LEAD LAWYER (COSTS) - CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE

Job Description

Salary: Competitive

This role offers an excellent opportunity to provide technical leadership to a dedicated costs team servicing Clinical Negligence costs files. Providing strtegic costs support and dealing with all aspects of their high value Costs work. You will be working within a specific costs team, supported by a team leader and you will take responsibility for the development of costs handlers within the team and/or Assistants at different stages in their own careers. You will be working to build an embedded team of sufficient capacity and capability to meet the needs of the aligned business unit and/or working with a team to adapt to any legal changes (reforms). Aside from technical excellence and attracting work, a key part of the role is the leadership, motivation, engagement and technical development of those team members and the wider Costs team. The role also includes being an active player in the Costs Strategy Group to ensure consistency across the firm whilst supporting and liaising with Client Account Managers of clients to meet and service their strategic and training needs. Generally engaging in activities which enhance and develop Keoghs’ Costs profile. Compensation package Hybrid working 1 day in the office, 4 days remote, Health Care Cash Plan, Holidays 25 days plus 8 bank holidays (opportunity to buy & sell 3 days) increasing to 26 after 5 years’ service and to 27 after 10 years’ service, Death In Service - after 1 year, Employer Pension Contribution, Cycle to Work Scheme, Tech Scheme, Season Ticket Loan*, Gym Flex Key Accountabilities You will provide Technical Support to the aligned Costs Team and support managing client relationships whilst running your own case load of files. The role will include: * Managing a caseload of high value or technically complex Costs files * Supporting the Costs Team by ensuring they are performing to the desired operational standards agreed with the Business Unit Director * Technical development of Costs team members. To take responsibility for the technical quality of work undertaken within your team in conjunction with the Team Leader, and Technical Director. Technical development to be through the Technical Competency Framework * To take responsibility for development of at least 2 Assistants and delegating appropriate work to ensure assistants have enough of the appropriate work to achieve chargeable hour’s targets of (at full capacity) 7.0 hrs per day or equivalent technical development responsibility. * Developing relationships with Keoghs aligned main team and Clients to attract work on an instruction-by-instruction basis. * Deliver growth and/or profitability as agreed with BUD and/or and adapt to any legal changes (reforms) to preserve and maintain the current revenue as agreed with BUD. * To achieve a chargeable hours per day as agreed by the BUD. * Identify, develop, and implement new costs initiatives, strategies, and potential products on claims you are your aligned business unit, subject to agreement and monitoring in accordance with the requirements & authorisation of the Head of Costs and the Costs Strategy Group. * To develop and maintain a high national profile within your area- evidenced by demonstrable contribution in the year such as contributing to publications created by or for your clients/the provision of material for the Costs Strategy Group/blogs/client projects/training materials. * Exercise technical expertise in contributing to the Costs Strategy Group. * To ensure compliance with the SRA and CLSB Code(s) of Conduct. Working Hours 35 hours per week Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm with 1 unpaid hour for lunch. Primary location for this role is Bolton, Parklands Office, 1 day a week and 4 days from home. Values Our culture is focussed on making Keoghs sustainable and successful for our people and clients, with this our four values are at the heart of everything we do; Our Values We are connected We are Dynamic We are Innovative We succeed together

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