Solicitor – Brain & Spinal injury

Solicitor – Brain & Spinal injury


Switalskis is an award-winning law firm listed in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024.

Established in 1993 by Stephen Switalski, we began with a focus on child care law and criminal law from a single office in Wakefield. Since then we’ve expanded to 11 locations employing approximately 400 people who provide a wide array of specialist legal services.

A career at Switalskis means being part of a firm that cares and is here for you. We’re dynamic and progressive, and we never stand still. Last year we were crowned Large Firm of the Year at The Yorkshire Legal Awards and named in the top 50 fastest growing companies in Yorkshire in the Yorkshire Growth Index.

What is expected of you?

In this role you will manage a caseload of brain injury cases from inception to resolution, providing high-quality and compassionate representation and support for clients, as well as taking a very active role in the marketing and development of the team.

What will the role involve?

We are seeking an experienced Personal Injury Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive with a specialised focus on Brain Injury cases. The ideal candidate will have 7years+ PQE with a proven track record of successfully handling brain injury cases.

We're flexible on location, but you must be able to commute to our Doncaster office on a weekly basis and be willing to travel throughout Yorkshire and beyond as required for client needs and industry events.

Key responsibilities:

• Manage brain injury cases from start to finish, providing top-tier legal support and compassion.

• Collaborate with the team to prioritise client rehabilitation and early case management.

• Maintain proactive communication with clients, families, and stakeholders for optimal outcomes.

• Tailor case strategies to individual claim needs.

• Coordinate comprehensive documentation and expert reports to tell each client's story effectively.

• Work closely with experienced counsel for the best client representation.

• Utilise ADR methods for settlement maximisation while preparing cases for trial if necessary.

• Ensure efficient cost management on every case.

• Stay updated on relevant personal injury law developments, especially in brain injury.

• Contribute significantly to team marketing and development efforts


You will have a strong understanding of the emotional, medical and legal aspects involved in cases of this nature.

• Proven track record of successfully managing brain injury cases, from start to finish, including within court proceedings and Joint Settlement Meetings.
• A passion for ensuring early and full rehabilitation.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, utilising a variety of methods, with the ability to patiently empathise with clients and effectively advocate on their behalf.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with meticulous attention to detail and the ability to formulate case strategies and tactics.
• Acumen around issues of costs and disbursements
• A commitment to upholding the highest standards of client care, professionalism, and ethics.
• An interest in understanding and developing team systems and processes.
• Experience and interest in marketing and business development in the area of brain injury

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