Head of litigation department (Personal Injury)

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Cheshire
Salary
30000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual + GBP30000 - GBP35000/annum
Posted
09 Feb 2017
Closes
20 Feb 2017
Category
Legal
Function
Law
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the firm's litigation department, managing and supervising the team as well as assisting in the on-going development of the business. The role will encompass, but not be limited to:

Management of Department

• Managing the department and all Litigation Executives
• Assisting the team with any technical queries
• Performing weekly audits for all Litigation Executives
• Monitoring the rotation of all files within the department
• Assistance with personal development of all Litigation Executives and guiding them to achieve their full potential, including tackling difficult people management issues where required
• Reviewing pre-litigation files before they are issued
Billing Targets

• Implementing policies, procedures and action plans to ensure the billing target is met
• Participation in weekly meetings with senior management to discuss progress of the department, weekly reports and team targets
Recruitment and Training
• Interviewing new team members
• Training all new members of the team and carry out top-up training sessions for existing team members
• Displaying a commitment to mentor, coach and improve technical ability within the department

Qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience:

• Must have extensive personal injury/ litigation experience
• Experience dealing with fast track and multi track cases
• Managerial skills are desirable but not necessary
• Be able to work independently
• Have current experience of handling a large caseload of EL, PL and RTA matters
• Must have previous experience of using a case management system
• Be able to work to a consistently high standard
• Possess excellent client care and communication skills
• Have excellent time management skills with the ability to multi-task and to meet tight deadlines
• Be a team player and be able to get along with others
• Be self motivated

Please only apply for this opportunity if you have the requisite skills and experience

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