Paralegal - Belfast

Recruiter
DWF LLP
Location
Belfast
Posted
13 Nov 2017
Closes
18 Dec 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Paralegal - Belfast

DWF LLP is seeking to recruit an experienced Paralegal to work in the General Insurance Motor team in the Belfast office.

Job Code: 32969

Practice Area: Insurance – (General including Motor)

Recruitment Specialist: Jonathan Brett

The Firm

We are one of Europe’s most innovative Law firms as voted by the Financial Times.

We have won numerous awards, including being independently ranked as 1 of the top employers for working families, as well as being in the top 2 law firms for employee satisfaction.

With offices nationwide and overseas, we are growing and are looking for top talent to come on board and be part of our success.

The Role

DWF LLP is seeking to recruit an experienced Paralegal to work in the General Insurance Motor team in the Belfast office.

We are seeking applications from candidates with relevant experience in preferred in handling claims both pre-litigation and litigated claims, and with a working knowledge of the Northern Ireland court procedures. Some experience of credit hire/repair claims is also preferred. We will consider candidates who have relevant experience either on the Claimant or Defendant side.

We are seeking a candidate who can demonstrate a real interest in this type of work, who is a team player with strong communication skills and attention to detail. We are also seeking a candidate who is familiar with working in a commercial environment.

Main function of job: To progress cases, under supervision, to an effective and satisfactory conclusion for clients whilst providing and maintaining management information under the terms of client service level agreements.

Relationships:

  1. Responsible to: Solicitor/Partner.
  2. Liaison with: Employees at all levels within DWF and clients.

Main Duties:

  • Action all cases in line with practice group/client service standards and protocols.
  • Use of the Case Management system and / or use of standard documentation wherever appropriate to maximise cost efficiency.
  • Proactively settle/assist in the settlement of cases to the satisfaction of the client whilst further developing legal technical knowledge.
  • Analyse risk and develop sound judgement to justify decisions in the management of cases.
  • Prioritise work efficiently and effectively to ensure client service level agreements and deadlines are met.
  • Understand the role in the context of the practice group and proactively seek to increase contribution via the allocation of work.
  • Work flexibly in adjusting to changes in priority of workload as dictated by the practice group.

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at DWF

Nurturing talent is very important to us. We are committed to equal opportunities in all areas of work and business. We want people to achieve their best, which will positively impact on our clients and communities in which we live and work. At DWF we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.

Disability Support

As an inclusive employer, DWF wants to see every candidate performing at their best. Please log in to Clear Talents to tell us what reasonable adjustments you may need and to discover how we might improve your recruitment experience, examples of reasonable adjustments could include: additional time for exercises, a hearing induction loop, a request for information in an alternative format. DWF are committed to an ongoing programme of improvements to provide access to all.

To apply, please click 'apply now' and provide the job reference number: 32969

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email Jonathan Brett.

Note to recruitment agencies: We operate a strict preferred supplier list and we will only accept CV's from agencies who we have agreed terms with and who we have instructed to assist us with this recruitment. All introductions should be made direct to the Talent Acquisition team and we will not pay a fee for any CV's sent to our business outside of this process