Job Purpose

Are you looking for your next legal move? Do you have the relevant experience working in a legal environment? If yes, Keoghs are looking for a File Handler Assistant to join the team. The File Handler Assistant will be assigned to work with a File Handler/File Handlers within a team in an open plan environment. The role involves working on pre and post litigated fraud cases on behalf of a wide range of Insurance clients. Whilst the Assistant will not have ownership of any of their own files, they will be responsible for carrying out individual fee earning tasks on cases for and in support of the File Handler(s).Key Accountabilities• The work handled by the Assistant will be governed by the caseload of the
• File handler that they are assigned to, these include:
• Instructing experts
• Instructing and working with Counsel
• Attending Interlocutory Hearings
• Carrying out detailed reviews of medical records
• Liaising with clients/other insurers/third parties
• Liaising with policyholders and witnesses
• Negotiating settlements
• Assisting the Fee Earner to follow the Court timetable to include drafting basic pleadings/court documents
• Covering the work in the Fee Earner’s absence
• Any other tasks as they arise during the course of assisting the Fee Earner to efficiently run their caseload
• To ensure compliance with the SRA Code of Conduct 2011Experience, Skills and Qualifications• Established interest in law either through further education (e.g. LPC or ILEX) or experience within a process driven legal environment
• Experience of drafting court documents and understanding of processes
• Good telephone and communication skills with people at all levels inside and outside the business
• An ability to organise and prioritise tasks using initiative
• Calm under pressure with the ability to re-prioritise and delegate effectively when required
• An ability to analyse evidence
• Good Literacy and IT skills
• Good team worker with the flexibility to do what is required to get a result and ensure client service levels are met
• Ability to work effectively within the Keoghs Values

What you can expect from us:

• A learning culture with employee development at the heart of the people development pathway
• Excellent flexible benefits including Annual leave entitlement and Healthcare Cash Plan as standard
• Monday to Friday – 35 hours per week
• Care Cash Plan
• Death In Service – after 1 year
• Pension Contribution
• 25 day holiday plus 8 bank holiday (with the option to buy and sell 3 days per year)
• Premium Headspace membership – teaching mindfulness, meditation and wellbeing

Keoghs is one of the leading providers of claims-related services to insurers, businesses and other suppliers to the insurance sector. We combine proven processes, technology and a low cost infrastructure with deep legal and insurance market knowledge. This enables us to create individual solutions for each of our clients that match their requirements in terms of quality, performance and value for money.

Our culture is focussed on making Keoghs sustainable and successful for our people and clients, with this our five values are at the heart of everything we do;

Keoghs values
• We listen, are down to earth and supportive
• We work together towards a common goal
• We’re friendly with a can do attitude
• We care about our clients
• We evolve

Keoghs is a Disability Confident employer and we endeavour to recruit from the widest possible pool of suitable candidates.
If you require any adjustments or special arrangements to be made to our application process on account of a disability please contact [email protected] or telephone 01204 672278 and ask to speak to Recruitment.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for interest in this position and in our organisation
Strictly no agencies please

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