Paralegal Casualty Birmingham

Job Description

Salary: Competitive

Weightmans is a Top 45 law firm with offices throughout the UK. Having been recognised as the leading legal employer at the annual Britain's Top Employers awards 2021 and achieved record rankings in Chambers UK, we are immensely proud of the work we carry out for our clients and the culture we provide to our people.

The Department

Our Casualty team provides a full, expert service in defending public and employers' liability claims, particularly workplace, public sector and claims against the emergency services. Weightmans' team is second-to-none in providing defendant litigation services in these specialist areas. We operate on a national basis with dedicated workplace, public and police teams.

The role
  • Primarily assist partners and other fee earners with local authority claims, working on social care cases and with some other types of local authority or injury litigation work.
  • Gain an understanding of new and developing areas of law such as the evolving duty of care, human rights, defamation and data protection/information law to be able to advise and report on those.
  • The role will involve reviewing large volumes of documents, summarising them, preparing them for disclosure to other parties in litigation, and reporting on liability, value and tactics
  • Assist others with their caseloads of other types of local authority or injury litigation work
  • Achieve set hours and billing targets
  • Meet deadlines, and comply with procedural requirements from clients and the firm
  • Comply with relevant policies and procedures
  • Work in accordance with Weightmans’ values

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and you will be expected to perform other duties and have other responsibilities that fall within the wider remit of the role.

The person specification
  • Previous experience of managing a personal injury caseload and preferably social care experience, although not essential
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and concentration
  • Excellent collaborative and team working skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines and targets
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Flexible approach
Other Information

Please note:

  • Any reference to experience or PQE in our adverts or job descriptions is to be used as a guideline only. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and with different levels of experience who can demonstrate that they fulfil the requirements of the role.

 

  • The successful candidate appointed to this role will be subject to our standard background checking process, and any offer of employment made is conditional upon successful completion of those checks. Further details can be obtained from the Recruitment team.

 

  • We're committed to diversity and inclusion and to creating an environment where everyone can reach their full potential

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