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Civil Litigation Claims Handler

Employer
Hays Legal
Location
England, Bristol
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
5 Oct 2021

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Your new role
Our client are currently recruiting for an experienced claims handler/litigator to join their Bristol based team, on a full time and permanent basis. Their team of Litigators act for clients in a broad range of contract, consumer, property and inheritance disputes and this role involves handling a caseload of predominantly small claims in relation to contract, consumer, professional negligence, inheritance and property dispute matters, with the potential to tackle a number of fast and multi-track claims dependent on experience. You will be taking initial instructions and providing clear and accurate legal advice. This will involve progressing claims pro-actively and in a timely manner in line with the terms of the client's legal expenses insurance policy. The team are currently working remotely however post-COVID you will be required to commute to their office in Bristol on an as needed basis, therefore it is likely that you will live within commuting distance.

What you'll need to succeed
You will have experience of handling a caseload of consumer, contract, property and inheritance disputes and a good understanding of civil litigation with experience of managing small claim and fast track litigation. Experience of looking after Legal Expenses Insurance-funded claims would also be desirable but is not crucial. You will be eloquent and confident in client care. You will ideally have a law degree and/or be studying towards CILEx.

What you'll get in return
You will receive a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including a generous pension and holiday allowance. Our client are happy to discuss flexible working options, such as part time hours or home working. This presents as an excellent opportunity with a growing company offering flexible working and a high-quality collaborative team environment. Please contact Harriet Chapman at Hays Legal for further information on the role.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now on 0117 374 6300. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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Hays Legal provides an integrated recruitment solution to the UK's Legal and Company Secretarial sectors. Working across a nationwide network of offices, we offer employers and jobseekers a highly specialised recruitment service for permanent and interim positions across all business sectors, skill sets and levels of seniority.

We have a proven track record spanning almost 20 years in all areas of Legal and Company Secretarial recruitment, from one-off contingency requirements through to large-scale recruitment campaigns and wider employee management solutions.

We offer confidential, expert advice on job opportunities, compensation, business plans and exit strategies pertinent to professionals considering a move. We have the ear of key decision makers across all our clients and we have been instrumental in introducing and placing hundreds of fee earners and company secretaries into a vast array of organisations. From blue chip corporates, national and international firms through to niche practices, we have deep knowledge of the legal company secretary market.

If an organisation has strategic growth plans or needs incisive market analysis, we are often consulted as a first point of contact.

Understanding your needs

Whether you are looking to progress your career as a lawyer, legal executive, paralegal or company secretary, Hays' unparalleled recruiting expertise will assist you realising your career potential by finding you the right role at the right time.

Our consultants have an expert knowledge of the legal jobs market within UK and internationally. We aim to work closely with you and build a thorough understanding of your goals and aspirations through discussions and meetings.

We will:
- work with you to refine your CV
- offer guidance on how to improve your prospects
- provide insight into the sulture and expectations of the organisation to ensure you are well prepared throughout the interview process
- guide you through any job offer discussions, acting as your representative to ensure your interests are looked after

To find out more about currently available jobs or for advice on your recruitment needs visit www.hays.co.uk/legal or contact your local Hays office.

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