Serious Injury Solicitor/Fee Earner

Our client is recruiting for a Serious Injury Solicitor/Fee Earner for their Wirral based office.

Duties will include

  • Deal with all aspects of litigated and non – litigated personal injury claims mainly of a high (serious injury/ multi track) value and/or technical nature
  • Ensure any appropriate instructions are obtained from any relevant lay and/or insurance clients
  • Ensure any appropriate instructions are obtained from clients
  • Prioritise urgent schedule entries and dealing with remainder of daily tasks on To Do list
  • Prioritise Court directions ensuring all directions are complied with in a timely manner
  • Achieve and exceed various targets set in relation to WIP, fee income, settlements, closures and issuing
  • Be able to obtain relevant and necessary evidence (medical or otherwise), liaising with medical experts as necessary
  • Instruct Counsel, to attend conferences, hearings and CMC’s, JSMs etc.
  • Undertake telephone advocacy when appropriate e.g. allocation hearings and CMCs.
  • Ensure clients are kept informed and up to date on a regular basis throughout the life of the claim.
  • Ensure that any relevant insurer is kept updated and fully informed as to the progress of any claims to reduce any potential exposure/liability and to increase saving
  • Obtain all relevant documentation from clients at the outset.
  • Ensure that the correct medical or other evidence is obtained in order that the claim can be advanced and/or maximised.
  • Discuss liability and/or quantum offers with the relevant parties, making use of the telephone rather than letter whenever possible.
  • Prioritise incoming daily post/emails and dealing with anything needing urgent attention while the remainder of the post is dealt with expeditiously and in order of importance and productivity
  • Have a good working knowledge of the CPR and/or and other relevant case law and/or legislation and progressing claims in a timely manner in accordance with the CPR
  • Have a good understanding of experience in handling SI claims
  • Take a pragmatic commercial approach to settlements and advising clients as to litigation/cost risks

Knowledge, Experience and Skills Required,

  • A Solicitor, ILEX qualified or file handler of at least 5 years’ experience in the personal injury field
  • A proven track record of running a successful fast , multi-track and/or SI caseload within a personal injury environment
  • Excellent client care and analytical skills, to include providing written and oral advice in a clear concise manner

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

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