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Pre-Litigation File Handler/ Paralegal

Location: Belfast, County Antrim

Industry: Legal & Compliance

Salary: £24000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Hybrid working

Contacts: Juliet Bakovljev,

Job Ref: BBBH48329

Expiry date: 2024-01-04

Honeycomb is delighted to be assisting our client, a prestigious and renowned legal provider, in the recruitment of a Pre-Litigation File Handler/ Paralegal. This role is based in Belfast and is a full-time, permanent position with a hybrid working platform. They offer a fantastic salary, are known for their top company benefits and have a great company culture.

To be successful in your application you will need at least 1 years' file handling and credit hire experience. This is the perfect opportunity for someone who is looking to drive their career forward as our client is very supportive of career progression.

What's on offer:-

  • Salary £24,000 - £28,000 depending on experience.
  • Hybrid and flexible working - 2-3 days in the office
  • Holiday entitlement - 25 days plus 8 bank holidays (opportunity to buy & sell 3 days)
  • 35 hours per week - Mon - Fri (9.00 am - 5.00 pm) with 1 unpaid hour for lunch.
  • Top benefits package

The Role:-

To pursue settlement of a pre-litigation credit hire file in accordance with agreed cycle times and spend targets, ensuring Client Guidelines are adhered to. It is important that the job holder can quickly review files and formulate an initial Strategy, commence early telephone negotiations with Credit Hire Organisations and Third Party Solicitors and liaise with Insurers where necessary.

  • Reviewing pre proceedings files, noting and abiding by Client Guidelines.
  • Formulating, implementing and updating strategies as necessary.
  • Delivering market leading indemnity spend and strong results for clients.
  • Robust negotiations with Credit Hire Organisations and Third party Solicitors.
  • Using current legal doctrine and case law strategies to expedite settlement.
  • Where appropriate building strong working relationships with insurer clients.
  • Proactive handling of cases to avoid complaints or other issues.
  • Ensuring tasks are carried out as per Schedule in Case Management System.
  • Ensuring files are kept within ISO 9001 guidelines.
  • To ensure compliance with the LSNI Regulations.

About you:-

  • Some experience of handling Pre-litigated claims is essential.
  • Specific experience of hand Pre-Litigated Credit Hire Claims is highly desirable.
  • Educated to A Level standard or equivalent, with a degree being desirable.
  • Ability to use own initiative.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Ability to follow work processes and keep to Strategy.
  • Confidence to take initiative to innovate and adapt to changing situations.
  • Good IT skills including Word, Outlook, and experience of a Case Management System preferred.
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