Fee Earner

Keoghs Solicitors
North West England
13 Nov 2017
14 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Fee Earner- Qualified- Litigation

Keoghs is one of the leading providers of claims-related services to insurers, businesses and other suppliers to the insurance sector. We combine proven processes, technology and a low cost infrastructure with deep legal and insurance market knowledge. This enables us to create individual solutions for each of our clients that match their requirements in terms of quality, performance and value for money.

Based on site at the Macron stadium office, you will be dealing with small claims and fast track RTA files with a value of up to £25,000 on both delegated non delegated basis, for a variety of insurer clients.

It is important that the job holder can work independently and competently using their own initiative to review files and formulate the initial Strategy to ensure the best outcome for the client.

Key Accountabilities

- Initial report/review
- Case Strategy
- Reviewing matters throughout
- Review and/or report re exchange of evidence, receipt of medical evidence, joints statements or at any other stage.
- Counter Schedule
- Pre-Trial reports
- Dealing with Disclosure
- Instructing Counsel/investigators/medical and other experts/surveillance
- Reviewing evidence (eg. Witness statements, GP records, Occupational Health/ Personnel records
- Drafting questions to medical experts
- Drafting in general
- Costs Schedules
- Research
- Preparing/checking Trial Bundles
- Reviewing surveillance
- Attending Conferences and Trial with Counsel
- Negotiations/ Drafting Payments into Court
- Dealing with routine correspondence
- Conducting site inspections and investigations
- Conducting CMCs and applications
- To ensure compliance with the SRA Code of Conduct 2011

Essential Skill & Attributes

Education - a degree is preferable

Ability to use own initiative

Ability to plan and prioritise workloads

Excellent listening and verbal communication skills

Good telephone negotiation skills

Ability to follow work processes and keep to Strategy

Ability to recognise when sensitivity and tact are required

Ability to make decisions

Ability to remain calm under pressure

Good IT skills including Word, Outlook, and experience of a Case Management System preferred

Experience of handling both RTA work is preferable.

What You Can Expect From Us

•A learning culture with employee development at the heart of the people development pathway
•Excellent flexible benefits including Annual leave entitlement and Healthcare Cash Plan as standard
Standard 35 hour week plus the option to work from home
We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for interest in this position and in our organisation

Strictly no agencies please