Senior Litigation Legal Assistant

Ideal Personnel & Recruitment Solutions Ltd
£18,500 per annum
08 Mar 2018
08 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client has a permanent vacancy for a Senior Litigation Legal Assistant.You will provide a high quality legal service to clients on the full range of defendant insurance matters whilst supporting the senior fee earners administratively.

Your key duties will be:

    assisting partners and solicitors to produce high quality legal services to clients on a broad range of defendant insurance workdealing with clients and third parties in a professional manner, maintaining close and regular contact as requiredassisting with monthly billing, all client specific billing and other related financial administrationdealing with all forms of liability, injury and motor claimsdealing with employer and public liability claims, including reporting to clients and adherence to SLA requirementssupporting and assisting senior fee earners and partners in the delivery of service level agreementsassisting with promotional and business development activity, as requiredmaintaining good file management, including electronic and paper storage, archiving and filingtaking telephone calls, handling queries and enquiries where appropriatephotocopying, scanning and collating documentationopening and closing files, as requiredcarrying out legal research, as required
Skills and experience you will have:

    a minimum of 12 - 18 months’ previous experience of contentious legal work is preferreda relevant qualificationprevious experience in using a case management system
Key competencies you will need:

    a desire to exceed client expectationsstrong negotiation and communication skillsthe ability to build rapport with colleagues and clients alikea high degree of initiative and the ability to cope in a demanding environmentexcellent organisational and prioritising skillsto be highly enthusiastic, willing to go the extra mile and be happy to go beyond the job descriptionto be respectful towards others and have a positive, willing and ‘can do’ attitudeto be keen to learn, interested in driving your own career progression and be proactive in taking ownership of this
Ideally candidates will have, or will be looking to attain, a legal qualification and be interested to pursue a career in the law.

Due to the large number of responses we receive it is not always possible to respond to every application. We will only contact those candidates short-listed for this role. If you have not heard from us within 7 days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If you wish to apply for further roles please do so. We will retain your details on file and contact you should a suitable vacancy become available.

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