New Client Team Litigation Assistant

Express Solicitors are a top 200 Law firm that specialises in personal injury. We cover every area of personal injury including public liability, occupier’s liability, road traffic accidents, employer’s liability, industrial disease, serious injuries and clinical negligence matters.  At Express, we pride ourselves in the work we do helping injured people.

We are LEXCEL and Law Society accredited and are a Legal 500 Leading Firm for both Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence. Six of our Partners are members of the Law Society Specialist Personal Injury Panel and one of our Partners is a member of the Law Society Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel.

We are currently looking to hire a number of law graduates to join our new client team with fast track promotion to a paralegal role within one of our work areas. The new roles are due to the internal promotions of existing members of staff.

What can we offer you?

Salary & Commission – we offer a great starting salary of £15,000, with a generous realistic commission structure, where 99% of our graduate team take home commission every single month.

Definite progression – all of our training contracts have been awarded to internal candidates. Half of our partners did their training contracts with the firm.  We currently have 12 trainee Solicitors within the firm.  Training contracts are offered on a rolling start and can start immediately once candidates have proved themselves.

Excellent training – in addition to three appraisals per year, we provide all of our members of staff with personalised training and development plans, as well as one on one coaching and supervision.

What are we looking for?

  • Law graduates (LLB/GDL/LPC)*
  • A definite interest in helping injured people
  • Drive and determination to succeed
  • Excellent Customer Service skills
  • Bright people – we want to progress and develop you in your career

*please note that we are happy to consider candidates who are currently studying their GDL/LPC part-time.

What will you be doing? 

You will be responsible for the client’s experience from first contact until retention. You will obtain all relevant details of a client’s claim and review this information with a Partner on a regular basis. Using our case-management system you will record and update all client information regarding individual cases.

The above list is not exhaustive and as a Litigation Assistant in the New Client Team you are responsible for all new clients that come into the firm. You must ensure that a client’s experience with the New Client team is positive.

Salary

£15,000 plus commission (OTE £18,000)

Working Hours

The New Client Team opening hours are:

Early Shift:                             08.00 – 16.30 (1 hour lunch)

Middle Shift:                         09:30 – 18.00 (1 hour lunch)

Late Shift:                              13.00 – 21.00 (30 minutes lunch)

Saturday – Sunday:              10.00 – 18.00 (1 hour lunch)

Bank Holidays:                      10.00 – 18.00(1 hour lunch)

You will work a 3 week pattern on an early, middle and late shift as dictated by your roster and one weekend in seven weeks.

You are entitled to one hour lunch break per day or 30 minutes on a late shift.

There will also be a smart phone rota, where one member of the team will take home a smart phone and answer any calls outside of office hours until 10pm. It is expected that this will be, one night every fortnight. A bonus will be payable on this night.

Holiday Entitlement

28 days per year. NCT will close on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Recruitment Process

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@expresssolicitors.co.uk.

Our employees are our most important asset and it’s our employees who have made Express Solicitors the success it is today. Our recruitment process consolidates that success.

At Express Solicitors, we rate skill and ability above all else and therefore our recruitment policy encourages applications from all.

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