Fiona joined the firm in June 2014 as a Paralegal within the Legal Solutions Centre (LSC) Casualty and Property Risks Team and then moved to the LSC Flex team in May 2015. Prior to joining Womble Bond Dickinson, Fiona graduated from the University of Plymouth with a 2:1 (Hons) LLB Law degree and completed a Certificate in Psychology from the University of Derby. 

Fiona has worked for Cigna Insurance Service Limited as a Travel Claims assessor and Telemarketing Sales Associate. Both roles involved providing in-depth policy coverage information on various commercial insurance policies.   

Fiona has joined the Environmental sub-team within Flex, but also carries out work for a variety of other departments. Additionally, Fiona has specialist knowledge in dealing with subrogated recovery claims within the insurance sector.

    Experience
    • Liaising with clients to obtain their instructions and providing them with updates on matters
    • Assisting in completion of matter inception and conflict checks
    • Preparing instructions to Counsel
    • Reviewing evidence including technical reports and data
    • Assisting with matters once proceedings are issued including correspondence with the Court and the opponent's solicitors to agree stays, directions and discontinue claims
    • Negotiating extensions of statutory deadlines
    • Drafting letters to clients, insurers and third parties
    • Preparing Client reports outlining prospects of claim and assessing evidence held on file
    • Conducting market, legal and online research for various matters
    • Compiling bundles, indexing documents and assisting with disclosure
    • Undertaking proof reading of documents
    • Raising Client Payment Cheques
    • Preparing final and interim bills
    • Assisting with monthly client billing
    • Using Red Flag Alert and Companies House to research various companies
    • Ordering Official Copies via the Land Registry
    • Registration of notices on property titles via the Land Registry
    • Preparing Schedule of Loss 
    • Preparing Statements of Cost
    • Reviewing draft Bill of Costs
    • Conducting insolvency checks on individuals and companies
    • Instructing Trace Agents to carry out residential and employment checks
    • Completing file reviews and preparing a work chit detailing progression of the matter
    • Preparing pre-litigation reports to assess the merits of bringing a claim 
    • Drafting advice to client
    • Locating potential witnesses and conducting interviews
    • Drafting Witness Statements
    • Drafting Particulars of Claim
    • Drafting Claim Forms and calculating interest on quantum
    • Instructing Process Servers to affect Orders of Service
    • Drafting application for an alternative method of service
    • Negotiating settlement and applying settlement strategy
    • Drafting Part 36 Offers
    • Obtaining and registering County Court Judgments and Charging Orders
     

     

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