Senior Solicitor/Associate



Senior Solicitor/Associate (REF-6M-GOMX802)

Location: Enterprise House, Edinburgh

Salary: Dependent on experience

Hours: 35 per week, Monday to Friday

This is an exciting time to join Lyons Davidson Scotland. As a growing Company in Scotland, there are lots of opportunities to develop and build your career, while helping to shape our business.

Purpose:

Due to the development of a new litigation team an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Solicitor (of 5+ years PQE or equivalent), to join our busy and growing Pursuer department in our Edinburgh city centre office. The successful candidate will run litigated and/or complex files, as well as playing a key role in developing strategy and shaping the future of the office.

Duties/Responsibilities: 

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Handling their own case load of litigated, pre-litigated & complex injury files;
  • Assisting others in the department with complex matters and delivering training to staff and external client’s on Scottish Legal matters;
  • Complying with all Service Level Agreements;
  • Communicating with clients, insurers, expert witnesses and solicitors;
  • Managing all work through the Company’s Case Management System;
  • Attending court to include Sheriff Courts & All Scotland Personal Injury Court.

Skills/Competencies required:

This would suit an applicant who has previous experience of handling serious injury claims and has the ability to analyse and research legal issues. Previous experience of PI RTA work, and experience of Sheriff Court & ASPIC litigation procedure, is essential. Non motor injury experience is desirable.

This role offers the successful candidate the opportunity to join us at an Associate level if appropriate, or would otherwise suit someone aspiring to become an associate in the future.

You will be a team player with good attention to detail, have the ability to use your own initiative and to work to strict deadlines in accordance with our Case Management System within service standards. You should also have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Please note that any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory credit check and Basic criminal record check. This information will only be used to assess suitability for employment insofar as it is relevant.

Why Join us?

With Investors in People accreditation since 1998, we positively encourage our employees to progress and develop within the Company. We recognise that our continued growth and success is the direct result of our employee’s contributions and we want to help you exceed the needs of relevant CPD requirements, regardless of the role.

Our wide range of benefits, include a generous holiday entitlement, flexible benefits (including pension, bikes for work and health screening), day-to-day recognition scheme and annual bonus scheme as well as development opportunities. We have active social committees and support various charities/fundraising events across the UK.

Lyons Davidson prides itself on being an equal opportunities employer and is committed to, and realises the benefits of, having a diverse workforce. 

Please note that any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory credit check and Basic criminal record check. This information will only be used to assess suitability for employment insofar as it is relevant.

Applications should be made online via the Lyons Davidson website here and the closing date is the 24th January 2020.