Junior Paralegal

Recruiter
Pyramid 8
Location
Pontefract
Salary
From £14,000 to £14,500 per annum depending on experience
Posted
12 Nov 2017
Closes
16 Nov 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client is a Local Solicitors, recruiting for their Industrial Disease Team. They are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic Junior Paralegal to join their team.

Requirements of the Junior Paralegal role are:

·Good client care skills

·GCSE English grade C or above

·Commitment to become fully knowledgeable in Industrial Disease Law through undertaking relevant training.

The Junior Paralegal role:

The primary role of the Industrial Disease Paralegal is to provide direct support to his/her Principal to enable the Principal to operate at optimum efficiency. This will include (but will not be limited to) the main responsibilities given below. The Industrial Disease Paralegal is expected to use a high degree of self-management and initiative.

Main Responsibilities:

Under direction of the appropriate supervisor/Head of Department:

·Attendance on clients and others in order to take statements, obtain information, make appointments and complete Legal Aid Agency (LAA) forms.

·Liaise 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.

·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.

·Liaise with The Accident Line as requested

·Carry out benefit queries and deal with call queries

·Liaise with Welfare Benefits Advisor and accounts department as required.

·Obtain periodic payments on account as agreed by the fee earner.

·Carry 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.

If you feel you have the skills and attributes for this role, please apply now!

Working hours: Monday to Friday

Due to the amount of applications we receive, unfortunately we are not able to give feedback to all candidates, if you have not heard back within 5 days please assume that you have not been successful for the role you have applied for. We will hold your details on our database and consider you for future opportunities, unless you instruct us otherwise. Good luck with your job search. Many thanks - Pyramid8 Ltd.


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