Defendant Paralegal

Contract:
Permanent
Category:
Full Time
Job Sector:
Legal
Region:
South Wales
Location:
Cardiff
Salary description:
£17000 - £27000 per annum + pension, child vouchers, course funding
Posted:
29/11/2016
Start Date:
Jan 2017
Recruiter:
Centric
Job Ref:
DEFEN99997

Role: Defendant ParalegalSalary: Up to £27,000.00 per annumBenefits: Pension, 25 days Holidays, Childcare Vouchers, Course Funded TrainingPosition: Full Time and Permanent (Monday – Friday)

Job Specification:

We are currently recruiting for a three or experienced Paralegals/Case Handlers to join our Defendant Personal Injury team based in Cardiff.

Your Role

Using the in-house case management system, you will have the responsibility of effectively running your own caseload of Defendant MOJ and litigated RTA cases, including injury claims, small claims and credit hire disputes. A key part of your role will be to draft and file court documents and manage the procedural steps required in both litigated and pre-litigation claims.

If you have the relevant experience there is an opportunity to specialise in claims where causation and/or Low Velocity Impact (LVI) needs to be raised as an issue.

Your law degree/LPC/CILEX (or equivalent) and previous experience of legal case handling will enable you to work proactively to settle cases in accordance with service level requirements and manage the expectations of the insurer and lay clients.

To enable to you carry out this role effectively it is essential have a good understanding of Defendant and Claimant tactics along with interviewing techniques and experience of running a caseload of RTA personal injury cases and/or low velocity impact matters. To excel in this role you will have a true interest in law and developing as a Defendant case handler. Experience of dealing with credit hire claims and familiarity of using a case management system is desirable.

Although supervised, as an experienced handler you will have the autonomy to progress files to conclusion.

Your Clients

We pride ourselves on providing a high-quality service to our clients and using your excellent communication skills you work to the ethos of delivering no nonsense, practical legal advice to your clients, in relation to defending claims made against them and acting upon their instructions to progress those claims. It is crucial that in your correspondence you demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

We are a full service legal Company committed to delivering high-quality professional services in a cost-effective and approachable manner to institutions, businesses and individuals. With the Investors in People accreditation since 1998, we positively encourage our staff to progress and develop within the Company. We recognise that our continued growth and success is the direct result of the contribution of our staff.

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 an active social committee and support various charities/fundraising events across the UK.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a wide range of candidates.

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.

Company Description

Centric Recruitment

We are a recruitment specialist with a fresh approach to recruitment.

People are at the heart of our business. Our personnel are highly experienced and understand how best to help individuals looking to progress. We take the time to understand companies, their business objectives and how the right people in the right role can unlock growth and success.

Closing Date:
13/12/2016

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