Catastrophic Injury Paralegal

  • Location:

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Legal

  • Job type:

    Full Time

  • Salary:

    £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + + benefits

  • Contact:

    Kathryn Wycherley

  • Contact email:

    Kathryn.Wycherley@search.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    Req/546756

  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-01-18

  • Start date:

    asap

Exciting opportunity for a Solicitor to join a Leading Defendant firm in their Catastrophic Injury team in Manchester.

This law firm are an award-winning legal business with a strong reputation for excellent client service and effective operational management. There are now thousands of employees, based in many key locations across the globe.

The Catastrophic Injury team is nationally recognised. They act for a large number of insurers, many of whom are household names, dealing with complex, catastrophic and large loss claims and the team deals with a range of files including RTA and EL/PL matters.

We are seeking candidates who are able to demonstrate a real interest in catastrophic injury work, and who will have gained experience of handling higher value defendant personal injury files either in their own right or as assistants to more senior lawyers.

What's on offer:-

Market-leading Salary, negotiable depending on experience
Benefits (medical insurance, life insurance, pension and 25 days annual leave)
Flexible benefits which include season ticket loans, holiday buy / sell scheme, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers and dining cards

Main function of job:

*To provide assistance to a busy Partner/ Associate by undertaking day to day tasks on a caseload of catastrophic injury claims.
*The candidate will demonstrate the technical and commercial expertise necessary to provide the highest service level to clients.
*You will be assisted with developing a caseload of large loss claims and in time becoming a recognised catastrophic injury lawyer

Main Duties:

*Ensure that cases are progressed as quickly and efficiently as possible and that all relevant timetables are strictly adhered to.
*Understand client requirements and manage cases in line with service level agreements and best practice;
*Analyse risk and further develop sound judgement enabling the justification of decisions to clients internally and externally;
*Prioritise work effectively and to maximise efficiency in working practices;
*Pro-actively seeks to contribute to increased efficiency in developing a case load appropriate to level of technical, legal knowledge;
*Build working relationships internally and externally in order to develop business networks
*Develop increased levels of technical and commercial knowledge via training or supervised working practices.
*Achieve time recording targets split between chargeable and investment time in any one financial year;
*Achieve individual financial targets in line with sales plan;
*Ensure all Management Information is kept updated.





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