PI Paralegal (Industrial Disease)

Location
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Salary
Negotiable depending on experience
Posted
26 Mar 2019
Closes
26 Apr 2019
Ref
LSG2623
Position
Paralegal
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

Well-established law firm require an additional Paralegal for their Industrial Disease department based in Pontefract. You will assist on a caseload of the full range of industrial disease matters, including noise induced hearing loss claims.

 

Duties will include:

  • Attendance on clients and others in order to take statements, obtain information, make appointments and complete Legal Aid Agency (LAA) forms.
  • Liaising between clients and experts and between clients and supervisor and with the other side as requested.
  • Dealing with client queries and reporting to the appropriate fee earner.
  • Preparing standard legal forms and preparing and filing court documents
  • Fixing dates for Court hearings and liaising with Counsel and court to find mutually convenient dates.
  • Arranging conferences with Counsel and liaising with client, solicitor, barrister and experts.
  • Preparation of bills and/or liaise with costs draftsman.
  • Preparing LAA forms.

You will need:

  • A minimum of 2 years experience as a Paralegal is required,
  • Experience of PI or Industrial Disease matters would be advantageous,
  • Excellent client care skills,
  • Excellent time-management and organisational skills,
  • The ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines,
  • Good team working skills

Competitive salary package including 23 days holidays plus bank holidays and company pension.

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