Fee Earner/Solicitor

Service Area:
Motor & Casualty
Location:
London
Salary Details:
Competitive
About The Role

We are recruiting due to the progression of a team member to another team within the firm. We are  looking for candidates to join our Defendant Motor and Casualty team. In this role you will not only be working independently but you will be working as part of a team. The ideal candidate will have completed a law degree/GDL/LPC, have previous file handling experience or worked in the insurance industry.

We receive instructions from 2 large insurance clients.

Handling a caseload of litigated, mainly Fast Track files you will report to an Associate Solicitor in this Partner-led department.

The Main Duties:

  • Working in a busy team dealing with claims arising out of Road Traffic Accidents
  • Drafting court documents, proceedings and applications.
  • Manage a litigated caseload.
  • Obtain witness statements.
  • Reviewing third party evidence.
  • Instructing Counsel and on occasion, medical and other experts.
  • Managing client expectations/Complying with client Service Level Agreements .
  • Adhering to Court directions and deadlines.
  • Working to set priorities, create clear plans and manage all work to meet the needs of the client.

The Candidate

Skills & Experience required:

  • Previous experience within a similar role handling a case load.
  • A knowledge or experience of Personal Injury Clams; either Claimant or Defendant
  • Previous experience working within the insurance sector 
  • Experience of working in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative.
  • Professional and confident telephone manner.

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. We are a close knit and stable team that like to share ideas and experience with a view to achieving the best results that we can.

Progression

We are passionate about developing and nurturing employees and you will have many opportunities to progress. All the firm’s training contracts are offered internally and are not met with competition from outside of the firm.

The existing team is filled with ambitious professionals working in an engaging and friendly environment. Not only do we achieve excellent results for our clients but, as a team, we take our Social & Corporate Responsbility very seriously.

The Firm

Horwich Farrelly are a successful niche practice, who promote a relaxed and approachable atmosphere and operate a relaxed dress down policy.

Our full time hours are 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday 7 hours per day working flexible hours between 8am to 6pm.   

All our employees receive range of company benefits including:

  • Flexible working hours;
  • Reduced gym memberships;
  • Training bursaries;
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays;
  • Employer pension contribution; and
  • Continuous recognition via the employee recognition scheme ‘ThanksBox’.