Senior Lawyer (Accidents) 21 views

We are looking for a specialist Senior Lawyer to join our team of committed and passionate professionals in our Leeds office.  You will be engaged in challenging and rewarding, high quality casework as you represent clients who are victims of Accidents. This will provide a platform for you to showcase your exceptional client care and communication skills, sound judgement, confident decision-making and significant legal knowledge and expertise.

Key Responsibilities

·       As a Senior Lawyer with at least 8 years PQE, you will run a high value Accidents caseload which includes complex cases at the highest values.
·       You will also be able to deal with all aspects of running these cases from initial interview to trial.
·       A key element of the role involves mentoring and supervising other team members who run accident claims and supporting them with cases.
A day in the life of a Senior Lawyer is never the same, however a typical day may include supervising other case handlers, carrying out relevant investigations, obtaining relevant documents, preparing witness statements; preparing and attending Conferences and Court hearings (CCMCs/Trials).

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

·       You will need to have thorough working knowledge and understanding of the issues involved in dealing with personal injury claims.
·       The ideal candidate will also play an important role in helping to achieve the team’s objectives.
·       An enthusiasm for sharing knowledge and expertise to grow talent within the wider team is essential.
·       Previous supervision experience.
·       In addition to supporting the team, you will also have excellent networking skills, enabling you to nurture and develop relationships with clients and contributing towards business development.


  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Additional car cash allowance of £4,500
  • 5 days additional leave over Christmas (Xmas shut down)
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Healthcare Cash Plan (MediCash)
  • Life assurance
  • Disability Confident Employer
  • 25 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

Thompsons Solicitors is a trading name of Thompsons Solicitors LLP.

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