Legal Assistant, Fee Earner – Industrial Disease – Manchester

An opportunity has arisen for a Legal Assistant/ Fee Earner to join our Industrial Disease team in the Manchester City Centre office.


Key responsibilies:

• Assist Partner in Asbestos disease litigation

• To undertake fee earning work and meet targets set

• Conduct and progress matters on behalf of clients maintaining an appropriate and professional relationship at all times

• Prepare Court documents

• Experience of dealing with opponents as well as attending clients in their own home and taking detailed statements

• Report to Legal Expense insurers and comply with reporting requirements

Skills and requirements:

• The ideal candidate will have some experience in industrial disease claims ideally asbestos related claims

• Experience of preparing and attending Court hearings

• Deliver outstanding client care and develop relevant external relationships

• You will need to have a strong commercial understanding of the sector as you will be expected to risk assess cases and give feedback

• Highly organised with a strong attention to detail

• Ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines

• Courteous, polite and professional

Hours: 09.00am – 5.30pm – Monday to Friday, Full time
Closing Date: 30 November 2016
Salary: Competitive
Applications to:
Please apply for this role by sending your CV to:
hr@birchallblackburn.co.uk