Civil Litigation / RTA Solicitor

Newcastle upon Tyne
£35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent Benefits & Bonus
17 May 2024
14 Jun 2024
Alex Groom
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time

Position: Civil Litigation / RTA Solicitor
Location: South Northumberland - close to Newcastle
Experience: circa 3+ PQE
Salary: Up to £45,000
Type: Full-Time, Permanent

About Our Client:
Our client is a reputable law firm located near Newcastle, known for providing expert legal services with a focus on client satisfaction and professional excellence. Due to continued growth, they are currently seeking an experienced Civil Litigation / RTA Solicitor to join their dedicated team, specializing in diminution, salvage, and vehicle repossession cases.

Role Overview:
This role offers an exciting opportunity for a solicitor with a strong background in civil litigation, particularly within the road traffic accident (RTA) sector. The successful candidate will handle a variety of cases related to diminution, salvage, and vehicle repossession, providing high-quality legal support and representation.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Case Management: Handle a caseload of civil litigation matters, with a particular focus on diminution cases, salvage, and vehicle repossession.
  • Client Consultation: Provide expert legal advice to clients, ensuring clear communication and understanding of their legal position and options.
  • Drafting and Documentation: Prepare legal documents, including pleadings, motions, and settlement agreements, ensuring accuracy and compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Negotiation and Settlement: Engage in negotiations with opposing parties to reach favorable settlements for clients, aiming to resolve disputes efficiently and effectively.
  • Court Representation: Represent clients in court proceedings, presenting cases confidently and competently.
  • Legal Research: Conduct thorough legal research to support case preparation and ensure the most effective legal strategies are employed.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with colleagues and support staff to provide comprehensive legal services, fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment.

Candidate Profile:



  • Qualified solicitor with a circa 3 years' PQE in civil litigation (guidline PQE - all applications welcome)
  • Demonstrable experience in the road traffic accident sector is highly desirable.
  • Excellent legal research, drafting, and negotiation skills.
  • Strong advocacy skills with the ability to represent clients effectively in court.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proactive, detail-oriented, and able to manage a diverse caseload efficiently.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively.

Why Join Our Client:



  • Professional Growth: Opportunities for continuous learning and career development within a supportive and dynamic firm.
  • Innovative Practice: Work within a forward-thinking legal practice that values innovation and excellence.
  • Supportive Environment: A positive and inclusive work culture that values work-life balance and employee well-being.
  • Competitive Compensation: Attractive salary package and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to Apply:
If you are a motivated and experienced civil litigation / RTA solicitor, looking to advance your career in something slightly different, we would love to hear from you.