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Thompsons Solicitors LLP
Salary: £23,596 - £27,031
Company benefits: Flexible working hours, Healthcare, Life insurance, Pension scheme, Daycare/Childcare vouchers, Car Parking, Cycle to work scheme
Location: Stoke-on-Trent
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: Any or N/A
Contact: HR Hub
Category: Lawyer Jobs, Paralegal Jobs

Vacancy: Paralegal

Office: Stoke – National Litigation Unit

Salary: £23,596 - £27,031

Positions available: x2 Permanent, x1 12 Month Fixed Term

 

 

 

Do you have experience as a paralegal?

 

Have passion for working with high profile PI cases?

 

Then look no further as Thompsons Solicitors has just the opportunity for you.

 

 

We are the most experienced trade union, employment rights and claimant personal injury law firm in the UK. Established since 1921 we have been able to build a diverse team of professionals who take immense pride in providing high quality legal services to the victims of injury and are passionate about protecting the rights of working people. Want to join us?

 

We are currently looking for a talented Paralegal to join us in our Stoke office to run Fast-Track Personal Injury cases.  You will be a team player with the ability to develop and maintain excellent client relationships.

 

The role:

 

Working as part of our successful team, within our National Litigation Unit based in Stoke on Trent, the role of a Paralegal at Thompsons involves:

 

  • Investigating liability

  • Assessing the strengths of a claim

  • Gathering liability, causation and quantum evidence

  • Liaising with clients, Defendants, insurers, employers, witnesses, medical experts and the police

  • Valuing claims

  • Negotiating settlements (in liability admitted cases)

 

In return, you will have the opportunity to advance your career by working on a diverse portfolio of cases, which will include highly-prestigious and interesting Fast-Track EL, PL and RTA Personal Injury cases. You will receive support, guidance and training from leading lawyers in the Personal Injury field, offering unrivalled professional growth and development.  You will work in a collaborative and friendly working environment within a team with an excellent work/life balance.

 

Key Requirements:

 

  • Knowledge of PI law
  • Knowledge of MOJ Low Value Portal claims process
  • Previous case handling experience is ideal but not essential
  • Experience of client contact, either in person or by telephone
  • Someone who is self-sufficient and thrives in a busy working environment
  • Excellent communication and client care skills, demonstrating an ability to empathise with vulnerable clients
  • Empathy with the Labour and trade union movement is desirable

 

What We Offer

 

  • Competitive salary
  • Extensive benefits package which includes contributory pension scheme, permanent health insurance, life assurance
  • 23 days annual leave (in addition to bank holidays)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Annual travel and parking loans
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Financial assistance for professional development

 

Thompsons believes in equality and is an Equal Opportunities employer promoting diversity within the workplace.

 

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