Personal Injury Litigation Assistant

Recruiter
Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
Location
Bristol
Salary
16000.0000
Posted
08 Feb 2017
Closes
08 Mar 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Personal Injury Litigation Assistant - Cardiff

My Client is looking for an experienced litigation assistant to join their Cardiff team and provide a high level administrative support to the Personal Injury team.

RESPONSIBILITIES / KEY RESULT AREAS

  • Diary Management: Manage diaries in a pro-active manner ensuring the Solicitors are prepared for all forthcoming appointments and assisting with forward planning of court hearings, meetings and client visits.

  • Travel and Accommodation: Arrange travel and accommodation for the Partner/Associates as required.

  • Client Care: Liaising with clients both face to face and on the telephone assisting with queries.

  • Matter management: Ensure files are opened correctly and closed and archived on a regular basis.

  • Billing: Proactively liaise with fee earners' and Finance to ensure an effective billing process is achieved. Print off matter balance reports, ensure bills are processed, sent out to clients' and payment chased in a timely manner. This includes capturing and recording billable hours as required.

  • BD support: Assist BD with client activities, events and tenders.

  • Correspondence: Support the effective use of DPU for all appropriate typing requirements, urgent and confidential work will remain within PL.

  • Document Production: Completion profit cost sheets and Instructions to Costs.

  • Administration: Small photocopying, scanning and filing tasks. This includes support of the administration team when required

  • Cross team support: When necessary, assist colleagues in other teams' to ensure adequate resource is deployed across the division.

  • Other duties: to carry out any other duties and tasks which may be required of the post holder by the partner, fee-earners or other manager. This may include training coordination and business development support.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated and will take a professional approach to all administrative duties. You will be working in a busy environment and will need to handle a challenging workload; therefore excellent organisational and time management skills are essential, as is the ability to work on your own initiative and have experience of working unsupervised for an experienced fee earner. In addition an excellent telephone manner and the ability to communicate clearly and professionally with a wide range of people will be crucial.

In addition to your competitive basic salary my client offers an exciting benefits package including a contributory pension scheme, critical illness cover, health cash plan, death in service, discounted legal services, 25 days hols (this increases with length of service), discounted online shopping, season ticket loans, childcare vouchers.

Please contact Jack Smith, Legal Recruitment Consultant, to discuss the role in more detail or apply through the vacancy for immediate consideration.

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