VACANCIES

Legal Assistant

Group Company: Winn Solicitors

Department: Vehicle Damage

A vacancy has become available for a Legal Assistant to join our Vehicle Damage Department.

The successful candidate will join our Client Support Team and assist in the preparation of claims for litigation, ensuring all evidential information is on file and making initial contact with our client to take full instructions on initiation of their claim.

The ideal candidate will naturally represent Winns Values of Integrity, Respect, Loyalty and Reliability which underpin our mission to be the best one stop shop for accident management and rehabilitation.


Employee Benefits

  • Competitive base salary plus great OTE
  • Annual salary review and bonus schemes *subject to performance
  • 22 days holiday, plus bank holidays, and additional birthday holiday
  • Three-day bonus holiday for full attendance
  • Option to buy and sell three holidays per year
  • Additional holidays for long service
  • Training, development, and career progression opportunities
  • Fully funded recognised training and qualifications
  • On-site parking *subject to availability
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Corporate Metro scheme
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Pension scheme contribution
  • Company social events
  • Employee Assistance Confidential Helpline
  • Death in service insurance (three times salary)
  • Staff referral bonus scheme
  • Annual flu jab and eyecare scheme

Job Description

You will be responsible for managing the claims on receipt from our First Response Team to ensure legal documents are obtained in preparation of litigation. Prior experience within the legal sector, insurance or customer service is desirable, however not essential as full training will be given. Your duties will include:

  • Obtaining evidence from the client in relation to liability and any other heads of loss. You will review and assess the strength of the evidence and advise the client accordingly.
  • Preparing and drafting court proceedings in preparation for litigation and ensuring all documentary evidence in support of the proceedings is on file.
  • Delivering a level of Client Care in accordance with SRA regulations and ensuring a strong relationship is built with the client.
  • Maximising income per case in accordance with the relevant costs regime.
  • Maximising the recovery of other Winn Group costs, without compromising the best outcome for the client.
  • Working towards set KPI’s and targets.
  • Work in accordance with the relevant civil procedure rules and case law.

Person Specification

The successful candidate must commit to upholding the company’s core values, Integrity, Respect, Loyalty and Reliability and ensure that they are demonstrated throughout their working practice. You should also possess the relevant attributes and experience outlined below:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Confident and appropriate telephone skills
  • Excellent ICT skills
  • Good organisation and communication skills
  • Commitment to own personal development
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of personal injury and vehicle damage claims (desirable)

Winn Solicitors is one of the country’s leading claims management companies taking care of no win no fee accident claims from start to finish.

Winn Group, home to Winn Solicitors, On Medical and On Hire, is a growing North East business providing market leading, nationwide services to clients across a range of legal areas and ancillary services.

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