Fee Earner – Holiday Sickness

We are looking for Fee Earners with experience in running holiday sickness files for a law firm in Cheshire.

Duties will include,

  • Action Tasks on a daily basis
  • Instructing medical experts
  • Monitoring claims on a daily basis and taking appropriate action where necessary
  • Instructing and corresponding with foreign experts in relation to local standard reports.
  • Arranging for the translation of foreign documentation
  • Vetting the claim to ensure relevant criteria is met in relation to liability, causation and quantum
  • Assess and review booking documentation
  • Sending out relevant letters to clients, witnesses, employers, etc.
  • To prepare and calculate Schedules of Loss setting out losses incurred as a result of the illness including loss of enjoyment of the holiday
  • Liaising with Insurance Companies verbally and written
  • Carrying out checks on the internet such as Trip advisor and newspapers for similar illnesses
  • Issuing and managing litigated files
  • Inbound and outbound client contact throughout their claim
  • Reviewing medical records, medical reports etc.
  • To successfully settle the client’s compensation claim when appropriate
  • Instructing and corresponding with Counsel

Skills & Knowledge

  • Software: Word, Outlook, Excel, Proclaim
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation and admin skills
  • Legal Knowledge of Pre-Action Protocol and Court Process along with knowledge of Court Documents
  • Communication skills:  written and verbal
  • Legal knowledge of running a caseload and the Pre-Action Protocol applicable to claims outside of England and Wales
  • Internal and external documentation and claims handling processes
  • Ability to work individually or part as a team
  • Research and investigative skills

 Full time permanent position.

 Salary £18-25,000

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