Chartered Legal Executive - Casualty Injury Team

Location: Birmingham
Office: Birmingham
Discipline: Insurance disputes
Contact name: Sarah Freeman

Contact email: [email protected]
Contact phone: 01214568300
Vacancy reference: 025069
Closing date: 23 July 2024

Casualty Injury Team, Birmingham, Permanent

The role

We are looking for a Chartered Legal Executive with a minimum of four years post-qualification experience (or equivalent experience) to join our Insurance Disputes National Service Line (NSL) based in our Birmingham office.  You will be responsible for running your own case load of EL and PL claims including those valued well into the Multi Track. Some experience of healthcare and construction-related injury litigation would be an advantage for the successful candidate.  You will also be undertaking work on catastrophic injury claims largely arising from industrial accidents, assisting the senior team members on those cases.

You will act for direct corporate clients, insurers of commercial entities and other intermediaries acting as third party administrators to Underwriters of commercial and combined risks.

You will also be prepared/willing to assist in team marketing events and delivering client seminars.

The person

You will have relevant experience dealing with personal injury claims and litigation. You will be able to ‘hit the ground running’, and will have managed your own caseload independently, guiding and directing the resource of others to achieve the agreed strategy and interim objectives in a given piece of litigation. Ideally you will also have experience assisting Partner level fee earners of your team on larger cases.

Given the responsibilities in the role, it’s likely that your background and experience will include:

  • Extensive Litigation experience
  • Excellent written English for drafting purposes
  • Familiar with Insurer client SLAs, reporting formats and preparation of management information.
  • Advocacy skills
  • Self-starting with common sense and initiative
  • Good time and file management skills
  • Ability to build good working relationships with clients and potential clients
  • Good research skills, including an ability to use online information sources
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills, including ability to work with others, influence and persuade

Desirable

  • Project management skills

The role also requires someone who

  • is self-managed and confident in setting and prioritising their own work agenda.
  • has excellent written as well as verbal communication skills and so is able to demonstrate that they can convey complex matters in a way that different audiences can understand.
  • is confident and able to build sustainable relationships with clients, lawyers and internal colleagues is organised and methodical in how they approach their work.
  • has excellent attention to detail.
  • is a team player.
  • is willing to take on new responsibilities and challenges

The package

As you’d expect, we offer a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits.  You can find out more about our core staff benefits here.

Pre-employment screening

If we make you an offer for a role, we will conduct a range of pre-employment screening. This will include, but is not limited to, a basic DBS check, right to work check, address verification, any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and a self-declaration to assess your character and suitability for the role. Full details of our screening process are available on request.

The firm

Mills & Reeve is centred on achieving more for clients, their businesses and the wider communities we serve.

Our clients and their industries benefit from our knowledge and learning – on everything from wellbeing, diversity and inclusion to global trends. The wider community benefits from a focus on sustainability in client and business decisions.

Clients get a consistent experience with no surprises – we tell them what they need to know, when they need to know it. Our sector and market expertise helps us understand clients’ issues. And our technology and innovations help them achieve more with less effort.

We build personal relationships, with advice individually tailored to individual need. And if clients need things we don’t offer, we draw on our network to give recommendations.

Our 1,250 plus people and over 750 lawyers share one vision – achieving more for clients. 

By joining Mills & Reeve, you’ll have the chance to build your skills and experience within a firm that’s not only ranked in the top 50 UK law firms, but also one that truly values their people. Our mantra is “Achieve more. Together.”, which we feel embodies our purpose and is more than just a catchphrase!

We’ve been listed in the Best Companies to Work For list the last 20 years - the only law firm to have achieved this, and we hold Platinum Investors in People status, something which only 6% of 50,000 assessed organisations achieve. We’ve also been ranked in the top 10 of RollOnFriday’s Best Law Firms To Work At list for the past eight years, taking the top spot in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Don’t just take our word for it though. Have a read through our People Perspectives to find out more about some of our team and their experiences at Mills & Reeve.

And finally

Everyone at Mills & Reeve brings a unique perspective and ideas to the team and we do everything we can to help each person to thrive. We’re committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment, are happy to consider flexible working arrangements, and want to achieve the right balance for both our people and the firm. We encourage everyone to ask if they feel they need any workplace adjustments, and will do our best to support with these.

Promoting equality and diversity across our firm is a key pillar of our strategy, and our five staff networks are an integral part of this. To find out more about our diversity and inclusion work,  visit our webpage here.