Assistant Solicitor

Liberty Solicitors
Contract Type
Practice Area
Civil Court Litigation, Personal Injury
3 -4 yrs, 5+ yrs
We are an England (Leeds) based firm looking for an assistant solicitor for a Glasgow office. The successful candidate must be at least 3 years PQE with experience ideally (but not necessarily) in Personal Injury and civil litigation

Job Description

Applications are invited from Solicitors with an in-depth knowledge of the RTA Process and a proven track record in RTA litigation. The role will also involve coaching and guiding junior staff in RTA law, procedures and process and court process / attendance. Alternatively we would consider a solicitor of more than 3 years post qualification experience without PI experience.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have experience in dealing with liability, quantum and costs. In particular, will be well experienced in the mechanics of the Part 36 procedure and relevant protocols Experience of dealing with technical points of insurance law, such as MIB work, the European Regulations and Article 75 issues would be advantageous.

Job role summary

To undertake matters which you are competent to conduct having due regard to the policies and procedures defined in the Office Manual relating to your areas of work.

Arranging appointments and attending new, current and former clients and dealing with their queries including:

Obtaining instructions and advising on course(s) of action, length and cost of case (as appropriate);
Assessment of client’s financial means and explanation of private terms and conditions
Drafting and/or dictating correspondence to client, court, solicitors counsel and other third-parties, including Statements, Notices, Applications, and other Legal Forms/Documents (especially relevant court forms);
Instructing counsel, experts, solicitor advocates or other third-parties, reviewing reports and continued liaison as required;
Advising on appropriate course of action;
Arranging and attending hearings and conferences as and when required;
Obtaining and reviewing evidence and statements;
Negotiation on clients behalf and, liaison with opponents etc. to obtain most preferable outcome for clients;
Ensuring efficient day-to-day progress of all matters, prioritising work as necessary and keeping the client informed on progress.

A competitive and negotiable salary is offered for the right candidate.

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