Credit Hire Litigation Executive - London

Service Area:
Credit Hire
Location:
London
Salary Details:
Competitive
About The Role

We are currently recruiting for a Credit Hire Litigation Executive (Solicitor/CILEX/Litigation Executive or Paralegal) to work within the Credit Hire Department in our London Office.

The Credit Hire team deal with insurance cases whereby a replacement vehicle has been hired on a deferred credit basis and it is their job to investigate the individuals, credit hire companies and beyond to determine if there are any fraud indicators and as to the genuine nature of the claim
 
About Credit Hire Department
 

The Horwich Farrelly Credit Hire department is led by two Partners who are experts in their field, between them they oversee a growing team of 60 Credit Hire Specialists who are based in our Manchester, London and Cardiff offices.

The Credit Hire team deal with insurance cases whereby a replacement vehicle has been hired on a deferred credit basis and it is their job to investigate the individuals, credit hire companies and beyond to determine if there are any fraud indicators and as to the genuine nature of the claim
The department is at the forefront of strategic litigation in this area, having won leading cases such as Clayton v EUI Ltd, Akhtar v Boland and A-Line Taxis v Ward.

As the market has evolved the team have also developed strong capabilities in the increasingly problematic areas of diminution, credit repair, storage and recovery, credit hire fraud, and costs.

The candidate
 
The successful candidate will predominantly be handling their own case load of both non-delegated and delegated authority small and/or fast track claims (dependant on experience). In addition to a litigated caseload the successful candidate will also be handing a pre-litigated caseload made up of Credit Hire cases.
 
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.

Personal Specification
 

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

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 7am 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