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3 months ago
Oakwood Solicitors Limited
Salary: £25,000 - £28,000
Company benefits: Flexible working hours, Pension scheme, Daycare/Childcare vouchers
Location: Yorkshire, Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds, Wakefield
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Newly Qualified, PQE 1, Non-qualified
Contact: Recruitment Team
Sector: Personal Injury
Category: Claims Handler Jobs, Fee Earner Jobs, Paralegal Jobs, Solicitor Jobs

Job Title: EL/PL Fee Earner – Paralegal, Solicitor or CILEx

Reporting to: Head of the EL Department

Department: EL/PL Department

Key Tasks (not an exhaustive list)

  • Dealing with new enquiries and vetting claims
  • Handling an existing case load of up to 150 Employers Liability and Public Liability personal injury claims
  • Drafting letters of claim/claims notification forms
  • Resolving liability
  • Requesting medical records
  • Arranging medical examinations and reviewing incoming reports
  • Valuing claims
  • Liaising with third party insurers/solicitors
  • Negotiating settlements
  • Dealing with litigated files, both Part 7 and Part 8
  • Undertaking fee earning work and providing a profitable contribution to the EL Department. 

Key Knowledge


  • A competent understanding of personal injury litigation.
  • EL/PL experience is essential


  • Paralegal at least four years’ personal injury experience
  • Solicitor and CILEx at least 1 years PQE
  • PI experience, including EL/PL is fundamental
  • Experience in running portal claims from start to finish
  • Experience in running litigated files and dealing with applications


  • Experience of using case management systems and time recording (ideally Proclaim).

Key Competencies

  • Good attention to detail.
  • Excellent client care
  • Excellent communication and literacy skills.
  • Flexible attitude to work.
  • Excellent organisational skills.

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