Paralegal - Recoveries

Job Description

Salary: Negotiable

We are looking to attract a Paralegal to join DWF, an award-winning legal business to join the Specialist Recovery team based in Manchester.

You will be based in the Specialist Recovery Team handling all manner of subrogated insurance recovery claims including Liability disputes, first party fraud, indemnity withdrawal, contribution claims and CPR 25 payments. Cases can be of any value.

You will have some experience of working in an insurance environment and will have the ability to work well within a team, be confident liaising closely with more senior fee earners and clients, and to have strong organisational skills, candidates should also have excellent IT skills.

 

It is desirable for candidates to have gained experience in use of a case management system.

 

We're offering you the opportunity to join a dynamic and fast paced team and gain access to top level industry training. DWF have a unique approach to providing legal services and work with market leaders and the best in the industry, all whilst providing a supportive work environment where you will work collaboratively towards a shared vision.

 

You will have the opportunity to work within a dedicated team where you will:

 

  • Action all cases in line with practice group/client service standards and protocols ensuring the monitoring and completion of MI as required;
  • Assist in driving performance across the fee earning team.
  • Use of the case management system and / or use of standard documentation wherever appropriate;
  • Utilise negotiation and communication skills to proactively settle/ assist in the settlement of cases whilst further developing legal technical knowledge;
  • Analyse risk and utilise commercial knowledge to develop sound judgement in order to justify decisions in the management of cases;
  • Prioritise and organise work efficiently and effectively to ensure client service level agreements and deadlines are met;
  • Understand the role in the context of the practice group and proactively seek to increase contribution via the allocation of work;
  • Work flexibly in adjusting to changes in priority of workload as dictated by line manager;
  • Interpret financial information to monitor your own performance against agreed targets ensuring there’s an ability to explain any differential; 

Are you interested in joining an international legal business and develop your legal expertise? 

Then we would love to hear from you!!

Benefits package and flexible working:

We want you to feel valued and rewarded by your time at DWF. We understand the importance of offering you a reward package that goes beyond simply salary. That’s why, when you join DWF, you’ll be given a choice. You can pick from a range of benefits, allowing you to build a package that suits your needs and lifestyle, as well as those of your family. In addition to our standard benefits (medical insurance, life insurance, pension and 25 days annual leave), we offer flexible benefits which include season ticket loans, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers, a buy as you earn share scheme . You will also have access to additional wellbeing programs such as an online GP and a Healthy Minds helpline.

We welcome applications from people looking for a flexible or [partly] agile role. We are happy to explore your preferred working patterns as part of your application.

About DWF

DWF is a global legal business providing Complex, Managed and Connected Services, operating from 33 key locations with over 4,200 people. The Company became the first Main Market Premium Listed legal business on the London Stock Exchange in March 2019. We are committed to equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  At DWF we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.

 

Supporting your application

Our recruitment process will comprise of interviews and, at times, a written exercise, an assessment day and/or a presentation.  We want to make sure we do all we can to make this a positive experience for you.  Please click the following link (https://www.cleartalents.com/apply/allroles/) which will take you through a simple process to identify any adjustments or additional support we can provide beforehand or on the day.

Note to recruitment agencies

We hire the majority of our talent directly by our resourcing team or via referrals. On occasion, we will look for external support and will release vacancies to our recently reviewed Preferred Suppliers List. Speculative CVs sent by other agents or outside of the agreed process will not be accepted and no recruitment fee will be applicable.

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