RTA Litigation Assistant

Posted 24 Jul 2020

Thompsons Solicitors

Sheffield, South Yorkshire (Legal)


Job Type:contractDuration:0 months
Category:LegalRecruiter Reference:536648
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:£24,068 to £27,572

The opportunity

We are looking for an experienced individual to join us as a PI Litigator in our successful National Fast Track Centre in Sheffield, servicing clients across the country. Our team of dedicated and collaborative professionals, use the law to secure justice for people who have suffered personal injury. If you are adept at using tactics to create robust legal arguments to achieve the best possible results for your clients and want to develop your expertise in personal injury litigation, this role would suit you perfectly.

We are looking for someone who takes pride in delivering a high quality legal service, has a strong work ethic and a natural ability to demonstrate empathy towards clients. In return, we will provide you with interesting and intellectually challenging work, development opportunities in other areas of PI law, along with opportunities to transfer to other offices in our national network where we specialise on high value, complex personal injury work.

The role

The role will involve managing a caseload of ex-portal fast-track RTA cases. Specifically you will be: investigating liability; assessing the strengths of a claim; gathering liability, causation and quantum evidence; liaising with clients, defendants, insurers, employers, witnesses, medical experts and the police; valuing claims; negotiating settlements, drafting pleadings and statements of case and dealing with court directions.

Although the primary focus will be RTA, there will be an opportunity to train and develop into other areas of PI Law.

Who we are

We are a law firm with a difference. With nearly 100 years’ experience of successfully representing clients of injury and mistreatment, we work tirelessly to support the Trade Union and Labour Movement and the people they represent. We have built a diverse team of professional litigators who take immense pride in the work we undertake. We pride ourselves on being “the most experienced trade union, claimant personal injury and employment rights law firm in the UK”, an accolade that comes from our excellence in client care and our commitment to ensuring our people have access to the very best supervision, mentoring and professional development opportunities.

We have also been named as one of ‘The Times Best Law Firms 2019’ – well-deserved recognition of the fact our staff provide the highest quality service.


We recognise and reward high performance, with competitive salaries and an extensive benefits package including:

• Structured pay scales

  • Agile working, including flexible start and finish times

• Contributory pension scheme

• Permanent health insurance

• Life assurance at 4 x annual salary

• 23 days annual leave, plus an additional 5 concessionary days in December (in addition to bank holidays)

• Employee Assistance Programme

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

• Cycle to work scheme

• Organised sports and social club

• Annual travel and parking loans

• Financial assistance for professional development

For a full list of benefits offered, please visit our website.

We believe that attracting talent that reflects the diversity of the communities within which we live and work is a key part of our business, which is why we are an equal opportunities employer.

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