EL Litigator

  • Manchester
  • Permanent
  • £35,000 per annum

My client is one of the Northwest’s leading PI Solicitors and they are currently looking for a lawyer to join our Employers Liability department. We would expect the successful candidates to be qualified or alternatively qualified by experience.

Tenacity, ability, and enthusiasm are more important than qualification. The role will be to manage your own caseload of predominately pre and post issue fast track employer’s liability cases.

For candidates we offer strong supervision channels, excellent training including away days, chance to join a highly ambitious and growing firm. We have high quality non-CMC work and a positive working environment. We also have a roof garden with table tennis, as an addition to our strong range of employee benefits, more details below.


• Proven billing track record of handling a litigated caseload.
• Genuine tenacity.
• A focus on advancing cases to and through litigation to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
• Ability to handle EL fast-track cases. Although predominately a non-portal caseload – the successful candidate must have experience of the portal.
• Knowledge of the civil procedure rules, precedent, trends in litigation, and an ability and willingness to utilise the same to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
• Demonstrable experience of dealing with litigated files from inception, through applications and challenges, to trial / disposal hearing.
• Knowledge of Proclaim case management system.
• Demonstrable willingness to take the more difficult course and to ignore the easy option, to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

Salary, Hours & Benefits

• A basic salary up to £45,000 depending on experience. Along with a very generous commission scheme, paid monthly in arrears.
• Our standard working hours are 8:30am to 5:30am Monday-Thursday and 8:30am to 5pm Friday. There is a degree of flexibility which can be discussed at interview.
• 3/2 alternative working from home pattern staff after probation
• 23 days holiday a year, rising to 26 days (3 days reserved for Christmas closure of the office)
• 3 holiday buy backs per year after 1 year of service
• Extra day’s holiday for your birthday after 2 years’ service.
• Private medical insurance available after 2 years’ service
• Attending fee earner meetings and training sessions (every other month)
• Death in Service – 2 x salary
• Active social committee with generous departmental and firm-wide social budget.
• Active training culture and various groups and events such as Diversity & Inclusion.
• Netball / Football team, 10km Manchester team and more.
• Enhanced Maternity Leave payment if you have over 1 year tenure
• Other benefits including Employee Assistance Programme, free fruit & annual flu jab

If you are looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to work for a leading firm that truly value their employee’s development, please forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to c.orrell@clayton-legal.co.uk or call Chris on 0161 914 7357 for an informal discussion.

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