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Assistant File Handler to Partner - Disease Team - Coventry

The successful candidate with working with a Lead File Handlers in handling mesothelioma and asbestos related claims. They will manage and progress claims for the Lead File Handler in accordance with the strategies and action plan as determined by the Lead File Handler.

This role is suitable for a qualified solicitor with Disease experience or a fee earner with experience in Disease claims. The role is a flexible hybrid with up to 1 day per week in the office, this is flexible and based on each individual.

Key Accountabilities

• Reviewing documents and preparing reports

• Dealing with disclosure

• Reviewing evidence (including medical / personnel records/ Companies House records)

• Conducting investigations with Insured / obtaining witness statements

• Instructing Counsel / Experts

• Attending conferences and Trials with Counsel

• Dealing with routine correspondence

• Court appointments including own advocacy

• Providing initial reports and further reports / advice to clients, when requested

• Liaising directly with the Claims Handlers and Managers

• Complying with Clients instructions

• Willing to engage in Client development when required

Essential Skills & Attributes

• Experience handling and/or assisting on disease litigated cases

• Effective negotiator

• Ability to use own initiative

• Good listening and verbal communication skills

• Good level of IT skills

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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