Defence Litigation Solicitor (10YRS PQE+)

Defence Litigation Solicitor Belfast, 10YRS PQE+, Major UK Law Firm
Your New Company

We are pleased to be working with a major UK Law Firm in their search for a Senior Solicitor (Senior Associate / Director Level) to join their growing defence Litigation team in Belfast.

Your new role

  • In your new role you will have responsibility for developing and maintaining key and new client relationships, including attendance at appropriate client meetings.
  • Handling your own caseload across disease, motor, and fraud, including high value/complex/nominated cases with appropriate assistance and agreed performance metrics (chargeable hours and billing)
  • Assisting in increasing the profile of the firm in the Disease market (which may include the production of marketing information including articles/blogs, delivering training/seminars etc)
  • Contributing to relevant contract tender submissions
  • Leading the development of key strategies to combat opponent behaviours

What you'll need to succeed


  • You will be a qualified Solicitor 10YRS PQE + with previous experience in litigated defendant insurance work up to £500k, particularly industrial disease claims including hearing loss, HAVS, Mesothelioma, Plaques and Asbestosis claims and Dermatitis, Covid and Stress Claims.
  • Experience in defence of motor and fraud claims.
  • An ability to prioritise workload & strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with case management systems.


  • Experience in EL/PL casualty cases.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to identify pragmatic solutions to challenges

What you'll get in return

An excellent market salary, hybrid working and a fantastic package of benefits including Private Health Care are all on offer for you.

What you need to do now

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Job Type
Working Pattern
Flexible Working,Full-time
Private Practice

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Patrick McDonald, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Belfast
5th Floor, Donegall House, Donegall Square North

Telephone: 02890 446 911