Industrial Disease Solicitor / Associate

England, Greater Manchester, City Of Manchester
£35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
28 Jun 2022
26 Jul 2022
Tony Seymour
Job Title
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7
Contract Type
Full Time

Defendant insurance - Industrial disease solicitor - litigated mix of work - circa 1+ PQE, but broad range of candidates considered.

Industrial Disease Solicitor / Associate - Manchester

Industrial Disease Solicitor - Manchester (UK) - Ideally the team is looking for candidates with 1 PQE+ and with defendant experience. The role is designed to both encourage the successful candidates to grow their own caseload, whilst giving you access to high-value, technical work. This will involve working closely with a lead Partner on other high value cases such as asbestosis / mesothelioma matters.

Key points

  • Job title: Associate (1+ PQE)
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: to £45,000
  • Reports to: Partner (Head of Department)
  • Previous Experience: litigated disease experience gained from a defendant firm. Candidates will be expected to be capable of handling their own litigated caseload including HAVS and NIHL as well as assisting on higher-value claims.

Impressive range of work designed to challenge and develop your career

The successful candidate will be encouraged to build their own caseload of technical NIHL and HAVS work. However, the role also offers the opportunity to gain exposure to more complex work including mesothelioma / asbestosis-related work. This is a role which offers a broad range of work for a number of different insurer clients. The majority of the work undertaken by industrial disease solicitors within the team is litigated.

Nature of work undertaken by team

The head of the team has an impressive range of experience across a broad range of disease claims including:

  • work-related stress;
  • asbestos-related work;
  • RSI;
  • HAVS;
  • carbon monoxide poisoning;
  • work-related cancers.

They also have experience in other specialist areas such as historic abuse, human trafficking and PTSD cases.

Both defendant and claimant candidates considered

The client is looking for candidates who have ideally cut their teeth in a reputable defendant practice and already have a thorough understanding and appreciation of how to run a litigated caseload. Ideally, the hiring managers are looking for someone who can hit the ground running as soon as possible.

That said, strong claimant candidates will also be considered. This is a 'top tier' practice that continues to grow and develop in the Manchester market and wishes to attract candidates with ambition to drive the team forward.

If you are interested to learn more, please don't hesitate to apply.