Vacancy Type

About the Role

This is a chance to join HF’s top rated Aviation Team, working on behalf of a range of aviation insurers and their insured clients around the world.

Our small team specialise in defending a wide range of aviation related claims and litigation with a particular emphasis in working for international airports in defence of claims and litigation arising from their everyday aviation activities. You will work as part of the team as a Litigation Executive, ensuring that clients are confident that their legal affairs are dealt with in a business-like and competent manner, ensuring the efficient operation of the firm. This is a hybrid full time role, with a typical week involving 3 days in the office and 2 at home although full time office based work is available if desired.

What will I be doing?
  • Day to day the successful applicant will be involved in defending claims and litigation using HF’s Case Management System, handling claims and litigation and supporting more experienced members of the team with complex and high value cases.
  • Dependent on experience, your caseload will comprise of up to around 90 fast track cases plus a supporting role on 15 or so more complex claims.
  • To ensure that all cases are dealt with in a compliance with Solicitors’ Accounts Rules and Law Society Practice Management Standards.
  • Competent at dealing with files on a delegated basis and complying with client SLAs
  • Referring cases for supervision and guidance so as to ensure the correct procedure and process is followed
  • Entering into telephone negotiations, liaising with third party solicitors, own insurer clients and insured clients’ and recording the outcome of those approached.
  • Drafting documents including, applications, offers, proposed orders, directions etc.
  • Attending telephone conferences/applications/court hearings
  • Working to Court Deadlines and Managing time in an effective manner using organisational skills and HF’s case management system.
  • Seeing cases through from letter of claim to a conclusion in a cost effective matter
  • Understand the litigation process and offer solutions to legal problem.
  • Manage your time effectively and efficiently
  • Complete MI and the understanding of SLA's
  • Comply with HF practice and procedures.

Other Responsibilities:

  • To assist with the efficient running of the office generally.
  • Perform other responsibilities assigned by the Management Team as requested;

The existing teams are filled with ambitious professionals working in an engaging and friendly environment. We are a sociable department with lots of team activities to get involved in. Client engagement is high in this team and some work related travel is required, perhaps overseas.

What do I need?
You will have an interest in civil litigation including personal injury claims, property damage claims, contractual disputes and Aviation related laws including the Montreal Convention and EU1107/2006 but previous aviation experience is not needed as full training will be provided.
Foreign language skills are not required. 
You will have passed your LPC or will have a minimum of 6 months’ experience working as a Litigation Executive/Fee Earner in a Defendant insurance practice. 
Preferably you will have previous experience of dealing with personal injury claims using the portal and DCP. Previous knowledge of the CPR, the SRA Code of Conduct and their application will be an advantage.
You will also be able to meet/exceed billing targets.
Previous experience of hourly rate charging preferable but not essential. You will have a client-centric approach and excellent client care skills.

But, what’s in it for you?

We are not your stereotypical corporate law firm. We also adopt a relaxed dress code, so you can be yourself at work! 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. We also have a large and growing team providing services to the London insurance market including a range of Lloyd's syndicates. 


HF has a strong reputation for developing and nurturing employees and there are many opportunities for progression; the successful candidate to have a rewarding and prosperous career at HF. All our training contracts are offered internally and are not met with competition from outside of the firm. All employees are eligible to apply for a training contract upon completion of their probation period (6 months).

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