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    EL/PL Fee Earner

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Personal Injury (RTA/ EL/ PL/ OL/ CICA)
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
  • Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + ex bens + bonus
  • Date posted: 26/04/2021
  • Job reference: 49071_1619429371

My client is seeking an experienced EL/PL Fee Earner (qualified or non-qualified) to deal with a portal of exited or non-portal personal injury claims

Working for a Partner within a pre-eminent claimant EL/PL department which is recognised by the Legal 500, and alongside talented, supportive and vastly experienced colleagues, the successful EL/PL Fee Earner will be responsible for:

Reviewing files and reporting regularly to clients, referrers, team leaders or others

Liaising with medical and other experts

Assessing the merits of cases in light of denials of liability and gathering evidence, both documentary and witness, to rebut denials and pursue meritorious cases to settlement by negotiation or through litigation

Liaising and negotiating with insurers, solicitors, courts, Counsel and other agencies

Valuing claims for Pain Suffering and Loss of Amenity

Identifying, gathering evidence in support of and valuing other heads of damage, including loss of earnings, care and assistance and Smith v Manchester damages

Completing Schedules of Special Damages

Issuing proceedings and proceeding through litigation to settlement or Trial

Preparing cases for Trial including preparing Briefs to Counsel

Reporting to team leader any difficulties or delays on files

Attending team meetings

Providing statistics in relation to files handled upon request

Dealing promptly with telephone enquiries from clients, referrers and others

Assisting other team members as necessary

To carry out such other duties as might reasonably be requested by the Partners

There is a generous quarterly bonus scheme in operation, and the client is happy to consider candidates that would prefer to work a reduced working week.

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