Paralegal

Posted 25 April by SF Group Easy Apply

SF Group's client are a personal injury specialist law firm looking for a dynamic and smart working individual to join there Industrial Disease team as a Paralegal. You must have previous experience within a similar role and be able to work on your own initiative.

Location: Pontefract

Salary: £20,000

Duties & responsibilities:

  • Providing direct support to enable the team to operate at optimum efficiency
  • Attendance on clients and others in order to take statements, obtain information, make appointments and complete Legal Aid Agency (LAA) forms
  • Liaise between clients and experts and between clients and supervisor and with the other side as requested
  • Dealing with client queries and reporting to the appropriate fee earner
  • Preparing standard legal forms
  • Preparing and filing court documents
  • Fixing dates for Court hearings and liaising with Counsel and court to find mutually convenient dates
  • Arranging conferences with Counsel and liaising with client, solicitor, barrister and experts
  • Preparation of bills and/or liaise with costs draftsman
  • Preparing LAA forms
  • Liaise with The Accident Line as requested
  • Carry out benefit queries and deal with call queries
  • Liaise with Welfare Benefits Advisor and accounts department as required
  • Obtain periodic payments on account as agreed by the fee earner
  • Carry relevant searches
  • To undertake other duties such as researching law, searching old files, obtaining documents, transporting clients, running errands and supporting fee earners as and when required

Skills & experience:

  • Similar experience within a similar role
  • Good client care skills
  • GCSE English grade C or above
  • Commitment to become fully knowledgeable in Industrial Disease Law through undertaking relevant training.

Reference: 34992030

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