ACS Recruitment
£25000 - £35000 Per Annum
06 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
ACS are recruiting for a Litigator to join a well established Merseyside based firm. The successful candidate will be responsible for a caseload of general litigious matters in areas including (but not exclusively): Personal Injury RTA claims/Property Damage RTA claims occurring overseas (generally within the EU) Debt recovery/enforcement Third party outlay recovery, RTA, EL,PL Recovery against own client/policyholders for and/or behalf of insurer clients General RTA claims (PI/non PI) Credit Hire claims and/or claims involving allegations of LVI The successful candidate must have experience in, Handling, dealing or advising in matters in the areas of law referred to in paragraphs a-e above. Dealing with all aspects of litigated and non - litigated claims and /or any files of a technical nature which they may from time to time be asked to advise on, handle and/or progress. Progressing claims in a timely manner in accordance with the CPR Prioritising urgent schedule entries and dealing with remainder of daily tasks on To Do list Instructing Counsel, to attend conferences, hearings and CMC's etc The successful candidate must have relevant experience of having handled matters of a general nature Must have a good working knowledge of relevant legislation, procedure and/or case law. The successful candidate should be a Solicitor and/or Filex with at least 2 years PQE Duties will include, Checking the authenticity and validity of claims by speaking with clients regularly on potentially difficult files Liaising with Team Leader and/or Head of Department to take more contentious files and deal with them under supervision to expand knowledge and experience Where applicable increase number of more technical/complex cases within caseload to further develop own level of experience Achieving and exceeding various targets set in relation to fee income, closures and issuing etc Ensuring all files that are not to be progressed are closed in a timely manner Covering colleagues' work and dealing with urgent post etc in their absence Taking calls for colleagues when they are absent or away from their desk to ensure the client/referrer can speak to someone Liaising and communication with all external agencies during the life of a claim including medical agencies, investigators, barristers etc Carrying out regular and timely cabinet reviews Dealing with files on 4/8 week lists as priority and ensuring that the Not Worked on List is kept to a minimum Maintaining pro- active communication with clients to ensure all heads of claim are discussed with the client at the outset and throughout the claim. Discussing liability and/or quantum offers with the relevant parties making use of the telephone rather than letter whenever possible. Prioritising incoming daily post/emails and dealing with anything needing urgent attention while the remainder of the post is dealt with expeditiously and in order of importance and productivity Assisting new or less experienced members of the team with any issues in terms of clients, referrers, external agencies and procedure etc For more information on this role, please contact All Applicants will be reviewed within the next working day and successful applicants will be acknowledged within 2 working days. ACS Recruitment Consultants Ltd ( the market leader within Legal Recruitment and we specialise in the placement of Qualified Solicitors, Legal Executives, Paralegals, Legal Secretaries and Support Staff at all levels. This job was originally posted as