Personal Injury Executive

Recruiter
Ideal Personnel and Recruitment Solutions
Location
Crownhill
Salary
£25,000 - £29,999
Posted
18 Jan 2019
Closes
24 Jan 2019
Category
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client has a permanent vacancy Personal Injury Executive to join their well established team.

Role summary

  • To provide a high quality legal service to the firm’s clients
  • To comply with all relevant professional and regulatory obligations
  • To contribute to the growth and development of the Firm
  • To mentor other members of staff as required

Key responsibilities

  • Conduct own cases and assist other fee-earners and partners in providing advice and representation to the firm’s clients
  • Work in accordance with detailed procedures and quality standards contained in the office manual
  • Build strong working relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders
  • Ensure services are provided in a timely fashion and the client is informed regularly on progress and costs
  • Achieve targets for billing and time recording
  • Take overall responsibility for credit control on own matters
  • Develop and maintain good client relationships
  • Carry out duties in a professional manner, comply with relevant professional standards and any requirement set by relevant regulators including the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)
  • Develop and maintain the competencies necessary to provide a proper standard of service to clients and maintain a record of professional development
  • Comply with internal procedures and systems of the firm including file and case management, file audits, client due diligence and time recording
  • Share information and best practice with colleagues
  • Adhere to and promote the firm’s equality and diversity policy

Department specific

  • Opening and submitting claims against the third party/defendant
  • Investigating and negotiating with respect to liability
  • Assessing and negotiating quantum
  • Drafting witness statements and schedule of losses
  • Issuing and litigating fast tracked claims

Knowledge, skills and qualifications

  • A relevant legal qualification
  • Personal Injury experience of low to medium value claims (up to £25,000)
  • Experience using the EL and RTA portals
  • Litigation experience (outside the portals)
  • Ability to work with no secretarial assistance utilising the firm’s case management system
  • Experience of stage 3 - taking portal case to Trial
  • Able to conduct own caseload with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge and understanding of the SRA Code of Conduct and other relevant regulatory requirements
  • Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Commercial and financial awareness including ability to take responsibility for financial control of own client matters
  • Able to develop positive relationships with clients and manage client expectations
  • Effective prioritisation with ability to meet deadlines and manage time effectively
  • Marketing, networking and business development skills commensurate with the role

Limits on authority

Due to the large number of responses we receive it is not always possible to respond to every application. We will only contact those candidates short-listed for this role. If you have not heard from us within 7 days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If you wish to apply for further roles please do so. We will retain your details on file and contact you should a suitable vacancy become available.

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