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Junior Lawyer

Keoghs LLP
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Junior Lawyer / SCT Lawyer - Property Risk & Coverage - Bolton

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 talented insurance lawyer within the Property Risks & Coverage Team. This role is based in our Bolton office but flexible working is encouraged for the right candidate. The Recoveries sub specialist team work across the national offices but primarily from Bolton and Bristol. The SCT/FT team work collaboratively across offices so geographic location is not a crucial factor for this role. The is a Claimant role and the successful candidate will handle a case of load of Household and Commercial Property recovery files which cover a cross section of perils from a selection of the team's well known insurers up to a value of £25K typically.

Key Accountabilities

• Initial review/report - considering funding, prospects of successful recovery and triage of claim • Reviewing evidence • Conducting investigations and establishing causes of action • Instructing counsel and experts • Legal research • Drafting generally including letter of claim, claim form and particulars to commence proceedings • 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 • Conducting advocacy by telephone and in person

Essential Skills and Attributes

• Previous experience in a Defendant or Claimant litigation firm

• An ability to prioritise workload and manage competing demands

• Ability to pay attention to detail

• Ability to work with case management systems

What you can expect from us:
  • 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
  • Monday to Friday - 35 hours per week
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Death In Service - after 1 year
  • Pension Contribution
  • Cycle to Work Scheme*
  • Tech Scheme*
  • Season Ticket Loan*
  • Car Parking Scheme*
  • Gym Flex*
  • Access to Online Discount Sites
  • Discounted Gourmet Society Membership
  • Discounted Tickets for Merlin Attractions nationwide
  • Discounts at local retail outlets
  • Flexible Working
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays

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;

Keoghs values

• 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

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.

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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