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Job Title Junior Associate
Job Location Birmingham
Job Type Lawyers/Attorneys
Expertise Volume Claims - Employers Liability/Public Liability

The Role

We are recruiting a lawyer to join the Employers Liability/Public Liability team in Birmingham. We will consider candidates with the right experience from Senior Paralegals to Junior Associate, The successful candidate will work in a team dedicated to dealing with a number of the UK's largest insurer clients and multinational corporate clients and will report directly to the Team Leader in respect of day-to-day tasks. The team currently enjoys hybrid working, being in the office 50% of the time.

Key Responsibilities

- Managing a caseload of litigated Fast Track and Multi-Track Employers Liability and Public Liability claims

- Drafting of Court documents within the Civil Procedure

- Instruction of Counsel and experts where appropriate

- Assessing liability and quantum and preparing reports/advice

- Making and responding to offers and negotiating settlement of both liability and quantum as and when necessary

- Managing client MI expectations and SLA requirements

- Negotiating fixed recoverable costs and disbursements

Key Responsibilities

- An undergraduate law degree or equivalent (minimum 2:1 required); or

- Previous paralegal experience within personal injury litigation (Defendant or Claimant)

- A high level of accuracy and attention to detail

- Excellent Organisational Skills

- The ability to meet deadlines and work efficiently by managing time in a fast-paced environment

- A professional manner with the ability to build relationships internally and externally

- Assertive and confident with a "can do" attitude to work

- Willingness to learn and develop skills/knowledge

Our Values

Our values are the principles that guide the decisions we make, unite us in our endeavours and strengthen our delivery, for our clients and our firm. We:

  • Work as one We are a globally connected team of talented people who act with a firm-first mentality to achieve success
  • Excel with clients We aim high and challenge ourselves to deliver unique excellence for our clients, keeping them at the centre of everything we do
  • Celebrate difference We help each other to be at our best and believe our differences result in greater achievement
  • Act boldly We seek new opportunities, take action and learn as we go, recognising that curiosity drives our development and contributes to growth

Role Competency Requirements

Technical Excellence

Technical legal expertise: the knowledge of the law and ability to apply it

Research: the ability to conduct research effectively and apply it commercially

Managing legal processes: the ability to ensure all legal processes are followed efficiently and effectively

People and Team

Guiding individual performance and development: develops the skills of self and others

Teamwork and collaboration: working cooperatively and effectively with others

Leadership: creating high performing teams

Client Relationships and Business Development

Building business relationships: establishing, maintaining and using relationships to create and develop business opportunities

Commercial thinking: understanding the commercial drivers

Cross-selling and business development

Finance and Practice Management

Finance management and understanding of the business

Project management: ensuring projects are delivered

Knowledge sharing

Personal Effectiveness


Clarity of thinking

Personal contribution

For further information or a confidential conversation please contact Sarah Kennedy on 0161 838 6781 or email sarah.kennedy@clydeco.com



This is the job description as constituted at present; however the Firm reserves the right to reasonably amend it in accordance with the changing needs of the business.

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