Monday , January 30 2023

Coles Hiring – Litigation Specialist

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Job Description:

We are looking for a Litigation Specialist to manage litigated statutory fund workers compensation claims including WPI, weekly payments of compensation and medical and related expenses disputes across our NSW portfolio.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the National Manager – Litigated claims, you evaluate claim exposure and work closely with appointed external panel lawyer to develop appropriate litigation plans to achieve resolution options. Some smaller disputes can also be handled inhouse without external panel lawyer involvement.
  • work on complex claim assessments and working closely with external panel lawyers on claim strategy and resolution options  communicate with the Brand, witnesses, external panel solicitors and other service providers to obtain and determine all necessary claim information and maintain contact throughout the duration of the litigation
    evaluate, negotiate and organise settlements within designated authority
    manage, monitor and review the work of external panel lawyers
  • work with the claims team when handling Statutory fund claims to ensure a cohesive approach
    work collaboratively with the common law Litigation Specialist to assist with common law strategy and consistent frameworks
    provide technical advice and guidance for other claims staff including the drafting and review of dispute and review notices
  • Attend claims reviews external panel lawyers
  • Liaise with the Brand on litigation status and strategy

Job Requirements:

  • We are looking for a professional with proven experience in litigated claims management environment and relevant legislative frameworks. You have a strong understanding of complex litigated and injury claim investigations and management and advanced knowledge of workers compensation legislation and emerging industry trends,
  • strong liaison, negotiation and interpersonal skills to maintain effective relationships with all internal and external stakeholders
    demonstrated background in managing, negotiation and settling complex, litigated liability claims and a strong understanding of key regulatory and statutory insurance obligations

Qualification & Experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications in law and admitted to practice as Australian Legal Practitioner in NSW
    excellent written and verbal, problem solving, analytical skills and commercial judgement

Job Details:

Company: Coles

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Functions: Sales

Job Location: Sydney, AU

Application Deadline: N/A

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