Recruitment

We are always interested in receiving CVs from talented individuals who would like to contribute to the future of our firm. Please send your CV to Janet Hogg, HR Manager, at janethogg@eatonsmith.co.uk

Litigator/Newly Qualified Solicitor, Personal Injury

Responsible to            Head of Department

Hours                          5 days (37 hours)

We need a friendly and personable member to join our team and be involved in YES Personal Injury Lawyers. View our web site to see who we are http://www.yespi.co.uk/

Eaton Smith’s PI department was rebranded as YES – Personal Injury Lawyers in 2012, and YES continues to grow from strength to strength.

THE DEPARTMENT

The department comprises 1 Partner, 1 Associate, 1 Senior Solicitor, 2 experienced fee earners and support staff.  The firm has corporate accreditation with APIL and is represented on the Law Society Personal Injury Panel. 

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB

To manage a varied caseload of Fast Track Personal Injury Claims. The firm operates in accordance with the firm’s Core Values which are

Excellence Ownership Integrity Teamwork Respect

MAIN DUTIES

To handle a caseload of all types of Fast Track Personal Injury claims using our case management system including:- 

  • Attending clients in person and on the telephone
  • Inputting information on our case management system
  • Advising about funding
  • Investigating and assessing liability
  • Notifying the claim on the relevant MOJ Portal
  • Liaising with all parties
  • Assessing medical records and reports
  • Assessing the value of the claim and negotiating settlement
  • Processing the case through the court under supervision
  • Receiving initial enquiries from potential personal injury clients,
  • To follow up new PI leads and to assist the New Cases Team
  • To attend site inspections, to attend Counsel  and to provide any other assistance on personal injury cases as required by other members of the department
  • To carry out all work in accordance with national standards, codes of conduct and quality assurance procedures.
  • To monitor financial performance and achieve chargeable and non-chargeable time recording targets, billing targets and other financial targets where applicable.
  • To represent and promote the practice to external organisations as required by the partners from time to time and to contribute to the general standing of the practice within the community

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Experience of managing your own caseload of PI claims

Experience of using Proclaim  case management system or similar

Meaningful experience of the MOJ Portals

Good knowledge of personal injury law

Experience of RTA, EL and PL personal injury claims

Good knowledge and understanding of Conditional Fee Agreements, Legal Expense Insurance and funding of claims

High level of interpersonal skills including written and oral communication skills

Assertive, articulate, co-operative and self-confident when dealing with clients

Pro-active and willing to work as part of a team

Able to meet time and cost targets

Be commercially aware in order to bill and control disbursements and to render bills and recover bills in a timely and efficient manner for the overall benefit of the LLP

Able to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the role

An individual who wishes to provide added value to the LLP and contribute to the continued success of YES Personal Injury Lawyers

 

IT Support & Development Assistant

We are currently looking for an IT Support and Development Assistant to join our busy practice. A good IT background and experience in IT within a professional service firm is essential. Previous experience in a law firm would be an advantage. 

Technical experience is required in the following areas: Windows, Active Directory, Group policies, Windows server, exchange, Microsoft remote access services, TCP/IP, Network access, MS Office 2010, WAN connectivity, network topologies and LAN’s.

Experience in the following areas would also be an advantage: Tikit Partner for Windows, Eclipse or similar accounting and case management systems, design and development of workflow solutions, design and development of word templates, hardware and software problems, antivirus, firewalls and routers.

The ideal person will also have good communication skills to offer support to all employees within the Company discussing and rectifying IT issues they have. You will also be enthusiastic and willing to offer new ideas to help with a proactive IT team.

To apply for this position please send your CV and covering letter to Michaela Bruszniewski at michaelabruszniewski@eatonsmith.co.uk

 

Secretary in our Clinical Negligence/Personal Injury Team

Full Time – 35 hrs per week
Secretarial and administrative support to all members of the team. 
The work will centre primarily on Clinical Negligence however there will be some Personal Injury work
Essential - Clinical Negligence/Personal Injury legal experience
 
Please send covering letter and CV to janethogg@eatonsmith.co.uk



 Eaton Smith LLP is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment and in which all decisions are based on merit. We aim to ensure that all staff are treated and treat others with dignity and respect.


 
 

 

 
 
 

Supporting businesses throughout Yorkshire, the UK and internationally; Eaton Smith's highly regarded Business Services Team advises on starting-out through to high profile corporate and international transactions, helping businesses with trading agreements, internet trading, business structures, reorganisations, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, disposals, intellectual property, sports law, employment law, property, debt collection and disputes. One of our commercial clients has this to say about us:

"We were buying a large private company, who left us with a rather unreasonable timescale. I was therefore deeply impressed with the way you guys picked up the challenge and ran with it like the true professionals you are.

I think I heard a comment from the vendors about 'provincial solicitors' once at the beginning of the matter. I never heard it again. I can sincerely and honestly say, having had some experience of big city solicitors in the past, that I could not conceive how any other firm would have dealt with this in the same expert, expedient and insanely short timescale that you did. This is not flannel – it is a fact and I am humbled by the way you guys responded and looked after my interests and those of my company"

If you need a solicitor, you want to be confident that your interests are properly looked after. Our teams of legal professionals have an extensive range of skills and experience to offer our clients, who also enjoy the added benefit of dealing with a firm that is large enough to provide specialists in the many areas of legal issues that we cover including; family matters, employment problems, house purchases and sales, wills, crime and road traffic offences, personal injury, medical negligence and dispute resolution.