Solicitor - Fraud - London

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About The Role

The basic purpose of the job and its primary objectives

To competently deal with a case load of predominantly hourly rate, litigated, non DA complex Fraud files within our case management system, to include : advising clients in some preaction disclosure and inspection matters, assisting other Fee Earners as and when required. To ensure that clients are confident that their legal affairs are dealt with in a business-like and competent manner, and to ensure the efficient operation of the firm.

Main Responsibilities

  • Competent at dealing with own caseload on a non DA basis working with a range of insurers and complying with SLAs.
  • To provide advice at appropriate stages within the life cycle of a case
  • To identify fraud and have an understanding of how Intelligence analysts work.
  • To identify and advise on any issues with an insured’s policy of insurance.
  • To comply with all litigation dates, ensuring defences and other court documentation is filed in ample time, allowing sufficient time for postal service.
  • To comply with court directions.
  • To comply with Civil Procedure Rules and have a good understanding of CPR.
  • To maximise profit by considering appropriate tactical applications.
  • To keep databases up to date for MI reporting.
  • Entering into telephone negotiations, liaising with third party solicitors and insurers, own insurer clients and lay clients’; drafting documents/applications/offers/orders/directions.
  • Attending telephone conferences/applications/trials.
  • Managing time in an effective manner with organisational skills and use of case management system.
  • Seeing cases through from commencement to conclusion whilst dealing with cases in a cost effective matter.
  • Ensure that all cases are dealt with in compliance with Solicitors’ Accounts Rules and Law Society Practice Management Standards.

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.