Eversheds Sutherland LLP Ipswich, UK
20 Mar, 2019Permanent
We have an opportunity for a Personal Injury Legal Executive/Paralegal to join the Corporate Claims team in Ipswich. Key responsibilities: Provide commercial legal advice on personal injury cases, supporting the Partners in the Corporate Claims team. Support and offer guidance to junior lawyers in the team. Be pro-active and willing to get involved in business development. This varied role offers a wide range of high quality PI work. You will have access to sector specialists and be expected to work with these contacts across the firm to help develop growth areas for the team. You will work on high profile, complex litigation. Skills and experience: Strong technical skills, commercial acumen and excellent academic qualifications, ideally with a degree or equivalent, classification of 2:1 or higher. Ability to analyse complex factual situations and distil the key issues clearly and concisely and persuade others through logical reasoning. You will provide a first rate client service both internally and externally. Ability to provide commercial advice recognising that Claims are brought either by our clients’ staff or customers. If their litigation is handled insensitively there is the potential to cause serious damage to our clients’ reputation and brand. ‘Can do’ attitude and prepared to go the extra mile to ensure we are able to meet our clients’ needs. Key competencies: You will need to have a proven track record of handling personal injury claims You must be able to meet client needs and build exceptional relationships with internal and external contacts You will have good communication and influencing skills together with technical skills and knowledge You will enjoy working as part of a team but be equally able to manage your own matters efficiently and promptly You will be client centered, managing quality, risk and finance.