My client is looking to recruit an experienced Paralegal to join their expanding Birmingham team.
You will be expected to run a case load of small claim, fast track and multi-track litigation files in relation to uninsured losses, insurer subrogated loss and hire charges arising from road traffic accidents. To be considered for this opportunity you MUST have experience of working within a volume litigation environment, with experience of pursuing hire claims.
You will be required to demonstrate experience of handling both fast track and multi-track claims to trial, including dealing with costs budgeting, advocacy (such as case management hearings) and enforcement. You will be taking on a case load of existing claims some of which will be litigated. You will need to demonstrate experience of handling a challenging case load.
You will need to be able to assess prospects of success (whether in relation to liability or quantum disputes) and show that you can successfully conclude the dispute whilst bearing proportionality in mind. In order to do this, you will need to demonstrate an excellent understanding of relevant statutory provisions and case law in respect of liability and quantum, particularly around the quantification on hire claims.
Key Responsibilities Include:
•Able to quickly assess relevant issues on receipt of instructions, including the assessment of prospects of success, and formulate a plan to conclusion
•Ensuring compliance requirements are met at all times and escalate any issues appropriately
•Drafting Schedules of Loss, including claims for loss of earnings and complex loss of profit claims
•Ensuring that paper and electronic files are maintained in good order, to include promptly completed attendance notes of all telephone calls
•Taking all steps to bring claims to a successful conclusion promptly and in accordance with the Claims Handling Model if appropriate
•Assisting other Fee Earners and your Team Leader as directed from time to time, by your supervisor. As well as offering a competitive basic salary, our client offers an extremely good benefits package for all of its roles.
• Exposure to credit hire and CPR.
• IT literate with a good working knowledge of Excel and Word.
• Experience of working within a pressurised and deadline driven environment with the ability to prioritise work effectively.
• A co-operative team player who presents a positive, enthusiastic and flexible approach to their work.
• Outstanding eye for detail.
• Confident oral and written communication skills.
• Confident negotiator and communicator