Defence Trainee Solicitor

Type: Trainee
Region: Scotland

At Horwich Farrelly we do things differently. We recognise the value of our employees and understand that they set us apart from our competitors. So, if you want to experience what life is like as a lawyer at Horwich Farrelly, take a look at our Traineeship vacancy within our Glasgow or Edinburgh office.

What will you be doing?

You will assist three recognised Law Society of Scotland Specialists in Personal Injury Law whose experience includes a number of significant cases, such as appeals to the House of Lords concerning limitation in abuse cases and to the Inner House of the Court of Session regarding the applicability of workplace regulations.

As you will have already completed a law degree and a Diploma in Legal Practice or equivalent qualifications you will be ready to gain exposure to high quality and challenging Insurance law caseload.

This is an excellent opportunity to support on broad ranges of defence litigated matters including catastrophic injury claims and recovery matters on behalf of national insurers in a communal and nurturing environment The role will also include investigating claims which flag a fraudulent element.

You will be able to provide clients with updates and ensure that that their legal affairs are dealt with in a business-like and professional manner to guarantee the efficient operation of the firm.

What do I need?

You will need to have completed a law degree, LPC or GDL and be ready to start a Traineeship in either our Glasgow or Edinburgh office, handling a litigated defendant caseload.

What’s in it for you?

We have a strong reputation for developing and nurturing employees, there are many opportunities for progression for you to have a rewarding and prosperous career at HF.

This is a real chance for you to shine and start a successful career in law. Whilst experience and qualifications are desirable, above all we hire based on potential so, if you are enthusiastic and want to learn, we are able to offer you the training to succeed.

If you’re looking to secure a traineeship, then you would be eligible to apply on commencement of your role. We are not your stereotypical corporate law firm. We offer flexible working and have a relaxed dress code – you can be yourself at work!

We offer hybrid working and flexible working hours for all. We continue to place a firm emphasis on investing in our people and promoting internally, from paying for professional subscriptions to offering learning and development grants for further study, we are always looking to invest and grow our people.

We’re always looking to recognise and reward our people for the work they do.

What we offer

Here are just a few of the benefits you will have access to as part of our team:

  • 25 days’ annual leave (in addition to public holidays), increasing to 30 days with service
  • Private healthcare provision
  • Company pension scheme
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Life insurance and income protection
  • Employee Assistance Programme & Digital GP service
  • Season ticket loans
  • Professional subscriptions paid
  • Flu vouchers
  • Bonus scheme
  • Perks at work scheme package

About HF

HF is one of the UK’s leading providers of legal and handling services to the general insurance sector. Established in 1969, the firm currently provides legal services to 12 of the UK’s 20 largest motor insurers in specialist areas such as counter fraud, large & complex injury, motor and casualty services, recoveries, costs, and credit hire. HF has recently expanded into the provision of commercial legal services and litigation, providing solutions to a wide range of corporate and SME clients.

Sounds great? What next?

If you are ready to apply, press the button below and we look forward to hearing from you. As an equal opportunities’ employer, we’re passionate about inclusive hiring approaches.

When you apply, you’ll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we’ll do our best to support you.

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