Defendant PI Litigator

  • Bradford
  • Permanent
  • £30,000 per annum

My client is a modern and ambitious law firm delivering a range of commercial and personal services to client from the individual entrepreneur and small family business to some of the UKs most successful companies and well-known brands.

Recognised as a class-leading force in the defendant personal injury field my client is seeking a junior level litigator to join the team.

The successful candidate will handle Defendant EL and PL claims, providing a high-quality service. Generally fast track claims, with occasional low value intermediate track claims.

Up to 3 years defendant litigation experience. EL/PL is desirable.


  • Responsible for running a varied defendant EL/PL workload (mainly from a retail
  • perspective) from commencement of litigation to trial and occasionally handling prelitigation
  • matters.
  • Provide great service to clients and ensure client services are delivered in an efficient and
  • profitable way.
  • Provide recommendations on liability and quantum.
  • The role is based within a wider litigation team, with a supportive and helpful supervision
  • structure and case management system.
  • Ensure changes in legislation and technical knowledge including case law are kept up-to
  • date – with support being available for this.
  • Comply with the firm’s risk management procedure and Money Laundering Regulations and
  • ensuring complaints about service and professional conduct are referred to the appropriate
  • partner.
  • Carry out duties and responsibilities with due regard to the firm’s Equality & Diversity Policy.


  • Experience (up to 3 years) of defending fast track claims – essential
  • Experience of defending low value EL and PL claims – preferable
  • Litigating claims in the context of Retail – preferable


  • Organisational skills – essential
  • Excellent communication skills, able to communicate at all levels – essential
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines – essential
  • Numerate – essential
  • Microsoft Word and Excel to an intermediate level – essential
  • High standards of accuracy with attention to detail – essential


  • Enjoys interaction with clients and maintaining strong relationships
  • Professional but friendly manner
  • Approachable and a “team” player
  • Customer focused
  • Able to demonstrate initiative
  • Hardworking, motivated and proactive
  • Flexible approach
  • Reliable
  • Calm under pressure and able to prioritise workload
  • Discreet and able to maintain highest level of confidentiality at all times

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to advance your career, i would love to hear from you. Please submit your to CV to c.orrell@clayton-legal

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