Fraud Fee Earner

Service Area:
Fraud
Location:
Manchester
Salary Details:
Competitive
Advertising End Date:
30 Mar 2018
About The Role

The basic purpose of the job and its primary objectives:

To deal with a case load of files and to assist other fee earners as and when required.  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 of the role include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Competent at dealing with delegated files and complying with SLA’s.
  • To comply with all litigation dates, ensuring defences and other court documentation is filed in ample time, allowing sufficient time for postal service.
  • To comply with court directions.
  • To comply with Civil Procedure Rules.
  • To maximise profit by considering appropriate applications.
  • To achieve economically beneficial settlements in appropriate cases.
  • Entering into telephone negotiations, liaising with third party solicitors and insurers, own insurer clients and lay clients’; drafting documents/applications/offers/orders/directions.
  • Attending telephone conferences/applications.
  • Managing time in an effective manner with organisational skills and use of case management system.
  • Seeing cases through from commencement to conclusion whilst dealing with cases in a cost effective matter.
  • Ensure that all cases are dealt with in compliance with Solicitors’ Accounts Rules and Law Society Practice Management Standards.
  • In addition the employee is required to perform other responsibilities assigned by the Partnership as requested.

The successful candidate:

  • Litigation experience (essential)
  • Recent and proven file handling experience in a similar role (essential)
  • Counter- Fraud experience is advantageous but not essential
  • Experience of communicating and working with clients in a similar role
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • The ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Confident and proficient in direct outbound/inbound telephone communication with clients
  • The ability to run an effective diary system
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • The ability to work autonomously and as part of a team

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