Litigation Executive / Fee Earner - Motor & Casualty

Service Area:
Motor & Casualty
Location:
Manchester
About The Role

The Role

In this role you will not only be working independently but as part of a successful Motor & Casualty team. The ideal candidate will have completed a law degree/GDL/LPC or equivalent qualifications and have previous file handling experience or worked in the insurance industry.

The role holder will deal with mainly litigated fast track case load of files and assist other Fee Earners as and when required, with an average case load of 80- 100 files.

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.

The Main Duties:

  • To ensure that all cases are dealt with in a compliance with Solicitors’ Accounts Rules and Law Society Practice Management Standards.
  • File Handling own case load of defendant litigated small claims and fast track and MOJ files
  • Competent at dealing with files on a delegated basis and complying with client SLAs
  • Reviewing quantum, valuing general and special damages and finalising case plans including advice as to next steps
  • Referring cases for supervision and guidance so as to ensure the correct procedure and process is followed
  • Entering into telephone negotiations, liaising with third party solicitors and insurers, own insurer clients and lay clients’ and recording the outcome of those approaches
  • Drafting documents including, applications, offers, proposed orders, directions etc.
  • Attending telephone conferences/applications/court hearings
  • Working to Court Deadlines and Managing time in an effective manner using organisational skills and case management system
  • Seeing cases through from commencement of proceedings to conclusion whilst dealing with cases in a cost effective matter
  • Understand the litigation process and offer solutions to legal problems
  • Ensure that all cases are dealt with in compliance with Solicitors’ Accounts Rules and Law
  • Manage your time effectively ; and
  • Complete MI and the understanding of SLA's
  • Comply with Horwich Farrelly’s practice and procedures.

 

Other Responsibilities:

  • To assist with the efficient running of the office generally.
  • Perform other responsibilities assigned by the Management Team as requested;

The existing teams are filled with ambitious professionals working in an engaging and friendly environment. We are a sociable department with lots of team activities to get involved in.

Progression

Horwich Farrelly has a strong reputation for developing and nurturing employees, there are many opportunities for progression and for the successful candidate to have a rewarding and prosperous career at Horwich Farrelly. All our training contracts are offered internally and are not met with competition from outside of the firm. All employees are eligible to apply for a training contract upon completion of their probation period.


Personal Specification

The Candidate

Person Specification;

  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of proven experience of claim handling a litigated caseload preferable a defendant case load.
  • Knowledge of the CPR, the SRA Code of Conduct and their application 
  • Have some knowledge of insurance would be preferable
  • Familiarity with medical records would be preferable
  • Able to meet/exceed billing target. Previous experience of hourly rate charging preferable but not essential
  • Client-centric approach and excellent client care skills
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Has a great attention to detail.
  • Experience of communicating and working with clients
  • Has the ability to take initiative and pride in their work; and is flexible with a positive attitude to change, both internally and in the context of clients' business.
  • Can work under pressure and to strict time limits.
  • Able to show initiative, and competency to work freely
  • The ability to work autonomously and as part of a team

The Firm

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 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;

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