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3 months ago
Lyons Davidson Ltd
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000 per annum DOE
Company benefits: Pension scheme
Location: Edinburgh
Job type: Permanent
Job sector: Private Practice
Experience: PQE 3
Contact: HR and Recruitment Team
Sector: Personal Injury
Category: Paralegal Jobs

Lyons Davidson is a national law practice of around 900 employees operating from offices in Bristol, Solihull, Leeds, New Malden and Cardiff, and our associated practice in Edinburgh, Lyons Davidson Scotland LLP. We also have employees based in our onsite client offices in Folkestone and Whitstable.

We are a full service legal Company committed to delivering high-quality professional services in a cost-effective and approachable manner to institutions, businesses and individuals.

Purpose:

A rare opportunity has arisen for a motor insurance Case Handler/Paralegal with at least 3 years of direct experience to join our Edinburgh city centre office. 

Duties/Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Managing their own caseload of RTA personal injury cases
  • Pursuing claims through pre-litigation stages,
    • Initial review of liability and prospects
    • Instruction of medical experts and valuation of injuries
    • Review and valuation of financial losses
    • Advising clients on offers
    • Negotiating settlement
    • Preparing cases for litigation where appropriate
  • Making full use of our case management system, Filestream
  • Complying with agreed service standards
  • Assisting junior staff where required
  • Communicating with clients, insurers, expert witnesses and solicitors
  • Dealing with administration as required.

Skills/Competencies required:

You will be a team player with good attention to detail, the ability to use your own initiative and to work to strict deadlines. You should also have excellent written and verbal communication skills. A legal qualification is not essential where there is equivalent experience.

Why Join us?

With Investors in People accreditation since 1998, we positively encourage our employees to progress and develop within the Company. We recognise that our continued growth and success is the direct result of our employee’s contributions and we want to help you exceed the needs of relevant CPD requirements, regardless of the role.

Our wide range of benefits, include a generous holiday entitlement, flexible benefits (including pension, bikes for work and health screening), day-to-day recognition scheme and annual bonus scheme as well as development opportunities. We have active social committees and support various charities/fundraising events across the UK.

Lyons Davidson prides itself on being an equal opportunities employer and is committed to, and realises the benefits of, having a diverse workforce.

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