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EL/PL Fee Earner
We have a new opportunity for an EL/PL Fee Earner to join this thriving team based in Leeds. HYBRID WORKING.
The firm recognise the importance of flexibility and have a mixed model way of working, which offers a 'best of both worlds' approach combining the best parts of home and office-working, offering flexibility for everyone.
The firm have a growing team of Litigators, taking care of Road Traffic Accidents, Employer Liability and Public Liability cases.
As the team takes on more responsibilities, it means they now have an exciting opportunity for a Personal Injury Litigator to join the team, on full-time and permanent basis. This position offers a "hybrid" working pattern, with 3 days a week working from home and 2 days a week to be based from Leeds.
You will handle a caseload of Claimant Employers Liability claims, Public Liability claims and unusual Road traffic Accidents such as Pedestrian or Cyclist claims and represent DLG Legal Services in providing legal advice and assistance.
What you'll be doing:
Negotiating settlement on the best possible terms for the client ensuring that instructions are followed or taken at necessary points and ensuring the legal expenses' provider is kept updated throughout the decision process
Drafting vital documentation to issue court proceedings, staying in sync with court directions and ready the file for a final court hearing. You will also collaborate closely with counsel and deal with any vital costs statements
You will be managing cases efficiently and effectively whilst ensuring that client work is progressed efficiently to manage departmental targets and Service Level Agreements and the client is proactively kept advised where appropriate.
Ensuring good working relationships with the direct team, management, as well as external suppliers and organisations
What we are looking for:
Experienced Claims handler, Legal Executive or Solicitor.
Experience in dealing with litigated EL/PL and RTA claims in fast track matters is crucial
Able to work with the wider team and less experienced individuals in technical/complex matters
Able to work well under pressure with high attention to detail
Understanding issues and finding solutions with the ability to think out of the box
Ability to communicate effectively with clients by telephone or written communication
Knowledge of the Pre Action Protocol, the Court Procedure Rules (CPR) and Practice Directions as well as awareness of the Fatal Accidents Act, other statutes and changes in the law.
Experience of using a Case Management System
What we'll give you:
We have a strong focus on developing you and your skills and work hard to give you the tools to do so. In addition to this we also offer a generous benefits package including family and work life balance focused options such as: fully paid maternity leave and parental leave, flexible working, insurance savings for you and your family as well as a range of other optional benefits.
Hours: 35 Hours - Monday - Friday
Home Working: 3 days from home / 2 days from the office
BCL Legal is an equal opportunities employer.
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