Paralegal

  • DAC Beachcroft LLP
  • London, UK
  • 16 Apr, 2019
Permanent Paralegal

Job Description

Role Responsibility

  • 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.

Type

Private Practice

Salary

Competitive