Role profile: Role Profile Level 2
PQE: Not applicable
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Division: Claims
Team: Disease 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 national Disease team offers advice and guidance on all aspects of industrial illness and disease for insurers, insurance suppliers and commercial organisations. It is a leader in the provision of claims prevention and management, not only handling and defending claims in the most advantageous way for our clients' businesses, but also helping to prevent future claims by helping to establish correct working practices by providing tailored training, in-house talks and workshops.

The role
  • Manage own caseload of disease cases of various complexity and value
  • Assist in the case handling of other claims and provide assistance and support to others
  • Achieve any financial and chargeable targets and any other KPIs set
  • Draft and perform legal research, investigations, attendance at conferences and Court (where applicable)
  • Drive timely settlement and make early decisions on strategy
  • Use case manager proficiently to include adherence to work flows, standard letters and daily use of action list
  • Complete Client MI procedures as and when required
  • Comply with Data Protection Compliance and Procedures
  • Comply with all client SLAs
  • Attend all relevant and required training and meet CPD requirements
  • Understand own capabilities and when to seek advice

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

The person specification
  • Disease claims handling experience, preferably defendant
  • Knowledge of CPR procedures and have proven technical ability
  • Ability to work to deadlines and targets
  • Working as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility of approach and good time management skills
  • High degree of IT literacy
  • Knowledge of Lexcel procedure
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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