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Key responsibilities and accountabilities
The Investment Manager (Due Diligence) is responsible for conducting due diligence on the legal merits for each case and arranging the finance for litigation funding.
Case Review and Assessment
Review commercial claims to assess for investment potential. Specific responsibilities involve:
- Considering and evaluating the strength of the claim’s legal merits, including detailed assessment of legal arguments and documentary and witness evidence.
- Review Counsel’s opinion, all documentation received and prepare summaries for internal review.
- Conducting research into legal authorities (case law and statutes).
- Considering and assessing the commercial merits of a funding application.
- Preparing internal technical legal advice relating to the merits of a funding application.
Case preparation (where case looks likely to progress)
- Considering and developing strategy for pursuing the litigation or arbitration.
- Assisting in the preparation of the budget for the litigation or arbitration which is the basis of the finance application.
- Liaising with lawyers, insurers and finance professionals in respect of the finance application.
- Build finance applications and discuss financial terms with claimants and law firms.
- Ongoing liaison with external counsel on cases.
- Liaise with the costs consultants and other stakeholders in the business re the economics of the case.
- Drafting and negotiating a range of agreements and ensuring the correct execution of the same.
- Present investment findings and recommendations to the investment committee.
- Dealing with the ATE insurer to agree policy prior to releasing the funds.
- Ensure compliance to local regulatory and statutory rules.
- Contribute to the business development, marketing and networking to support the growth of the business.
- Contribute to the thought leadership positioning of the business through contribution to the development of articles and other marketing collateral as is needed.
- Actively participate in continual professional development taking an active interest in the industry and in developing new ideas and skills which can be of benefit to the business.
Core Values and attributes
Aligning with Augusta’s core values, the successful individual will demonstrate the following characteristics:
- Align with a client-centric approach.
- Be passionate about our clients and our business.
- Act with discretion, integrity, respect and professionalism at all times.
- Adopt a collaborative approach.
- Commitment to professional excellence and a drive to continually grow and develop.
- Adaptable and resilient with the ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment and industry.
- Passionate about relationship and client development and genuine interest in the litigation funding arena.
- Qualified Solicitor (England & Wales or other Common Law jurisdiction) with a minimum of 10 year PQE.
- Highly numerate – Strong commercial and financial analytical skills with the ability to interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions.
- Ability to apply a pragmatic approach to achieve a balance between business and commercial reality plus professional/technical standards.
- Acts with discretion, integrity and professionalism at all times.
- Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills across all levels of people.
- Demonstrates exceptional influencing and negotiation skills.
- Seen as a cooperative team player willing to resolve issues for the good of all.
- Proactively develops initiatives with the objective of delivering an effective and efficient service to the business and clients.
- Ability to multi-task and manage competing deadlines – calm under pressure.
To apply please send a copy of your CV and cover letter to [email protected]