Insurance Fraud Personal Injury Solicitor: Newcastle/Birmingham

West Midlands, Birmingham, England / Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Tyne and Wear
£32000 - £45000 per annum
12 Oct 2017
09 Nov 2017
Emma Chisholm
Sector/Practice Area
Crime, Fraud, Personal Injury
Vacancy Type

Core responsibilities

Specific responsibilities will include:-

* Handling a varied caseload of pre-litigated and litigated claims (depending on experience), with an appropriate level of supervision
* Supporting the more experienced fee earners in the team on the more complex or larger fraud cases
* Acting as a point of contact for clients, demonstrating a level of knowledge and skill commensurate with experience
* Ensuring full compliance with clients' SLAs and firms internal protocols
* Demonstrating a high level of financial management in respect of own files
* Achieving annual fee targets and hitting 1440 chargeable hours per year

* Supporting marketing and business development activity within the team e.g. attending marketing events and client training
* Building an awareness of the Firm's other services, developing effective internal and external networks
* Maintaining and developing technical knowledge through attendance at training sessions, reading appropriate publications and meeting Solicitors Regulatory Authority CPD requirements, where necessary

Key skills

* Experienced fee earner (Paralegal / Litigation Executive, Legal Executive or Solicitor), preferably with a strong litigation background gained within a personal injury environment
* Knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules
* Expertise in fraud is beneficial, but not essential, as the successful candidate will be fully trained in dealing with fraud cases
* Confident negotiator and communicator
* First class investigation and analytical skills
* Ability to work on own initiative without close supervision, but also a team player with a collegiate approach to knowledge sharing and problem solving, particularly in the case of multi-site clients which are supported across the team
* A commercial perspective on legal issues

The team

After a period of consolidation in the counter-fraud market, this is an exciting time for the Claims Validation Team (CVT) as it is poised for substantial growth following some significant client wins. Currently the team has four partners and ninety fee earners, working alongside the largest Intelligence Team in the country.

There are various positions available in Birmingham (where the majority of the team is based) and Newcastle.

The work includes:-

* Minimal Impact Cases - Low Speed/Significant Trauma Cases
* Phantom Passengers
* Contrived Claims
* Semi-staged / Staged Claims
* Exaggerated Claims
* Organised (Ringed) Fraud

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.