Assistant Fee Earner – Serious Injury Nationwide

Sector: Legal

Type: Full Time|Permanent

Assistant Fee Earner – Serious Injury

£35000 – £55000/annum DOE

Full Time, Legal Vacancy In

 

Sue Ross Legal are working with a specialist, leading law firm in the recruitment of an Assistant Fee Earner.

The successful candidate will assist with a portfolio of serious injury claims, to generate fee income and contribute to the general success of the department.

In conjunction with supporting a lead fee-earner you will also manage your own small caseload within Serious Injury. The caseload is predominantly claimant RTA based and involves cases with complex technical issues and quantum, this will include cases valued in excess of £150,000.

Duties

* Ensure a full working knowledge of all cases being handled by the lead fee earner, including the key areas of dispute and any actions planned to resolve them.

* Deal with elements of the case and ensure they are progressed as swiftly as possible, having agreed the action plan for the case with the lead Fee Earner.

* Undertake chargeable work on cases under the direction of the fee- earner.

* Regular communication and face to face meetings with the clients.

* Instructions and meetings with a multi-disciplinary team of experts for example, medical experts, case managers, care experts, architects, forensic accountants, counsel.

* Analysis of evidence and research of legal issues on liability, causation, and quantum.

* Drafting documents including statements, pleadings, and schedules of loss.

* Securing early interim payments, appropriate rehabilitation and optimising the client’s settlement.

* Provide a key point of contact for telephone calls from client or all other interested parties.

* Maintain and update the case management system.

* Develop and maintain a good working knowledge of issues which commonly arise in catastrophic claims to be able to discuss with client or other interested parties in an informed manner.

* Liaise with Finance regarding the payment of disbursements, outstanding accounts etc.

* Provide a liaison point for experts, counsel, and clients.

* Produce core documents for client meetings, conferences, settlement meetings etc.

* Raising awareness of the department and developing your professional profile. We have close links with APIL, Headway, and SIA, you will be involved in supporting these organisations with networking and business development. For example, reporting cases, preparing articles and testimonials.

* Mentoring and developing junior members of the team as appropriate.

* Perform to a high level in a target orientated environment.

* To undertake any other tasks as deemed relevant and reasonable by the business.

Person Specification

* Qualified solicitor or Fellow of CILEx. Consideration will also be given to applicants who can demonstrate sufficient experience and for whom a Grade C charge out rate can be justified.

* Proven track record of assisting with or managing serious injury claims, with the ability to liaise with multi-disciplined experts.

* Commitment to delivering excellent client care for each of our clients.

* Excellent communication skills to include negotiation and objection handling.

* Accountable for achieving objectives in a fast-paced environment whilst maintaining high standards of work quality and client care.

* Competent working with a case management system and good knowledge of Excel and Word.

* Good attention to detail and strong organisational and time management skills.

For more information about the above vacancy or for a confidential chat about our other vacancies throughout Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, the North West and the North East, please send your details to us and one of our dedicated legal consultants will contact you.

Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback to all applicants. Please assume that if you do not hear from us within 72 hours that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

May we take this opportunity to thank you for expressing an interest in one of our roles and wish you the very best in your search for employment

2024-05-13 08:56:25

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