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As an Assistant Lawyer you will play a crucial role in our London office. You will be responsible for managing a full caseload of mostly housing disrepair personal injury cases with some supervision. There will also be opportunity to run fast track disease claims. Your role will encompass all aspects of case management, requiring sound theoretical knowledge, impeccable judgement, and the ability to see cases through from start to finish.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work closely with experienced legal professionals and gain valuable insights into personal injury law. While the position does not carry direct supervisory responsibility, you will be a vital team member, contributing significantly to the achievement of the Unit’s objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a caseload of personal injury and housing disrepair personal injury cases, making informed decisions under supervision.
  • Apply your knowledge of the relevant laws, regulations and processes, including the CPR, rules of evidence, litigation and funding to assess and advise on evidence, liability, and quantum.
  • Work efficiently and accurately, meeting deadlines and prioritising tasks effectively.
  • Communicate clearly and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with clients, colleagues, and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate strong file management skills and proficiency in using Microsoft Outlook and Word.
  • Continuously develop your understanding of statutory duties relevant to personal injury and the litigation process.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

  • Experience in handling fast track personal injury claims, including familiarity with the litigation process.
  • Experience of housing disrepair personal injury claim.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Direct client contact experience.
  • Competence in using electronic case management systems.
  • Strong numeracy, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • A law degree or equivalent qualification such as the Common Professional Examination/Graduate Diploma in Law or equivalent experience


  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 5 days additional leave over Christmas (Xmas shut down)
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Healthcare Cash Plan (MediCash)
  • Life assurance
  • Disability Confident Employer
  • 23 days annual leave (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

About Thompsons Solicitors

For 100 years, leading social justice law firm, Thompsons Solicitors, has been fighting for the rights of the injured and mistreated and changing lives for the better. Since 1921, we have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with trade unions to implement key legal reforms and give a voice to those who might otherwise have been disadvantaged and marginalised.

Thompsons ran:
• the case that established the right for injured workers to be compensated in 1937
• the first asbestos case that was successful in the House of Lords in 1972
• the first equal pay for equal value claim in the UK (1988) and later in Europe (1993)
• the case against UK construction companies for blacklisting union members in 2016
• hundreds of cases on behalf of women who received negligent treatment at the hands of disgraced breast surgeon, Ian Paterson (2017) and behalf of those injured by mesh (2019).

Today, Thompsons employs 800 staff who work at 23 offices right across the UK. Key areas of legal specialism include: personal injury, serious injury, asbestos diseases, medical negligence, road traffic accidents, accidents at work, industrial diseases and trade union law. As a point of principle, the firm has never worked for employers or insurers.

Over the last 100 years, we have consistently won the cases that have advanced the law for working people, but, as long as there are employers who put profit before the safety and rights of their workforce, there is always more to do. We continue to expose injustice, holding those responsible to account and campaigning for positive change.

We want to hear from anyone who is keen to progress a legal career with a firm that won’t let up in its quest for fairness.

Visit www.thompsons.law or call 0800 0 224 224

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Housing Disrepair Assistant Lawyer

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