Senior Litigation Legal Assistant

Recruiter
Ideal Personnel and Recruitment Solutions
Location
Birmingham
Salary
18000.0000
Posted
06 May 2017
Closes
05 Jun 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client has a permanent vacancy for a Senior Litigation Legal Assistant. You will provide a high quality legal service to clients on the full range of defendant insurance matters whilst supporting the senior fee earners administratively.

Your key duties will be:

  • assisting partners and solicitors to produce high quality legal services to clients on a broad range of defendant insurance work
  • dealing with clients and third parties in a professional manner, maintaining close and regular contact as required
  • assisting with monthly billing, all client specific billing and other related financial administration
  • dealing with all forms of liability, injury and motor claims
  • dealing with employer and public liability claims, including reporting to clients and adherence to SLA requirements
  • supporting and assisting senior fee earners and partners in the delivery of service level agreements
  • assisting with promotional and business development activity, as required
  • maintaining good file management, including electronic and paper storage, archiving and filing
  • taking telephone calls, handling queries and enquiries where appropriate
  • photocopying, scanning and collating documentation
  • opening and closing files, as required
  • carrying out legal research, as required

Skills and experience you will have:

  • a minimum of 12 - 18 months’ previous experience of contentious legal work is preferred
  • a relevant qualification
  • previous experience in using a case management system

Key competencies you will need:

  • a desire to exceed client expectations
  • strong negotiation and communication skills
  • the ability to build rapport with colleagues and clients alike
  • a high degree of initiative and the ability to cope in a demanding environment
  • excellent organisational and prioritising skills
  • to be highly enthusiastic, willing to go the extra mile and be happy to go beyond the job description
  • to be respectful towards others and have a positive, willing and 'can do’ attitude
  • to be keen to learn, interested in driving your own career progression and be proactive in taking ownership of this

Ideally candidates will have, or will be looking to attain, a legal qualification and be interested to pursue a career in the law.

Due to the large number of responses we receive it is not always possible to respond to every application. We will only contact those candidates short-listed for this role. If you have not heard from us within 7 days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If you wish to apply for further roles please do so. We will retain your details on file and contact you should a suitable vacancy become available.