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Litigation Specialist - Part Time Of Full Time

COLES - West Leederville, WA

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Coles Supermarkets  West Leederville 

Requisition ID: 13888 

Employment Type: Part time 

This could be the very first step towards an exciting new career with us – a fresh beginning. At Coles Group, these are moments we live for.

Starting good things is what drives our purpose: to sustainably feed all Australians so they can lead healthier, happier lives. With a team of 120,000 people and an iconic portfolio of Australia’s most trusted brands, we’re perfectly positioned to turn a promising start into a whole lot more.

At Coles Group Insurance, we protect our people, customers and business. From property and cyber, to public liability and workers compensation, we work across the company to understand our risks, provide exceptional coverage, deliver strategic advice, and bring our business goals and values to life.

About the role

We have a full time or permanent part time role (4 days a week) 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 WA/SA/NT portfolio.

Please note this role can be based in Western Australia or South Australia.

What you’ll be doing

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.

You’ll also:

  • 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

Good things you’ll need

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,

You’ll also need

  • demonstrated background in managing, negotiation and settling complex, litigated liability claims and a strong understanding of key regulatory and statutory insurance obligations
  • excellent written and verbal, problem solving, analytical skills and commercial judgement
  • strong liaison, negotiation and interpersonal skills to maintain effective relationships with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Tertiary qualifications in law and admitted to practice as Australian Legal Practitioner in WA or SA #LI-BU

Why Coles?
We’re committed to making this a great place to work, from day one. From flexible working arrangements to discounts across all our internal brands (including 5% off at Coles supermarkets!), there are plenty of reasons to love working here. Explore all this and more at our Coles Careers website.

For everyone who shares our passion
We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures – including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability. We’re happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs – so reach out to us at > Careers for everyone > Disability employment.

We’d love to meet you
If you have the skills, experience and motivation to succeed in this role, please take the next step and submit your application.