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Solicitor – Disease

Reference: 21273


Belfast, County Antrim



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Date Posted

26 July, 2023

Are you an ambitious and driven Solicitor looking to take the next step in your career? Our client is a premier Northern Ireland defence firm and is seeking talented candidates to join their dynamic team. As a firm that has experienced remarkable growth since its inception in 2019, this is a fantastic opportunity to work with an industry leader in insurance, representing key clients across the UK.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with existing and potential clients, actively participating in client meetings.
  • Oversee service delivery and maintain high-quality standards for key disease clients.
  • Enhance the profile of the Firm in the Disease market through marketing initiatives such as articles, blogs, seminars, and training sessions.
  • Manage your caseload, including high-value and complex cases, with support and meet agreed performance metrics.
  • Contribute to strategic contract tender submissions to further the firm’s success.
  • Collaborate in developing strategies to counter opponent behaviors.

Working Hours:

  • 35 hours per week – Hybrid working model.
  • Primary location: Belfast office.

Experience, Skills, and Qualifications: Essential Skills and Attributes:

  • Prior experience in litigated defendant insurance work, up to £500k, with a focus on Disease cases (e.g., HAVS, Mesothelioma, Plaques, Asbestosis, Dermatitis, and hearing loss claims).
  • Excellent workload prioritization and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in working with case management systems.


  • Demonstrated success working in a legal team environment.
  • Experience contributing to tenders and pricing.

Required Soft Skills:

  • Ability to motivate and lead a team, fostering a positive working environment.
  • Strong communication skills to effectively interact with clients and colleagues.
  • Effective delegation abilities to maximize team efficiency.
  • Aptitude for identifying pragmatic solutions to challenges.

If this is of interest or you would like to discuss further, call Alex on 02890 33157 or email [email protected]

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
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