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10 months ago
Keoghs Solicitors
Salary: market rates with competitive benefits
Company benefits: Flexible working hours, Healthcare, Life insurance, Pension scheme, Daycare/Childcare vouchers, Car Parking, Cycle to work scheme
Location: North West, Greater Manchester, Manchester, Lancashire, Bolton
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Any or N/A, Graduate, Post Graduate, Newly Qualified, Non-qualified
Contact: jenny ashby
Sector: Insurance and Reinsurance, Litigation, Fraud
Category: Fee Earner Jobs, Legal Executive Jobs, Solicitor Jobs

Litigated Motor Fraud Fee Earner- Bolton

Keoghs is one of the leading providers of claims-related services to insurers, businesses and other suppliers to the insurance sector. We combine proven processes, technology and a low cost infrastructure with deep legal and insurance market knowledge. This enables us to create individual solutions for each of our clients that match their requirements in terms of quality, performance and value for money. 

This role involves working within a team of fraud specialists and legal support staff in an open plan environment. The fraud Fee Earner will run a reduced caseload of litigated cases on behalf of a cross section of insurance clients. The role requires a forensic and analytical approach to dealing with evidence and attention to detail. 

The caseload will consist of a range of suspected fraudulent insurance claims consisting of the following types of claim:

RTA - Bogus Passenger Claims
RTA - Staged/Contrived
RTA - Fraudulent Exaggeration
Low Speed Impact

It is anticipated that on joining the team, candidates will initially handle a caseload largely consisting of motor related claims, with opportunities to handle other types of suspected fraudulent claims being provided as candidates develop and demonstrate their capabilities.

Key Accountabilities

It will be the responsibility of the Fraud Fee Earner to run fraud cases from the pre litigation investigation stage.

• Responsibilities in case management include:
• Detailed review and analysis of evidence throughout the life of the case
• Running files in accordance with agreed client guidelines on a delegated fixed fee basis
• Set and agree strategy on file, delegating tasks as appropriate to FEA to take forward
• Legal Research
• Liaising with the Underwriting Department at Insurers and Policy Interpretation
• Liaise with policy holders and witnesses as necessary
• Liaising with CRU
• Liaising with clients / other insurers / third parties
• Negotiate settlement
• Attending Client meetings where required which includes the provision of training/workshops to clients as well as social entertaining
• To ensure compliance with the SRA Code of Conduct 2011 

Essential Skills & Attributes

• Experience of handling litigated case load meeting settlement targets
• Positive, confident and enthusiastic
• Good advocacy skills
• Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills
• Good client care skills and evidence of working to client guidelines on a delegated basis
• Ability to prioritise work, keep to deadlines and work under pressure
• High level of analytical skills
• Ability to win the trust and confidence of others
• Ability to make decisions and delegate effectively
• Ability to anticipate problems and identify solutions
• Ability to maintain concentration and pay attention to detail
• Driven to achieve
• Excellent IT Skills
• Ability to work within the Keoghs Shared Behaviour framework 

What You Can Expect From Us

•A learning culture with employee development at the heart of the people development pathway

•Excellent flexible benefits including Annual leave entitlement and Healthcare Cash Plan as standard

Standard 35 hour week plus the option to work from home

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for interest in this position and in our organisation

Strictly no agencies please 

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