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PC3549

Solicitor

Type: Permanent
Location: Belfast
Salary: £32-38K + Approx

On behalf of our client, a growing UK wide Legal Services provider, we have an exciting new opportunity for a Solicitor to join their Litigation team in Belfast.

The Solicitor will handle a caseload of predominantly motor files with a value up to £30k, some experience in Casualty, Property Damage and Recoveries would also be desirable. The applicant should have at least 2 years post qualification experience in Defendant Litigation. This role offers an excellent opportunity to work within the organisation’s Northern Ireland’s growing team who work with a variety of insurers and public sector clients.

Duties include:

1. Create initial case strategy following Client Guidelines and review of information available

2. Manage a caseload of motor cases predominantly at County Court level

3. Devising strategies to resolve cases with the best possible outcome, identifying areas to investigate and evidence to collate

4. Undertake discussions and negotiations with the Insured, Insurer and Third Party Solicitors to pursue to rapid and appropriate settlement of casas and the apportionment of costs

5. Undertake Court Hearings to ensure the progress is maximised and all actions have been undertaken to bring the case to settlement

6. Timely and accurate maintenance of all case management and management information systems to ensure completeness of records and aid business decision making.

7. Working with the wider team to ensure a seamless delivery of services to clients

8. Dealing with correspondence, telephone calls and providing written updates to clients detailing case activity to ensure that they receive up to date and accurate information about progress

9. Undertaking periodic reviews of files in line with Client requirements and Lexcel standards

10. Updating reports

11. Meeting agreed performance targets

12. Ensuring files are kept within ISO9001 guidelines

13. Ensure compliance with the SRA Code of Conduct

14. Ensure compliance with the LSNI guidelines

 

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

 

The post holder can expect a competitive remuneration reflective of skills and experience as well as a great range of benefits including:

 

Family Cover Private Medical Insurance

Health Shield Cash Plan

Death In Service

Critical Illness Cover

PHI/Income Protection

Employer Pension Contribution 2.5% - after 1 year, increasing to 5% after 5 years

Child Care Vouchers – via Salary Sacrifice

Car Lease Scheme*

Cycle to Work Scheme*

Computing Scheme*

Season Ticket Loan*

Car Parking Scheme*

Access to Online Discount Sites, Discounts at local retail outlets, Discounted Tickets for Merlin Attractions nationwide

*after successfully completing probation

Flexible Working

Up to 25 days holiday per year plus statutory holidays

 

You will need:

·Defendant litigation experience, handling own caseload at County Court level with experience of motor work

·Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills

·Excellent forensic skills

·Ability to prioritise work, keep to deadlines and work under pressure

·Ability work as part of a team and independently, keeping to strategy but flexible enough to adapt to change

·Excellent advocacy skills

·Positive, confident and enthusiastic

·Experience in Casualty, Property Damage and Recoveries would be desirable

 

To apply please send your CV to Patricia in Microsoft word format by clicking on the link. All enquires will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Please ensure your CV is accurate and up to date. The CV should include your full employment history inclusive of dates, all academic achievements and full personal contact details.

Please note only applicants that match this criteria can be considered for the role.

Apple Recruitment Services is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Apple Recruitment Services is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

 

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We regularly use Apple Recruitment for temporary and permanent staff. Their consultants have taken time to understand the needs of our business and send us high calibre, job criteria specific candidates, saving us considerable time.

They are a pleasure to deal with, both professional and efficient. To date we have experienced a high success rate with the candidates supplied by them. I would have no hesitation recommending Apple Recruitment to both candidates and other businesses.

Recruitment Executive, N.G.O


Apple offer a prompt efficient service, they provide NIAS with all grades of staff and the staff concerned are always of a high standard and meet the requirements of the post. I always find the staff at Apple Recruitment Agency deal with any requirements The Trust may have in an extremely professional manner.

HR Advisor, NIAS

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