Credit Hire Litigation Executive - London

Service Area:
Credit Hire
Salary Details:
About The Role

The successful candidate will predominantly be handling their own case load of delegated authority small and/or fast track claims (dependent on experience). In addition, the London team deals some of the highest value and most technically complex credit hire cases including Appeals, credit hire fraud and strategic litigation; so the role represents a fantastic opportunity to gain exposure to high quality and challenging work. There will also be ample opportunities to help shape strategy and for contact with insurer clients.

Main Duties of the Role Include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Handling own mixed case load of pre-litigated claims, small claims and / or fast track files (dependent on experience)
  • Assisting Partner on complex matters as required
  • Running cases in accordance with insurer client SLAs and agreed strategies
  • Reviewing quantum, valuing general and special damages and formalising case plans
  • Entering into telephone negotiations, liaising with third party solicitors and insurers, own insurer clients and lay clients’; drafting documents, applications, offers, orders, directions etc.
  • Attending telephone conferences/applications
  • 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

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Credit Hire experience – Preferable
  • Defendant experience - Preferable
  • Client-centric approach and excellent client care skills – Essential
  • Proven experience of running a litigated case load of small claims / fast track cases in a Solicitor/Litigation Executive/Paralegal capacity - Essential
  • Experience of communicating and working with clients – Essential
  • The ability to run an effective diary system - Essential
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiating skills - Essential
  • Knowledge of the CPR, the SRA Code of Conduct and their application – Essential
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills, both written and verbal - Essential
  • The ability to work effectively under pressure - Essential
  • The ability to adhere to SLAs - Essential
  • The ability to work autonomously and as part of a team - Essential