Role profile: Role Profile Level 3
PQE: 0-3
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Division: Claims
Team: Casualty Liverpool 2
Location: Liverpool
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 2021 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 Casualty team provides a full, expert service in defending public and employers' liability claims, particularly workplace, public sector and claims against the emergency services. Weightmans' team is second-to-none in providing defendant litigation services in these specialist areas. We operate on a national basis with dedicated workplace, public and police teams.

The role

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Specialise in acting on behalf of insurers, insureds, local authorities and protecting their interests
  • Manage pre lit and litigated EL/PL claims to include sensitive claims involving safeguarding issues.
  • 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 Team manager 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
  • Experience of defending litigated and pre lit EL/PL claims, preferably involving experience of public sector claims
  • Excellent knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules and litigation
  • 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 and 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.


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