Catastrophic Injury Solicitor (NQ-3PQE) - Leeds

Practice Group: Insurance

Location: Leeds

Contract Type: Permanent – full time

Catastrophic Injury Solicitor (NQ-3PQE) - Leeds

Catastrophic Injury Solicitor (NQ-3PQE) - Leeds

DWF is seeking to recruit an NQ to 3 years PQE Solicitor into the Catastrophic Personal Injury team in our Leeds office.

The Catastrophic Injury team at DWF is one of the largest in the UK and is nationally recognised. We act for a large number of insurers, many of whom are household names, dealing with complex, catastrophic and large loss claims. The team deals with high value RTA and EL/PL matters.

We are seeking applications from high quality candidates ranging from NQ up to 3 years’ PQE experience who are able to demonstrate a real interest in large loss and catastrophic injury work. We are seeking a highly motivated team player with strong communication skills and attention to detail. We are also seeking a candidate who is familiar with working in a commercial environment.

Main function of job:

To provide assistance to senior members of the team (Partner / Director / Senior Associate level) by undertaking day to day tasks on a caseload of large loss and catastrophic injury claims. The candidate will demonstrate the technical and commercial expertise necessary to assist with the delivery of results within required time frames and to provide the highest service level to clients. Depending upon the level of technical competence and the rate of development, the candidate will be assisted with progression towards handling large loss claims in his/her own right.

Main Duties:

  • Ensure, in conjunction with the Partner/Director/Senior Associate, that cases are progressed as quickly and efficiently as possible and that all relevant timetables are strictly adhered to.
  • Understand client requirements and manage cases in line with service level agreements and best practice;
  • Analyse risk and further develop sound judgement enabling the justification of decisions to clients internally and externally;
  • Prioritise work effectively and to maximise efficiency in working practices;
  • Understand individual role in the context of the practice group and pro-actively seek to contribute to increased efficiency in developing a case load appropriate to level of technical, legal knowledge;
  • Build working relationships internally and externally in order to develop business networks and create a solid understanding of the Firm’s direction and client needs;
  • Develop increased levels of technical and commercial knowledge via training or supervised working practices.
  • Achieve time recording targets split between chargeable and investment time in any one financial year;
  • Achieve individual financial targets in line with sales plan;
  • Ensure all Management Information is kept updated.

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.

Benefits package and flexible working:

We want you to feel valued and rewarded by your time at DWF. We understand the importance of offering you a reward package that goes beyond simply salary. That’s why, when you join DWF, you’ll be given a choice. You can pick from a range of benefits, allowing you to build a package that suits your needs and lifestyle, as well as those of your family. In addition to our standard benefits (medical insurance, life insurance, pension and 25 days annual leave), we offer flexible benefits which include season ticket loans, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers, a buy as you earn share scheme and dining cards. You will also have access to additional wellbeing programs such as an online GP and an Employee Assistance Programme.

We welcome applications from people looking for a flexible or [partly] agile role. We are happy to explore your preferred working patterns as part of your application.

About DWF

DWF is a leading global provider of integrated legal and business services, operating across eight key sectors in over 30 global locations with over 4,000 people. Our purpose is to deliver positive outcomes with our colleagues, clients and communities. The legal market has changed profoundly in the last decade and the speed of change continues to increase. There is a clear and growing desire for legal services to be delivered in an easier and more efficient way. So we’ve listened to our clients and designed a range of services to meet these needs. Our vision is to deliver integrated legal and business services on a global scale through our three offerings; Legal Advisory, Mindcrest and Connected Services. Our ability to seamlessly combine any number of these services to deliver bespoke solutions for our clients is our key differentiator. This Integrated Legal Management approach delivers greater operational efficiency, price certainty and transparency for our clients. Without compromising on quality or service.

Supporting your application

Our recruitment process will comprise of interviews and, at times, a written exercise, an assessment day and/or a presentation.  We want to make sure we do all we can to make this a positive experience for you.  Please click the following link ( which will take you through a simple process to identify any adjustments or additional support we can provide beforehand or on the day.

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