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What you’ll be working on

As an assistant fee earner, you’ll be assisting on a portfolio of claimant serious injury claims for Minster Law clients, contributing to the success of the department and creating outcomes that matter for our clients.

The caseload is predominantly road traffic accidents and involves cases with complex and technical issues and quantum.

Your day-to-day
  • Ensure a full working knowledge of all cases being handled by the lead fee earner, including the key areas of dispute and any actions planned to resolve them.
  • Deal with elements of the case and ensure they are progressed as swiftly as possible, having agreed the action plan for the case with the lead fee earner.
  • Undertake chargeable work on cases under the direction of the fee earner.
  • Regular communication and face to face meetings with the clients.
  • Instructions and meetings with a multi-disciplinary team of experts. For example, medical experts, case managers, care experts, architects, forensic accountants, counsel.
  • Analysis of evidence and research of legal issues on liability, causation, and quantum.
  • Drafting documents including statements, pleadings, and schedules of loss.
  • Securing early interim payments, appropriate rehabilitation and optimising the client’s settlement.
  • Provide a key point of contact for telephone calls from client or all other interested parties such as experts, counsel, and clients.
  • Maintain and update the case management system.
  • Develop and maintain a good working knowledge of issues which commonly arise in catastrophic claims to be able to discuss with client or other interested parties in an informed manner.
  • Liaise with Finance regarding the payment of disbursements, outstanding accounts etc.
  • Produce core documents for client meetings, conferences, settlement meetings etc.
  • Raise awareness of the department and develop your professional profile. We have close links with APIL, Headway, and SIA, you will be involved in supporting these organisations with networking and business development. For example, reporting cases, preparing articles, and testimonials.
  • Mentoring and developing junior members of the team as appropriate.
You should apply if
  • You’re a qualified solicitor or Fellow of CILEx. Consideration will also be given to applicants who can demonstrate sufficient experience and for whom a Grade C charge out rate can be justified.
  • You have a proven track record of assisting with or managing serious injury claims, with the ability to liaise with multi-disciplined experts.
  • You’re committed to delivering excellent client care for each of our clients.
  • You have excellent communication skills to include negotiation and objection handling.
  • Accountable for achieving objectives whilst maintaining high standards of work quality and client care.
  • You’re competent working with a case management system and good knowledge of Excel and Word.
  • You have good attention to detail and strong organisational and time management skills.
Even better if
  • You act as a role model to your colleagues, mentoring more junior staff where appropriate.
  • You have a desire to develop your professional profile and that of your firm within the personal injury field, and establish links with associated bodies for example Headway, SIA and APIL.
  • You take opportunities to develop and stretch yourself and are passionate about developing your career in personal injury.
  • You’re passionate about supporting local communities and are eager to get involved in our giving back programme.
What’s in it for you
  • A salary between £33,280 to £41,600.
  • An annual discretionary bonus scheme.
  • Hybrid working, offering our colleagues flexibility to work where they can provide the best support to our customers and colleagues alike.
  • 25 days holiday, which can increase up to 30 days in line with service.
  • “Time for Me” days which gives you the opportunity to take up to 12 additional days per year through condensed working.
  • Working in a platinum-accredited Investors in People organisation that’s committed to your development.
  • And much more, you can find out more about our extensive benefits on our careers hub.

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