Senior Litigation Specialist

Stellar Select Ltd
Uxbridge, UK
31 May 2019
26 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Senior Litigation Specialist

Location: Uxbridge

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000

Hours: 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday (1 late shift on average every 7 business days)

  • 25 days holiday
  • Life assurance x4
  • Pension
  • Private healthcare
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Free tea/coffee and soft drinks daily

About the role

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Litigation Specialist to join a Mortgage and Loan Servicing business based in Uxbridge. You will be responsible for managing the delivery of the litigation process via liaison with the appointed solicitors. Regularly interacting with solicitors, courts and bailiffs to ensure the litigation process is proceeding satisfactory, adhering to agreed policies and procedures at all times.

Responsibilities and Experience required for the role of Senior Litigation Specialist
  • Assisting with monitoring the performance of external solicitors
  • Assisting with auditing external solicitors
  • Attending review meetings with external solicitors and providing input
  • Giving instructions to solicitors particularly on complex or contentious cases
  • Drafting letters to solicitors or customers in relation to legal issues
  • Reviewing and approving payments to third parties
  • Referring cases to senior management with recommendations backed by rationales
  • Making decisions on the progression of litigation in accordance with documented policies
  • Managing a small portfolio of complex cases and progressing them appropriately
  • Supervision of late shifts on a rota basis
  • Acting as a point of reference for the arrears and litigation and primary servicing teams in relation to technical questions
  • Extensive knowledge of the mortgage possession litigation process in England and Wales
  • Sound knowledge of the operation of mortgages and the regulation of secured lending in the UK including the Consumer Credit Act and MCOB
  • Experience of instructing solicitors and monitoring their performance
  • Basic knowledge of land law in England and Wales
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office particularly Word and Excel
  • Able to demonstrate problem solving and analytical skills
  • Can demonstrate application of a consistently high attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and well organised
  • Experience of attending court
  • Knowledge of mortgage possession litigation in Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • Ability to evaluate complaint trends in the function area and contribute as required to cultural & policy changes that address the issues
  • Awareness of the changes and development in regulation and legislation and the impact these have on the business including: Mortgage Conduct of Business rules; Financial Services and Markets Act 2000; Financial Services Authority; Treating Customers Fairly; Regulatory complaint handling requirements; FOS & FSCS; Principles of the duty of care

For more information regarding the role of Senior Litigation Specialist, please contact us

Stellar Select is acting as an employment agency and is a corporate member of the REC

Due to a high volume of applications, we will only contact you if your application has been successful. We aim to contact all successful contacts within two business days

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