Personal Injury Solictor FTC 6 months - Kennedys

 
Reference
20943
Salary
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Professional Title
Solicitor
Legal Executive
Paralegal
PQE Guide
Para - 3
Areas of Practice
Personal Injury
Locations
London Only

Office Locations
London

 


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Job Description

Brief Description of Role: We are looking to recruit an experienced litigation assistant /solicitor with experience in multi-track personal injury claims. The successful candidate will assist partners and senior solicitors with a mixed caseload of EL/PL and motor claims as necessary.

Team Information: Our national team services personal injury claims from seven office locations across the UK. The London team is a major force in the local market. We act for well known clients and on some very high profile cases, led by experienced Partners recognised as market leaders in this sector.

We avoid unnecessary lawyering and are focused on working in partnership with our clients to achieve practical and commercial solutions at a realistic cost.

We advise on defendant personal injury claims covering the entire range from 'slip and trip' to catastrophic personal injury (including spinal, brain and multiple injuries, psychiatric injury, amputations, fatal accidents and multiple orthopaedic traumas).

The team currently consists of 8 Partners, 17 Solicitors, 5 Legal Staff, 3 Trainees & 10 Support Staff.

Type of Clients:Large composite Insurers
London Market Insurers
Self-insured companies
EL/PL and motor insurers
Corporates
Transport operators and contractors

Type of Cases:
All aspects of motor and EL/PL claims up to and assisting on complex and high value personal injury.
Both pre-litigation and litigated files. Promoting early resolution of claims without recourse to litigation including mediation and round table settlement negotiation.

Requirements:
Qualifications:
Essential:Good academics.
Desirable UK Qualified Solicitor or CILEX qualified or Paralegal with the relevant experience.
Experience:(Type, length, quality, background)
Essential:1-3 years' experience of multi-track personal injury claims gained in a defendant personal injury law firm.*
Experience of EL/PL and/or motor claims.
Experience of progressing case plans under supervision.
Meeting targets.
We are not able to consider claimant only experience
Desirable:Experience of assisting on catastrophic claims.
Instructing experts and taking witness statements.

Skills and Abilities:(Technical, self-management, managing others)

Essential:Attention to detail.
Reliable technical skills.
Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
Ability to manage own time.
Well-organised.

Personality:
Essential:Team player.
To be approachable and responsive to both colleagues and clients.
To be accountable and straightforward.
To be professional and courteous in all dealings.
Self-motivated and enthusiastic.

What do we have to offer?At Kennedys we offer a vibrant and supportive working environment built upon our core values; we are approachable, and responsive, we show respect for people, we are trustworthy and straightforward and we ensure that we deliver economic solutions for our clients.

Career Development:We actively encourage all staff to develop in their chosen career by providing early responsibility, supervision and training.

Quality of work:We pride ourselves on the high quality instructions we receive.
Business Development opportunities: Our lawyers are given many opportunities to meet clients, either at meeting or social events and are encouraged & expected to build on their own relationships.

Learning & Development: To ensure the Firm retains its competitive edge in the market it is committed to investing in its lawyers and support staff. Our culture, values and people reflect the quality of work and client relationships we have. Investing in the learning and development of our staff ensures our employees' performance, across all roles and levels, mirror the Firm's core values and therefore the overall success of the Firm. We aim to provide regular, timely and fit for purpose training via the most appropriate medium, in accordance with the needs of the business.

Benefits Package:We offer a comprehensive benefits package consisting of; 25 days annual leave, Life Assurance, Employee Assistance Programme, Corporate Gym Membership, Eyecare Vouchers, Early Years Childcare Voucher scheme, Employers Contributory Pension scheme, Private Health Insurance, Cycle to Work scheme, Permanent Health Insurance, Season Ticket Loan.