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Junior Lawyer

Employer
Keoghs
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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SCT/FT Lawyer / File Handler - Liability Team - Property Risk & Coverage

Keoghs LLP is one of the leading insurance law firms in the UK and can rightly claim to be amongst the most dynamic in its sector. We now have an exciting opportunity for a number of talented insurance lawyers to join our Property Risks & Coverage Team. These roles will be based in our Bolton office (north stand). Flexible working is encouraged for the right candidate. These role will be within the sub specialist under £100K liability property team.

The caseload involves acting for most of the leading UK insurers where you will be required to take a collaborative approach with those insurers. You will be part of a team where the lawyers each handle a case load of SCT/FT third party public liability property damage claims. The case load will include claims involving street furniture/Highways claims.

This role is suitable for a Paralegal with experience with a litigated PI caseload or an candidate with experience assisting in this area. The role is hybrid with up to 1 day per week in the office, this is flexible and based on each individual.

Key Accountabilities

These roles have a particular focus on third party public liability property damage claims and the work will involve dealing with the claims on a Delegated Authority basis. This is a team which has a high volume of cases in litigation so the ideal candidate will be able to handle multiple critical court deadlines occurring at any one time.

In addition to the above the candidate may become involved in strategic litigation relating to claims presented by Highways England.

Essential Skills and Attributes

• Previous litigation experience

• Previous experience of running a caseload

• Experience of interpreting rules and looking for settlement opportunities

• Experience of commercial file handling

• High Education - degree level

Desirable

• Previous defendant insurance litigation experience

• Knowledge of the sorts of disputes handling by the department

• Previous experience in insurance, property and coverage

What we Can Offer You

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

·Excellent flexible benefits

· Standard 35 hour week

· 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays (opportunity to buy & sell 3 days)

· Flexible working options

· Health Cash Plan

· Private Medical Insurance

· Income Protection Insurance

· Critical illness cover

· Pension Contribution based

· Cycle to Work Scheme*

· Tech Scheme*

· Season Ticket Loan*

· Gym Flex*

· Access to Online Discount Sites

· Discounted Gourmet Society Membership

· Discounted Tickets for Merlin Attractions nationwide

· Discounts at local retail outlets

*after successfully completing probation

Keoghs is one of the leading providers of claims-related services to insurers, businesses and other suppliers to the insurance sector. We combine proven processes, technology and a low cost infrastructure with deep legal and insurance market knowledge. This enables us to create individual solutions for each of our clients that match their requirements in terms of quality, performance and value for money.

Our culture is focussed on making Keoghs sustainable and successful for our people and clients, with this our five values are at the heart of everything we do;

We listen, are down to earth and supportive

We work together towards a common goal

We're friendly with a can do attitude

We care about our clients

We evolve

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

Strictly no agencies please

Keoghs is a Disability Confident employer and we endeavour to recruit from the widest possible pool of suitable candidates.

If you require any adjustments or special arrangements to be made to our application process on account of a disability please contact recruitment.
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