Litigation Defence Executive

Hunters Recruitment
Worthing, West Sussex
From £18,000 to £18,000 per annum + incredible benefits + career oppor
14 Apr 2017
14 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Litigation Defence Executive



37.5 hours per week 8am – 4.30 with one hour for lunch.

Hunters’ client is a thriving legal practice.We required a Defence Executive to support the business’ team of lawyers through understanding the legal process, preparing legaldocumentation, dealing with specific customer and third party queries, and understanding county court documentation. Our client offers ongoing career opportunities and benefits (pension, social club, health) that, in our opinion, are second to none.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

Ensure all defence post noted appropriately on system.

Deal with specific incoming defence post and respond appropriately within service level of one week.

Take ownership of defence files and ensure the appropriate action is taken.

Correspond with the courts, solicitors firms and other third parties.

Instruct LPC to act on our behalf at court hearings and prepare legal documentation for service.

Carry out legal research where required.

Provide assistance on projects where required.

Ensure 100% compliance.

Any other task deemed appropriate by the lawyers.

Look to continually improve own and team performance, putting forward improvement ideas in a constructive manner.

Person specification:

Formal Education & Certification

GCSE qualifications or equivalent.

Relevant qualification.

Knowledge & Experience

Experience of an administrative role in a process driven environment.

Experience of working in a legal environment (desirable).

Good working knowledge of MS Office applications i.e. Excel, PowerPoint, Word.

Personal Attributes

Works independently with minimal supervision.

Uses own initiative.

Ensure a high level of accuracy at all times.

Ability to make decisions quickly and confidently.

Quality focused.

Self motivated.

Good communication skills – both written (Keyboard / Typing) and verbal.

Willingness to learn.