International Injury Solicitor or Equivalent (Grade C)

Salary: DOE

Location: Manchester/ Southport/ Liverpool/ Hybrid

International Injury Solicitor or Equivalent (Grade C)

Location: Manchester/Southport/Liverpool/Hybrid

Fletchers Solicitors Ltd have a fantastic opportunity to join our growing Serious Injury Law Team.

Purpose of Role:

To run a caseload of International injury cases and to assist the head of the team with higher value cases within the Serious Injury Unit. To ensure that matters are progressed in a timely and efficient manner whilst maximising both damages and costs. The successful candidate will be working on a diverse caseload of fast & multi-track international injury cases.

About Fletchers Solicitors:

Fletchers is a growing law firm specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence law, with excellent rankings with both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. Following several acquisitions, we have transformed into the Fletchers Group, with ambitious plans for further expansion. Situated in the North-West of the UK, our offices are located in Manchester, Liverpool, Southport, Leeds, Bolton, and Cambridge. Many of our colleagues enjoy the flexibility of hybrid work arrangements. We offer a great work-life balance, attractive benefits, apprenticeship or training contract opportunities, and avenues for internal progression. Currently, approximately 10% of our colleagues participate in apprenticeships or training contracts, marking a milestone for us as we continue to improve our Learning & Development programs. Our culture is nurturing, designed to assist you in achieving your aspirations. Additionally, we have our Associate and Partner programs for senior lawyers and established the Fletchers Foundation to support those who have suffered injuries.

More information about us can be found on our website.

Fletchers Group is an inclusive employer with a diverse work force, which is why we welcome applications from all diversity groups and backgrounds. We’re committed to providing a culture and environment where everyone can thrive. Fletchers understand and celebrating that no colleague is the same. We’re proud of our work on the Disability Confident scheme, and we are signing up to other diversity standards to reflect our ethos.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Progress a caseload of international injury files in line with KPI targets
  • Assist the Lead Lawyer in the department on their cases to ensure matters are progressed in a timely and efficient manner
  • Liaising with clients, experts, barristers, third party solicitors/insurers, police and any other relevant parties as directed
  • Involvement in the work that the department does around victim support
  • Dealing with all aspects of pre and post issue procedures in a timely manner as directed
  • Drafting statements of case, witness statements, application notices, pleadings and instructions
  • Preparing accurate and detailed file notes
  • Helping to maintain case plans and case summaries and taking a proactive approach
  • Undertaking telephone negotiations/case management conferences with solicitors/courts as directed
  • Pursue cases to conclusion as directed
  • Attendance at Court, Joint Settlement Meetings, Case Management Conferences and Conferences with or without Counsel. This occasionally requires an overnight stay.
  • Preparation of trial bundles
  • preparing costs instructions sheets and disbursement lists
  • Ensuring excellent levels of client care are maintained

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • The successful candidate should be a Solicitor, Grade B/C or CILEX, or with equivalent non-qualified experience
  • A proven track record of dealing with international injury work is essential, on cases with a value up to £100,000
  • Proven KPI’s in fees recovery, time recording and client care
  • Experienced at dealing with a diverse range of liability scenarios including Package as well as RTAs and Montreal & Athens Convention cases
  • Excellent people and client care skills; a sensitive and professional approach always
  • Experienced in litigation at both County Court and High Court level
  • Sound knowledge of the CPR, litigation process and cost budgeting process
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • A commercial approach to litigation and case progression
  • Willing to commit to achieving results and meeting deadlines
  • Flexible in working hours and able to travel
  • The ability to work in a team and to mentor other team members
  • Good IT skills, especially in respect of Microsoft Office packages. Previous experience of Proclaim is preferable but not essential
  • Able to liaise and work well with other integral teams across the business
  • Excellent time management
  • Willingness to put forward ideas and to engage in brand development, networking events and marketing

Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of pro claim case management system
  • Driving licence

We reserve the right to close this role before the date specified depending on the calibre and volume of candidates.

In return Fletchers can offer:

  • 35 hours working week
  • Bonus scheme (subject to targets being met)
  • 35 days holiday a year including bank holidays and Christmas Closure, you also have an option to purchase up to 3 extra days’ holiday per year, until you reach the maximum long service awards which are awarded after your 5th, 7th, and 9th full year of employment
  • Pension scheme with tax-efficient salary sacrifice option
  • Life Assurance Policy
  • Medicash policy to cover some dental, optical and other medical expenses
  • Company sick pay
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and IVF schemes
  • Flexible, agile working environment with a positive work-life balance
  • Varied calendar of funded company social events (check out Fletchers Group on LinkedIn)
  • Monthly voucher awardsfor winning nominees

  • Location: Manchester/ Southport/ Liverpool/ Hybrid
  • Salary: DOE
  • Department: Serious Injury Law
  • Closing Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2024
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