Senior Litigator

Senior Litigator

Senior Litigator

Location
Tonbridge
Salary
Up to £36,040 depending on experience.
Published date
10 May, 2024

Job details
Senior Litigator
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Type: 1 year fixed term contract
Hybrid working available
Start date: ASAP

Trinity Claims is a claims management company based in Tonbridge, that designs and delivers claims strategies to meet the needs of our partners. Our team consists of talented professionals with a proven track record in leading change in insurance companies. We have a leadership team dedicated to growing the business, with a family feel and a welcoming culture who are all focused on delivering the best services for our customers.

We are on an exciting journey of growth and are looking for people with the same passion for customer service to help keep us heading in the right direction. We believe the insurance industry is stuck in a rut and we are determined to make customers' experience at difficult times better.

We have a strong focus on using technology to improve the customers journey and encourage a culture of professionalism amongst our teams. We like to do things differently and are disruptors in the claims marketplace. Our aim is to be market leaders in everything we do.

We are looking for a Senior Litigator to join our Legal department. To handle the conduct of litigation of claims arising under Motor and Household policies, liaising with insurers, their policyholders, third parties and suppliers, as necessary. To maintain the portfolio in an efficient manner to ensure that you are working effectively and delivering a market leading litigation service with excellent customer service.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Conduct the litigation of claims that arise under motor and household policies, predominantly claimant actions.
  • This is a varied role involving claims for damage to motor vehicles, home, and contents.
  • The actions will be brought mainly in the small claims court.
  • Manage own caseload under supervision.
  • Review document and advise on liability, quantum, and strategy.
  • Conduct investigations including document searches.
  • Carry out legal research.
  • Instruct experts and counsel as required, or refer to the Head of Legal as appropriate.
  • Draft pleadings, applications, and statements.
  • Attend court as necessary.
  • Participate in settlement negotiations and ADR.
  • Maintain an effective claims handling and diarising system.
  • Report internally on a regular basis with KPI's.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Plan and execute strategic initiatives to agreed timelines.
  • Undertake any individual or team task or activity reasonably requested and in line with the company values.
  • Be self-motivated to work independently, managing your time and workload appropriately.
  • Maintain resilience and composure to remain positive under pressure and in changing circumstances.

Experience/ Qualifications required:

  • Relevant legal qualifications preferred but not essential.
  • At least 1 year's experience of handling litigation, preferably within the insurance sector.
  • Good understanding of court procedure rules and litigation management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

What will you get in return?

  • On-site gym
  • Free breakfast (when working at the Tonbridge site)
  • Discretionary performance-based bonuses paid every May, which could be up to 10% of your annual salary.
  • Cost of Living salary review every October.
  • 5* review premium of £25 per review.
  • Employee of the month & employee of the year awards.
  • Refer a Friend bonus of £750 per placement.
  • We have 25 days of holiday a year, plus Bank Holidays.
  • Company sick pay scheme (1 week per 1 year of service, total up to 12 weeks full pay)
  • 1 fully paid charity day a year.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – for you and your immediate family. Includes 6 free counselling sessions per issue reported.
  • Life insurance for employees between the age of 18 and 66 years old, 4x salary, starting on the first day of employment.
  • Eye test vouchers
  • Enhances pension contribution: up to 2 years of service – 3%. 2 years to 5 years of service – 4%, 5 years of service – 5% employer contribution.
  • Opportunity to gain professional qualifications through Trinity Academy and Apprenticeship programs. We delegate 10 employees every year to gain professional qualifications.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer, we do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability or any of the characteristics protected by law.


If this sounds like the role for you, apply today to be considered for this opportunity and a member of our recruitment team will get back to you.
Recruitment@trinityclaims.co.uk.

Please note, the closing date for this role is 31st May 2024.

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