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Paralegal – Personal Injury

Leigh Day’s Manchester office is currently seeking to appoint a Paralegal to join the Personal Injury Department.  This role offers an excellent opportunity to build a legal career and work with an award winning, specialist ‘claimant’ law firm, consistently ranked by legal directories as national leaders. To learn more visit Personal Injury.

Main tasks and responsibilities;
• Assist with drafting documents, client liaison, research work, general correspondence, typing and administrative support.
• Sort and review medical and financial records, liaise with medical professionals, financial institutions and other solicitors.
• In the absence of supervising fee-earner, ensure that urgent matters are referred to appropriate personnel. 
• Attend court on applications, trials etc. when requested to do so.
• Organising and preparing court and other bundles.
• Telephone clients/other contacts as and when necessary, dealing with such calls in a courteous and efficient manner.

To be successful you must have;
• Relevant paralegal experience in Personal Injury.
• Experience in sorting and reviewing medical, financial records and drafting legal documentation and correspondence.
• Good academic background with legal qualifications (Degree, GDL, LPC etc.).
• Experience in interviewing clients, taking witness statements, dealing sensitively and managing difficult situations and conversations.
• Proven ability to communicate accurately, clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing with a wide range of clients and various stakeholders.
• Proven ability to be self-sufficient in relation to administration, typing and IT requirements.

This is a permanent, full-time position based in Manchester.

To download the full job description, please click here.
 

Application Process
Please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by Sunday 22 July 2018.
• A covering letter stating why you are interested in this role, your salary expectations and applicable notice period.
• A copy of your up-to-date CV.
• The completed application form

Unfortunately failure to return all the above requested documents may result in your application not being considered.

Leigh Day is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. A copy of the Equality and Diversity Policy is available upon request.
 

Paralegal – Clinical Negligence

Leigh Day is urgently seeking to recruit 3x Paralegals to join its highly acclaimed Clinical Negligence department. This role would offer a great opportunity to build a legal career and work on recent high profile cases.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Efficiently drafting documents and letters.
• Dealing with clients’ queries to achieve the most successful outcome according to the particular circumstances.
• Preparing statements and researching legal, medical and practical issues.
• Collating and analysing medical records and other client related documentation.
• Assisting with costs claims, billing and negotiations and assisting with other administrative tasks such as preparing bundles, photocopying, filing, whilst paying attention to detail and accuracy.
• Assisting with new client enquiries as and when required.

To be successful you must have:
• Genuine interest to work with a leading claimant law firm and passionate about providing access to justice.
• Excellent academic background. Legal qualifications (Degree, GDL, LPC etc.) and previous experience in clinical negligence litigation are desirable but not essential.
• Demonstrable experience of interviewing clients in order to take witness statements, with the ability to deal with sensitive conversations with a strong commitment to client care.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• The ability to manage own workload in an organised and methodical manner.
• Demonstrable experience in using a variety of IT packages (MS Word, Excel, Case Management Systems, Outlook).
 
Permanent, full-time position based in London.

Download the full job description for the Paralegal, London post.
Application Process
Please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by Sunday 29 July 2018.
• A covering letter stating why you are interested in this role, your salary expectations and applicable notice period.
• A copy of your up-to-date CV.
• The completed application form

Unfortunately we may not be able to consider applications where this information is not provided.
 
Leigh Day is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. A copy of the Equality and Diversity Policy is available upon request.
 
We are not accepting CVs from agencies for this post.

Paralegal – Personal Injury

Leigh Day is seeking an experienced Paralegal to join the Personal Injury Department in our Manchester office. This role offers a great opportunity to build a legal career and work on recent high profile cases.

Key duties and Responsibilities;
• To manage a caseload of predominantly fast-track personal injury claims on behalf of injured cyclists; 
• To obtain accurate information and instructions from clients, analyse the legal and practical aspects of their claims and obtain the necessary documents/evidence to provide advice on liability/quantum/costs & funding.
• To analyse and advise on strategy, tactics, and how best to achieve the most successful outcome for each client according to the particular circumstances of their case.
• To progress claims to settlement, conducting litigation through to trial or earlier settlement.
• To ensure court directions are complied with.
• To comply with the Civil Procedure Rules.

To be successful you must have;
• Experience in running  a caseload of litigated and unlitigated fast-track Personal Injury cases.
• Genuine interest to work with a leading claimant law firm and passionate about providing access to justice.
• Strong academic background. The ability to deal with clients in a sympathetic and compassionate manner.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• The ability to manage own workload in an organised and methodical manner.
• Demonstrable experience in using a variety of IT packages (MS Word, Excel, Case Management Systems, Outlook).
• The ability to work well as part of a team

This is a permanent, full-time position based in Manchester.

Download the full job description for the Paralegal, Manchester position.
 
Application Process
Please return the following documents to jobs@leighday.co.uk by Sunday 29th July 2018.
• A covering letter stating why you are interested in this role, your salary expectations and applicable notice period.
• A copy of your up-to-date CV.
• The completed application form

Unfortunately we may not be able to consider applications where this information is not provided.

Leigh Day is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. A copy of the Equality and Diversity Policy is available upon request.

We are not accepting CVs from agencies for this post.