Hybrid working
Generous holiday allowance
Enhanced pension scheme

Portal Lawyer

Salary £24,670 - £28,261
Location Sheffield (NFTC)
Closing date 03/01/2023 23:59
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

We are looking for an experienced individual to join us as a Portal Lawyer in our successful National Fast Track Centre in Sheffield, servicing clients across the country.  Our team of dedicated and collaborative professionals, use the law to secure justice for people who have suffered personal injury.  If you are adept at using tactics to create robust legal arguments to achieve the best possible results for your clients and want to develop your expertise in personal injury litigation, this role would suit you perfectly.


We are looking for someone who takes pride in delivering a high-quality legal service, has a strong work ethic and a natural ability to demonstrate empathy towards clients.  In return, we will provide you with interesting and intellectually challenging work, development opportunities in other areas of PI law, along with opportunities to transfer to other offices in our national network where we specialise on high value, complex personal injury work.   


The role will involve managing a caseload of portal fast-track cases.  Specifically, you will be: investigating liability; assessing the strengths of a claim; gathering liability, causation and quantum evidence; liaising with clients, defendants, insurers, employers, witnesses, medical experts and the police; valuing claims; negotiating settlements, drafting pleadings and statements of case and dealing with court directions.


Please view the attached job description for more information on this role. If you have any questions please contact the recruitment team: recruitment@thompsons.law.co.uk

No agencies at this time.

We believe that attracting talent that reflects the diversity of the communities within which we live and work is a key part of our business, which is why we are an equal opportunities employer.

Thompsons Solicitors is a social justice law firm unlike any other.  With 100 years’ experience of successfully representing clients of injury and mistreatment, we have the privilege of working with and supporting the Trade Union Movement and the people they represent. 

We are recognised as one of the UK's leading teams by credible directories including The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, as well as being highly recommended in The Times’ Best Law Firms 2023. We pride ourselves on being “the most experienced trade union, claimant and employment rights law firm in the UK”.

With a passion for blending your technical expertise with your outstanding communication and client care skills, you will take pride in delivering a first class service to our clients.  Having the confidence and ability to take appropriate daily decisions on cases to ensure swift progression will be key for success.

Enhanced pension scheme

Hybrid working

Employee assistance programme

Annual travel & parking loans

Cycle to work

Organised sports & social club

Life assurance 4x annual salary

Income protection insurance

Additional 5 days paid leave in December

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