Consumer Contract Paralegal (GR86/BRS/OTR/40)

Recruiter
Lyons Davidson Solicitors
Location
Bristol
Salary
15000.0000
Posted
16 Feb 2017
Closes
16 Mar 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Lyons Davidson is a national law practice of around 1,000 employees operating from offices in Bristol, Solihull, Leeds, Surrey, Plymouth, Cardiff and London, and our associated practice in Edinburgh, Lyons Davidson Scotland LLP. We also have employees based in onsite client offices in Whitstable.

We are a full service legal Company committed to delivering high-quality professional services in a cost-effect and approachable manner to institutions, businesses and individuals.

Purpose:

As part of the Contract group which forms part of the Civil Litigation department you will work as a Paralegal in the Consumer Contract team. You will assist in a wide variety of Civil Litigation cases (Non Personal Injury and non Road Traffic Accident) relating to contractual disputes. All the work comes through the Legal Expense Insurers, and clients are often demanding. The work is mostly claimant based.

Duties/Responsibilities:

To manage a caseload of cases dealing with:
- Contract disputes - consumer contract (plumbers, etc), design flaws, computers, defective cars, building work etc
- Dealing with clients on the phone and face to face
- Using our case management system to progress the files
- Billing and invoicing

Skills/Competencies required:

- Excellent communication skills are essential. Applicants must be able to deal effectively with difficult people.
- IT literacy
- Be able to work as part of a team
- Be organised

Experience required:

- Successful candidates will have a good legal knowledge, and able to demonstrate successful handling of difficult clients. Working to tight deadlines is also essential.
- Previous litigation experience or experience of managing your own caseload would be advantageous.

Education required:

- A law degree, or CPE conversion (or equivalent), is essential and the LPC (or equivalent) desirable.

Why Join us?

With Investors in People accreditation since 1998, we positively encourage our employees to progress and develop within the Company. We recognise that our continued growth and success is the direct result of our employee’s contributions and we want to help you exceed the needs of relevant CPD requirements, regardless of the role.

Our wide range of benefits, include a generous holiday entitlement, flexible benefits (including pension, childcare vouchers, bikes for work and health screening), bonus scheme and development opportunities. We have active social committees and support various charities/fundraising events across the UK.

Lyons Davidson prides itself on being an equal opportunities employer and is committed to, and realises the benefits of, having a diverse workforce.

Please note that any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory credit check and Basic criminal record check. This information will only be used to assess suitability for employment insofar as it is relevant.