Paralegal

Service Area:
Motor & Casualty
Location:
London
Salary Details:
Competitive
About The Role

Employer Information:

A successful Defendant niche practice working with the top 20 Insurance Companies in the UK, Horwich Farrelly Solicitors offers an excellent working environment in a contemporary, city centre and modern office. We promote a relaxed and approachable atmosphere and operate a relaxed dress down policy.

Our full time hours are 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday 7 hours per day working flexible hours between 7am to 6pm.  

All our employees receive range of company benefits including:

  • Flexible working hours;
  • Reduced gym memberships;
  • Training bursaries;
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays;
  • Employer pension contribution; and
  • Continuous recognition via the employee recognition scheme ‘Mo’.

Main Duties of the Role Include (but are not limited to):

  • To assist senior members of the team with all aspects of Large and Complex Loss Claims.
  • Managing the team diary and preparing for team diary meeting every week.
  • Reviewing records and preparing detailed notes on the key issues.
  • Attending Court.
  • Collating disclosure and keeping in order.
  • Preparing bundles for expert and Counsel Instruction.
  • Instructing and liasing with experts and Counsel.
  • Research legal issues.
  • To bill a minimum of £125,000 per annum.
  • To assist with client MI/SLA requirements.
Progression:

Horwich Farrelly has a strong reputation for developing and nurturing employees, there are many opportunities for progression and for the successful candidate to have a rewarding and prosperous career with us.  All our training contracts are offered internally and our teams are keen to support you as you progress within your career.

You will be working in a small team of experienced professionals and you will be working in an engaging and driven environment.  This will be a challenging yet rewarding role as not only do we promote strong relationships and results for our clients we also promote strong working relationships within the team. We also take our charity work very seriously and often hold fundraisers and events for our nominated charity of the year.

Personal Specification
 The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following: 
  • At least 1 year experience working in civil litigation preferably PI background.
  • Working knowledge of CPR.
  • Have some knowledge of insurance, preferably motor claims.
  • Have an eye for detail.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Can work under pressure and to strict time limits.
  • Able to meet/exceed billing target. Previous experience of hourly rate charging preferable but not essential.