Technical Legal Advisor


Leonard House - Birkenhead

REFERENCE: 07/24/46
CLOSING DATE: 2/1/2021 12:00:00 AM

Job Purpose:

  • To be responsible for handling all aspects of litigated and non-litigated Technical claims within RSA Law – mainly cases which are SI , Multi track and/or of a Technical nature, including allegations LVI
  • To provide Technical support and guidance within the team, providing one on one training and mentoring when necessary.
  • To review complex and /or technical cases within the team looking at opportunities to maximize costs and damages

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Deal with all aspects of litigated and non – litigated personal injury claims mainly of a high (SI/multi track) value and/or technical nature
  • Deal with all cases of a technical and/or complex nature, including allegations of LVI
  • Have a good working knowledge of the CPR and/or and other relevant case law and/or legislation and progressing claims in a timely manner in accordance with the CPR
  • Have a good understanding of experience in handling multi track claims and/or claims of a technical nature
  • Provide one to on training and mentoring assisting with the development of more junior member of staff, sharing knowledge and experience within the team.
  • Be able to obtain relevant and necessary evidence (medical or otherwise), liaising with medical experts as necessary
  • Instruct Counsel, to attend conferences, hearings and CMC’s, JSMs etc.
  • Undertake telephone advocacy when appropriate e.g. allocation hearings and CMCs
  • Take a pragmatic commercial approach to settlements and advising clients as to litigation/cost risks
  • Ensure any appropriate instructions are obtained from any relevant lay and/or insurance clients
  • Ensure any appropriate instructions are obtained from clients
  • Prioritise urgent schedule entries and dealing with remainder of daily tasks on To Do list
  • Prioritise Court directions ensuring all directions are complied with in a timely manner
  • Achieve and exceed various targets set in relation to WIP, fee income, settlements, closures and issuing
  • Maintain a high level of customer care , actively seeking positive reviews and feedback

Experience & Knowledge:

  • A Solicitor, ILEX qualified or file handler of at least 5 years’ experience in the personal injury field
  • Must have experience of dealing with Multi Track claims and/or claims of a technical nature
  • A proven track record of running a successful fast and/or multi track caseload within a personal injury environment
  • Excellent client care and analytical skills, to include providing written and oral advice in a clear concise manner
  • The ability to liaise and build up a rapport by using effective communication with all external agencies during the life of a claim including medical agencies, investigators, barristers etc
  • Good IT skills with a sound working knowledge of VF or a similar case management system and essential MS Office knowledge
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills, with a calm and methodical approach to work, and a flexible and adaptable attitude to resolving issue

Technical Legal Advisor

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