Paralegal

  • Location:

    Pontefract, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Legal

  • Job type:

    Full Time

  • Salary:

    £17000.00 - £20000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sally Henderson

  • Contact email:

    sally.henderson@search.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    Req/517132

  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-07-13

Paralegal
Location: Pontefract
Salary: £17,000-£20,000

We are seeking a Paralegal to work in the Industrial Disease department to be able to use a high degree of self-management and initiative to support the Supervisor/Head of Department.

This fantastic opportunity is for our client, a leading firm of solicitors based in Pontefract on a full time permanent basis.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

* Good client care skills
* GCSE English grade C or above
* Commitment to become fully knowledgeable in Industrial Disease Law through undertaking relevant training

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

* Attendance on clients and others in order to take statements, obtain information, make appointments and complete Legal Aid Agency (LAA) forms
* Liaise between clients and experts and between clients and supervisor and with the other side as requested
* Dealing with client queries and reporting to the appropriate fee earner
* Preparing standard legal forms.
* Preparing and filing court documents
* Fixing dates for Court hearings and liaising with Counsel and court to find mutually convenient dates
* Arranging conferences with Counsel and liaising with client, solicitor, barrister and experts.
* Preparation of bills and/or liaise with costs draftsman
* Preparing LAA forms
* Liaise with The Accident Line as requested
* Carry out benefit queries and deal with call queries
* Liaise with Welfare Benefits Advisor and accounts department as required
* Obtain periodic payments on account as agreed by the fee earner
* Carry relevant searches
* To undertake other duties such as researching law, searching old files, obtaining documents, transporting clients, running errands and supporting fee earners as and when required

Responsible For:

* Conduct of own matters and assisting the appropriate fee earner or Head of Department with shared caseload
* Compliance with Office Manual Procedures
* Maintenance of the required standard of client care
* Accuracy of work undertaken and maintenance of standards set in terms of client contact
* Attendance of departmental meetings and in-house training as provided


Please click to apply or for more details please contact Sally Henderson at the Search Consultancy Leeds office on 0113 308 8064 or email sally.henderson@search.co.uk

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