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Date Added: Fri 16/09/2022

Insurance Litigation

Tonbridge, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum

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:

Skills required

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

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