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Junior Litigation Solicitor / Paralegal

Location

South East: Kent.

Salary

£26,000 - £28,000

Job Reference

DFP50987

Job Profile

Large claims administration firm seeks to employ a junior litigation solicitor or an experienced paralegal to join its Kent based practise. In the role you will handle the conduct of litigation of claims arising under Motor and Household policies, liaising with insurers, their policyholders, third parties and suppliers, as necessary. To maintain the portfolio in an efficient manner to ensure that you are working effectively and delivering a market leading litigation service with excellent customer service.

You will be able to-

  • Conduct the litigation of claims arising under Motor and Household policies, predominantly Claimant actions.
  • This is a varied role involving claims for damage to motor vehicles, homes, and contents.
  • The actions will be brought mainly in the Small Claims Court.

The role will require you to:

  • Manage your own case load under supervision
  • Review documents and advise on liability, quantum, and strategy
  • Conduct investigations including document searches
  • Carry out legal research
  • Instruct experts and counsel as required, or refer to the Head of Legal as appropriate
  • Draft pleadings, applications, and statements
  • Attend court as necessary
  • Participate in settlement negotiations and ADR
  • Maintain an effective claims handling and diarising system
  • Report internally on a regular basis with KPIs
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Plan and execute strategic initiatives to agreed timelines.
  • Ensure a relevant level of technical understanding with continuous development and training.
  • Undertake any individual or team task or activity reasonably requested and in line with the company lues.
  • Be self-motivated to work independently, managing your time and prioritising your workload appropriately.
  • Maintain resilience and composure to remain positive under pressure and in changing circumstances.
  • Demonstrate a desire to take ownership of your work and maintain excellent attention to detail.
  • Ensure a relevant level of specialist understanding with continuous development and learning.
  • Constantly seek and communicate improvements in business processes.
  • Undertake any individual or team task in line with the company values.
  • Manage multiple activities by prioritising important and urgent tasks.

Applicant Requirements

To be considered for this role my client will be looking for the following:-

  • Relevant legal qualifications, including a law degree and/or legal practice course
  • At least 1 years' experience of handling litigation, preferably within the insurance sector
  • Good understanding of Court Procedure Rules and litigation management
  • Proven capability of claims negotiation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Accurate with a high level of attention to detail
  • Tact and assertiveness when dealing with third parties and opponents
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to take on increased ownership and responsibility when necessary
  • The ability to work individually and proactively, as well as part of a team
  • Drive / motivation
  • Ability to undertake and embrace new tasks/roles as required
  • Helpfulness and a passion for customer service
  • High energy levels
  • Driven and enthusiastic - meets or exceeds targets
  • Empathy and understanding
  • Confident and professional attitude
  • Takes ownership of problems and drives for effective solutions

Contact

Donna Pastor
Tel: 0782 111 9773
Email: donna@adjustingappointments.com
Adjusting Appointments Limited

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