. Use and actively maintain social media profiles

  • Develop a network of contacts and potential referrers; attend relevant networking events including conferences such as NLCFN and BTOG, social events, support group meetings and



About You


Skills & Experience:

  • Fee earner with expereince of claimant asbestos or general ID multi track work.
  • Experience within Industrial Disease, in particular mesothelioma or asbestosis, area of law.
  • Ability to manage own files with minimal supervision.
  • Strong client management skills with a focus on delivery of excellent client service.
  • Organised and able to effectively prioritise.

Core Behaviours:


  • Positive Attitude to Work- Approaches work with positivity and energy and thrives in a busy environment.
  • Effective Communicator- Clearly conveys information and ideas through the relevant media. Speaks in Plain English.
  • Self Aware- Recognises personal strengths and weaknesses and uses that knowledge to interact positively with others. Maintains a professional impression.
  • Team Player- Actively participates as a member of a team. Develops and maintains relationships with others.
  • Resilient- Functions effectively under pressure and handles difficult circumstances in a manner that is acceptable to others and Royds Withy King.
  • Open to Change- Receptive to new ways of working with the ability to be flexible in approaching tasks and problems.

Please note that the successful applicant will be subject to pre-employment screening including a DBS (Criminal Background) check.


About Us

We are a progressive UK Top 100 law firm known for our commercial, private client, clinical negligence and personal injury work. We were the winner of the Managing Partners’ Forum ‘Best Managed Firm’ award for 2019.


Our firm has 520 people with offices in Bath, Oxford, London, Swindon and Marlborough. 


At Royds Withy King, people come first. Our brand is built around being ‘Ahead of the Curve’. By this we mean always trying to put ourselves in our clients’ shoes, looking ahead to the future, anticipating their needs and coming up with solutions.


We also pride ourselves on providing a brilliant place to work. We recognise that investing in our people and their career is the only way we can succeed in achieving what is best for our clients. Our friendly, accessible and supportive culture is incredibly important to us and we are continually looking at new ways to nurture and enhance it. Our people tell us that this is a firm with a flat structure, where everyone has a voice and everyone’s opinions matter.

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