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18 days ago
Heptonstalls LLP
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Category: Graduate/Trainee Jobs
Junior Paralegal (Industrial Disease)

Required skills, qualifications and experience

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Good client care skills.

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GCSE English grade C or above.

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Good management, communication, marketing and organisational skills.

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Computer literacy and good keyboard kills.

Role

The primary role of the Personal Injury Trauma Paralegal is to provide direct support to their Principals to enable the Principals to operate at optimum efficiency. This will include (but will not be limited to) the main responsibilities given below. The Personal Injury Trauma Paralegal is expected to use a high degree of self-management and initiative.

Main Responsibilities

Under direction of the appropriate supervisor/Head of Department:

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Attendance on clients and others in order to take statements, obtain information, make appointments and complete relevant forms.

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Liaise between clients and experts and between clients and supervisor and with the defendant and other parties as requested.

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Dealing with client queries and reporting to the appropriate fee earner.

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Preparing standard legal forms.

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Preparing and filing court documents.

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Fixing dates for Court hearings and liaising with Counsel and court to find mutually convenient dates.

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Arranging conferences with Counsel and liaising with client, solicitor, barrister and experts.

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Preparation of bills and/or liaise with costs draftsman.

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Reviewing and archiving files.

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Liaise with BTE and ATE providers as necessary.

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Carry out benefit queries and deal with call queries.

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Liaise with other departments and accounts department as required.

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Carry out any legal work on file as directed by Principles.

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Carry out relevant searches.

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To undertake other duties such as researching law, searching old files, obtaining documents, transporting clients, running errands and supporting fee earners as and when required.

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Work on RTA, EL & PL Portal cases.

Responsible For

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Conduct of any matters and assisting the appropriate fee earners or Head of Department with shared caseload.

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Compliance with Office Manual Procedures and departmental procedures.

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Maintenance of the required standard of client care.

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Accuracy of work undertaken and maintenance of standards set in terms of client contact.

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Attendance of departmental meetings and in-house learning and development as provided.

Apply

To apply for this position please
Required skills, qualifications and experience

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Good client care skills

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GCSE English grade C or above

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Commitment to become fully knowledgeable in Industrial Disease Law through undertaking relevant training.

Role

The primary role of the Industrial Disease Paralegal is to provide direct support to his/her Principal to enable the Principal to operate at optimum efficiency. This will include (but will not be limited to) the main responsibilities given below. The Industrial Disease Paralegal is expected to use a high degree of self-management and initiative.

Main Responsibilities

Under direction of the appropriate supervisor/Head of Department…

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Attendance on clients and others in order to take statements, obtain information, make appointments and complete Legal Aid Agency (LAA) forms.

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Liaise between clients and experts and between clients and supervisor and with the other side as requested.

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Dealing with client queries and reporting to the appropriate fee earner.

*
Preparing standard legal forms.

*
Preparing and filing court documents

*
Fixing dates for Court hearings and liaising with Counsel and court to find mutually convenient dates.

*
Arranging conferences with Counsel and liaising with client, solicitor, barrister and experts.

Preparation of bills and/or liaise with costs draftsman.

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Preparing LAA forms.

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Liaise with The Accident Line as requested

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Carry out benefit queries and deal with call queries

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Liaise with Welfare Benefits Advisor and accounts department as required.

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Obtain periodic payments on account as agreed by the fee earner.

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Carry relevant searches.

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To undertake other duties such as researching law, searching old files, obtaining documents, transporting clients, running errands and supporting fee earners as and when required.

Responsible For

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Conduct of own matters and assisting the appropriate fee earner or Head of Department with shared caseload.

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Compliance with Office Manual Procedures

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Maintenance of the required standard of client care

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Accuracy of work undertaken and maintenance of standards set in terms of client contact

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Attendance of departmental meetings and in-house training as provided.

Values

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To feel a sense of pride, involvement and belonging.

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To provide a client-focused quality service.

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To be accountable to the firm.

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To have a high expectation of self performance

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To take responsibility.

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To be an enthusiastic achiever.

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To be supportive to others and to be supported in a challenging environment.

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To feel valued and to value others.

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To be committed to learning and development to further the expertise of self and the firm.

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To support marketing.

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To be part of an open door culture.

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To support and acknowledge the achievement of employees and the firm.

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To achieve own job satisfaction and support others to achieve theirs.

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