Occupiers Liability and Public Liability Solicitor


Salary: £35000-£60000 per year


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Job Description:

James Ray Recruitment are recruiting for a top 100 firm looking for an experienced lawyer to join their OL/PL department. They would expect the successful candidates to be either one year plus PQE/Cilex 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 OL/PL cases.
They have high quality non-CMC sources for all our work, ensuring that our lawyers only deal with genuine cases.
For candidates they offer strong supervision channels, excellent training including away days, chance to join a highly ambitious and growing firm.

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 OL/PL 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.


  • A basic salary up to £55,000 depending on experience. Along with a very generous commission scheme, paid monthly in arrears.
  • 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 one year of service
  • Extra day’s holiday for your birthday after two years’ service
  • Private medical insurance available after two years’ service
  • Death in Service
  • 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

To Apply For This Role:

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