Claimant Credit Hire Legal Advisor

ACS are currently recruiting for a Claimant Credit Hire Legal Advisor on behalf of our Merseyside based client.

Duties will include but not be limited to,

  • Have a good working knowledge of the CPR and/or and other relevant case law and/or legislation and progressing defences in a timely manner in accordance with the CPR.
  • Have a good working knowledge and where appropriate advise on/progress claims involving technical and/or credit hire arguments.
  • Deal with all aspects of litigated and non – litigated Claimant credit hire claims.
  • Have excellent and in depth knowledge of credit hire litigation
  • Instruct Counsel, to attend conferences, hearings and CMC’s etc.
  • Ensure any appropriate instructions are obtained from any relevant lay clients.
  • Prioritise urgent schedule entries and dealing with remainder of daily tasks on To Do list.
  • Undertake telephone advocacy when appropriate e.g. allocation hearings and CMCs.
  • Take a pragmatic commercial approaches to settlements and advising clients as to litigation/cost risks.
  • Ensure any appropriate instructions are obtained from any relevant client and/or hire company.
  • Have a general commercial awareness understanding that maximum recovery of his charges should be effected

Principal Responsibilities

  • Building a relationship with all external clients to minimise the possibility of complaints and to enhance the reputation of the firm and the service it provides
  • Ensuring that any BTE and/or ATE insurer is kept updated and fully informed as to the progress of any claims
  • Prepare the file to be passed to the litigation team as soon as is possible.
  • Achieve all individual targets and contribute to team/department performance by assisting colleagues to ensure team targets are met.
  • Deal with post, telephone calls and e-mails within agreed service levels and to ensure that Not Worked on Lists and To do Lists are kept within agreed parameters
  • Maintain files to agreed standards.
  • Adhere to working practices, policies and procedures including in regulatory and compliance matters.
  • Fulfil all other duties necessary to the role

For more information on this role, please contact stephanie@acs-recruitment.co.uk

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