HDR Fee Earner (3-8 PQE)


Saturday 13 April

About Us

Claimsmiths is a focused disputes practice for individuals, born out of Brandsmiths, the specialist intellectual property, sports and commercial law firm with a rich litigation heritage. Brandsmiths hold rankings in the Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, plus The Times Top Law Firms, with a reputation for results in high stakes litigation – all the way to the Supreme Court.

Claimsmiths provides top results in consumer actions. The team include some of the leading data protection, finance, housing disrepair and professional negligence lawyers in England and Wales. We are highly experienced in running a range of claims, which includes precedent setting litigation.

We pride ourselves on offering a supportive and collegiate atmosphere. At all levels we recruit people who have the potential to progress their careers with us. Many of our former paralegals are now qualified solicitors with us, for example.

We are looking for a 3-8 PQE Solicitor/File Handler to join our ‘Claimsmiths’ team. The successful candidate will work as part of an industry leading litigation team, managing their own caseload as well as assisting more senior fee earners on larger matters. This is a great opportunity for a Solicitor to further a career in consumer litigation.

The Role

The role will include:

  • Managing a mixed, varied and interesting caseload with a bias towards Housing Disrepair
  • Handling smaller matters with autonomy, while assisting on larger cases
  • Drafting letters and preparing file notes
  • Drafting legal documents such as witness statements
  • Preparation for and attendance at court hearings
  • Legal research
  • Liaising with clients, other parties and the court
  • Proofreading and checking documents for quality / consistency
  • Assisting with marketing initiatives  

There are considerable opportunities for progression within the Firm. We operate a true meritocracy.

About You

  • Solicitor/File Handler with 3-8 years PQE
  • Experience of Housing Disrepair claims an advantage
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team
  • Organised with effective time management skills to ensure deadlines are met
  • Good communication skills
  • Commercially aware
  • Confident with Word, Excel and Outlook
  • A positive and proactive attitude
  • Goal orientated with a strong desire to improve and succeed  
  • Likely to be based in Manchester, but candidates in other locations (include remote) considered

What next? 


Old Pump House
19 Hooper Street
E1 8BU

+44 (0) 203 709 8957


Floor 1
31 Princess Street
M2 4EW

+44(0) 161 464 9237

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+44 (0) 161 464 9237

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Brandsmiths is a trading name of Brandsmiths S.L. Limited which is authorised by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority, SRA No: 620298. Founding Partner: Adam Morallee

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