Paralegal (Claimant Personal Injury) - Motor Insurers Bureau (GR19/BRS/RDD/28)

Lyons Davidson Solicitors
Bristol, Avon
09 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an experienced personal injury legal case handler ready to take on a new challenge and broaden your experience of claims involving non-UK registered vehicles and claims against the Motor Insurance Bureau?

Lyons Davidson is a national law practice of around 1,000 employees operating from offices in Bristol, Solihull, Leeds, Surrey, Plymouth, Cardiff and London, and our associated practice in Edinburgh, Lyons Davidson Scotland LLP. We also have employees based in our onsite client office in Whitstable.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced claimant personal injury case handler/paralegal to join our Claimant Personal Injury (Motor Insurers Bureau) team based in our Bristol office.

Working Hours
The successful candidate will work 7 hours a day, 35 hours a week, between the core working hours of 8am-6pm, Monday to Friday.

Your Role
As a paralegal/case handler in the Claimant Personal Injury (Motor Insurers Bureau) team, you will have the responsibility of managing your own caseload of Road Traffic Accident cases - specifically injury cases claims being pursued against the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) and foreign third parties. Your role will be to provide a specialised service for claimants who have suffered loss as a result of uninsured/untraced/ foreign drivers and you will be communicating with clients, insurers, expert witnesses and solicitors.

Making full use of our in-house case management system, you will use your technical knowledge to handle files from initial instruction through to completion, complying with agreed service standards and pursue claims through pre and post-litigation stages. You will also manage the administration linked to your cases as required.

To enable to you carry out this role effectively it is essential have a good understanding of and running your own caseload of claimant personal injury cases. Whilst not essential as training will be provided, it would be preferable if you also had knowledge of MIB agreements and experience of running MIB claims.

Your previous experience of legal case handling will enable you to make informed logical decisions on the prospects of a case. You will also have experience of working as part of a team and have the ability to use your own initiative and work to strict deadlines.

Your Clients
We pride ourselves on providing a high quality service to our clients and deliver no-nonsense practical legal advice. A key part of your role will be to work to this ethos by giving outstanding customer service, keeping clients updated throughout the progression of their case and advising them on the best course of action. For this you will need good attention to detail and it is crucial that in your correspondence you demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Your Group
You will join a team of 15 MIB specialists based in our Bristol office, led by a Principle Associate who has been managing the specialist team since 2007. You will report into a Team Leader who will support and guide you by sharing their extensive technical knowledge to help better your practice. Our culture is similar to the service we provide to our clients - accessible and approachable. We’re open, friendly and all employees are encouraged to ask questions and share ideas on strategic tactics and contribute suggestions.

The group also specialises in credit hire and low velocity impact, giving you the scope to develop into the area in the future if you so wish.

Your Company
We are a full service legal Company committed to delivering high-quality professional services in a cost-effective and approachable manner to institutions, businesses and individuals.

We take training and development seriously, starting with a company induction programme, after which you will join the team and receive on-the-job training and support from your supervisor/Team Leader. There will also be ongoing training throughout the course of your career as we provide regular training opportunities to all staff. You will be encouraged to continuously develop your skills and experience, and to work closely with your colleagues to share knowledge and ideas. With the Investors in People accreditation since 1998, we also positively encourage our staff to progress and develop within the Company. We recognise that our continued growth and success is the direct result of the contribution of our staff.

You will receive a wide range of company benefits, including a generous holiday entitlement and season travel loans and we operate a flexible benefits scheme where our employees can elect benefits to suit them, for example a matched company pension scheme, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and health screening. We have an active social committee and support various charities/fundraising events across the UK.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a wide range of candidates.

Please note that any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory credit check and Basic criminal record check. This information will only be used to assess suitability for employment insofar as it is relevant.