Credit Hire Litigator


Tithebarn Street Liverpool

REFERENCE: 09/22/04
CLOSING DATE: 6/27/2023 12:00:00 AM

Job Purpose:

To be responsible for dealing with all aspects of litigated and non – litigated Claimant credit hire claims.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Dealing with all aspects of litigated claims involving Road Traffic Accidents and /or any files of a technical nature, which you may from time to time be asked to advise on, handle and/or progress.
  • Progressing claims in a timely manner in accordance with the CPR
  • Prioritising urgent schedule entries and dealing with remainder of daily tasks on To Do list
  • Review and assess defence as and when received, dealing with any issues in a timely manor.
  • Obtain judgments where needed.
  • Seek instructions on any counter claim/ produce reply to defence’s where necessary.
  • Make applications / consent order where needed in line with court rules
  • Review defendant evidence with an eye on prospects of success in the case at all times
  • Obtain all relevant information from the client / source in respect of the case and ensure all evidence required is obtain and disclosed in good time.
  • Review and asses BHR evidence/ obtain rebuttal evidence as and when necessary
  • Review and follow all court orders to ensure we comply with the court
  • Avoid wasted costs in all cases
  • Instructing Counsel, to attend conferences, hearings and CMCs , providing a full brief in every case.
  • Able to assess offers and make decisions on counter offers with prospects and risk in mind.
  • Have relevant experience of having handled claims involving credit hire issues
  • To have a good working knowledge relevant case law and/or legislation
  • Ensuring clients are kept informed and up to date on a regular basis throughout the life of the claim.
  • Speaking to and updating referrers as often as possible to ensure a consistency of service and to ensure referrer’s loyalty to the Firm
  • Checking the authenticity and validity of claims by speaking with clients regularly on potentially difficult files
  • Building a relationship with all external clients to minimise the possibility of complaints and to enhance the reputation of the firm and the service it provides
  • Ensuring that any BTE and/or ATE insurer is kept updated and fully informed as to the progress of any claims
  • Achieve all individual targets and contribute to team/department performance by assisting colleagues to ensure team targets are met
  • Deal with post, telephone calls and e-mails within agreed service levels
  • Maintain files to agreed standards
  • Adhere to working practices, policies and procedures including in regulatory and compliance matters
  • Fulfil all other duties necessary to the role

Experience & Knowledge:

  • A good working knowledge of the CPR, case law and legislation
  • A good working knowledge of the law relating to credit hire
  • An ability to work in an organised manner
  • Excellent client care and communication skills
  • Solicitor, Filex or handler with similar experience of 3+ years


  • Minimum 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
  • Hybrid working model (in relevant role)
  • 2 x Volunteering days to support charitable initiatives
  • Matched Giving – up to £250 matched for personal charity fundraising for a registered charity
  • Medicash cash plan – claim back dental / physio / optical appointments
  • My Medicash App – including access to rapid digital physiotherapy and skin cancer screening assessments plus fitness videos and wellbeing tools
  • Discounts and cash back on travel and shopping through Medicash extras
  • Life Assurance Scheme (4 x salary)
  • Pension scheme
  • Funded driving theory test (in relevant role)
  • Active network of Wellbeing Champions – providing mental health support
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Funded social events to connect with your colleagues
  • Dress for your day policy

Credit Hire Litigator

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