Fee Earner - Motor

Recruiter
Keoghs Solicitors
Location
Bolton
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
14 May 2018
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Motor – Fee Earner

SUMMARY OF THE ROLE

Based on site at our Head Office in Horwich, Bolton you will be dealing with mainly litigated small claims and fast track RTA files with a value of up to £25,000 on both a delegated but largely non-delegated basis on behalf of key insurer clients.

The successful candidate should be able to recognise cases with a technical bias, e.g. whether the Insurer is a contractual Insurer, RTA Insurer, or Article 75 Insurer, and what actions are required if the policyholder is a Claimant and there is a counterclaim be pursued.

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

  • Reviewing files, noting and abiding by Client Guidelines
  • Knowledge of litigation, the CPR Rules and Court procedures
  • Formulating initial Strategy, efficiently and effectively
  • Draft reports confirming Strategy and agreeing the most suitable approach with the client
  • Undertaking negotiations with Third Party Solicitors
  • Liaising with Insured and Insurers and Brokers where necessary
  • Ensuring ‘actions’ are carried out as per Action Lists in Case Management System
  • Undertaking Court Hearings
  • Ensuring relevant tasks are delegated to the paralegals
  • Accurately recording time
  • Accurately processing bills in accordance with Client Guidelines
  • Ensuring files are kept within ISO 9001 guidelines
  • To ensure compliance with the SRA Code of Conduct 2011

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Sound and practical experience of handling RTA litigated files is essential, with evidence of managing own case load and reporting skills
  • Up to date knowledge of the Jackson reforms.
  • Education - Good standard of education. Degree and/or LPC is highly desirable
  • Ability to work as part of a Team
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workloads
  • Ability to recognise and delegate some tasks
  • 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

What we can offer you

  • A learning culture with employee development at the heart of the people development pathway
  • Excellent flexible benefits including Annual leave entitlement, Healthcare Cash Plan as standard and working from home
  • Standard 35 hour week

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

Strictly no agencies please


This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/80955560

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