03056 Litigation solicitor or paralegal Tonbridge Kent £30,000 - £35,000 pa
Do you have a qualification or experience with in Law?
Do you have insurance litigation experience
Do you have litigation claims experience?
Are you happy to work in the office 2 - 3 days ?
Job Title: Senior Litigator
Location: Tonbridge Kent
Postcode: TN9 1PP
Type: Full Time Permanent Hybrid Part work from office part work from home
Salary £30,000 - £35,000 pa
We want you:
To handle the conduct of litigation of claims arising under Motor and Household policies, liaising with insurers, their policyholders, third parties and suppliers, as necessary. To maintain the portfolio in an efficient manner to ensure that you are working effectively and delivering a market leading litigation service with excellent customer service.
We’ll need you to be able to:
Conduct the litigation of claims arising under Motor and Household policies, predominantly Claimant actions.
This is a varied role involving claims for damage to motor vehicles, homes, and contents.
The actions will be brought mainly in the Small Claims Court.
The role will require you to:
Manage your own case load under supervision
Review documents and advise on liability, quantum, and strategy
Conduct investigations including document searches
Carry out legal research
Instruct experts and counsel as required, or refer to the Head of Legal as appropriate
Draft pleadings, applications, and statements
Attend court as necessary
Participate in settlement negotiations and ADR
Maintain an effective claims handling and diarising system
Report internally on a regular basis with KPIs
Provide excellent customer service.
Plan and execute strategic initiatives to agreed timelines.
Ensure a relevant level of technical understanding with continuous development and training.
Undertake any individual or team task or activity reasonably requested and in line with the company values.
Be self-motivated to work independently, managing your time and prioritising your workload appropriately.
Maintain resilience and composure to remain positive under pressure and in changing circumstances.
Demonstrate a desire to take ownership of your work and maintain excellent attention to detail.
Ensure a relevant level of specialist understanding with continuous development and learning.
Constantly seek and communicate improvements in business processes.
Undertake any individual or team task in line with the company values.
Manage multiple activities by prioritising important and urgent tasks.
We’re Looking for:
Relevant legal qualifications, including a law degree and/or legal practice course
At least 1 year’s experience of handling litigation, preferably within the insurance sector
Good understanding of Court Procedure Rules and litigation management
Proven capability of claims negotiation
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Accurate with a high level of attention to detail
Tact and assertiveness when dealing with third parties and opponents
Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
Ability to take on increased ownership and responsibility when necessary
The ability to work individually and proactively, as well as part of a team
Drive / motivation
Ability to undertake and embrace new tasks/roles as required
Helpfulness and a passion for customer service
High energy levels
Driven and enthusiastic - meets or exceeds targets
Empathy and understanding
Confident and professional attitude
Takes ownership of problems and drives for effective solutions