Head of Legal Services

Recruiter
Barker Munro Recruitment Ltd
Location
Sevenoaks, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Sep 2019
Closes
25 Sep 2019
Ref
1260975229
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Head of Legal Services

Barker Munro recruitment, the insurance recruitment experts in Kent are currently working with an expanding insurance business who are undertaking a period of growth and as such require someone to set up and oversee the running of the Legal Services unit.

As the Head of Legal Services, you will establish and integrate the unit across the entirety of the claims function across all product lines including Commercial, home and motor, whilst providing expert case management and knowledge sharing where appropriate in the business. You will deliver case management and representation on defendant and claimant injury cases, large loss and motor litigation claims whilst defending against large credit hire claims. The Head of Legal services will implement and drive the legal strategy for the business in this exciting time of growth and where you will be able to provide legal and technical advice on recovery and legal expenses claims.

The role will involve managing and growing the legal suppliers network and being responsible for some higher level liability claims whilst working closely with the teams including counter fraud.

This really is a multifaceted job but with the main objective of leading on all legal topics for the business and ensuring legal compliance with new precedents, case law, CPR and HMG legislative changes are adhered to and actioned within the business.

What do you need to demonstrate?

The ability to work collaboratively with various business functions and senior management within the business but also to demonstrate the ability to operate at a strategic level with a commercial focus at all times.

What experience/knowledge do you need?

Previous experience of working in the insurance industry is preferred but you must have excellent knowledge of the claimant/defendant markets and must have at least 5 years PQE. Maybe a practicing solicitor with particular specialism in areas such as Civil Litigation and consumer rights or Liability, Personal Injury or employment disputes. Maybe working in the claims function of a UK based insurer with solid legal exposure.

This is an exciting time to join this business as Head of Legal Services and as such, the client is looking for you to be able to demonstrate a number of key traits and knowledge in areas mentioned above.

In return, they will offer a solid package and benefits and the opportunity to be part of an exciting new chapter in the UK Insurance claims market.

Keywords: LLB, Legal Practice Course, Head of Legal, Claimant, Defendant, Claims jobs in Kent, Legal jobs in Kent.

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