Litigation Executives - Fast Track

Workpoint Recruitment Ltd
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
One of the UK's leading providers of legal services and claims solutions to the insurance industry - a successful & long established firm of solicitors with UK-wide coverage - are growing fast and looking for Litigation Executives, Fee Earners or Paralegals with Fast-track litigation experience to join their growing Defendant Credit Hire Department in Manchester. Credit Hire experience is not essential as training will be provided, and there is more than one post available.
Working from their modern, high-rise office close to the M60 and Metrolink stations, they have a strong reputation for developing and nurturing employees.
With opportunities for career development and progression arising on a regular basis, successful applicants with a high level of application & aptitude can expect to enjoy a rewarding and successful career in this firm.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE: * Handling own case load of small claims and fast track files* Competent at dealing with delegated files and complying with SLAs* Reviewing quantum, valuing general and special damages and formalising case plans* Entering into telephone negotiations, liaising with third party solicitors and insurers, own insurer clients and lay clients’; drafting documents, applications, offers, orders, directions etc.* Attending telephone conferences/applications* Managing time in an effective manner with organisational skills and use of case management system* Seeing cases through from commencement to conclusion whilst dealing with cases in a cost effective matter* Ensure that all cases are dealt with in compliance with Solicitors’ Accounts Rules and Law Society Practice Management Standards
THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE MUST BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE : * Proven experience of running a case load of small claims and fast track cases in a Litigation Executive/Paralegal capacity * Experience of communicating and working with Insurer clients * The ability to run an effective diary system * Strong interpersonal and negotiating skills * Knowledge of relevant Defendant case law, legal procedure and its application * Excellent organisation and communication skills, both written and verbal * The ability to work effectively under pressure * The ability to adhere to SLAs * The ability to work autonomously and as part of a team * Credit Hire experience would be preferable but not essential* Defendant experience would be preferable but not essential
In addition to exceptional opportunities for career development and progression, the firm offer an attractive starting salary, negotiable depending on experience, plus bonus system, private health care, childcare vouchers and an excellent holiday package (30-35 days pa. incl. bank holidays)
If you are an experienced Fee Earner or Paralegal with Fast Track litigation experience, please apply, we’d like to hear from you.
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