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Litigation Legal Executive

Thames Water
Reading and Swindon
This role will be offering between £44,000-£58,000 per year depending on skills and experience
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

Job Details

Attention all CILEx-accredited legal executives with litigation and debt recovery experience! Thames Water is looking for someone like you to join their third-party claims team.

As a critical member of the team, you will have the opportunity to litigate multiple civil and statutory claims against various parties, giving you exposure to many areas of the business. This exciting and varied role requires you to be hands-on and personable. If you're ready to take on some interesting and complex cases, apply today and join Thames Water's team! 

What you’ll be doing as a Litigation Legal Executive

  • Pursuing negligence and strict liability-based claims through negotiation and, where necessary, through litigation.
  • Identify and assess legal risks.
  • Provide general legal advice and support to the third-party team either personally or with the help of specialist legal advisors internally and externally.
  • Progressing cases through the County Court from the issue of proceedings through to enforcement of the judgment.
  • Instructing Counsel and obtaining expert witnesses.
  • Negotiate with third parties and their insurers to ensure efficient handling of any claim queries and/or challenges.
  • Work closely with the third-party team and the operational teams, gathering further evidence and witness statements where required.
  • Attend and arrange mediations and without prejudice meetings with third parties.
  • Attend court with counsel when required.
  • Work with operational stakeholders to gather witness statements.
  • Based on Hybrid working; Clearwater Court, Reading, or Walnut Court, Swindon, you will be expected to be in the office 1-2 days a week.
  • 36 hours a week, Monday to Friday, we would be open to full-time and job-share applicants for this role.

This role does require a driver's licence and access to a car.

What you should bring to the role

  • You will be a knowledgeable civil litigator with practical experience with a law degree and be CiLex accredited.
  • Be able to manage and litigate a large caseload effectively.
  • Dealing with all the relevant claims processes, such as part 36, part 20, Letter Before Action, Particulars of Claim, Court Forms, Tomlin orders, etc., are all essential requirements for this role. The ability to advise on costs, mediation, and other forms of dispute resolution, as well as instruct expert witnesses and advise on disclosure, is also essential.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary from £44,000 per annum to £58,000 per annum.
  • 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution.
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year.

The wider benefits scheme includes our benefits hub, which is packed with offers and information to save money and support your well-being. 

Who are we?

At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.

Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water

 At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings.




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