Fraud Rings Fee Earner Assistant

Recruiter
Keoghs Solicitors
Location
Manchester
Posted
13 Nov 2017
Closes
15 Dec 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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.

The Fee Earner Assistant will be assigned to work with a Fee Earner/Fee Earners within a team in an open plan environment. The role involves working on pre and post litigated fraud cases on behalf of a wide range of Insurance clients. Whilst the Assistant will not have ownership of any of their own files, they will be responsible for carrying out individual fee earning tasks on cases for and in support of the Fee Earner.

Key Accountabilities

The work handled by the Assistant will be governed by the caseload of the Fee Earner that they are assigned to, these include:

• Instructing experts
• Instructing and working with Counsel
• Attending Interlocutory Hearings
• Carrying out detailed reviews of medical records
• Liaising with clients/other insurers/third parties
• Liaising with policyholders and witnesses
• Negotiating settlements
• Assisting the Fee Earner to follow the Court timetable to include drafting basic pleadings/court documents
• Covering the work in the Fee Earner’s absence
• Any other tasks as they arise during the course of assisting the Fee Earner to efficiently run their caseload
• To ensure compliance with the SRA Code of Conduct 2011

Essential Skills & Attributes

• Established interest in law either through further education (e.g. LPC or ILEX) or experience within a process driven legal environment
• Experience of drafting court documents and understanding of processes
• Good telephone and communication skills with people at all levels inside and outside the business
• An ability to analyse evidence
• Good Literacy and IT skills
• Ability to work effectively within the Keoghs Shared Behaviour framework

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


We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for interest in this position and in our organisation

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