Litigation Assistant - Route to Training Contract (March 2020)

Salary: £18500

Closing Date: 28 February 2020

Summary of Benefits:

Litigation Assistant - Route to Training Contract (March 2020)

Express Solicitors are a top 200 Law firm that specialises in personal injury. We cover every area of personal injury including public liability, occupier’s liability, road traffic accidents, employer’s liability, industrial disease, serious injuries and clinical negligence matters. At Express, we pride ourselves in the work we do helping injured people.

We are LEXCEL and Law Society accredited and are a Legal 500 Leading Firm for both Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence. Six of our Partners are members of the Law Society Specialist Personal Injury Panel and one of our Partners is a member of the Law Society Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel.

We see the Litigation Assistant role as a steppingstone towards even greater things – to Litigation Executive where, after sufficient tenure (usually circa 12 months), you may apply for the period of recognised training, subject to the application criteria i.e. demonstrable success and commitment in the role.  Some of our graduate team may begin the role as a Litigation Executive, handling their own files. We are looking for people who – with further investment by us – will make excellent litigation lawyers. At any one time we have up to 20 trainee solicitors.

Job description – the types of tasks within the role (RTA, EL, OL/PL, Clin Neg)

  • Chasing by telephone e.g. medical records, police reports, engineer assessments, client statements.
  • Detail checking. Making sure the initial attendance is accurate.  Keeping the case management file fully up to date.
  • Client care
  • Document analysis. Research, review of expert reports, review of denials, quantum reviews, drafting of court documentation, attending applications, attending conferences, taking notes.
  • Witness statements
  • Weekly reviews with supervisors
  • Four monthly appraisals to discuss you and your career
  • Task management. You will be supporting a lawyer and their clients
  • Case progression

What we can offer you

Personal Injury Academy – the first weeks of your employment will be a bespoke face to face training induction plan, equipping you with a solid foundation to progress and achieve in the role from the outset.  This is an unrivalled and unparalleled offering.

Thereafter you will have further in-depth training on Personal Injury litigation modules throughout your journey to a training contract.

Our trainers include 2 Partners with over 62 years combined PQE gained in Personal Injury litigation, as well as an IT Trainer and a Soft Skills Trainer.  Together your induction plan on black letter law, soft skills, IT skills and call handling skills will be delivered.

Weekly reviews with supervisors and 3 formal appraisals per annum to discuss you and your career.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for people who have strong legal academic achievement. Usually this will be in tandem with relevant work experience, to show a desire for helping injured people as well as strong commercial acumen.

We are looking for people with the right attitude, who want to learn and progress.

We are looking for people who show professionalism, maturity and aptitude for client care and abile to deal with pressure.  This is an autonomous role and you will be expected to take responsibility for the tasks in your remit.

We are looking for our Trainee Solicitors of the future, so we need to see the correct skills.  We offer an uncapped number of Trainee Solicitors, and we offer rolling admittance dates throughout the year.

Working Hours

8:30am-5:30pm Monday-Thursday and 8:30am to 5pm Friday

Benefits

We always endeavour to recruit and retain the best staff around. To do so we offer competitive remuneration packages, ongoing training and development opportunities and a wide variety of interesting and challenging work. Additionally, we also offer the following:

  • 23 days holiday, rising 1 day per year to 26 days, plus bank/public hols. 3 of these days are reserved for the Christmas office closure.
  • 3 holiday buy backs per year after 1 year of service
  • Private medical insurance available after 2 years’ service
  • Life Assurance – 2 x salary based on annual salary only – eligibility commences when you join the company
  • Salary sacrifice pension scheme, in addition to auto-enrolment option.
  • Active social committee, Company pays for trips to e.g. Bowling, Quiz Night, Christmas party, Summer Barbecue plus in-team events such as Escape Rooms, Junkyard Golf etc
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free fruit delivered twice a week for all employees
  • Strong track record of training and promotions throughout the Company.

 

 

To apply, send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@expresssolicitors.co.uk or visit or careers page on www.expresssolicitors.co.uk/careers 

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