Complex Litigated File Handler - #49162


Date: 1 week ago
City: Bolton
Contract type: Full time

Keoghs Credit Hire Team will give you the platform to grow your career in a fast paced area of law. We pride ourselves on our people and culture, our technical and strategic approach, delivering results for our clients whilst rewarding and recognising our people. Come and join our dynamic team!

This role offers an excellent opportunity to join a team dealing with delegated (DA) & non-delegated authority (NDA) claims. These claims may consist of indemnity disputes and will vary in value up to £50,000. The handler will be responsible for carrying extensive investigations in to the reasonableness of the claim being brought from a technical stand point.

Some cases may involve a Personal Injury element which will also be handled by the Complex Credit Hire File Handler

Key Accountabilities

  • The role will involve dealing with a caseload of DA & NDA credit hire files under the supervision of a Technical Supervisor. Instructions are received at varying stages of the claim process and so a full knowledge of handling RTA claims through to conclusion via a court hearing is necessary.

  • The main aspects of the role will involve:
  • Review and analysis of files throughout the life of the case, and in accordance with the client guidelines

  • Develop and maintain client relationships, always keeping the client at the heart of every decision

  • Formulating an initial strategy for approval by Technical Supervisor.

  • Legal research

  • Undertaking telephone negotiations with third party Solicitors

  • Liaising with the insured and insurers where necessary

  • Ensuring ‘actions’ are carried out as per the task list within the Case Management System

  • Accurately recording time

  • Accurately completing the dispute resolution process

  • Processing bills

  • Ensuring all files are kept within ISO 9001 guidelines

  • To ensure compliance with the SRA Standards & Regulations

  • Adhere to the Keoghs Values

  • Ability to work in target driven environment

  • The role will also involve an understanding of the court process, to include:
  • Drafting defences

  • Completing allocation questionnaire’s

  • Dealing with disclosure and exchange of evidence

  • Completing listing questionnaire’s

  • Completing pre-trial checklists

  • Instructing Counsel

  • Drafting CPR Part 18 questions

  • Drafting CPR Part 35 questions

  • Drafting Counter schedules

  • Working Hours
    35 hours per week
    Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm with 1 unpaid hour for lunch.
    Primary location for this role is Bolton, Parklands Office, this is an hybrid role working 1 day in the office and 4 days from home

    Experience, Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience of litigation and handling Credit Hire files is essential with evidence of managing own case load and/or assisting on high value cases.

  • Education - at least 5 GCSEs or equivalent are essential and a degree / LPC is preferable

  • Ability to use own initiative

  • Ability to plan and prioritise workloads

  • Excellent listening and verbal communication skills

  • Good telephone negotiation skills

  • Ability to follow work processes and keep to Strategy

  • Ability to recognise when sensitivity and tact are required

  • Ability to make decisions

  • Ability to remain calm under pressure

  • Good IT skills including Word, Outlook, and experience of a Case Management System preferred

  • Adhere to the Keoghs Values

  • Desirable:
  • Experience of handling PI claims

  • Values
    Our culture is focussed on making Keoghs sustainable and successful for our people and clients, with this our five values are at the heart of everything we do;

    Keoghs values
    We are connected
    We are Dynamic
    We are Innovative
    We succeed together

    Contract Type



    Credit Hire and Recoveries

    Sub Area

    Complex Credit Hire


    Bolton - Parklands

    Closing Date

    26 Feb 2024

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