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Defendant Catastrophic Injury lawyer NQ – 2 & 4+ years’ PQE LEEDS

Farrar Levin Legal Recruitment
Leeds, West Yorkshire (GB)
to £70,000
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

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Commercial law firm in Leeds is looking to recruit two Defendant Catastrophic Injury lawyers – one of 0 to 2 years’ PQE and the other of 4 or more years’ PQE. The team deals with claims involving injuries of the utmost severity and complex technical insurance work. The team handles claims reserved at over £350,000, representing over £800 million of client reserves. The claims are varied including Motor, employers’ liability, public liability and product liability. Typical cases involve brain, spinal and amputation injuries and also substantial dependency fatality claims. You will assist the Partners, Legal Directors and Principal Associates and also manage your own caseload of catastrophic and high value PI cases. Furthermore, you will assist in initial investigations and, in reporting to clients, prepare an internal strategy report as appropriate. Other responsibilities will include: liaising with other solicitors, insurers, police, HSE and witnesses to gather evidence; instruct various experts as appropriate; attendance at court hearings as appropriate; attend conferences and JSMs as directed by partner, subject to client approval; and, draft letters, reports, reserve sheets and action plans as directed.

If you are qualified, you will have experience of managing a defendant Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and/or Catastrophic Injury caseload. Our client will also consider lawyers currently working on the claimant side but who have a demonstrable interest in specialising in defendant matters. If you are newly-qualified, you will have undertaken a seat in Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence or Catastrophic Injury (claimant or defendant).


Farrar Levin Legal Recruitment specialises in the recruitment of qualified lawyers from NQ to Partner level. In addition to finding lawyers new opportunities in the England & Wales jurisdiction we also recruit lawyers into offshore jurisdictions such as the Channel Islands and Caribbean/ Bermuda.

At FLLR we seek to provide a bespoke recruitment service which suits the purposes and needs of each individual candidate. Our aim is to source/ generate opportunities appropriate to your specialist legal discipline or assist you in moving across to an alternative legal discipline which you have identified as preferable to your current specialist area.

If you are an organisation looking to recruit a lawyer (or lawyers), we can assist you by trying to source candidates for your recruitment needs. In addition to working on specific vacancies, we may (from time to time) send details of candidates who possess specialist legal skills/ knowledge relevant to you and therefore could be potentially of interest. In some cases, these candidates may even have the potential to add value to your current client portfolio by possessing a following (ie. client contacts who offer immediate fee-earning opportunities).

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