Paralegal - Injury

DAC Beachcroft Llp
12 Apr 2018
21 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Core responsibilities

• Handle a varied case load of litigated motor cases with appropriate levels of supervision. These will include cases where liability is disputed.
• The successful individual will work exclusively with one leading insurance client, dealing with a mixture of individual and corporate clients
• The successful candidate will need the appropriate skills to deal with specialist handling arrangements arising from acting for large corporate nominations
• Achieve a minimum budgeted annual target of 1440 chargeable hours per year
• To hit, maintain and apply a consistent approach to all individual targets of financial performance, realisation rates, settlement rate and average claim spend
• Maintain an awareness of firm procedures and strategies
• Assume responsibility for quality control and benchmark compliance on own caseload, including accuracy and timeliness of management reporting and information
• Act as a point of contact for clients, demonstrating a level of knowledge and skill commensurate with experience
• Maintain and develop technical knowledge through attendance at training sessions, reading appropriate publications
• Support marketing and business development activity within the team e.g. attending marketing events and client training
• Handle confidential information in line with the firm's data security protocols

Key skills

The Birmingham motor team are looking to recruit an NQ solicitor / Paralegal who has experience in motor liability. A law degree or equivalent is preferable but not essential.

The successful candidate will also be expected to meet the following criteria:

• Be a confident communicator, who can communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in written form
• Able to demonstrate strong team working skills and that they are a flexible and self motivated team player
• Have excellent organisational skills and able to effectively prioritise and organise workload/tasks
• Have an ability to adopt a commercial perspective to legal issues
• Able to produce work to a high standard, with excellent attention to detail
• Have a concern for quality of service
• Must be able to work under pressure to meet required deadlines; and
• Must be able to work on own initiative and unsupervised

About the firm

With over 2,300 people, DAC Beachcroft combines one of the most comprehensive UK legal networks with coverage across Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia-Pacific. We provide a full service claims, transactional, commercial, risk and advisory capability. We work with clients in a select range of industry sectors and are market leaders in health, insurance and real estate. We are agile, progressive and easy to engage with.

We are committed to supporting the communities where we operate through charitable giving, pro bono work and programmes such as those operated by Business in the Community and The Prince's Trust.

In Legal 500 UK, 2017, the firm received top tier ranking for 29 of its practice areas and 60 practice areas in the top two tiers. In addition, Chambers UK, 2017, awarded 99 rankings to our partners and professionals as leading lawyers and 57 rankings in 30 separate practice areas, 36 of these rankings being in Band 1 and 2.

DAC Beachcroft holds certification under ISO9001, the quality assurance standard and ISO27001, the information security standard, and DAC Beachcroft LLP is the largest law firm in the country to hold a Gold Investors in People award.

Application Details

DAC Beachcroft is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from every sector of the community. We also welcome direct applications. If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV. Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence