Personal Injury Lawyer
We have an opportunity for a Personal Injury lawyer in a Central Government Department.
This team is responsible for the handling of private law claims brought against the Ministry of Justice (including the Prison and Probation Service and HM Court Service) and also the CPS. The majority of these cases are personal injury claims but there are also claims for false imprisonment, breach of the Human Rights Act and misfeasance. In addition the team deals with a large number of inquests, primarily on the part of the prison service.
The team are looking for an experienced lawyer to assist in what will be a busy caseload of primarily personal injury claims . The position is for a Grade 7 lawyer. The ideal candidate should have strong post qualification experience in personal injury litigation including dealing with fast track and multi track claims and will be required to handle all aspects of their cases from pre-action stage up to and including appeals.
*Use a process of analysis, planning, scheduling, prioritising, action, quality monitoring and review
*Take responsibility for own work with substantial degree of autonomy but knowing when to consult and to delegate
*Report risks appropriately to line manager
*Comply with case management system requirements and quality standards
*Give early warning to those affected by changes in individual cases .
*Display an understanding of the resourcing requirements of own cases.
*Have up-to-the minute case files readily available
*Display an understanding of the context the client operates in.
*Display the professional attitude that client and department expect from a member of an organisation with a high reputation
*Strong private law civil litigation experience essential
*Strong experience in personal injury defendant work highly desirable
*Good drafting and written skills essential
*Ability to meet time and billing targets essential
*Experience in managing a busy civil litigation caseload essential.
*Public sector/Central Government experience desirable but not essential
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