Multi-Track Junior Personal Injury Fee Earner

  • FT Perm
  • Sheffield
  • Up to £35,000 USD / Year
  • Salary: Up to £35,000

Andy File Associates Limited is working as a Recruitment Agency on behalf of our client with regards this permanent position.

 

Job Purpose

  • To work hard as part of a team handling complex, technical EL/PL/RTA and Multi-Track Personal Injury Claims
  • Working to achieve individual, team key targets, objectives, and ensuring compliance with Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Building working relationships with clients, the Unions and external third parties such as medical agencies
  • Working with colleagues to develop a strong team ethic and deliver exceptional client service
  • Training, support, supervision, personal development plan (PDP) will be provided whilst in role

 

Scope of the Role

  • The jobholder will be responsible for a mixed caseload of non-portal PI claims, including Road Traffic Accidents, Accidents at Work, Accidents on the Highway, Product Liability and Occupiers Liability Claims, and complex high value CICA matters
  • They will be responsible and accountable for running a caseload of complex cases, and cases where quantum is expected to be between £25,000 and £50,000
  • They will be responsible for maximising opportunities to move claims from the Fast Track to Multi-Track
  • The jobholder will ensure they deliver excellent levels of client service throughout the progression of their case and will ensure they keep the client regularly updated, in line with department SLAs
  • They will be responsible and accountable for ensuring they meet prescribed SLA’s and individual targets, including financial and file progression

 

Principal Accountabilities/Tasks

  • Case management
  • To draft court documents, pleadings, application notices, disclosure lists, witness statements, briefs to counsel, trial bundle index, and case summary
  • To draft Schedules of Loss, including Past and Future Losses, utilising PI Calculator and or Facts and Figures (Tables for the Calculation of Damages) as appropriate
  • To identify all opportunities to maximise client damages, and to ensure allocation to the multi-track as appropriate
  • To attend Court (personally or by way of telephone) and perform advocacy for Case Management Conferences, Application Hearings and Pre-Trial Reviews
  • To attend at external client visits, conferences with counsel and Joint Settlement Meetings
  • To value PI claims competently & utilising JC Guidelines/case law where appropriate
  • To establish and focus upon issues/facts in dispute in the context of liability and causation; to utilise case law where necessary; to make effective use of Part 36
  • To appropriately involve the Team Manager where input on technical matters and operational issues are warranted
  • Plan workload in order to anticipate and balance priorities
  • Maintain an awareness of changes in legislation, practice and procedure, and to share that knowledge with other members of the department.
  • Work hard as a team player; being a committed and confident litigator

 

Person specification

Essential

  • Able to prioritise workload and take decisions commensurate to the role
  • Demonstrates self-motivation and a desire to learn, progress and develop
  • Demonstrates a proactive and client-centric approach, dedicated to supporting clients through the litigation process
  • Able to comply with agreed process and best practice
  • Demonstrates a highly structured and organised approach to handling cases
  • Able to work flexibly as needed to hit set targets and deadlines
  • Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Able to work with a considerable amount of detailed information
  • A positive attitude and can-do approach, demonstrating drive and commitment
  • Commercial awareness
  • Trustworthy and patient with excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills

 

Experience    

Essential

  • Experience in Employer, Public Liability Claims and Road Traffic Accidents
  • Experience and proven track record in handling a caseload of litigated personal injury claims
  • Experience of pre and post litigation case handling
  • Experience of delivering against agreed targets
  • Experience of working to deadlines
  • Strong understanding of current PI Procedures and Rules
  • Proven track record of being able to manage and progress claims in accordance with appropriate strategies to secure desired outcomes for clients at appropriate levels of profitability

Desirable

  • Experience in drafting Schedules of Past and Future Loss including use of PI Calculator and or Facts and Figures (Tables for Calculation of Damages)
  • Experience in working with cost budgets, including lodgement, negotiation, and amendments

Technical Skills and Qualifications           

Essential

  • Solicitor, FILEX, or Litigation Fee Earner of similar experience
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Competent use of Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as general computer skills
  • Good comprehension skills relating to the understanding of a range of documents related to a case
  • Excellent telephone manner and verbal communication skills
  • Able to collect and assess evidence, determine prospects, provide appropriate advice to clients, and progress the claim efficiently
  • Ability to understand targets and how to achieve them
  • Excellent knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules

Desirable

  • Experience of using a Case Management System – Proclaim

Working hours are 35 hours either 8am – 4pm or 9am – 5pm

 

Benefits include

  • Holidays 25 with an extra day accrued for each year worked up to a maximum of 31 + Bank Hols
  • Death in service – 2x gross salary
  • Maternity/shared parental leave
  • Study leave – 5 days
  • Free parking
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Pension – standard workplace pension
  • Simply Health – employer/employee contribution

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