Litigated Credit Hire Fee Earner

Recruiter
Keoghs Solicitors
Location
Manchester
Posted
11 Jan 2018
Closes
12 Feb 2018
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Keoghs Credit Hire team are seeking a Fee Earner who will pursue settlement of Credit Hire files. The successful candidate will handle small claims and fast track matters.


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


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Create initial case strategy following Client Guidelines and review of information available
  • Undertake discussions and negotiations with Insured, Insurer and Third Party Solicitors to pursue the rapid and appropriate settlement of cases and the apportionment of costs

    Undertake Court Telephone Hearings to ensure progress is maximised and all actions have been undertaken to bring the case to settlement

    Timely and accurate maintenance of all case management, billing and management information systems to ensure completeness of records and aid business decision making

    Allocate funds to the appropriate client accounts as per agreed procedures to ensure the client and Keoghs receive appropriate payments

    Dealing with correspondence and telephone calls

    Undertaking periodic reviews of files in line with Client requirements

    Updating reports

    Meeting agreed performance targets

    Ensuring files are kept within ISO 9001 guidelines

    Provide written updates by email or letter to clients detailing case activity to ensure that they receive up to date and accurate information about progress when requested

    To ensure compliance with the SRA Code of Conduct 2011

Essential Skills & Attributes

Some Credit Hire experience or knowledge

Experience of small claims and fast track matters

Previous experience of handling own caseload

Good telephone negotiation skills

Have an understanding of case law and litigation practice & process and CPO

Ability to plan and prioritise workloads

Excellent listening and verbal communication skills

Ability to remain calm under pressure

Ability to follow work processes and keep to Strategy yet flexible enough to adapt to change

Proficient IT skills

Desirable

Knowledge / experience of the litigation process

Some knowledge of RTA

Experience of Indemnity Principles and CCFAs

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