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4 months ago
Weightmans
Location: Liverpool
Job type: Contract/Locum
Category: Legal Executive Jobs
Role profile:
Role Profile Level 3

PQE:
0-2

Term:
Fixed term

Duration:
12 months

Working hours:
Full-time
(Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm)

Division:
Claims

Team:

Large Loss Liverpool 2

Location:
Liverpool

The Firm

Weightmans 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 national Large Loss team provides an expert, experienced legal service dealing with claims involving injuries of the utmost severity and more complex technical insurance work. Weightmans’ Large Loss team handles claims reserved at a minimum of £500,000, representing around £750 million of client reserves. The majority of claims we deal with are motor, but we also cover employers’ liability, public liability and product liability, as well as substantial dependency fatality claims. Typical cases involve brain, spinal and amputation injuries.

The role

Aim

Assist partners and senior associates defending technical and catastrophic PI cases under supervision. Conducting any relevant investigations such as collating and reviewing disclosure documents; obtaining witness statements; assessing relevant heads of loss, instructing experts; drafting directions and case summaries; instructing counsel; preparing draft updates to clients and letters to third parties in order to repudiate and/or compromise the claim as appropriate.

Key responsibilities

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Assist in reviewing case upon instruction

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Assist in initial investigations and in reporting to clients/prepare internal strategy report as appropriate

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Review and analyse databases and make further investigations as appropriate

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Liaise with other solicitors, insurers, police, HSEand witnesses to gather evidence

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Instruct various experts as appropriate

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Control Case Manager Diary and action lists

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Attend at court hearings as appropriate

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Attend conferences and JSMs as directed by partner, subject to client approval

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Draft letters, reports, reserve sheets and action plans as directed

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Direct contact with client as delegated

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Complete Client MI procedures and update Large Loss database

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Achieve set financial and chargeable targets

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Comply with Data Protection Compliance and Procedures

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Comply with CPR/rehabilitation protocol

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Keep up to date with legal developments in high value personal injury

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Experience of technical motor issues would be preferable.

This list is not exhaustive.

The person specification

Essential

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Experience of personal injury litigation work

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Knowledge of CPR procedures

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Ability to work to deadlines and targets

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Ability to work as part of a team

Other Information

Please note:

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Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.

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The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.

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