Paralegal- Serious Personal Injury

Location
Greater Manchester
Salary
£17,000
Posted
02 Jan 2019
Closes
02 Feb 2019
Practice area
Personal injury
Position
Paralegal
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

Role Purpose: 

 

This is a paralegal support role to assist a team of solicitors with Multi Track cases in the Serious Injury  department

 

Key Responsibilities: Assisting the Serious Injury Team to provide paralegal assistance with their case-load.  The cases involve clients with disabling and life changing catastrophic injuries including brain injuries and amputations and fatalities. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

 

Drafting Letters of Claim in Employer’s Liability, Public Liability, Occupier’s Liability and RTA case types Drafting Claim Form, Particulars of Claim and Schedules of Loss Drafting Schedule of Loss To ensure the telephone is answered and callers responded to appropriately, dealing with queries, taking messages and communicating the messages efficiently to the fee earner, maintaining confidentiality at all times. To manage the upkeep and organisation of physical files To undertake filing and photocopying to a high standard (inclusive of Trial Bundles) To take and draft witness statements To help prepare instructions to Counsel  Preparation of  Trial bundles Review expert reports and draft update letters to the clients where appropriate To make appointments and arrange meetings as appropriate; To undertake a range of legal tasks as directed and under close supervision. Assist with enquiries from prospective new clients; Correspond with clients and other parties Assist other members of the team as required, including attending on clients and witnesses, undertaking legal research Compliance with the firms Money Laundering Procedures Assisting with supervised casework as and when requested. Compliance within SRA and other regulatory frameworks  including but not limited to Money Laundering Procedures and the Data Protection Act To work with a case management system, databases and normal office IT systems Experience / Knowledge / Qualifications

 

Person Specification:

 

The successful candidate will have:-

 

Essential:

 

Law Degree, ILEX or equivalent OR LPC Excellent IT Skills with the ability to work with a Case Management System, databases and normal office IP systems. Experience of working with the general public and a friendly, sensitive and cooperative approach to clients. Good knowledge and understanding of procedures and protocol. Good practical skills, including proven negotiation skills. Good personal organisation and ability to adhere to strict time limits. Strong interpersonal skills - and ability to handle queries from clients and relatives of deceased victims of fatalities who will be in a distressed state The ability to deal with individuals from all walks of life. The ability to prioritise work when necessary. The ability to provide the highest standards of client care. A commitment to equal opportunities and diversity. Desirable:-

 

Experience of managing/assisting with a caseload with Personal injury

 

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