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Solicitor or Legal Executive


Weightmans
Location: Liverpool
Job type: Permanent
Category: Legal Executive Jobs
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Role profile:
Role Profile Level 3

PQE:
3-5

Term:
Permanent

Working hours:
Full-time
(Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.30pm)

Division:
Claims

Team:

Disease Liverpool 1

Location:
Liverpool

The Firm

Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK 2017, we are immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people.

The Department

Our national Disease team offers advice and guidance on all aspects of industrial illness and disease for insurers, insurance suppliers and commercial organisations. It is a leader in the provision of claims prevention and management, not only handling and defending claims in the most advantageous way for our clients' businesses, but also helping to prevent future claims by helping to establish correct working practices by providing tailored training, in-house talks and workshops.

The role

To manage a caseload of predominantly high value multi track litigated disease cases for a wide range of commercial insurer clients. The applicant will be required to handle a variety of different disease types, but predominantly high value respiratory claims. The applicant will therefore need experience in this area.

Main duties and responsibilities

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Manage a caseload of litigated disease claims with a range of complexity and value.

*

Review each case upon allocation and report to client/prepare internal strategy report as appropriate.

*

Compliance with client SLA’s

*

Liaise with various parties such as other solicitors, insurers, experts, counsel and clients.

*

Control case manager diary and action lists.

*

Attend at court hearings as appropriate.

*

Draft various documents such as letters and reports.

*

Perform billing duties, ensuring bills are paid in a timely manner.

*

Satisfy standards of client care in accordance with Team Manager guidelines and directions.

*

Complete client MI procedures.

*

Achieve set financial and chargeable targets.

*

Comply with relevant rules, policies and procedures.

*

Keep up to date with legal developments.

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

The person specification

*

Experience of defending high value disease claims.

*

Experience of managing your own litigated case load

*

Experience of mentoring and supporting more junior fee earners

*

Experience of complying with SLA’s and meeting deadlines.

*

Excellent knowledge of the CPR

*

Ability to influence a broad range of people, including key decision makers.

*

Excellent organisational and time management skills.

*

Excellent communication skills.

*

Ability to work to financial targets.

*

Ability to work as part of a team or on own initiative

Other Information

Please note:

*

Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.

*

The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.
Role profile:
Role Profile Level 3

PQE:
3-5

Term:
Permanent

Working hours:
Full-time
(Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.30pm)

Division:
Claims

Team:

Disease Liverpool 1

Location:
Liverpool

The Firm

Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK 2017, we are immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people.

The Department

Our national Disease team offers advice and guidance on all aspects of industrial illness and disease for insurers, insurance suppliers and commercial organisations. It is a leader in the provision of claims prevention and management, not only handling and defending claims in the most advantageous way for our clients' businesses, but also helping to prevent future claims by helping to establish correct working practices by providing tailored training, in-house talks and workshops.

The role

To manage a caseload of predominantly high value multi track litigated disease cases for a wide range of commercial insurer clients. The applicant will be required to handle a variety of different disease types, but predominantly high value respiratory claims. The applicant will therefore need experience in this area.

Main duties and responsibilities

*

Manage a caseload of litigated disease claims with a range of complexity and value.

*

Review each case upon allocation and report to client/prepare internal strategy report as appropriate.

*

Compliance with client SLA’s

*

Liaise with various parties such as other solicitors, insurers, experts, counsel and clients.

*

Control case manager diary and action lists.

*

Attend at court hearings as appropriate.

*

Draft various documents such as letters and reports.

*

Perform billing duties, ensuring bills are paid in a timely manner.

*

Satisfy standards of client care in accordance with Team Manager guidelines and directions.

*

Complete client MI procedures.

*

Achieve set financial and chargeable targets.

*

Comply with relevant rules, policies and procedures.

*

Keep up to date with legal developments.

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

The person specification

*

Experience of defending high value disease claims.

*

Experience of managing your own litigated case load

*

Experience of mentoring and supporting more junior fee earners

*

Experience of complying with SLA’s and meeting deadlines.

*

Excellent knowledge of the CPR

*

Ability to influence a broad range of people, including key decision makers.

*

Excellent organisational and time management skills.

*

Excellent communication skills.

*

Ability to work to financial targets.

*

Ability to work as part of a team or on own initiative

Other Information

Please note:

*

Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.

*

The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.
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