Team Leader – ELPL (Leeds)

Salary: Up to £50K DOE

Location: Leeds/Hybrid

Team Leader- EL/PL- Leeds

Location: Leeds/ Hybrid

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

To lead and develop fee earning teams in line with company processes, standards, and strategy.

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:

  • Leading a team to maximise its objectives and deliver excellent standards of performance.
  • Some aspects of people management for the team (with input from Heads of Department).
  • Ensuring that the legal/technical elements of the case conduct processes are maintained to the highest standards of efficiency, integrity and customer care.
  • Conducting technical file reviews and offering supervisory guidance/instruction.
  • Knowledge sharing with the team by way of supervision, training and case clinics.
  • Work in effective collaboration with other Team Leaders and Heads of Department to ensure standardisation of approach, learning and the smooth transition of cases and team working.
  • The successful applicant will also have conduct of a of a diverse caseload of multi-track or intermediate track matters valued up to £100,000, including RTA, EL, PL and OL work and should have a proven track record of success in serious injury personal injury work.

Accountable for:

  • Providing inspirational leadership to teams, including recruitment, motivation, training and supporting of team members.
  • Ensuring the progression of all cases in the team up to the point of settlement.
  • Ensuring the team provides outstanding service to customers.
  • Ensuring the team’s financial performance KPIs are delivered and maintained.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • The successful candidate should be a qualified Solicitor/CILEX or have equivalent work experience with a solid track record of successfully dealing with multi-track work.
  • Significant experience of handling serious injury claims and litigation experience.
  • Sound knowledge of the CPR, litigation process and cost budgeting process.
  • Experienced at dealing with a diverse range of liability scenarios including EL/PL as well as RTAs and multiple defendants.
  • Proven KPI’s in fees recovery, time recording and client care.
  • Inspirational leader of people and teams.
  • Excellent people and client care skills; a sensitive and professional approach always.
  • 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.
  • 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 and organisation skills.
  • A strong track record of thinking and acting commercially in a legal environment.
  • Previous supervisory or management experience.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • A willingness to put forward ideas and to engage in brand development, networking events and marketing.

Desirable qualifications, skills, and experience:

  • Experience of the Proclaim case manage system would be desirable.
  • 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:

  • 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:

https://www.fletcherssolicitors.co.uk/about-us

  • Location: Leeds/Hybrid
  • Salary: Up to £50K DOE
  • Department: EL/PL
  • Closing Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2024
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