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Legal Executive/Paralegal

Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Private Practice
Location: Lancashire
Type: Permanent role
Practice area: Insurance / Defendant PI, Insurance Fraud, Personal Injury Claimant
Job title: Legal Executive/Paralegal
Reference number: JM/25580/02
We are currently working with Keoghs' Counter-Fraud Services (CFS) division which is the largest and the longest established specialist unit in the UK.  CFS has been operational since 1998 and the bespoke Fraud Rings Team since 2006.  They have assisted insurers to reduce leakage from fraudulent claims and helped shape the way the industry handles suspect matters.

Due to increasing levels of instructions and continuing growth they need to recruit a number of Legal Executives/Paralegals into their defendant insurance fraud department.  Opportunities currently exist in both their Motor Fraud Unit and Fraud Rings Unit.

Both roles involve working within a team of fraud specialists and legal support staff in an open plan environment.  The fraud Fee Earner will run a caseload of pre and post litigated cases on behalf of a cross section of insurance clients.  The role requires a forensic and analytical approach to dealing with evidence and attention to detail.  A good knowledge and experience of working with the Civil Procedure Rules is essential.

Keoghs Motor Fraud Unit is at the forefront of the detection and prevention of motor insurance fraud.  It is anticipated that on joining the team, candidates will handle a caseload largely consisting of motor related claims including - bogus passenger claims, staged/contrived accidents, fraudulent exaggeration and low speed impact cases. 

The Fraud Ring Unit specialises in detecting organised criminal networks who are increasingly using fraudulent accident claims to fund more serious criminal acts including drug trafficking and terrorism.  Keoghs has an award winning team that has established an unrivalled reputation in dealing with fraud ring claims.  They have the only dedicated specialist unit in the market supported by the largest fraud intelligence team in the insurance industry.

Applications are welcome from experienced defendant insurance Legal Executives/Paralegals.  Additionally, applications are welcome from Legal Executives/Paralegals with only claimant experience, but you must have handled a significant number of litigated files.

Close supervision is provided by experienced Supervisors aimed at coaching and mentoring new team members to achieve technical expertise.  Upon joining the department any successful candidate would have an initial fraud induction week.  There are excellent opportunities for training and personal development with ample  scope for promotion into other roles within the Fraud Team and other areas of the business

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a market leading department at the cutting edge of this particular area of legal practice.

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