Paralegal - Motor

Recruiter
Centric Recruitment
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£25000 - £32000/annum Benefits pacakage & bonus structure
Posted
11 Jul 2017
Closes
10 Aug 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Core responsibilities

To provide a timely, professional and high-quality service to clients in the management of the high volume litigated credit hire cases.

As part of the fee earning aspect of this role, candidates are expected to:
* Handle a varied caseload of pre-litigated and litigated work covering the above types of claim with an appropriate level of supervision.
* Assume responsibility for quality control and benchmark compliance on own caseload, including accuracy and timeliness of management reporting and information.
* Ensure strict and ongoing adherence to benchmark standards in all work undertaken.
* To hit, maintain and apply a consistent approach to all individual targets of chargeable time, financial performance, realisation rates, settlement rates and average claim spend.
* Act as a point of contact for clients, demonstrating a level of knowledge and skill commensurate with experience.
* Exercise full compliance with the company's protocols on billing and credit control and demonstrate a high level of financial management in respect of own files.
* Aim to achieve a minimum budgeted annual target of 1440 chargeable hours per year.
* Support marketing and business development activity within the team e.g. attending marketing events and client training.
* Maintain an awareness of the firm's strategies and plans.
* Maintain and develop technical knowledge through attendance at training sessions, reading appropriate publications.
* You will be required to handle confidential information in line with the firm's data security protocols.

Key skills

Expertise in litigation is essential.

* Exposure to credit hire and CPR.
* IT literate with a good working knowledge of Excel and Word.
* Experience of working within a pressurised and deadline driven environment with the ability to prioritise work effectively.
* A co-operative team player who presents a positive, enthusiastic and flexible approach to their work.
* Outstanding eye for detail.
* Confident oral and written communication skills.
* Confident negotiator and communicator