Job Purpose:

File Handler Assistant - Property, Risk and Coverage - Bolton

Keoghs LLP is one of the leading insurance law firms in the UK and can rightly claim to be amongst the most dynamic in its sector. We now have an exciting opportunity for a talented litigation executive to join our Property Risks & Coverage Team. This role will be based in our Bolton office. The successful candidate will work alongside one of the Partners in the PRC team together with members of her team.

The caseload involves recovering outlay for insurers flowing from road traffic accidents.

Key Accountabilities:

• Reviewing documents and preparing reports.
• Dealing with disclosure
• Reviewing evidence
• Conducting investigations
• Instructing counsel and experts
• Legal research
• Drafting generally
• Attending conferences and trials with counsel
• Dealing with routine correspondence
• Liaising with lay and insurer clients
• Engaging in settlement negotiations including consideration and drafting of Part 36 offers
• Preparing pre-action and interim applications
• Preparing documents for trial
• Assisting with ADR (including mediation)
• Court appointments
• Ensure compliance with the SRA Code of Conduct 2011
The individual may also be required to undertake the following:

• Periodic review
• Update reports
• MI updating
The above is not a definitive list of possible work which may be delegated and which they may be required to undertake.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

• Previous litigation experience
• A knowledge and understanding of the types of disputes handled by the department and claims handled by the department’s insurer clients
• An ability to prioritise workload
• Ability to pay attention to detail
• Ability to work with case management systems
• Knowledge of the law of negligence.
• The personal skills to deal with such work as major and expensive litigation involving liaison with senior claims handlers

Desirable:
• Previous insurance experience
• Knowledge of insurers’ liability as RTA insurer, Article 75 insurer

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 listen, are down to earth and supportive
• We work together towards a common goal
• We’re friendly with a can do attitude
• We care about our clients
• We evolve

Practice Area:

Technical Claims

Business Unit:

Property and Coverage

Office:

Keoghs Bolton BWFC North Stand Offices