Flight Claims Team LeaderSenior Litigator

Fareham – £23,000 - £29,000

Flight Claims Team Leader/Senior Litigator


£23,000 - £29,000

Working within the flight claims department as part of a team processing a high volume of claims seeking compensation from airlines for passengers whose flights are cancelled, delayed, or where clients are denied boarding.

The successful candidate will be computer literate and able to work within "Proclaim" the case management system from Eclipse, used to run all cases as well as a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required.

You must be thorough and efficient and be able to work under pressure in a high volume environment where accuracy is essential.

This role is suitable for someone with civil litigation experience. A qualified solicitor or legal executive is preferred but not essential, however the candidate must have over 4 years experience in handling their own case load.

The candidate will work alongside the head of department in managing a department of over 20 junior lawyers and assistants. The role will be very hands on and the candidate will need to be able to show competence is handling large workloads.

Their role will include:-

* Running flight compensation claims as part of a team including all stages from the letter of claim through to final hearing

* Advocacy at court hearings (including final hearings)

* Liaising with referrers

* Liaising with and advising clients

* Training and developing new staff

* Helping to effectively manage a large team to ensure smooth running of the department

Minimum qualification

A Law degree from a recognised English University of 2:1 or above.

Apply now for immediate consideration!


Please contact Emily Flewitt, Legal Recruitment Consultant, to discuss the role in more detail or apply through the vacancy for immediate consideration.

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Emily Flewitt

Associate Recruitment Consultant
0203 846 3071


Emily joined Douglas Scott in March 2017, initially as part of the Master Vendor team of consultants focusing on the recruitment for one specialised client account. Emily went on to join the National Support desk where she concentrated on business support roles within law firms. Currently Emily works on the National Insurance desk covering the South West region working with a range of small regional practices, boutique firms and larger national practices including well-established departments as well as emerging firms. Emily graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in 2016 and studied Criminology and Criminal Justice. Previous to this, she completed her A-levels in Business studies, ICT and Sociology. 

"Emily is extremely professional, helpful and really approachable. I found her a delight to communicate with. If it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t have put myself forward for a particular role. She deserves a big thank you for helping me."

Client Development Executive | London

Job Spec:

  • Area of Law: Claims Management, Travel Litigation
  • Type: Solicitor / FILEX, Paralegal, Private Practice
  • Salary: £23,000 - £29,000
  • Term: Permanent
  • Location: Fareham
  • Reference: J56539

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