Legal Assistant

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

The Team – Defendant Recoveries:

Horwich Farrelly is a successful niche practice operating predominantly in the Insurance defendant litigation field. 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. In 2015 the team recovered more than £1.8m in uninsured losses for our client’s policyholders. As the team are 100% dedicated to recoveries and working for a number of clients the team are able to readily identify market trends and monitor case law to ensure we continually adapt our processes to obtain the best results.

The Role   

An excellent opportunity has arisen within the Recoveries team for an Assistant to join their busy and growing team in the Manchester office. This is an exciting opportunity for someone starting out in their legal career or for individuals who are looking for a new challenge! Above all we are looking for committed, enthusiastic individuals with the desire to learn and lots of common sense. It is important you are organised and compliant, but also willing to use your own initiative.

Progression  

Horwich Farrelly believes in the value of its people and has 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.

Main responsibilities:

  • To assist Fee Earners with files in the production of standard documentation.
  • To undertake communication on the phone with third parties – this includes chasing payment from third party insurers.
  • Processing of cheques and loss forms.
  • Data inputting in the form of updating information on the case management system.
  • Chasing client statements and uninsured loss forms.
  • Drafting court documents and applications.
  • Providing general administrative duties to the team.

Person Specification:

  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise incoming work efficiently - Essential
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of attention to detail- Essential
  • Professional and confident telephone manner – Essential
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills  - Essential 
  • An enthusiastic team player  - Essential
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative – Essential
  • Customer service skills  - Essential
  • Previous experience gained in a similar legal assisting role  - Desirable but not essential as training on the job will be provided
Please note that this is a full time, 35 hours per week, permanent position.