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Job Title Paralegal/Litigation Executive – Property Damage
Job Location Manchester
Job Type Paralegal
Expertise Property and Liability

We have an exciting opportunity for a Paralegal/Litigation Executive to join our expanding Property Damage team in our Manchester office.

The Team

We have an established and well-respected group of lawyers with our Property Damage Team who advise some of the UK's largest insurers and their underwriters on all classes of property damage claims. This includes multi-million-pound claims for fire, infrastructure damage, flood damage, building defect claims, Party Wall Act disputes as well as subsidence. This involves claims under a full suite of property policies to include commercial combined covers, property owners risks and Construction All Risks cover. Our policy coverage claims involve advice on non-disclosure and fair presentation of risk, breach of conditions and also fraud.

The Role

The role of a Paralegal/Litigation Executive will involve assisting with a caseload of Property Damage cases for a corporate client. The right candidate will need to be comfortable negotiating settlements on behalf of our client, providing advice and assessing/reviewing damages. Alongside assisting with a caseload, you can gain further exposure to higher value claims by assisting the team with the more complex property damage claims.

For this role the ability to analyse and evaluate information logically, good communication skills and the ability to relate well to clients and staff is important. Attention to detail, good organisational skills and communication skills are a necessity.

In terms of experience, we are looking for candidates with previous legal experience within a Property Damage environment.

In return, you will benefit from being part of an organisation that is genuinely committed to its people. Within our friendly department you will have access to a range of learning and development opportunities designed to support your ongoing progression.

The Firm

Clyde & Co is a leading global law firm, specialising in the sectors that underpin global trade and commercial activity, namely: insurance, transport, construction, energy, trade and commodities. It is globally integrated, offering a comprehensive range of contentious and non-contentious legal services and commercially-minded legal advice to businesses operating across the world. Clyde & Co is committed to operating in a responsible way. This means progressing towards a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of its communities and clients, using its legal skills to support its communities through pro bono work, volunteering and charitable partnerships, and minimising the impact it has on the environment. The firm has 480 partners, 2400 lawyers, 3200 legal professionals and 5000 people overall in over 60 offices and associated offices worldwide.

Our Values

Our values are the principles that guide the decisions we make, unite us in our endeavours and strengthen our delivery, for our clients and our firm. We:

  • Work as one We are a globally connected team of talented people who act with a firm-first mentality to achieve success
  • Excel with clients We aim high and challenge ourselves to deliver unique excellence for our clients, keeping them at the centre of everything we do
  • Celebrate difference We help each other to be at our best and believe our differences result in greater achievement
  • Act boldly We seek new opportunities, take action and learn as we go, recognising that curiosity drives our development and contributes to growth

Role Competency Requirements

Clyde & Co is committed to providing extensive, personal and professional development opportunities for our people enabling them to be highly effective in their current role as well as assisting them to fulfil their career aspirations.

The competencies are used to inform all aspects of career development. They vary across levels and different business areas and fall under the following areas:

Technical Excellence

Technical legal expertise: the knowledge of the law and ability to apply it

Research: the ability to conduct research effectively and apply it commercially

Managing legal processes: the ability to ensure all legal processes are followed efficiently and effectively

People and Team

Guiding individual performance and development: develops the skills of self and others

Teamwork and collaboration: working cooperatively and effectively with others

Leadership: creating high performing teams

Client Relationships and Business Development

Building business relationships: establishing, maintaining and using relationships to create and develop business opportunities

Commercial thinking: understanding the commercial drivers

Cross-selling and business development

Finance and Practice Management

Finance management and understanding of the business

Project management: ensuring projects are delivered

Knowledge sharing

Personal Effectiveness


Clarity of thinking

Personal contribution

If you would like a confidential chat about this role please contact Sarah Kennedy on 0161 838 6781 or email sarah.kennedy@clydeco.com


Clyde & Co is committed to promoting equality and diversity in all aspects of employment and are proud to be a Top 50 Inclusive Employer.