Solicitor / Assistant Solicitor - Commercial Litigation / TCS (BL2636)
Keoghs - Bolton

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Commercial Litigation is seeking to recruit an individual to assist the existing members of the Liability and Recoveries Team.

The role will involve assisting senior fee earners in the Liability and Recoveries Team with Personal and Commercial Insurance related cases including but not limited to; large loss property cases involving damage caused by fire, flood and other means, liability cases involving contractual and construction disputes, and subrogated recoveries. The role also involves advising on complex policy indemnity issues.

In the first instance, the successful candidate will be working closely with a Lead Fee Earner within the Commercial Litigation Liability and Recoveries Team, assisting in a number of large loss property and liability cases. However, the successful candidate will also be expected to handle their own small caseload of property recovery claims under a scheme operated for a major household insurer.

Key Accountabilities
  • Reviewing documents and preparing prĂ©cis reports
  • Dealing with disclosure
  • Reviewing evidence
  • Conducting investigations
  • Instructing Counsel/Experts
  • Research
  • Drafting generally
  • Attending conferences and Trials with Counsel
  • Dealing with routine correspondence
  • Court appointments
  • To ensure compliance with the SRA Code of Conduct 2011
The individual may also be required to undertake the following:
  • Initial report/review
  • Periodic review
  • Update reports
The above is not a definitive list of possible work which may be delegated.

Prior knowledge, skills and experience

We are looking for a positive and enthusiastic individual, preferably with insurance litigation experience. A knowledge and understanding of the types of disputes handled by the department would be ideal. An ability to prioritise work and pay attention to detail is essential. There will be involvement with major and expensive litigation involving liaison with senior experienced Claims Handlers and therefore the individual will require the personal skills to deal with such work.