Paralegal - Motor and Casualty Large & Complex Loss

Service Area:
Legal
Location:
Cardiff
About The Role

The Role

To deal with a case load of files and to assist Solicitor and other Fee Earners as and when required. Ensure that clients are confident that their legal affairs are dealt with in a business-like and competent manner and to ensure the efficient operation of the firm. In this role you will not only be working independently but you will be working as part of a team. The ideal candidate will have completed a law degree/GDL/LPC, have previous file handling experience or worked in the insurance industry. Whilst experience and qualifications are desirable, above all we hire based on potential so, if you are enthusiastic and want to learn and develop we are able to offer you the training to succeed.

The basic purpose of the job and its primary objectives:

The successful candidate will assist a team of 7 fee earners in the Large and Complex Loss claims; so the role represents a fantastic opportunity to gain exposure to high quality and challenging work.

Main Responsibilities

  • 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 liaising with experts and Counsel.
  • Arranging conferences.
  • Research legal issues.
  • The successful candidate will be exposed to catastrophic injury claims (brain injury, spinal injury, amputation claims) on behalf of national insurers.
  • To assist with client MI/SLA requirements.

Personal Specification

 Skills/Experience

  • At least 1 year experience working in civil litigation preferably PI background/ Law Degree & LPC
  • Working knowledge of CPR/ Pre-Action Protocol.
  • Have some knowledge of insurance, preferably motor claims.
  • Have an eye for detail.
  • Familiarity with medical records would be beneficial
  • 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.
Horwich Farrelly are a successful niche practice, who 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 6am to 9pm.   

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
  • Perks at work

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