Paralegal - Travel Team

Recruiter
DAC Beachcroft
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10 Oct 2019
Closes
01 Nov 2019
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Job Introduction

This is a really exciting role where the successful candidate will work with a senior lawyer for an existing client. The role includes running a fast track litigated caseload under supervision.

The role is cross-border motor specific and the successful candidate will need to be interested in litigation with a technical element. Motor litigation experience would be helpful. Additional technical training and supervision will be given.

Role Responsibility

Maintain a case load of cross border motor litigation claims in strict adherence to the Service Level Agreement(s) entered into with the insurer client.
Be responsible for managing all financial aspects of his/her caseload, to include billing in strict adherence to the Service Level Agreement(s) entered into with the insurer client, managing WIP, debt and resolving general accounting queries.
Build relationship with client contacts at all levels where necessary.
Day to day responsibilities will include but is not limited to the following: - Analysis of evidence and setting case strategies encompassing both technical and commercial considerations, obtaining and drafting pleadings, witness statements and letters of response, conducting (telephone) negotiation of claims, preparing detailed counter schedules, sound file management - to include consistent and accurate: billing; management of WIP and file closures; updating Management Information.
Participate in marketing and client training events where necessary

The Ideal Candidate

Experience of dealing with litigated claims.
A defendant background/experience is preferable but not essential.
Excellent communication skills.
A proven track record of working in a target driven commercial environment is essential.
Excellent commercial awareness and an interest in broader business issues.
Flexible with an ability to adapt to rapid change, both internally and in the context of clients' businesses.
Team player with a collegiate approach to knowledge sharing and problem solving, particular in the case of multi-site clients which are supported across the team.
Handle confidential information in line with the firms' data security protocols

About the Company

We are a leading international legal business with over 2,400 colleagues and a diverse range of capabilities. We have 11 offices in the UK as well as offices in Dublin, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Miami. We also have associations/alliances with firms in Northern Ireland, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Brazil, Peru, Central America, Argentina, the USA, Australia and Germany.

We are known for our market-leading presence in sectors such as Insurance, Health and Real Estate. This is complemented by a fast-growing Business Advisory capability. We represent a wide range of clients, ranging from household names to government departments and NHS bodies. We act for the majority of the top 30 insurance and financial services companies operating in the UK. We are the asset management lawyers for the UK's largest shopping centres and act for 9 of the UK's top 10 housebuilders.

We have an impressive legal pedigree, with 155 Chambers UK 2019 practice area and individual lawyer rankings, including 30 rankings at 'Band 1' level. In Legal 500 UK, 2018, the firm received top tier ranking for 32 of its practice areas and 59 practice areas in the top two tiers. In March 2018, we were named as one of Legal Week's Best Legal Advisors for the third year running, achieving category-leading satisfaction scores for our commercial approach, service delivery, quality of legal advice, communication & responsiveness and overall relationships.

Our vision is to be leading business advisers, recognised for our insight and our outstanding commitment to clients, and for being the place where talented people want to work. For further details on our work and our culture, please visit .

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.