A paralegal or legal executive working within the defendant disease claims team.
You will be working in a team of 10 + fee earners who also work on defendant claims. The team is within a wider office that handles a variety of claims and legal issues.
Your workload will be assisting other senior colleagues with a variety of cases including; disease claims, claims of abuse or neglect, international claims, complex injuries.
You will work for a mixture of insurer clients and self-insured entities who instruct us directly.
Where necessary you may be asked to take ownership of some files.
Your work will be supervised by more senior members of the team and you will receive the required level of technical, system and firm specific training to complete the role.
You shall exercise full compliance with DAC Beachcroft protocols on billing and credit control and demonstrate a high level of financial management in respect of own files.
Aim to achieve a minimum budgeted hours equivalent to an annual target of 1440 chargeable hours and also achieve a billing target commensurate with your role and client fee scale.
As part of your role you may be asked to support marketing and business development activity within the team. This will include meeting clients, attending training sessions and marketing events.
As part of your role you will be asked to build an awareness of DAC Beachcroft's other services and to maintain an awareness of the firm's strategies and plans.
As part of your role you will be asked to maintain and develop technical knowledge through attendance at training sessions, reading appropriate publications and where necessary exceeding Law Society CPD requirements.
Handle confidential information in line with the firms data security protocols
The Ideal Candidate
A paralegal/legal executive with a keen interest in disease claims. Experience would be beneficial, but not essential.
Be able to build good relationships within the team and also with our commercial/insurer client.
An awareness of management information, client driven KPI's and their importance to meeting client expectations would be preferable.
Able to deal confidently and professionally with clients on day to day issues.
Able to demonstrate a reasonable level of self-sufficiency, combined with an awareness of the boundaries of own competence/authority.
An ability to adopt a commercial (or pragmatic) perspective rather than an ‘academic’ approach to legal issues.
Change oriented with a positive, flexible approach towards the implementation of new initiatives.
Team oriented and collegiate with a willingness to share knowledge with and support other members of the team.
About DAC Beachcroft LLP
DAC Beachcroft LLP is a leading international legal business with offices across Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America.
We partner with our clients to help them achieve sustainable growth and to defend their business and reputation. We do this by taking a tailored approach to providing commercial, transactional, claims, risk and advisory legal services.
We are recognised leaders in Insurance, Health and Real Estate and draw on the knowledge, industry experience and commercial expertise of our outstanding 2,400 lawyers and support colleagues in these sectors and beyond.
We are forward-thinking, flexible and easy to engage with and we're proud that our clients tell us regularly that we're great to work with.
We know that our clients value advice that is innovative, practical and personal to them, and we pride ourselves on getting to the heart of their businesses. We measure our performance against their expectations and embrace change as a necessary stage in evolving and strengthening our relationships.
The close working relationship we enjoy with our clients has not been built overnight but honed carefully over the last 250 years. This means today our clients can remain confident they have the very best legal expertise available.