Personal Injury Solicitor (no agencies)

Term: Permanent
Department: Personal Injury
Location: London
The Team

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

The Team is split up into 3 market leading practices; Serious Injury, Industrial Disease and Clinical Negligence. An opportunity has arisen for an ambitious solicitor to work with a Partner that specialises in both the Serious Injury and Industrial Disease business units. The work will be split equally between both areas of work which should provide an opportunity to gain a varied caseload and quality of work.

The Serious Injury Team 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 Industrial Disease Team represent Claimants with asbestos related conditions many of whom have limited life expectancies and therefore urgent and swift action is required to progress their claims. The work is fast paced and requires dedication. The team is hard-working and dedicated to their clients.

The teams focus on quality and each case is dealt with expertly and with great care to ensure the best possible award is achieved result for the Claimant. The focus for each assistant solicitor 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. Thereafter you will start to build your own caseload.

We are looking for an energetic, diligent and bright solicitor. The work is often fast paced and requires genuine commitment.

  • 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
  • Preparing statements
  • Preparing court documents
Key Skills & Experience
  • Qualified lawyer with good experience in relevant UK claimant work
  • 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 all our offices in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Turin and Venice.

Fieldfisher actively promotes diversity and corporate social responsibility.


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.