Solicitor/Chartered Legal Executive - Commercial and Household Recoveries

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Company: DAC Beachcroft
Category: Legal Occupations
Published on 2021-07-29 18:04:34

Role Responsibility

The role is to work within the Commercial & Household Recoveries team. This is predominantly a claimant based role.

Depending on workloads in the team the candidate will be asked to undertake:

  • General recoveries tasks consisting of predominantly investigatory work on all fast and multi-track files.
  • Investigating liability on a variety of general recoveries claims, ranging from escapes of water, flooding, impact and fire damage etc. 
  • Handling their own case load, including negotiating quantum and settlement of damages with third parties
  • Obtaining witness statements; contacting relevant parties to obtain salient documents; drafting letters of claim, issuing proceedings, disclosure, instructing Counsel/experts, progressing a file through to Trial.
  • The candidate will:

  • Exercise full compliance with DAC Beachcroft LLP protocols on billing and credit control and demonstrate a high level of financial management in respect of own files. 
  • Aim to achieve a minimum budgeted annual target of 1440 chargeable hours per year. 
  • Handle confidential information in line with the firms data security protocols.
  • The Ideal Candidate

  • Be a Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive and have litigation experience (0-2 year PQE).
  • Be interested in and preferably have a basic understanding of general contract and tort;
  • Be interested in and willing to learn insurance property damage law;
  • Be interested in and willing to learn the technical aspects of construction and property investigation as required for the role
  • Be change oriented, with a positive, flexible approach towards the implementation of new initiatives.
  • Be IT literate, with a good knowledge of Microsoft Office and previous knowledge or experience of a case management system would be an advantage but not essential.
  • Willingness to follow a process driven system, working within set parameters.
  • Be team orientated, with a willingness to share knowledge with and support other members of the team.
  • Have an ability to adopt a commercial perspective rather than an ‘academic’ approach to claims settlement.
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