Solicitor or Equivalent (PI-2 Wheel) – PIN039

Salary: DOE

Location: Manchester/Hybrid

Solicitor or Equivalent (PI-2 Wheel)

Location: Manchester/ Hybrid

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

The role will be to manage a caseload of pre- issue files which will be a mixture of MOJ and liability disputed cases.  The target is to settle cases, meet a fee target and to issue cases for liability or quantum. To assist the Team Leader in the successful running of the team.

About Fletchers Solicitors:

Fletchers is a rapidly growing law firm specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence law. We are based in the North-West of the UK, with offices in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds & Southport, although many of our colleagues work from home as Fletchers offers Hybrid working. We offer a great work life balance, fabulous benefits, apprenticeships, and internal progression, around 10% of colleagues are currently working on apprenticeships or training contracts – more than ever before – and we are continuing to grow our L&D offering. We have a great culture and people that will support you and your goals.

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 for the role:

  • Run a caseload of mixed MOJ and liability disputed cases with some fatalities. These will predominantly be from Inception or following the Initial medico legal report from Fast Track Pre-Issue Team.
  • To liaise with clients whether via telephone, correspondence or in person to give advice and take instructions
  • Arrange medical appointments
  • Review medical reports
  • Instruct engineer inspections
  • To regularly review cases for liability and quantum
  • Review Police reports
  • Review and take instructions regarding quantum and liability offers
  • Court Document Writing
  • Instructing Counsel to attend hearings
  • Consider rehabilitation needs for the client
  • Consider future losses of the clients on more severe injuries
  • Provide junior fee earners with a second option on PI valuations
  • Assist with training in the team and other teams when appropriate
  • Assist with some supervisory skills when necessary, such as checking post and answering day to day questions.
  • Ensuring own issuing targets are met and assist Team Leaders with ensuring the teams targets are met
  • Ensuring own fee targets are met and assist Team Leaders with ensuring the teams targets are met
  • Ensure chargeable time recording is accurate and proportionate

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Over 5 years’ experience of dealing with personal injury claims
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent attention to details
  • Target Driven
  • Confident in valuing injuries up to £25,000.00 and assessing liability risks
  • Identifying cases that have the potential multi track
  • Awareness of the business needs and assisting with other teams within the department should the need arise
  • Experience in dealing with more than one medical report and valuing multiple injuries is essential.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Qualified solicitor or Cilex
  • As most of the claims will involve motorcycle accidents, so knowledge of motorcycle liability and Case Law is preferred

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:

  • Competitive salary
  • 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 long service award the 3 days 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
  • Enhanced 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 awards

So much has happened in the last year at Fletchers:

  • We became Fletchers Group following several acquisitions – and have big plans for more growth.
  • We offered legal colleagues more training contracts than ever before.
  • Retained excellent rankings with both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners
  • We opened 2 new office locations in Leeds and Liverpool (alongside Southport and Manchester)
  • We launched our first ever Associate and Partner programmes for senior lawyers.
  • We launched the Fletchers Foundation charity to support injured people.

That’s just to name a few, check out our website for more:

  • Location: Manchester/Hybrid
  • Salary: DOE
  • Department: PI 2Wheel
  • Closing Date: Fri, 31 May 2024
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