Principal Associate, Associate or Solicitor

Role profile: Role Profile Level 4
PQE: 3 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm)
Division: Claims
Team: Casualty Glasgow
Location: Glasgow
The Firm

Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards 2019 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK, we are immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people.

The Department

Our Glasgow Insurance and Regulatory team provides a full, expert service in defending all types of insurance claims and Regulatory proceedings including prosecutions and FAI’s. The work undertaken by the team is very diverse and encompasses disease, public and employers' liability, motor, fatal, catastrophic, product liability claims and regulatory investigations and proceedings. Weightmans' team is second-to-none in providing defender litigation services in these specialist areas.

The role

We are recruiting for a Principal Associate, Associate or Solicitor to join our Casualty team in Glasgow.

The candidate will specialise in acting on behalf of insurers, insureds and local authorities and protecting their interests

Manage some pre and litigated disease claims

Work as part of a team providing a comprehensive range of legal advice and representation to the team’s clients

Demonstrate strong advocacy skills, and have the necessary flexibility to offer support in the handling of civil claims.

Assist the Team Manager and other team members with their cases, client development, client training, networking and potentially public speaking where required

Liaise with various parties such as other solicitors, insurers, experts, counsel and clients

Control Case Manager diary and action lists

Draft various documents such as letters, reports and pleadings

Perform billing duties, ensuring bills are paid in a timely manner

Satisfy standards of client care in accordance with guidelines and directions

Complete Client MI procedures

Achieve set financial and chargeable targets

Comply with relevant rules, policies and procedures

Keep up to date with legal developments

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.


The person specification
  • Qualified lawyer 3YR + PQE
  • Experience of defending high value, complex litigated personal injury claims, preferably with disease and historical abuse experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Court of Session and Sheriff Court rules and litigation preferable
  • Ability to influence a broad range of people including key decision makers
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and targets
  • Ability to work as part of a team or on own initiative
  • Flexible approach to work and a willingness to travel


Other Information

Please note:

  • Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.

  • The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.