Litigated Credit Hire - Fee Earner Assistant
Keoghs
Bolton, GB
2d ago

Job Purpose

Keoghs is looking to appoint a Fee Earner Assistant to take responsibility for elements of file handling, to adhere to strategies and undertake tasks under the guidance of the lead Fee Earner which will assist in facilitating the settlement of cases and the closure of files within agreed SLA’s.Key Accountabilities

  • Acknowledging instructions, initially liaising with client’s, Court and parties
  • Drafting appropriate Court documentation
  • Filing appropriate documentation at Court and serving upon any third parties where applicable
  • Liaise with the Insured and witnesses with a view to drafting witness statements
  • To undertake negotiations with the Claimants solicitors to achieve a rapid and appropriate settlement
  • Obtain additional information and / or documentation from the insurer client and / or third parties to progress the negotiations
  • Follow up on outstanding instructions and other actions to ensure that responses are received within required timescales
  • Obtaining additional information and / or documentation as required from parties
  • To provide general assistance and ad hoc duties to support the lead Fee Earners as and when required
  • To ensure all case management and matter information is inputted on to the system in a timely and accurate manner to ensure completeness of records and to ensure accurate reporting of information to our clientsExperience, Skills and Qualifications
  • Some experience of working within a legal environment or alternatively holds an appropriate qualification.
  • Experience of negotiating with and influencing 3rd parties to obtain information.
  • Strong organisational skills, together with the ability to prioritise their workload.
  • Able to effectively work to set deadlines.
  • Demonstrable experience of;
  • Following a semi-prescribed programme of work

    Dealing with calls and enquiries from customers, suppliers and / or the public.

    Gathering and recording information.

    IT Literate :

  • Proficient in MS Office (notably Excel, Word and Outlook)
  • Experience of using a Claims / Case Management system.
  • Proficient in the use of alpha numerical filing systems
  • GCSE grade A-C in Maths and English
  • To ensure compliance with the SRA Code of Conduct 2011
  • Our culture is focussed on making Keoghs sustainable and successful for our people and clients, with this our five values are at the heart of everything we do :

  • We listen, are down to earth and supportive
  • We work together towards a common goal
  • We’re friendly with a can do attitude
  • We care about our clients
  • We evolve
  • Keoghs is a Disability Confident employer and we endeavour to recruit from the widest possible pool of suitable candidates.

    If you require any adjustments or special arrangements to be made to our application process on account of a disability please contact the recruitment team on 01204 672278 and ask to speak to Recruitment.

    What you can expect from us :

  • A learning culture with employee development at the heart of the people development pathway
  • Excellent flexible benefits including Annual leave entitlement and Healthcare Cash Plan as standard
  • What you can expect from us :

  • A learning culture with employee development at the heart of the people development pathway
  • Excellent flexible benefits including Annual leave entitlement and Healthcare Cash Plan as standard
  • Monday to Friday 35 hours per week,

    We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for interest in this position and in our organisation

    Strictly no agencies please

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