Litigation Executive/Paralegal - Counter Fraud *Immediate start*

Service Area:
Fraud
Location:
Manchester
Salary Details:
Competitive
About The Role
The basic purpose of the job and its primary objectives

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. Whilst experience and qualifications are desirable, above all we hire based on potential so, if you are enthusiastic and want to learn and develop within an exciting and niche area of law, we are able to offer you the training to succeed.

All new starters will receive training to introduce you to the type of work we do and teach you how we handle claims for our clients. Once you have completed the training, you will progress to handling your own caseload (average caseload of 50).

The Main Duties:

  • Undertake direct communication with third parties on the telephone in a professional and effective manner
  • Update information into the case management system as requested
  • Provide first line support for client queries
  • Draft court documents and applications
  • Attend hearing / trials
  • Take client statements and review medical records
  • To comply with all litigation dates, SLAs and DPA/GDPR
  • Ensure that all cases are dealt with in compliance with Solicitors’ Accounts Rules and Law Society Practice Management Standards.
  • Ensure effective case management and the production of high quality work on own files and any other files where assistance or cover is provided
  • Undergo regular supervision with your line manager along with our open communication policy, receiving day-to-day support in handling your varied and busy caseload
  • Manage your time effectively
  • Complete MI in line with client SLA's
  • Meet the billing targets set by department
  • Perform other responsibilities assigned by the Partnership as requested
  • Assist with the efficient running of the office generally

Skills:

  • Hard working
  • Strong organisation skills and an ability to consistently meet deadlines.
  • A good communicator who enjoy building relationships whilst providing clear and concise advice.
  • Enjoys learning new skills and acquires technical expertise.
  • Not afraid to question and challenge information and evidence put forward by the parties (and their representatives) in a case.
  • Applies logical thinking when assessing the merits of a case to achieve the best results for the client
  • Demonstrates commercial awareness to legal issues
  • Passionate about achieving great results for our clients and the firm
  • Is a strong team player
  • Has the ability to take initiative and pride in their work
  • Flexible with a positive attitude to change, both internally and in the context of clients' business.
  • Previous file handling/ litigation experience (depending on the role and department)

Our full time hours are 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday 7 hours per day working flexible hours between 6am to 9pm.   

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
* Please note we are seeking someone who can start immediately


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