Personal Injury Associate (no agencies)

Term: Permanent
Department: Personal Injury & Medical Negligence
Location: London
The Team

Fieldfisher houses one of the UK's leading Personal Injury and Medical Negligence departments.

The Serious Injury Team focus represent Claimants with injuries of the utmost severity including brain damage, spinal injury, amputation, fatal cases and other serious injuries. Most of the claims have a value of several million pounds and this is an exceptionally high performing, hard working and passionate team.

The team focuses on quality and each case is dealt with expertly and with great care to ensure the best possible award is achieved for the Claimant. The focus for each individual who joins the team is to build his or her own reputation and knowledge. From the start, you will be assisting on high value cases with a senior member of the team and will be expected to take on significant responsibility. This will be alongside managing your own caseload.

We are looking for an energetic, diligent and bright solicitor to work alongside the Head of Serious Injury. The work is often fast paced and requires genuine commitment.

Responsibilities
  • Proactively manage own files and support the partners
  • Preparing thorough documentation required in the preparation of cases to trial, including drafting schedules
  • Liaising with counsel/experts
  • Liaising with clients and handling matters with the appropriate sensitivity
Key Skills & Experience
  • Qualified lawyer with good experience in relevant UK claimant work and rehabilitation
  • Should be able to demonstrate experience in and have a keen interest in marketing, thinking about their own career pathway
  • An ability to build relationships with the client, family, witnesses, counsel and experts
  • Enthusiastic team player with commitment to quality and client care
  • Good case management skills
  • Strong academics is essential
  • The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a real commitment and empathetic approach to Claimants.

The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services, energy & natural resources, life sciences and media.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams.

Among our clients we count social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

Our network has more than 1,550 people working across 25 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.

In June 2019, Fieldfisher was awarded a 5 star ranking for client service by The Legal 500. It was one of only five firms in the top 25 list of UK-headquartered firms to receive 5 stars based on client feedback.

2018 saw Fieldfisher named Law Firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards. In 2017, we were named Law Firm of the Year in Western Germany at the Juve Awards, and Law firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards.

The firm was ranked in the list of top 20 most innovative law firms in Europe in the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2018.

Fieldfisher's Condor Alternative Legal Solutions won the award for ‘New Business and Service Delivery Models’ at the FT Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards 2017. We also won Personal Injury Team of the Year at the Solicitors Journal Awards 2017.

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff. All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.