Solihull, West Midlands
£27000 - £35000 per annum
3 months ago
Job Role: Team Leader (RTA Counterclaims)
Salary: £27,000-£35,000 (DOE)
Hours: 35 hours - Monday to Friday
Our client is a is a national law practice of around 900 employees operating from offices in Bristol, Solihull, Leeds, Surrey, Cardiff and London, and our associated practice in Edinburgh, We also have employees based in onsite client offices in Whitstable.
We are a full service legal Company committed to delivering high-quality professional services in a cost-effect and approachable manner to institutions, businesses and individuals.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Team Leader to join our busy Defendant Specialist Counterclaims team based in Solihull.
The purpose of the role is to supervise a team of case handlers, running caseloads of defence and counterclaims files, and/or support staff, alongside running your own reduced caseload. Using our in-house case management system, you will use your technical legal knowledge to handle files from initial instruction through to completion.
Your previous experience of managing a caseload of counterclaims files will enable you to make informed logical decisions when managing the team, on the prospects of a case and aid you when deciding on quantum and liability.
An excellent understanding of defendant and claimant handling practices in RTA litigation alongside interviewing techniques and experience of running a caseload of RTA personal injury cases.
Experience of managing an MOJ caseload is desirable. Experience of managing a fast/multi track personal injury caseload is essential.
Knowledge of all claims proceeding under Part 20 of Civil Procedure Rules is considered to be an advantage when applying for this role.
Experience of supervising and working with a team of case handlers, supporting them and assisting to resolve any problems or queries with their caseload is essential
A team player with the ability to adapt your style and encourage others to share their views and regularly seeking and offering constructive feedback.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Effective time management skills with the ability to ensure the team meet SLA's and tight deadlines.
An ability to share knowledge and offer training to your team to improve their effectiveness and aid career progression.
We pride ourselves on providing a high-quality service to our clients and deliver practical legal advice. A key part of your role will be to work to this ethos by giving outstanding customer service, keeping clients updated throughout the progression of their case and advising them on the best course of action. It is crucial that in your correspondence you demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
You will join an expanding team of counterclaims specialists based in our Solihull office. You will report directly into a Partner, who will support and guide you by sharing their extensive technical knowledge. You will be required to share your ideas on strategic tactics with your team and contribute suggestions to the running of their cases.
We are a full service legal Company committed to delivering high-quality professional services in a cost-effective and approachable manner to institutions, businesses and individuals. With the Investors in People accreditation since 1998, we positively encourage our staff to progress and develop within the Company. We recognise that our continued growth and success is the direct result of the contribution of our staff.
Our wide range of benefits, include a generous holiday entitlement, flexible benefits (including pension, childcare vouchers, bikes for work and health screening), bonus scheme and development opportunities. We have an active social committee and support various charities/fundraising events across the UK.
We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a wide range of candidates.
Please note that any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory credit check and basic criminal record check. This information will only be used to assess suitability for employment.