14th September 2023
Catastrophic Injury Solicitor
Salary£52,000 to £65,000 Package 25 days holiday, Pension scheme, Life Assurance, Income Protection, Health Care Cash Plan, and Bonus Award Contractual hours35 Basis Full time
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a top 100 law firm based in west Yorkshire. We are looking to hire an Associate to join our Serious Injury team.
The firm encourage and support agile working to allow our colleagues to get the best out of their day.
This includes a generous bonus scheme, matched pension scheme, insurance benefits, health and wellbeing support, discounts, regular reward incentives, study sponsorship and great social events.
To handle a portfolio of claimant serious injury claims clients and contribute to the general success of the department. The caseload is predominantly road traffic accident based and involves cases with complex technical issues and quantum.
To provide mentoring support to colleagues within the Serious Injury Team handling a portfolio of compensation claims. You will be an ambassador of the business, contributing to the department strategy and growth. The value of cases will range from £150k - £5m plus and is allocated dependant on skills and experience.
Delivering the following for your individual caseload and that of your client case team: You will be responsible for delivering excellent client care to our clients who have suffered from a traumatic and life changing event, on your individual cases and overseeing the team.
Motivate and lead the team ensuring clear objectives and KPI's are followed, performance issues are actively managed and development plans are in place in accordance with company policy.
Instructions and meetings with a multi-disciplinary team of experts for example, medical experts, case managers, care experts, architects, forensic accountants, counsel.
Analysis of evidence and research of legal issues on liability, causation and quantum.
Drafting documents including statements, pleadings, schedules of loss.
Securing early interim payments and appropriate rehabilitation.
Optimising your client's settlement.
A qualified Solicitor or Fellow of CILEx with a minimum of 8 Years Post Qualification Experience or can demonstrate equivalent experience to charge and recovery Grade A rates.
Proven track record of dealing with serious injury claims; an experienced litigator with strong technical ability and practical knowledge of the court procedures.
Excellent communication skills to include negotiation and objection handling.
Accountable for achieving objectives in a fast-paced environment whilst maintaining high standards of work quality and client care.
Competent working with a case management system and good knowledge of Excel and Word.
Good attention to detail and strong organisational skills.
BCL Legal is an equal opportunities employer.