Litigation Executive/Fee Earner - Recoveries

Service Area:
Recoveries
Location:
Manchester
Salary Details:
Competitive
About The Role

 RecoveriesWhat is Recoveries?

Following a Road Traffic Accident, Horwich Farrelly’s recoveries team are instructed by insurance companies to determine liability and then recover uninsured losses and insurer’s outlay from third parties. Horwich Farrelly has been undertaking recoveries work for clients for a number of years and the team have a great reputation due to their specialist industry experience securing many millions of pounds per annum for clients.

We believe in the value of our people and have a strong reputation for developing and nurturing employees. The Recoveries team is a great place to start building your legal experience and will provide you with a strong grounding to progress your career within Horwich Farrelly. You will undergo regular supervision with your line manager, receiving day-to-day support.

We are looking for someone with an open mind and plenty of common sense! You will be acting as a face of the firm, and so it is important you are organised and compliant, but also willing to use your own initiative

The Main Duties:

  • Drafting court documents, proceedings and applications.
  • Manage a litigated caseload.
  • Obtain and draft witness statements.
  • Review third party evidence.
  • Instruct Counsel.
  • Manage client expectations.
  • Resolution of liability disputes. 
  • Resolution of Quantum disputes. 
  • Issuing County Court proceedings. 
  • Adhere to Court directions and deadlines.
  • Take initiative to suggest ideas for improvements and understand the value of different working ideas.
  • Work to set priorities, create clear plans and manage all work to meet the needs of the client.

Please note that this is a full time, 35 hours per week, permanent position. 

    Personal Specification

    The Candidate

    Skills & Experience:

    • Previous experience within a similar role handling a case load.- Desirable
    • A knowledge or experience of RTA liability - Desirable
    • Previous experience working within the insurance sector – Desirable  
    • Experience of working in a fast paced environment. - Desirable.
    • Ability to interpret and input data accurately and efficiently. – Essential
    • Ability to demonstrate initiative. – Essential
    • Professional and confident telephone manner – Essential

    Personal Attributes:

    • Enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with a desire to achieve and exceed targets.
    • Ability to work and thrive in a busy environment working well under pressure.
    • High levels of attention to detail.
    • Strong work ethic and a committed team player.