Associate Solicitor

Reference
VAC-24271
Contract Type
Full-Time
Practice Area
Personal Injury
Location
Edinburgh
Salary
Dependant of experience
PQE
Other
Lyons Davidson are looking senior solicitor or associate solicitor to join their Personal Injury Team in the Edinburgh city centre office - Apply now!

Job Description

The Vacancy

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior solicitor or associate solicitor within our busy Personal Injury Team in our Edinburgh city centre office.  The successful candidate will join a team of solicitors and trainee solicitors and will run their own litigated and/or complex personal injury files, as well as playing a key role in developing strategy and shaping the future of the office.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

Handling their own case load, of litigated and pre-litigated files which will have an element of complexity to them:

  • Investigating and assessing liability and causation,
  • Instructing appropriate experts and assessing and quantifying solatium,
  • Reviewing financial losses and gathering evidence,
  • Drafting all relevant court documents,
  • Pro-actively progressing a claim through litigation to proof,
  • Having good financial awareness of progressing cases to settlement,
  • Advising your client throughout on all aspects of the above.
  • Assisting others in the department, including assisting with, or providing training.
  • Supervising junior solicitors, trainee solicitors and paralegals.
  • Complying with agreed service standards.
  • Communicating effectively with clients, insurers, expert witnesses and solicitors.
  • Work effectively as a leader and member of a larger team.


Skills/Competencies required: 

This would suit an applicant who has a proven track record of handling pursuer RTA/Public & Occupier Liability injury claims from CPAP through to proof, and have excellent forensic analysis and legal research skills.  Previous experience of pursuer PI RTA work, and litigation experience is essential.  Non motor injury experience is desirable, including clinical negligence.

 

You will be a team player with excellent attention to detail and organisational skills, have the ability to use your own initiative as well as work well within a team and to work to strict deadlines, within service standards.  You should also have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

Please note that any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory credit check and Basic criminal record check. This information will only be used to assess suitability for employment insofar as it is relevant.

 

The Company

Lyons Davidson is a national law firm providing legal services to businesses and individuals.

 

We pride ourselves on the level of service our experts offer. Our ability to deliver a consistent and high-quality service has allowed us to develop strong relationships with a number of business partners such as insurers, banks and membership organisations that rely on us to give their customers and members the help and advice they need.

 

The Benefits

Below is just a taste of what you can expect working for us.

  • Excellent Annual Leave & Welfare Benefits
  • Health Cash Plan & Gym/Lifestyle Benefits 
  • Work Life Balance & Dress for Your Day 
  • People Focused Recognition & Referral Schemes 
  • Development & Routes to Qualification
  • Diversity & Sustainability

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