Industrial Disease Paralegal, Chester

The Role

Due to continued growth, we have an excellent opportunity for a paralegal to join the asbestos litigation team in our Chester office.  The role will involve assisting a Partner and other fee earners who act for the victims of asbestos disease with all aspects of a legal case from start to finish, including pre litigated and litigated cases.

This role will be suitable for a law graduate / LPC graduate with good academics who is looking to develop their legal career, or alternatively an experienced paralegal with personal injury experience.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Proactively support the Partner and other fee earners in the department
  • Draft witness statements, schedules of loss and other relevant legal documents
  • Liaise with counsel/experts
  • Liaise with clients, handling matters with the appropriate sensitivity
  • Understand client requirements and manage cases in line with agreed service levels and best practice

Knowledge & Experience

  • Experience of working in industrial disease or personal injury within a legal environment
  • Academic qualifications in Law
  • An ability to build relationships with the client, family, witnesses, counsel and experts
  • A client focused approach to service delivery and able to demonstrate a real commitment to and empathy with the client
  • Excellent communication skills and telephone manner and ability to build and maintain good working relationships, both internally and externally
  • Able to prioritise work effectively to maximise efficiency in working practices
  • Self-motivated and able to work under pressure to strict deadlines/timescales
  • Experience in using case management software and Microsoft office tools
  • Good attention to detail
  • Highly organised

In return, we can offer you a competitive salary, bonus scheme and benefits package.

Hours: 9.00am – 5.30pm – Monday to Friday (Full Time, Permanent)
Closing Date: 5 January 2021
Salary: Competitive
Applications to: Please apply for this role by sending your CV and covering letter to: careers@birchallblackburn.co.uk quoting job reference 2CHE

Please note, this vacancy may be closed at any time if sufficient applications have been received.
No agencies.