PI Paralegal

  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • Chelmsford, UK
  • 27 Feb, 2019
Permanent Paralegal

Job Description

 

Two Legal/Litigation Assistant/ Litigation Executive, RTA/Motor, 6-12 months’ experience

Litigation Assistant, EL/PL/Disease, Disease, 6-12 months’ experience

This is a great opportunity to work on a high quality caseload for a variety of clients on Small –track and Fast-track claims as well as assist on multi-track claims.

Team Information:

Kennedys Chelmsford office were the winner of the Legal 500 award for Insurance: Firm (Regional) of the year for the South East in 2016 and Kennedys' UK won the British Legal Award for UK Law Firm of the year in 2017.

There are a few teams within the Chelmsford office whom handle multiple areas of Personal Injury law. These teams are headed up by the below Partners:

Jennifer Harris

Jennifer Harris is a partner based in our Chelmsford office. She qualified in England and Wales in 1993. She has significant experience defending liability claims.

Jennifer acts for insurers, self-insureds organisations and third party administrators. She personally manages large loss cases including severe injuries such as brain and spinal injury, amputations, vegetative state or altered consciousness, polytrauma, brachial plexus injury, chronic pain and loss of senses.

Jennifer’s team handles RTA, EL/PL, Catastrophic & Large Loss and Travel Sickness claims.

Tracy Head      

Tracy is the Partner Team Leader of the London Liability team. She qualified in England and Wales in 1989 and specialises in defending liability injury matters.

Tracy represents insurers and handles employers’, public and product liability matters. She advises on the full range of serious, complex and catastrophic personal injury claims, including stress, bullying, harassment, brain injury, amputations and paralysis.

Tracy’s team in Chelmsford handles EL/PL, Catastrophic & Large Loss and Travel Sickness claims.

Type of Clients across Chelmsford:

  • Employers’ Liability/Public Liability Insurers
  • Motor insurers
  • Local authorities and London Boroughs
  • TPA/Claims Handlers
  • Self-insured Corporates  

Type of Cases across Chelmsford:

  • Employers’, Public and Motor Liability
  • General liability
  • Catastrophic, brain and psychiatric injury
  • Occupational Disease
  • Travel sickness
  • Property recovery

Requirements:

Qualifications: 

Essential:

  • Good Academics.

Desirable:

  • LPC graduate or studying towards ILEX qualification.

Experience:  

Essential:

  • A minimum of 6-12 months* defendant litigation experience preferably within personal injury (claimant experience will be considered).
  • Able to run own caseload with some supervision.
  • Small-track and fast-track claims experience.
  • Experience of arbitration and negotiation.
  • To have had previous client contact and attendance at business development events.

Skills and Abilities:

Essential:

  • Ability to apply a commercial approach to claims in order to deliver economic solutions.
  • To be proactive and take initiative.
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Ability to manage own time, excellent organisation skills.
  • Strong technical and research skills.

Type

Private Practice

Salary

Competitive