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Join us as an Assistant Lawyer, specialising in Personal Injury. Be a part of our team in Newcastle, to run a varied caseload of PI cases. You’ll have the chance to combine your legal expertise with strong communication skills to provide high-quality service. This position goes beyond just a job – it’s an opportunity to develop your career in a supportive and growth-focused environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing a varied caseload, including both litigated and non-litigated PI cases.
  • Utilise your expertise in personal injury law, CPR, rules of evidence, litigation processes, and funding to assess and advise on evidence, liability, and quantum.
  • Whilst having a strong passion for client care, blend technical expertise with exceptional communication skills.
  • Demonstrate strong file management skills and proficiency in using Microsoft Outlook and Word.
  • Continuously expand your understanding of statutory duties relevant to personal injury and the litigation process.
  • Represent clients predominantly from the health and education sectors.
  • Take an empathetic approach, providing a personalised legal service with a professional touch.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

  • Confident and decisive decision-maker with a focus on daily case progression.
  • You will need to have knowledge of the law relating to personal injury and the civil litigation process and have experience of running your own personal injury case holding.
  • At least 2 years’ case handling experience as a qualified lawyer
  • Proven track record of meeting deadlines.
  • Direct client interaction experience, with an understanding and skill for client care.
  • Previous experience in using electronic case management systems.
  • Strong numeracy, verbal, and written communication abilities.
  • Possession of a law degree or equivalent qualification.


  • 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 or call 0800 0 224 224

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