EL/PL Solicitor

Job ID: JR98120312

Salary: £30000-£50000 per year

Location: ,

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Job Description:

We are currently looking for a lawyer to join the Employers Liability department of a large Manchester based firm.

We would expect the successful candidates to be qualified or alternatively qualified by experience. Tenacity, ability and enthusiasm are more important than qualification.

The role will be to manage your own caseload of predominately pre and post issue fast track employer’s liability cases.

For candidates they offer strong supervision channels, excellent training including away days, chance to join a highly ambitious and growing firm. They have high quality non-CMC work and a positive working environment.

They also have a roof garden with table tennis, as an addition to our strong range of employee benefits, more details below.

Key Duties:

  • Proven billing track record of handling a litigated caseload.
  • Genuine tenacity.
  • A focus on advancing cases to and through litigation to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
  • Ability to handle EL fast track cases. Although predominately a non-portal caseload – the successful candidate must have experience of the portal.
  • Knowledge of the civil procedure rules, precedent, trends in litigation, and an ability and willingness to utilise the same to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
  • Demonstrable experience of dealing with litigated files from inception, through applications and challenges, to trial / disposal hearing.
  • Knowledge of Proclaim case management system.
  • Demonstrable willingness to take the more difficult course and to ignore the easy option, to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.


  • 3/2 alternative working from home pattern staff after probation
  • 23 days holiday a year, rising to 26 days (3 days reserved for Christmas closure of the office)
  • 3 holiday buy backs per year after 1 year of service
  • Extra day’s holiday for your birthday after 2 years’ service
  • Private medical insurance available after 2 years’ service
  • Death in Service – 2 x salary
  • Active social committee with generous departmental and firm-wide social budget.
  • Active training culture and various groups and events such as Diversity & Inclusion.
  • Netball / Football team, 10km Manchester team and more
  • Enhanced Maternity Leave payment if you have over 1 year tenure
  • Other benefits including Employee Assistance Programme, free fruit & annual flu jab

To Apply For This Role:

Email your CV and cover letter to admin@jamesrayrec.com