An opportunity to join a Defendant Legal Practice as a Barrister (full practising certificate) or a Solicitor with Higher Rights of Audience working in the Corporate Risk (Fraud) department
Our client is a leading legal services provider to insurers and associated businesses involved with the insurance sector. It’s clients hold them in very high regard, through the continued success of its technically astute employees. Process driven, they embrace technology and innovation, but above all, it prides itself on being an extension of their client's operations.
This is more than just a technical post, the responsibilities will include developing (assisting) an in-house advocacy team. As a Solicitor Advocate, you will provide advocacy, advisory and drafting services to clients, internal and external. Although Liverpool based expect your expertise to be called upon by other offices in the region. With the focus of the role being to undertake advocacy, drafting and advisory work, you will undertake pleadings, interlocutory hearings, small claims, fast-track trials, sanctions (including private prosecution) and recoveries. At the onset, you will be assisting more senior members of the team in the delivery of the above but over time you will be managing the duties yourself. This is also the case for delivering advocacy and litigation training/updates for fee earners. By utilising your skills in a client facing environment you will provide product development tasks and assist in the development of the in-house advocacy team as noted above.
This unique role has been created for the benefit of experienced insurance fraud professionals, who are either a qualified Solicitor or Barrister or equivalent who has (although not essential) experience in EL/PL and/or professional negligence (an advantage but not essential). If you are a Barrister you will need to have full practising certificate and if a Solicitor you will have Higher Rights of Audience.
LOCATION: Liverpool City Centre - commute from Wallasey / Birkenhead / Wirral / West Kirby / West Heswall / Chester / Crosby / Formby / Southport / Ormskirk / Aughton / Skelmersdale / Warrington / New Brighton / Waterloo / Sefton / Burscough / Prescot / Liverpool / Mersey / Merseyside
Key Search Words: Barrister / Personal Injury / Associate / In-house / Counsel / Solicitor Advocate