Fee earners

Recruiter
Universal Staffing Solutions Ltd
Location
York, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
27 Jun 2019
Closes
03 Jul 2019
Ref
1175042376
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client based in York is looking to add Fee Earner 's to their fast growing and dynamic Law Firm. This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative firm going through a huge period of growth with bigger ambitions for future goals.

Suitable candidate for the role:

The suitable Fee Earner candidate should be both hard working and organised, you should have excellent written and spoken communication skills. You will be responsible for providing high quality client service and to work as a team within the office and as an individual with your client.

The Fee Earner role involves maintaining good relationships both internally and externally, timely and accurate maintenance of all case management, billing and management information systems to ensure accurate visibility of cases. You will be dealing with correspondence and telephone calls, undertaking discussions and negotiations with the client, third party solicitors and insurers to pursue the rapid and appropriate settlement of cases.

The ideal candidate will be a Law Graduate or an accomplished Fee Earner or Paralegal, possessing a willingness to learn, hit the ground running and quickly develop an in-depth understanding of emerging areas of law and be comfortable with working towards achieving set targets and KPIs.

Responsibilities and essential criteria:

* Maintaining good relationships internally and externally

* Timely and accurate maintenance of all case management

* To manage the client's claims by continually using the firm's technical process and accurately documenting each activity that has taken place and ensuring time is recorded

* To manage all client work allocated in accordance with the details procedures and quality standards

* Where appropriate, managing clients expectations, explaining decisions and the steps the claim process clearly and succinctly, ensuring the client understands the court process and the importance of complying with court directions and ensuring clients are treated fairly at all times

* To manage cases efficiently and effectively. Making sure that the client work is progressed efficiently to meet departmental targets and SRA Code of Conduct at all times

* Billing and management information systems to ensure accurate visibility of cases

* Drafting, reviewing and submitting correspondence by letter and email

* Telephone calls, undertaking discussions and negotiations with the client, third party solicitors insurers to pursue the rapid and appropriate settlement of cases

* To ensure good working relationships with team-mates, team leader, management and administrative staff as well as maintaining a good working relationship with suppliers, external organisations and the work source

* To support the strategic development of the department and firm by developing best practice and the client experience through continuous improvement initiatives

* Dealing with liability/quantum issues as well as indemnity and other procedural issues

* Able to work under pressure and to strict court deadlines in a target driven environment

* Work autonomously but as part of a team

Desirable experiences:

* Experience of mis-sold mortgages / cavity wall insulation claims / mis-sold pension

* Law Graduate

* 1 year Fee Earner experience

Additional Benefits:

* Excellent career growth and internal progression

* Lots of support in your professional career development

* Negotiable Salary with further incentives

* Fast paced, enjoyable and positive work environment located within a state of the art modern office facility

* Staff Events once a month

* 20 days holidays per year plus bank holidays

* Birthday off "Me Time

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