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Job Title Paralegal - Catastrophic Injury and Large Loss
Job Location Bristol
Job Type Paralegal
Expertise Catastrophic Injury and Large Loss

The Team

Our market-leading catastrophic injury specialists are trusted around the world by general and specialist insurers corporations, and health and public sector bodies to defend their most serious and highest value cases.

We handle the whole range of complex and high value claims including fatality, acquired brain injury, spinal cord damage, amputation, chronic pain, the funding of long-term care and rehabilitation.

The Role

The role would be assisting lead lawyers and partners - no more than two - in every aspect of their cases. With cases involving such serious injury the team adopt a very forensic approach to liability and valuation aspects of the case. It would be assisting with those, instructing counsel and medical experts, taking statements, assessing evidence, reviewing medical records, attending conferences with counsel and court etc. Every case is different and all really interesting.

We act for most insurers and have team recognised for their technical excellence.

At the same time we would focus on your development and training generally so as to ensure you are progressing against objectives. We have fabulous brand new offices in Manchester. Our paralegals come in 3 days a week and work from home the others. Being around the partners ensures great training and experience.

Key Responsibilities

Your role will involve assisting the Fee Earner with all aspects of the day to day management of claims, everything from assisting with liability enquiries, obtaining and reviewing medical records and reports, drafting witness statements, preparing instructions to Experts and Counsel, preparing Counsel/Court bundles and any general admin duties.

Essential Skills & Experience

Applicants must have excellent communication and organisational skills, along with the ability to work well under pressure and to strict deadlines. Although not essential, knowledge of the litigation process would be useful. Successful completion of the Legal Practice Course is an advantage.