Defendant Personal Injury/Litigation
NQ to 8 years PQE
Top 50 Law Firm
Excellent and rare opportunity for a junior and ambitious lawyer to work with this top tier and highly regarded national law firm. You will be working in a close knit team, managing a large caseload of non-litigated and litigated claims and providing support to more senior members of the team in the preparation of witness statements, preparing witnesses for trial, attending conferences with counsel and attending trial.
You will be working on a varied caseload to include claims including but not limited to property damage, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, assault, employers liability and motor claims. As well as defending litigated claims through the County Court there will be an opportunity to present cases in the Magistrates court, advocate in disclosure applications to the Family court and provide internal training.
Experience of advocacy in the Magistrates' Court along with experience of advising and acting on behalf of police forces and knowledge of the Magistrates' Court rules would be advantageous.
Some home working is envisaged but as the role is predominantly an advocacy role, attendance at Court is a core requirement.
For more information about this exciting role please contact Penny Heighway at Chadwick Nott.
*Where a level of experience is indicated, this is a guideline only and represents the amount of time we would usually expect a candidate to accumulate the requisite level of experience. This does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience.
Chadwick Nott Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.