RTA Pre Lit Fee Earner

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Blackburn
Salary
18000.00 - 25000.00 GBP Annual + Bonus on top
Posted
11 Jan 2021
Closes
08 Feb 2021
Sectors
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Schedule: Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00pm

My client are a young and vibrant Law Firm, based in Blackburn, Lancashire. They are looking to appoint a Pre-Litigation Fee Earner/Paralegal with Credit Hire experience, to join their busy Road Traffic Accident team.

Description: The successful candidate will have at least 12-18 months previous experience in a similar role, dealing with MOJ Portal cases. Knowledge of credit hire, recovery, storage and liability arguments are essential. The successful candidate will be responsible for running their own case load of around 180 files from the claim being submitted to the portal, right up to litigation - including dealing with liability disputed matter, cases that have dropped from the portal, with minimum supervision. The case load with be primarily RTA matters.

Key Tasks

Dealing with MOJ Portal matters

Uploading claims to the MOJ Portal.

Using Med Co and instructing medical agencies

Conducting AskCue PI searches.

Valuing general damages.

Obtaining documents and evidence in support of general and special damages.

Drafting witness statements.

Recovering credit hire, storage, and recovery charges.

Uploading Stage 2 packs.

Issuing Stage 3 proceedings and preparing Court documents.

Issuing Infant Approval Proceedings.

Identifying when matters should be removed from the MOJ Portal.

Meet realistic monthly and quarterly targets.

Pre-Litigation

* Dealing with issues as to why file has left the MOJ Portal.

* Conducting investigations to determine the prospect of success of the files.

* Obtaining documents and evidence in support of general and special damages.

* Preparing the files to be transferred to Litigation Department once Court Proceedings are necessary.

* Be vigilant for possible Fundamental Dishonesty and bring it to the attention of the

* appropriate supervisor.

* Meet realistic monthly and quarterly targets.

* Essential Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills Required

* A Fee Earner with at least 2 years' experience of dealing with both claims on the MOJ Portal and claims that have left the MOJ Portal.

* Experience of running own case load with minimal supervision.

* Excellent IT skills to run case management system and Microsoft Office products such as

* Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel etc.

* Excellent time management and organisational skills, with a calm and methodical approach

* to work, and a flexible and adaptable attitude to resolving

* Proactive in running case load and providing updates to clients.

* Familiar with the Civil Procedure Rules and the Pre-Action Protocols.

* Excellent communication and written skills.

* Be able to work independently

Benefits and Salary

* Competitive salary depending on experience.

* Excellent Training & Support.

* Bonus Scheme.

* Career progression with the possibility of a training contract for the right candidate.

Experience: Dealing with MOJ and non MOJ RTA files: 1 year (Required)

Education: Law LLB graduate

A-Level or equivalent (Required)

If you have the relevant experience and abilities, this will be an excellent opportunity for you to progress your career by joining a forward thinking and expanding Law Firm. You will be professionally presented, happy to help and able to manage a varied caseload

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