Legal Assistant

Keoghs Solicitors
Bolton, UK
18 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Legal Assistant- Property Risks & Coverage - Bolton

Are you an aspiring Fee Earner?

Keoghs Bolton have an exciting new opportunity for a talented litigation executive known in the business as a Fee Earner Assistant to join our Property Risks & Coverage Team. This role will be based in our Bolton office. The successful candidate will work alongside one of the Partners in the PRC team together with members of her team.

The caseload involves recovering outlay for insurers flowing from road traffic accidents.

Key Accountabilities

• Reviewing documents and preparing reports.
• Dealing with disclosure
• Reviewing evidence
• Conducting investigations
• Instructing counsel and experts
• Legal research
• Drafting generally
• Attending conferences and trials with counsel
• Dealing with routine correspondence
• Liaising with lay and insurer clients
• Engaging in settlement negotiations including consideration and drafting of Part 36 offers
• Preparing pre-action and interim applications
• Preparing documents for trial
• Assisting with ADR (including mediation)
• Court appointments
• Ensure compliance with the SRA Code of Conduct 2011

The individual may also be required to undertake the following:

• Periodic review
• Update reports
• MI updating

The above is not a definitive list of possible work which may be delegated and which they may be required to undertake.

Essential Skills & Attributes

• Previous litigation experience
• A knowledge and understanding of the types of disputes handled by the department and claims handled by the department's insurer clients
• Ability to work with case management systems
• Knowledge of the law of negligence.
• The personal skills to deal with such work as major and expensive litigation involving liaison with senior claims handlers

• Previous insurance experience
• Knowledge of insurers' liability as RTA insurer, Article 75 insurer

What we Can Offer You

•A learning culture with employee development at the heart of the people development pathway

•Excellent flexible benefits including Annual leave entitlement and Healthcare Cash Plan as standard

Standard 35 hour week

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for interest in this position and in our organisation

Strictly no agencies please

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