PI Solicitor

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Posted 30+ days ago
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£40,000 - 55,000
Private Practice
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30+ days ago
PI Solicitor We have a role for a PI Solicitor with large loss experience to join a leading team based in Newcastle. This role offers an excellent opportunity for a qualified lawyer to work with recognised market leaders in catastrophic injury work within our Complex Injury Claims Team. The Lead Lawyer with whom the Assistant Lawyer will work alongside handles non-delegated, high value multi track and catastrophic injury claims including multi-million pound brain injury, spinal injury, amputation and fatal claims. These cases are some of the highest value in the market and are run to the highest of standards. We are looking for an ambitious individual who has solid previous experience in personal injury. You will be between NQ and 5 years PQE level with a keenness to progress in this specialist area of law. Experience of indemnity, liability and complex medical issues is preferred and excellent attention to detail essential. The role will also involve the need to engage with senior claims handlers in long-standing insurance clients as well as assisting the Lead Lawyer in activities which enhance the firm profile. This really is a fantastic opportunity to build on your already gained PI experience in a complex, high value area of law. This role is based in our Newcastle office and is a full time opportunity. We would also be open to applicants from Leeds. Key Accountabilities: You will work as part of a team progressing each file from the receipt of papers from the Insurer to claims resolution dealing with aspects of liability and quantum. The role will include: Working with the Lead Lawyer to manage a caseload of complex injury claims consisting of claims typically valued in excess of £1m. Communicating with insurer clients, dealing with their queries and updating them as the matter progresses. Forensic analysis of voluminous quantum evidence, preparing chronologies, identifying anomalies and other relevant information across various sources and categories of evidence. Using your existing knowledge of complex and catastrophic injury symptomology to identify relevant issues within medical records in order to instruct medical experts, drawing key issues to their attention. Critical analysis of sources of liability evidence and identifying any gaps. Drafting concise technical advice on all aspects of claim handling to include advice on indemnity, liability, quantum and causation issues and claims resolution for strategy discussion with the Lead Lawyer. Proactively identifying next steps required on matter, discussing those aspects with the Lead Lawyer and taking action as agreed. Interviewing witnesses and drafting statements. Liaising with parties involved in claims including the insured, insurer, witnesses etc. Drafting pleadings and applications. Instructing counsel and attending conferences, JSMs, mediations both remotely and in person. Make full use of the firm's Case Management System in progressing files from receipt to closure. Attend court in person or by telephone, attend trials, settlement conferences etc as required. Delegate assigned tasks for a Legal Assistant and/or Paralegal and be fully engaged in their development in terms of technical ability and achievement of objectives To ensure compliance with the SRA Standards & Regulations Experience, Skills and Qualifications Qualified solicitor or legal executive - NQ to 5 year PQE Proven experience in a Personal Injury role having handled multitrack work as a minimum Experience of indemnity, liability and complex medical issues is essential Critical thinking and quantum analysis experience required Good telephone advocacy skills Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills Excellent client care skills Ability to prioritise work, keep to deadlines and work under pressure Excellent research skills A strong knowledge of relevant insurance principles
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