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Solicitor – Defence Personal Injury

  • Negotiable
  • Dublin 2
  • Permanent

Our Client is an International Law Firm with a well established and expanding Dublin Office.  They currently have a vacancy for a Solicitor with 3-4 years PQE in Personal Injury Litigation.  The role includes challenging work with multiple clients and is working as part of a supportive team both home based and with their international offices.

The Defendant Personal Injury team acts for Insurers and large self-insureds. They act for most London Market insurers with Irish exposure as well as a large number of Irish Insurers.

Excellent Salary offered 

Benefits include:  Pension, Healthcare, Life Assurance, Income Protection, 24 Days Annual Leave (increasing with Service)

The Team

They currently have 30 people on the Defendant Personal Injury team.  They do nothing but Defendant Personal Injury work and its various sub-specialisms.  As well as Casualty & Motor teams, we have sub- teams specialising in Large Loss, Counter Fraud, Retail, Leisure, Equestrian, Travel and Construction claims.

The Role:

  • Be a team player who takes pride in delivering a top quality proactive service to clients
  • Manage a caseload of motor/EL and PL claims on behalf of major insurers
  • Deal with all the aspects of a claim from assessing liability, undertaking additional investigations, advising on appropriate reserves and reporting directly to clients in relation to same
  • Proactively litigating cases, to include drafting pleadings where appropriate, conducting settlement negotiations and briefing/attending counsel for trial
  • Maintain management information on behalf of clients
  • Collation and management of key documents and papers relating to claims
  • Assume responsibility for quality control and client protocol compliance on own caseload
  • Ensure the consistent and accurate management of file handling within file handling protocols, including, billing, management of WIP etc
  • Utilise a case management system
  • Handling confidential information in line with the firms data security protocols

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Solicitors experienced in running their own personal injury case load (preferably a Defendant case load but Plaintiff solicitors will also be considered)
  • 3 to 4 years defendant personal injury experience would be desirable however they will consider other interested candidates
  • Experience in the supervision of more junior fee earners would be an advantage
  • A law degree is preferable as is an excellent academic record
  • Excellent IT skills including a good working knowledge Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge/previous experience of case management systems and the provision of accurate MI would be an advantage
  • Experience of working in a target driven commercial environment would also be an advantage
  • Team player with a collegiate approach to knowledge sharing and problem solving, particular in the case of multi-site clients which are supported across the team
  • Client focused with an ability to build strong relationships with client and third party contacts at all levels and to assess issues from a commercial perspective.

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