PI Legal Assistant – Manchester

An opportunity has arisen for a Legal Assistant to join our Personal Injury team in the Manchester City Centre office.


Key responsibilities:

• 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
• Able to understand how a claimant conditional fee agreement works and be able to confidently advise clients in relation to conditional fee agreements and liability matters on files
• Experience of dealing with opponents as well as taking detailed witness statements and proofs from clients and other parties involved in personal injury matters
• Assisting Senior Partners in the Personal Injury Department in growing a mixed caseload in types of cases and values
• Report to Legal Expense insurers and comply with reporting requirements

Skills:

• The ideal candidate will have some experience in claimant personal injury matters (Portal and Fastrack claims) as well as some experience working on more involved high value complex serious injury cases
• Professional competence in chosen area of Law
• 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
Salary: Competitive

Please apply for this role by downloading the application form from our website and submit it by email to:
jxpatton@birchallblackburn.co.uk
Closing date 26th Auguest 2016.