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Complex Litigator - Admiral Law

Business Role Type
Legal Services Role
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Admiral Legal
Location
Cardiff
Salary
Dependent on experience + excellent benefits
External Closing Date
13/02/2019

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Admiral Law Complex Case Litigation Team

About the role:

You’ll run your own litigated caseload within the Complex Litigation team, ensuring that all aspects of injuries and losses are explored and advanced. The caseload comprises of referred cases from Complex Pre-Litigation teams and other areas of the business.

You will always act in the best interests of your client, litigating and advancing the issued case to a proactive outcome. Your caseload will consist of a mixture of admitted and denied liability cases with potential to be of significant value. In common with the Pre-Lit Complex team, your role is central to developing theses cases, either settling them yourself, or referring them to the Serious Injuries team where appropriate.  You will be at the heart of the business, operating as the link between our Pre-Litigation, Fast Track Litigation and Serious Injury teams. 

You will be based in Brunel House in Cardiff, working core hours of 39.5 per week.  There is an expectation you may need to travel to Court, Counsel/witness meetings, or for external training, You will have the opportunity to engage in your own advocacy where appropriate and with correct training/supervision.

In addition to your case handling role, you will be expected to mentor handlers in the Pre-Lit Complex teams, and other departments, assisting them with queries in both case handling and workshop/training situations. You will work closely with our Serious Injury teams, identifying cases suitable for the Multi Track and on occasion running such cases with our Serious Injury teams input through the ‘buddy system’.  There will also be opportunities to shadow Serious Injury handlers on significant and catastrophic Multi Track cases, attending conferences, hearings and settlement meetings.  A positive approach to cross department communication is essential. Additionally, you will be expected to play your part in any marketing events, both internal and external.

About the Complex Department:

The Complex teams were created in August 2016, predominantly handling the more complicated, interesting claims.  These are usually unique injuries, specialist losses or a need for multiple medical experts. Claims are issued Part 7 or transferred from Part 8 to ensure they are run effectively and efficiently towards settlement.  These cases often advance towards a trial where we have a very good success rate. The team plays a valuable role in developing complex claims for the SIT, having nurtured the claims to a Multi Track value.

The new mantra of the department is that each and every case referred pre-litigation should be considered for drop out of MOJ for complexity. We will then test the costs regime for exiting Fixed Recoverable Costs due to exceptionality. We are using ground breaking arguments and tactics which are not prevalent in the industry. This is your opportunity to be at the cutting edge of an area which will cause Defendants representatives to pay close attention to us.

As Admiral Law has grown, the number of cases referred into the team has risen. Inevitably, the growing focus on the many complex claims in the business has led to the evolution of a stand alone department, and the introduction of a new team of Complex Litigators in 2018, and the introduction of a second Pre-Lit Complex team.

It is for this new team of Complex Litigators which we are currently recruiting, with an eye on the continuing expansion of the department. 

Salary:

A salary and bonus scheme commensurate with this position will be offered

About you:

You will have a proven experience & background in running complex and / or litigated injury claims. Whilst supervision and mentoring will be provided, you will be expected to identify value and handle cases of considerable complexity in a progressive manner.

A hunger to learn and develop your own ability is a prerequisite as is a commitment to shared learning, teamwork and constructive communication.

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If you have any queries in regards to the role, please contact the Recruitment Officer on 0800 118 1619, lee.moore@admiralgroup.co.uk