Solicitor/Chartered Legal Executive - Travel & Tourism
Travel and Tourism are looking to recruit in England and Wales
The team specialise in work with a foreign element which can be anything from a road accident in England, where we represent the insurer of a foreign driver through to representing hoteliers and their insurers defending catastrophic injury claims arising from accidents abroad.
The work is interesting and extremely varied. We work with several different clients, however what they all have in common is that they value our specialist knowledge - so we are looking for someone that has a genuine interest and some experience in this area.
We often work with individuals, Insurers, lawyers and experts in other jurisdictions particularly Spain, France and Eastern Europe so a second language would be preferred but not essential.
- Maintain a case load of complex cross border litigated claims in strict adherence to the Service Level Agreement(s) entered into with the insurer client.
- Be responsible for managing all financial aspects of their caseload, to include billing in strict adherence to the Service Level Agreement(s) entered into with the insurer client, managing WIP, debt and resolving general accounting queries.
- Day to day responsibilities will include but is not limited to the following: - Analysis of evidence and setting case strategies encompassing both technical and commercial considerations, obtaining and drafting pleadings, witness statements and letters of response, conducting (telephone) negotiation of claims, preparing detailed counter schedules, sound file management – to include consistent and accurate: billing; management of WIP and file closures; updating Management Information.
- Participate in marketing and client training events where necessary
The Ideal Candidate
We don’t expect you to know everything! The right candidate is someone with very strong litigation skills with multi-track experience, you must be able to progress cases with only light touch supervision. Specialist training will be given, but the successful candidate must be prepared to take the time to build specialist technical knowledge in this area.
In addition the role will be very client facing, we have a portfolio of clients in Scotland where we need to spend time refreshing and building relationships, so the successful applicant will be someone who is happy to engage in business development and marketing as well as managing relationships from a Scotland perspective.
About the Company
We are a leading international legal business with over 2,400 colleagues and a diverse range of capabilities. We have 12 offices in the UK as well as offices in Dublin, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Miami. We also have associations/alliances with firms in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Brazil, Peru, Central America, Argentina, the USA, Australia and Germany.
We are known for our market-leading presence in sectors such as Insurance, Health and Real Estate. This is complemented by a fast-growing Business Advisory capability. We represent a wide range of clients, ranging from household names to government departments and NHS bodies. We act for the majority of the top 30 insurance and financial services companies operating in the UK. We are the asset management lawyers for the UK’s largest shopping centres and act for 9 of the UK’s top 10 housebuilders.
We have an impressive legal pedigree, with 155 Chambers UK 2019 practice area and individual lawyer rankings, including 30 rankings at 'Band 1' level. In Legal 500 UK, 2018, the firm received top tier ranking for 32 of its practice areas and 59 practice areas in the top two tiers. In March 2018, we were named as one of Legal Week's Best Legal Advisors for the third year running, achieving category-leading satisfaction scores for our commercial approach, service delivery, quality of legal advice, communication & responsiveness and overall relationships.
Our vision is to be leading business advisers, recognised for our insight and our outstanding commitment to clients, and for being the place where talented people want to work. For further details on our work and our culture, please visit www.dacbeachcroft.com.
DAC Beachcroft is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from every sector of the community. We also welcome direct applications. If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV. Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.
At DAC Beachcroft, we don’t just accept your differences we celebrate them. From bespoke solutions for our clients, to treating you like an individual. Our strength comes from your diverse ideas and bringing the whole you to work. So if you’re good at what you do, come as you are. We welcome direct applications and are happy to talk flexible working.
We also want you to be at your very best. Please feel free to let us know of any changes we can make at any point in the recruitment process that will help support your application. If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV. Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.
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