03 May, 2018

Qualified Lawyer - Serious Injuries

  • Brethertons LLP
  • Rugby, UK
Full time Solicitor Legal Executive

Job Description

At Brethertons, we recently completed a major transformation programme creating a streamlined organisation where you will find “lawyers doing law" and “support providing support". There are a variety of legal and operational roles available within this collaborative and cohesive culture. When you join Brethertons, you will be competitively rewarded, with a strong base salary and an innovative bonus scheme.  We aim to foster an environment of choice with clear career development paths, a focus on learning and development and a highly supportive structure. 

We are looking to recruit an experienced Solicitor within our Serious Injuries department in our Rugby office.

About the Role

As a Solicitor, you will provide advice and assistance to people who are seeking compensation as result of having suffered life changing injuries. The work we undertake is typically valued in six, seven and eight figures. You will be joining a small and focused team recognised for its strength in spinal cord injury litigation in particular. We assist some of the most seriously injured claimants and we have a national coverage.

About you

In order to be successful you must be qualified in the area of practice (either as a Solicitor or as a Legal Executive). You are likely to have 5-10 years post qualification experience with your main focus being in specialist high value catastrophic (serious injury) litigation. You are likely to have been conducting spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputation and other life changing injuries litigation on behalf of claimants for the last 5-10 years. You are also likely to have some experience of conducting clinical negligence cases involving serious injuries. You will probably have been (or you are on the way to being) recognised with individual accreditation with some or all of APIL (Senior Litigator or above), the SRA, Headway, AVMA as well as Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.

You will be knowledgeable about the serious injury sector and experienced in working to cash and fees targets, as well as lockup, time, disbursements and debtors targets. You will have excellent communication skills and you will be demonstrably credible to prospective clients and their families. You will need to be able to work independently but also as part of a team when situations dictate. Whilst we are not expecting you to bring work with you, it is expected that you will have a sufficient profile and contacts base to make a real contribution to our team.

What’s in return?

At Brethertons, we have a comprehensive reward package which includes a competitive market rate salary, pension, individual and firm wide bonus, 26 days holiday and a wellbeing day. We hold Gold Investors in People and work hard to recognise and reward the work of those within our teams.

What’s next?

We are excited about where Brethertons is going and we would love you to join us on our journey.  If this role is of interest, please contact Dave Langstone (davidlangstone@brethertons.co.uk) for more information on the role or application process, or submit your CV directly to us via our website. It is essential that you include a cover letter that details why your skills are suitable for this role.  A role profile is available should you wish to view this.

 

Competitive Salary

Yes

Sector

Private Client  

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