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Legal Advisor

  • Permanent Intermediate position

  • Centurion, Gauteng

  • R550,000 - R600,000 pa basic salary

  • Job 2259169 | Ref CPT000043BC

  • Posted 09 Oct 2018 by Intrinsic Consulting Solutions


About the Position

To provide a legal claims service in relation to professional liability claims, by assessing and managing claims.

Key Performance Areas

To analyse professional liability claims made against attorneys,
To assess whether such claims fall within the policy,
To investigate such claims and to prepare opinions on liability and, as appropriate, negotiate settlements or conduct defences,
To tactically plan the handling of individual claims within his/her portfolio of claim to align with the departmental minimum operating standards
To liaise with plaintiffs’ attorneys in respect of the conduct of claims,
To instruct relevant experts where necessary,
To arrange settlement payments,
To keep up to date and accurate records of potential, outstanding and settled claims,
To independently research new case law and legislation,
To generate own correspondence and produce written opinions,
To take an active role in risk management, including research, collation of data, reports and contribute articles for Risk Alert Bulletin, and monitor the environment to identify claims trends.


Minimum Requirements

• Have completed LLB or BProc qualification

• Be an admitted attorney, with a minimum of 3 - 4 years post admission experience

• Have exposure to an insurance litigation environment

• Be computer literate and have working knowledge of MS Office programmes

• Have good analytical skills, be able to present accurate records and produce professional reports

• Be able to work as part of a team

• Have good negotiation and interpersonal skills

• Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

• Take responsibility for decisions made and must be able to work independently

• Have an in-depth knowledge of an attorney’s practice and the role and functions of the field.






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