Job Code:19787/CB

Practice Area: Cat PI

Recruitment Partner: Claire Bowden

Office: Leeds

DWF LLP is seeking to recruit an Associate into the Catastrophic Personal Injury team in Leeds. The Catastrophic Injury team at DWF LLP is one of the largest in the UK and is nationally recognised. We act for household name insurer clients on all claims are over £100k, with the majority being over £1 million in value. The team deals with a range of serious injury files including RTA and EL/PL matters and we have a dedicated team of specialist Medical Rehabilitation Managers who advise on rehabilitation and treatment.

We are seeking applications from candidates who are able to demonstrate a real interest in catastrophic injury work, and from those who will have gained experience of handling high value defendant personal injury files. We are seeking a team player with strong communication skills and attention to detail. We are also seeking a candidate who is familiar with working in a commercial environment.

Main function of job

To demonstrate technical and commercial expertise and the ability to deliver results within required time frames in order to provide the highest service level to external clients whilst demonstrating and communicating a clear understanding of business needs/changes to internal clients.

Relationships

Responsible to: Catastrophic Injury Partner

Liaison with: Insurance Practice Group, clients, and employees at all level across the firm.

Main Duties

  • Achieve time recording targets split between chargeable and investment time in any one financial year;
  • Achieve individual financial targets in line with sales plan;
  • Understand client requirements and manage cases in line with service level agreements and best practice;
  • Analyse risk and further develop sound judgement enabling the justification of decisions to clients internally and externally;
  • Prioritise work effectively and to maximise efficiency in working practices;
  • Understand individual role in the context of the practice group and pro-actively seek to contribute to increased efficiency in developing a case load appropriate to level of technical, legal knowledge;
  • Build working relationships internally and externally in order to develop business networks and create a solid understanding of the Firm’s direction and client needs;
  • Develop increased levels of technical and commercial knowledge via training or supervised working practices.

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at DWF

Nurturing talent is very important to us.  We are committed to equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will positively impact on our clients and communities in which we live and work.  At DWF we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.

Disability Support

As an inclusive employer, DWF wants to see every candidate performing at their best. Please log in to Clear Talents at http://www.cleartalents.com/apply/allroles2016  to tell us what reasonable adjustments you may need and to discover how we might improve your recruitment experience, examples of reasonable adjustments could include: additional time for exercises, a hearing induction loop, a request for information in an alternative format. DWF are committed to an ongoing programme of improvements to provide access to all.

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If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email Claire Bowden on claire.bowden@dwf.law

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