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NQ Litigation Solicitor

Reference: 20704


Belfast, County Antrim



Job Type


Date Posted

09 March, 2023

We are looking for ambitious, driven candidates who are looking to join a leading Northern Ireland defence firm. The firm has went from stenght to strenght and the successful candidate will benefit from working with an insurance industry leader representing most of the key Insurance clients in the UK.

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

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 and Lexcel standards

-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

Working Hours

35 hours per week

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm with 1 unpaid hour for lunch.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications

Essential Skills and Attributes:

-Litigation experience in the Northern Ireland jurisdiction handling own caseload

-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

Required Soft Skills:

-Behaviours – displays a positive and professional attitude towards their work and colleagues in line with Shared Behaviours

-Communication – ability to adapt communication style to ensure a mutual understanding is achieved both with customers and colleagues

-Planning & Organisation – ability to structure, manage and prioritise workload accordingly

-Adaptability – ability to adapt to different situations and tasks, whilst maintaining quality and service

-Quality of Service – to be able to demonstrate an understanding of all detailed aspects of the service and function, and how that contributes to the success of the division

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. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are experienced and/or professionally qualified we can support your job search.
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