Property Damage Litigation Solicitor/Ilex

  • Job Reference: 70292
  • Date Posted: 2 October 2019
  • Recruiter: Lipson Lloyd-Jones
  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Salary: £34,000 to £40,000
  • Sector: Civil Lit, Commercial Lit, Property Damage, Property Lit, Private Practice
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Emma Chisholm
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 0161 638 9279

Job Description

Solicitor/Chartered Legal Executive - Commercial and Household Recoveries, property damage litigation: Birmingham

Job Introduction

Our specialist Commercial and Household Recoveries team provides expert and practical advice over a range of areas:

  • Public Liability / Property Damage claims
  • Property subsidence
  • Property recovery
  • Fraud recovery

The Commercial and Household Recoveries Team is expanding within:

  • Subsidence mitigation (involving bringing legal proceedings where necessary to mitigate damage to property caused by third party trees, failed foundations, failed underpinning, escape of water etc)
  • General property recoveries (fire, escape of water, impact of vehicles into property etc) with a focus on subrogated recoveries.

The team now seeks an experienced Solicitor or Legal Executive to work on household and commercial property recovery claims. All work is Claimant within the fast/multi track and most is funded on a CCFA basis.

The candidate will have the opportunity to become involved in marketing and client facing activities in order to build the business and his or her career. This is an expanding business with good opportunities for rapid career progression

Role Responsibility

The role is to work within the Commercial & Household Team. The candidate would initially be focused purely on subrogated property recovery claims but may also be required to undertake other claims within Claims Solutions - Property Team.

The candidate will have a good background in litigation, running fast and multi-track claims to trial.

The candidate will also have to:

  • Exercise full compliance with the firms protocols on billing and credit control and demonstrate a high level of financial management in respect of own files.
  • Achieve a minimum budgeted annual target of 1440 chargeable hours per year.
  • Handle confidential information in line with the firms' data security protocols.

The Ideal Candidate

The candidate should:

  • Be a Legal Executive/NQ Solicitor with strong litigation experience
  • Exhibit excellence in analysing cases in detail;
  • Be change oriented, with a positive, flexible approach towards the implementation of new initiatives;
  • Be IT literate, with a good knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Be team orientated, with a willingness to share knowledge with and support other members of the team;
  • Display an ability to adopt a commercial perspective rather than an 'academic' approach to claims settlement.

The candidate must have litigation experience in tort and/or contract claims.

Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.