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Large Loss Fee Earner

Company: Horwich Farrelly    Location: Liverpool
The ideal candidate would be a motivated, passionate individual with sound organisational skills, the ability to use their initiative and the desire to develop their knowledge in litigation. Previous litigation experience is essential. The content of their case load will depend upon their technical ability and previous experience.

The basic purpose of the job and its primary objectives are to:

Deal with a case load of files.

Ensure that clients are confident that their legal affairs are dealt with in a businesslike and competent manner, and to ensure the efficient operation of the practice.

Monitor workload in compliance with service standards within the Defendant Fraud Department.

Main Responsibilities

The work is on a completely non-delegated authority basis at this stage, and therefore the fee earners day to day responsibilities will be as follows:

Responsible for communicating, providing advice and building relations with the respective insurer client and their insured where appropriate

Responsible for organising, and prioritising court deadlines to ensure compliance every time.

Negotiating settlement with Claimant representatives where necessary or defending cases to trial including instructing counsel and providing post-trial feedback to the client.

Ensure accuracy of data and MI on every file.

Desirable skills / experience

Previous litigation experience.

Previous experience with handling, and assessing claims involving injury and future loss.

Demonstrable experience in reviewing and assessing liability in RTAs.

An excellent understanding of the CPR and the Personal Injury claims process. Litigation experience essential.

An understanding of claims for future loss and the Ogden Tables

High levels of organisation.

Be able to work calmly in a pressurised environment.

High level of written and oral communication skills

Sound economic business acumen

High level of attention to detail.