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5 months ago
Thompsons Solicitors LLP
Salary band: £25k - £30k
Location: Newcastle
Job type: Permanent
Experience: Graduate
Business sector: Both
Contact: Bianca Williams
Sector: Public Liability
Category: Paralegal Jobs
Thompsons Solicitors are a law firm unlike any other. With nearly 100 years’ experience of successfully representing clients of injury and mistreatment, we have the privilege of working with and supporting the Trade Union Movement and the people they represent.



By providing an inclusive environment, we ensure that individually and collectively we flourish to be the best we can be. We are recognised as one of the UK's leading teams by credible directories including The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, as well as being highly recommended in The Times’ Best Law Firms 2019. We pride ourselves on being “the most experienced trade union, claimant and employment rights law firm in the UK”, our friendly working environment and our excellent work/life balance.





The opportunity



Due to continued growth we are looking for an experienced Paralegal to join our team of professionals in our Newcastle office. You will be an integral part of the personal injury team supporting Solicitors in handling cases, preparing for hearings and meetings.



You will be a team player with the ability to develop and maintain excellent client relationships and will be keen to engage in marketing and business development opportunities. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to manage some portal or fast track cases.



To ensure you thrive in the role, we will provide you with structured supervision, coaching and training as well as a nurturing environment, where you can grow and shape your career.



The role



As a Paralegal you will have experience or a good theoretical understanding of legal issues, with an ability to assist lawyers with their cases from beginning to end. Therefore experience of assisting personal injury cases would be desirable. The ideal candidate will be self-sufficient, hardworking, able to prioritise and have a keen eye for detail.



A day in the life of a Paralegal is never the same, however a typical day may include calculating special damages, liability investigations, reviewing medical records, undertaking legal research, attending court and attending on clients, witnesses, experts and Counsel.



Benefits



We recognise and reward high performance, with competitive salaries and an extensive benefits package including:




Structured pay scales
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
Cycle to work scheme
Organised sports and social club
Annual travel and parking loans
Financial assistance for professional development






For more detailed information on our benefits, please visit our website.





We believe that attracting talent that reflects the diversity of the communities within which we live and work is a key part of our business, which is why we are an equal opportunities employer.

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