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Litigation Solicitor

Reference: 21798

Location

Belfast, County Antrim

Salary

£60000 - £60000

Job Type

Permanent

Date Posted

22 May, 2024

Litigation Solicitor

 

Job Purpose

You will handle a varied caseload of litigated motor injury, fraud and credit hire cases within the County Court and High Court jurisdictions.

 

Key Accountabilities

 

– Create initial case strategy following Client Guidelines and review of information available.

– Undertake discussions and negotiations with Insured, Insurer and Third Party Solicitors to pursue the rapid and appropriate settlement of cases and the apportionment of costs.

– Undertake Court Hearings to ensure progress is maximised and all actions have been undertaken to bring the case to settlement.

– Timely and accurate maintenance of all case management and management information systems to ensure completeness of records and aid business decision making.

– Dealing with correspondence and telephone calls.

– Undertaking periodic reviews of files in line with Client requirements.

– Updating reports

– Meeting agreed performance targets

– Ensuring files are kept within ISO 9001 guidelines

– Provide written updates by email or letter to clients detailing case activity to ensure that they receive up to date and accurate information about progress when requested

– To ensure compliance with the LSNI guidelines

– Supervision of more junior staff members

 

Working Hours

35 hours per week

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

 

 

Experience, Skills and Qualifications

Essential Skills and Attributes:

– Litigation experience in the Northern Ireland County Court and High Court jurisdictions handling own caseload. Minimum 8 years PQE to include defence motor and Credit Hire experience

– Team player

– Excellent communication skills

– Excellent forensic skills

– Ability to prioritise tasks and to work under pressure.

– Ability to work as part of a team and independently, keeping to strategy but flexible enough to adapt to change

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion.
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