Trainee Paralegal - Claimant Personal Injury (Non Motor) - GR28/BRS/SPW/52

Recruiter
Lyons Davidson Solicitors
Location
Bristol, Avon
Salary
14000.0000
Posted
11 Jun 2017
Closes
11 Jul 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We’re different to other law firms. We take a fresh approach to law and know that our strength, both as a place to work and as a business, comes from our people. That’s why we value personality and individuality and allow our staff the space and respect to do a great job for our clients.

We’re a national full-service legal company with offices in Solihull, Leeds, Surrey, Plymouth, Cardiff and London, with an associated practice in Edinburgh. We deliver high quality professional services in a cost-effective and approachable manner to institutions, businesses and individuals.

Purpose:
We are currently recruiting for Trainee Paralegals/Case Handlers to join our Non Motor team, which is part of the wider Claimant Personal Injury team in Bristol.

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals to develop their legal skills and gain responsibility for managing their own caseload.

The Non Motor teams deals with a wide range of injury claims, including claims against the highway authorities, accidents at work and in schools, injuries caused by animals, faulty goods and faulty cosmetic treatments.

Duties/Responsibilities:
• Managing own caseload of personal injury cases;
• Pursuing claims through The Ministry of Justice Portal, making full use of our case management system;
• Complying with agreed service standards;
• Communicating with clients, insurers, expert witnesses and solicitors; • Dealing with administration as required.

Skills/Competencies Required:
• Good attention to detail;
• Team player;
• Ability to analyse and research legal issues, and use your initiative;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Ability to organise and prioritise work, and to work to strict deadlines/Service Level Agreements;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Law degree or CILEx studies are preferable but not essential;
• Previous case handling experience is not essential as full training will be given.

Why Join Us?
With Investors in People accreditation since 1998, we positively encourage our employees to progress and develop within the Company. We recognise that our continued growth and success is the direct result of the contribution of our employees.

Our wide range of benefits, include a generous holiday entitlement, flexible benefits (including pension, childcare vouchers, bikes for work and health screening), bonus scheme and development opportunities. We have active social committees and support various charities/fundraising events across the UK.

Lyons Davidson prides itself on being an equal opportunities employer and is committed to, and realises the benefits of, having a diverse workforce.

Please note that any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory credit check and Basic criminal record check.

This vacancy may close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.