Location
Manchester
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Costs

About the Role

Costs Fee Earner / Solicitor / Litigation Executive

HF's Costs department is a recognised market leader in the legal costs industry. The team deal with costs ranging from fixed fees in MoJ portal cases right through to £multi-million large loss cases for a range of clients across a wide variety of litigation areas including commercial, insurance, aviation and clinical negligence.The team handle all types of work, both as receiving and paying parties.

It is an exciting time to join our costs team as the department continues to go from strength to strength under Paul McCarthy’s leadership. Whilst acknowledging the challenges facing the costs market in the coming years we have ambitious plans to grow and diversify. It is an excellent opportunity to be part of well- respected team and make an impact through shaping the cost offering and service provided to both the firm and clients.

What do I need?

We have a range of roles available depending on skill set and experience.

You will need to be a skilled and efficient draftsperson with experienced in either receiving or paying party costs work. You will have a strong track record in achieving the best possible outcome for your clients. You will be a confident negotiator with experience managing procedural issues as appropriate.

You should be open to diversifying into other areas of litigation and costs where needed. Work areas serviced by the department include Insurance claims (inc. credit hire, large loss, counter fraud), commercial litigation, and judicial review.

So if the genuine idea of growth and development excites you, then this role is for you!

What will you be doing?

You will be working within a team filled with legal professionals in an engaging and friendly environment. Our people pride themselves on making an impact through providing an excellent, results and solutions focussed service to our clients.

There is a great team ethos and we encourage our people to be involved in various team and firm wide initiatives centred on personal development and wellbeing, not just the work we do. For instance there are opportunities to be part of the engagement committee, attend client events and participate in charity and volunteering opportunities.

This is what the hiring manager, Paul, says about the role;

It’s a fantastic time to join the team, as we look to grow and expand into new areas. In this role you will have exposure and engagement with both Senior Stakeholders and Partners, thus giving you the chance to influence and make a real difference to the future of our business.

What’s in it for you?

We are not your stereotypical corporate law firm. We offer flexible working and have a relaxed dress code, you can be yourself at work. We offer hybrid working and flexible working hours for all.

We continue to place a firm emphasis on investing in our people and promoting internally,we are always looking to invest and grow our people.

Progression isn’t just limited to qualification.Many people within Costs have had the opportunity to be promoted into management and operational positions and/or develop as technical specialists.

We’re always looking to recognise and reward our people for the work they do. Here are just a few of the benefits you’ll have access to, as part of our team:

  • 25 days’ annual leave (in addition to public holidays), increasing to 30 days with service
  • Private healthcare provision
  • Company pension scheme
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Life insurance and income protection
  • Employee Assistance Programme & Digital GP service
  • Season ticket loans
  • Flu vouchers
  • Bonus scheme
  • Perks at work scheme package

About the company

HF is one of the UK’s leading providers of legal and handling services to the general insurance sector. Established in 1969, the firm currently provides legal services to 12 of the UK’s 20 largest motor insurers in specialist areas such as counter fraud, large & complex injury, motor and casualty services, recoveries, costs and credit hire. HF has recently expanded into the provision of commercial legal services and litigation providing solutions to a wide range of corporate and SME clients.

Sounds great! What next?

If you are ready to apply, the button is below. If you don’t have an updated CV or just want a bit more information about the role first, please get in touch with our recruitment team - [email protected]


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