Solicitor

Location:

Glasgow

REFERENCE: 01/22/12
CLOSING DATE: 7/15/2022 12:00:00 AM

Job Purpose:

  • To handle mainly Pursuer but some Defender, RTA Personal injury cases pre-litigation and non –PI RTA cases
  • To prepare and manage RTA litigated cases at Sheriff court and ASPIC level

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for a high volume caseload personal Injury RTA Pursuer claims, making use of the firm’s Case Management Systems and using the agreed internal procedures and practices
  • To progress your caseload in a manner to ensure that clients receive appropriate, professional, timely and pertinent legal advice, with regular contact, whilst managing their expectations
  • To identify early those cases where proceedings would be tactically beneficial to litigate and to do so expeditiously
  • Take a practical but commercial approach to settlements and advising clients as to litigation/cost risks
  • To achieve and exceed various targets set in relation to, for example, profit costs, settlements and issuing, without compromising the firm’s integrity
  • To liaise appropriately and timely with sources, medical agencies, experts, third party insurers, Defenders solicitors and other relevant parties to ensure that cases are pro-actively progressed.
  • Perform to a high level in a target orientated environment
  • To undertake any other tasks as deemed relevant and reasonable by the business

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Knowledge and experience of RTA Scottish Protocol PI cases
  • Knowledge and experience of non –PI RTA cases pre-litigation
  • Capable of drafting and running litigated cases mainly PI but also non-PI RTA cases at Sheriff Court level
  • Excellent client care skills
  • Able to work to deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team and be self-motivated

Benefits:

  • Minimum 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
  • Hybrid working model (in relevant role)
  • 2 x Volunteering days to support charitable initiatives
  • Matched Giving – up to £250 matched for personal charity fundraising for a registered charity
  • Medicash cash plan – claim back dental / physio / optical appointments
  • My Medicash App – including access to rapid digital physiotherapy and skin cancer screening assessments plus fitness videos and wellbeing tools
  • Discounts and cash back on travel and shopping through Medicash extras
  • Life Assurance Scheme (4 x salary)
  • Pension scheme
  • Funded driving theory test (in relevant role)
  • Active network of Wellbeing Champions – providing mental health support
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Funded social events to connect with your colleagues
  • Dress for your day policy

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