Personal Injury Paralegal

Recruiter
Search Consultancy
Location
Pontefract
Salary
£17000 - £20000/annum
Posted
23 Jul 2017
Closes
22 Aug 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Personal Injury Paralegal
Location: Pontefract (WF8)
Salary: £17,000-£20,000

Are you an experienced Personal Injury Paralegal with experience working in RTA, Accidents at work and slips and trips experience?

We have a fantastic opportunity working for our client a leading law firm with offices based in Pontefract.

You will provide direct support to enable the team to operate at optimum efficiency.

You will be expected to use a high degree of self-management and initiative.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

* Conduct of any matters and assisting the appropriate fee earners or Head of Department with shared caseload
* Compliance with Office Manual Procedures and departmental procedures
* Maintenance of the required standard of client care
* Accuracy of work undertaken and maintenance of standards set in terms of client contact
* Attendance of departmental meetings and in-house learning and development as provided
* Attendance on clients and others in order to take statements, obtain information, make appointments and complete relevant forms
* Liaise between clients and experts and between clients and supervisor and with the defendant and other parties as requested
* Dealing with client queries and reporting to the appropriate fee earner
* Preparing standard legal forms
* 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
* Reviewing and archiving files
* Liaise with BTE and ATE providers as necessary
* Carry out benefit queries and deal with call queries
* Liaise with other departments and accounts department as required
* Carry out any legal work on file as directed by Principles
* Carry out relevant searches
* To undertake other duties such as researching law, searching old files, obtaining documents, transporting clients, running errands and supporting fee earners as and when required
* Work on RTA, EL & PL Portal cases

Key Skills:

* Good client care skills
* GCSE English Grade C or above
* Good management, communication, marketing and organisational skills
* Computer literacy and good keyboard kills
* High degree of self-management and the ability to use own initiative

For more details please contact Sally Henderson at the Search Consultancy Leeds office.

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age