EL/PL Paralegal

Job Description

Salary: £23000

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

To assist with a caseload of police matters along with ELPL cases for a range of insurer and self insured clients.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Assist the police team with a wide range of matters for emergency services and commercial casualty team with a case load of defendant EL/PL claims.
  • Knowledge of portal claims, EL/PL/litigated matters
  • Assist Partners/Associates on larger value EL /PL claims
  • Understands how to deal with liability, causation and quantum
  • Be able to communicate professionally with insurer and insured clients
  • Contribute to team 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
  • Understands how to work commercially whilst providing a good client service

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
  • Paralegal with experience of managing defendant EL/PL Claims/Police claims is preferred
  • 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

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