Paralegal (Serious Injury)
Salary: £24,778 to £28,386
Closing date for applicants: 2 July 2019
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.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Paralegal with exceptional communication and client care skills to join our team of professionals in our Manchester office.
You will be an integral part of the serious injury team, assisting on a wide range of tasks and activities to help support the progression of cases. You will have a willingness to develop your knowledge of serious injury cases as each day is different and brings new opportunities and challenges to learn.
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.
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 serious 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.
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.