Fraud Solicitor

BCL Legal
England, Greater Manchester, City Of Manchester
23 Sep 2021
21 Oct 2021
Joanna Marklove
Job Title
Practice Area
Insurance, Personal Injury
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, NQ
Contract Type
Full Time

Fraud Solicitor

A Fraud Solicitor/ Fee Earner is wanted for an excellent Insurance Fraud role with a Top 200 Defendant law firm based in Manchester. Salary is negotiable dependant on experience.

The Firm:
My client is a national, award winning Insurance practice with an enviable reputation in the market. Due to continued growth and expansion they are looking to recruit a Fraud Solicitor/ Fee Earner to join the market leading Insurance Fraud department.

Overview of the role and department you will be joining:

To investigate and handle a caseload of potentially fraudulent or exaggerated insurance claims.
The Complex Fraud Department deals with, mainly, organised fraudulent claims. The work is highly varied from a £3k whiplash injury to £200K hire claim.
The role will involve handling all types of motor fraud claims, including LSI, claims farming, phantom passengers, staged/induced accidents, fraud rings and credit hire fraud.
You will be expected to handle complex claims from the outset
Experience in defending litigated fraud and causation disputes.

Main Responsibilities:

To comply with litigation dates, SLAs and DPA/GDPR
To handle 45-55 non-delegated authority litigated cases.
To handle pre-litigated DA cases
Ensure that all cases are dealt with in compliance with Solicitor's Accounts Rules and Law Society Practice Management Standards.
Ensure effective case management and the production of high quality work on own files and any other files where assistance or cover s provided
To assist Partners with highly complex cases (e. Contempt of Court and Fraud Rings)

The successful candidate will:

2-4 years PQE (or equivalent experience)
Solid litigation experience.
Prior experience in defending fraud and causation claims.
Have strong organisation skills and an ability to consistently meet deadlines.
Be a good communicator and enjoy building relationships whilst providing clear and concise advice.
Wish to learn new skills and acquire technical expertise
Excellent attention to detail, negotiation and analytical skills.
Not be afraid to question and challenge information and evidence put forward by the parties (and their representatives) in a case
Have a commercial awareness to legal issues
Be flexible with a positive attitude to change, both internally and in the context of clients' business

The firm can offer a friendly and interactive working environment, the opportunity to work on exciting, quality Fraud work, and also a secure long term career amidst the recent reforms, having secured Panel status with the majority of their Insurer clients.

There is an excellent benefits package available, and the team can also accommodate flexible working hours.
All employees receive range of company benefits including:
· Flexible working hours;
· Reduced gym memberships;
· Training bursaries;
· 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays;
· Employer pension contribution

BCL Legal is an equal opportunities employer.