Direct Claims Handler

  • Location
    Lewes, East Sussex
  • Salary
    £ 12 - £ 20 / Hour
  • Category
    Legal - Legal
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference

Direct Claims Handler

Local Authority within Lewes, BN7

Six-Month Temporary Role (Potential of Being Ongoing)

Full Time-37hrs per Week

Working from Home Available

ASAP Start

Pay Rate Negotiable

We are looking for a candidate with vast direct claims handling experienced in a local authority setting who would be able take on a caseload independently, dealing with a variety of civil claims pursued against the Local Authority.

Ideal candidates would have previous experience in public sector and / or working knowledge of civil claims arising under the Highways Act 1980 and the Occupiers Liability Act 1957.

Main Tasks:

  • To support and assist fee earners in the preparation and conduct of a full range of routine and complex casework and to provide support in relation to the provision of legal advice.

  • To carry a caseload with the minimum of supervision.

  • To provide a high quality legal service to client departments to enable them to implement decisions within the law and to protect the County Council against prosecution and challenge.


  • Provide legal and administrative support to the lawyers working in the team.

  • To advise client departments of legal and other consequences of proposed courses of action.

  • To undertake casework as required; particular areas of law may be assigned to the post but it is essential that the post holder should be able and willing to carry out a variety of legal work.

  • To be aware of and adhere to the County Council's health and safety policies, procedures and to adhere to the County Council's commitment to equal opportunities.

  • To participate in the development of quality systems for Legal Services and in particular the retention of accreditation under Investors in People and the Law Society's Practice Management Standards (Lexcel).

  • To undertake any other duties commensurate with the grading of the post as deemed necessary by the Senior Solicitor.

Additional information

  • A rolling case load of 150 outstanding claims (approx.)

  • Working in a Team of 5 working within a wider team of 15.

  • A hardworking and enthusiastic person who has an ability to interrogate information and form a decision with a legal framework.

  • Ideal candidates will be IT literate and have the ability to easily navigate new databases and systems.

  • Ideal candidates will be ideally eager to be working in a legal environment and enjoy working in a sociable group.

*Please be advised that only successful candidates will be contacted*

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Please apply with your CV to: Callum Graham