Fast Track Litigator

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location : Manchester
Salary : £ 28000 - £ 30000
Type : Permanent
Closing Date : 2010-08-31
Date Posted : 2010-08-02
Reference : LA-FTL-009


We are currently looking to recruit a Fast Track Litigator to join the Fast Track Litigation team. The role will be to manage a portfolio of 110 fast track RTA cases with at least 40% in litigation. A Fast Track litigator’s primary purpose is to litigate and conclude cases falling within the Fast Track wherever this will be to the benefit of the client and the financial benefit of the practice.

Cases will be referred to a Fast Track Litigator primarily from the Legal Assistance area as either:
• 2 years + of age,
• Liability in dispute
• Quantum in dispute
• Pre Action cases with a value between £10k and £15k
• Case is of a complexity that is not suitable for the Legal Assistance Area.
Through effective litigation, the Fast Track litigator will ensure that the firm is not exposed to limitation risks and that all internal procedures relating to litigation are followed at all times.

You are expected to litigate at every opportunity and maximize cost recovery on each case you handle.

Skills and Knowledge required:

General Skills:
Customer care
• Excellent spoken and written communications skills
• Ability to take on large amounts of complex information
• High level of accuracy and attention to detail
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
• Good organizational and time management skills
• Computer and admin skills
• Able to use the Case Management System
• Respect for confidential information
• Assisting newer member of the team in dealing with cases
• Ability to keep calm under pressure
• Ability to build good working relationships with people at all levels of the business
• Be willing to take on responsibility

Research skills
• Observe the policy & procedures as required

Technical Skills:
• Good working knowledge of PI and PD claims handling processes
• Good working knowledge of the Motor Insurance Bureau's, untraced and uninsured drivers agreements
• Good working knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules for example: Part 7 (issuing claims forms), Part 26 (allocation), Part 36 (offers)
• Good understanding of Insurance principles
• JSB guidelines
• Negotiation
• Providing training and development for newer members of the team
• Excellent understanding of special damage claims such as loss of earnings



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