Closing Date: 28 February 2020
Summary of Benefits:
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)
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.
8:30am-5:30pm Monday-Thursday and 8:30am to 5pm Friday
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: