Litigator Employers Liability

Job ID: JR12LEL19424

Salary: £45000-£55000 per year

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Job Description:

James Ray Recruitment is delighted to be working with a prestigious law firm. We are recruiting an Employers Liability Litigator on behalf of our client based in Manchester. They are currently looking for a lawyer to join their Employers Liability department. We would expect 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.

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.

Benefits:

  • A basic salary up to £50,000 depending on experience. Along with a very generous commission scheme, paid monthly in arrears.
  • Our standard working hours are 8:30am to 5:30am Monday-Thursday and 8:30am to 5pm Friday
  • 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