Legal Litigation Specialist (Ref: KHLLS)

Position in the Legal sector in Bedfordview - Gauteng
Posted On Thursday 19 November 2020
Job Description:

My client, a large insurance company based in Bedfordview seeks results orientated, strategic thinker who follows a decisive and proactive approach and who thrives within a high-pressure dynamic environment.

Main job function

Duties to include but not limited to:

Handle all legal and litigation insurance issues

Sound knowledge of claims principles in industry including Claims management

Actively Manage and oversee start to end claims function of the claims handlers in the division and assist them technically.

Contribute to the growth and profitability of the Company by providing excellent service and maintaining


Manage and Organize day to day operations by establishing priorities to ensure Registering, handling and

settling of claims on Company’s delegated authority and at the same time maintain the standards of the claims department

Ensure at all times resourcing is effectively and efficiently in place, to service the work load.

Controlling of registers, authorization and signing of claims payments, compliance with SLA’s, diary

management, quantum, recoveries, salvage and secure proper claims maintenance.

Assess the claims internally

Ensure all technical aspects for claims settlement are adhered to

Negotiate settlement of the claims with all relevant stakeholders

Authorise payments on large losses.

Daily diary files to be extracted and dealt with e.g. letters of demand, final notices reminders and

follow up assessors’ reports

Monitor trends and unusual claims and prepare risk report for underwriters and senior staff

Prepare risk reports and claims reports and present to senior managers and Exco periodically.

Analysis and presentation of management reporting to deliver transparency of claims performance

against business goals and direct actions for improvement

Accompany loss adjusters on large losses to site where necessary, to assess claims and find a solution

to proceed with claims

Negotiate discounts to reduce costs with repairers, service providers and partners, without

compromising quality

Signing off of third-party releases.

Third Party recoveries.


Overseeing its implementation and setting control measures

Supervision & training of claims staff

Oversee the development needs of staff

Find innovative ways to improve the overall claims process

Relationship Management

Following up on regular intervals and provide constructive feedback to brokers and management

Respond to queries within 24 hours

LLB or Legal Degree – non negotiable

Insurance Experience – 5yrs or more – non negotiable


A team player that is committed to acting with integrity, responsibility, and accountability

Technical expertise

Quality control

Coaching and support



Risk Management

Problem solving

Decision making

Customer service


Understand applicable legislation

A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.


Please contact Kay Henderson