Personal Injury Solicitor

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
30 Sep 2016
21 Oct 2016
Job Title
Practice Area
Personal Injury
Contract Type
Full Time

I am currently recruiting on behalf of a well-established Law firm based in Newcastle upon Tyne who are seeking to appoint a Personal Injury Solicitor that has acquired between 1-3 years PQE.

My client will consider Legal Executives / Fee Earners / experienced File Handlers with solid road traffic accident / personal injury experience.

In recent years, the firm has broadened their focus, and now specialises in accidents at work and accidents in a public place, as well as road traffic accidents.

The firm is a member of the Motor Accidents Solicitors Society, Law Society and Personal Injury Panel ensuring a service based on confidence and trust. If you are seeking a Personal Injury Solicitor role within a dynamic firm, who genuinely values their employees and offers every opportunity to progress as well as great benefits, then please do get in contact and I can discuss this role further with you.

What they are looking for:

  • Any 2.2 degree or equivalent
  • Admission to solicitors roll or equivalent
  • Experience commensurate with position

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide legal support and advice as may be required by the Directors  
  • Assist Directors to ensure an effective, prompt and accurate service is provided to all clients or organisations with which you have contact
  • Effectively and efficiently deal with the individual cases for which the fee earner has responsibility
  • To maintain an awareness of changes in legislation, practice and procedure and ensure that such information is disseminated to all appropriate colleagues
  • Plan your workload in order to anticipate and balance priorities, obtaining timely assistance and guidance from relevant fee earners when necessary, thus optimising output
  • Ensure that all correspondence and messages are dealt with appropriately and within a reasonable timescale
  • Ensure that all clients on all occasions are treated with courtesy and dealt with expeditiously and ensure that a favourable image for the firm is presented
  • Undertake appropriate training and ensure target CPD hours are met
  • Liaise with the accounts department regarding the payment of disbursements, outstanding accounts, bad debts, etc.
  • Ensure any targets set by the Directors are met
  • Provide written reports when required
  • Attend and participate realistically in all management team meetings where your presence is required, as and when they are arranged
  • To undertake non-chargeable work, including practice development for the benefit of the firm, which may be outside office hour
  • Provide legal support and advice to clients and other members of staff