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Solicitor – Insurance Services

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Solicitor / Senior Paralegal – Fraud – Liverpool – Mat Cover

DWF is seeking to recruit a Solicitor or Senior Paralegal to join their Insurance Fraud team in Liverpool on a maternity cover contract basis.

The Role

We are seeking applications from candidates with a strong academic background, and will consider a qualified Solicitor/CILEX (1-5 years post qualification experience) or those operating at a Senior Paralegal level with experience of handling insurance litigation files, within a defendant or claimant environment. Fraud experience and experience of policy coverage issues and EL/PL work is desirable. We will also consider candidates who have experience of handling defendant RTA files who have a real desire to move into the fraud arena.

We are seeking candidates with a positive attitude, attention to detail, the ability to handle a busy caseload and a strong team player. Candidates should have the ability to operate in a commercial environment.

The Fraud team at DWF handle a variety of work, including low velocity impacts, phantom passenger claims, thefts, induced and staged accidents and fraud ring work. The team also deal with EL/PL fraud work, application fraud and policy coverage issues. Any candidates with experience of these areas are encouraged to apply.

Main function of job: To demonstrate technical and commercial expertise and the ability to deliver results within required time frames in order to provide the highest service level to external clients whilst demonstrating and communicating a clear understanding of business needs/changes to internal clients.

Main Duties:

  • Run a caseload of fraud cases;
  • Achieve time recording targets split between chargeable and investment time in any one financial year;
  • Achieve individual financial targets in line with sales plan;
  • Understand client requirements and manage cases in line with service level agreements and best practice;
  • Analyse risk and further develop sound judgement enabling the justification of decisions to clients internally and externally;
  • Prioritise work effectively and to maximise efficiency in working practices;
  • Understand individual role in the context of the practice group and pro-actively seek to contribute to increased efficiency in developing a case load appropriate to level of technical, legal knowledge;
  • Build working relationships internally and externally in order to develop business networks and create a solid understanding of the Firm’s direction and client needs;
  • Develop increased levels of technical and commercial knowledge via training or supervised working practices.


The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.


We are a global legal business, transforming legal services through our people for our clients. We have over 33 key locations and over 4,200 people delivering services and solutions that go beyond expectations and in March 2019, we became the first Main Market Premium Listed legal business on the London Stock Exchange.

Why DWF?

We want you to feel valued and rewarded by your time at DWF. We understand the importance of offering you a reward package that goes beyond simply salary. That’s why, when you join DWF, you’ll be given a choice. You can pick from a range of benefits, allowing you to build a package that suits your needs and lifestyle, as well as those of your family. In addition to our standard benefits (medical insurance, life insurance, pension and 25 days annual leave), we offer flexible benefits which include season ticket loans, holiday buy / sell scheme, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers and dining cards. We are also happy to discuss flexible working patterns.

We are actively recruiting and keen to hear from you, please apply!

Disability Support

We will make reasonable adjustments to help you perform at your best. Please contact the DWF Recruitment team and tell us what adjustments you need either to submit an application for a vacancy, or if you require any reasonable adjustment should you be invited to interview.  Alternatively, please click on the following link which will take you through a simple process to identify any adjustments or additional support we can provide via the clear talents website.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at DWF

Nurturing talent is very important to us.  We are committed to equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will positively impact on our clients and communities in which we live and work.  At DWF we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.

Note to recruitment agencies

We operate a strict preferred supplier list and we will only accept CV’s from agencies who we have agreed terms with and who we have instructed to assist us with this recruitment. All introductions should be made direct to the Talent Acquisition team and we will not pay a fee for any CV’s sent to our business outside of this process.

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