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Job Title Paralegal - Personal Injury, Employers & Public Liability Litigation
Job Location Bristol
Job Type Paralegal
Expertise Personal Injury

Job Description | Paralegal / Legal Executive - Insurance Litigation

The Role

Department: Insurance Financial and Professional Disputes

Location: Bristol

Role: Full Time

Position: Paralegal/ Legal Executive

The Team

Clyde & Co is the world's pre-eminent insurance law firm, providing the highest quality advisory and dispute resolution services to insurers and their clients operating in both established and emerging markets.

Placing our clients at the centre of everything we do, our aim is to combine our specialist market experience with market-leading relationship management to build a service which is tailored specifically to the needs of our clients, based on an understanding of their individual claims philosophies and underwriting appetite, as well as the capital, operational and regulatory issues they face.

We offer an unmatched depth of coverage and defence capabilities across every line of insurance and reinsurance business, from the smallest claim to the most complex loss.

Clyde & Co provides clients with ready access to advice on contentious issues regardless of business sector or location, handling disputes of all sizes up to complex multi-jurisdictional cases.

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity to join a team to handle a broad range of insurance liability cases with a focus on defendant employers' liability, public liability and product liability claims.

We are looking for a paralegal/legal executive to join our team. The role will include handling pre-litigated claims from first notification of loss to the conclusion of the claim, providing a bespoke cradle to grave claims handling service for insurers and policy holders involving all manner of personal injury claims.

The team has particular expertise in complex, cross-border or multi-party claims, including those originating from complex injury claims, product liability, aviation and manufacturing sectors.

The successful candidate will have a varied caseload of Defendant Employers Liability and Public and Product Liability claims and will work in a team dedicated to dealing with a number of the UK's largest insurer clients.

The role would also involve assisting lead lawyers and partners in all aspect of their cases. At the same time, we would focus on your development and training generally so as to ensure you are progressing against objectives and your career goals. Part of this development will enable the successful candidate to handle their own litigated files and we have seen many of our junior paralegal's progress in their careers to become associates within our team.

The team currently enjoys hybrid working.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Previous experience working in Personal Injury teams is essential
  • Understanding of Defendant Employers and Public Liability litigation work and the MOJ Portal. Previous experience working on matters on the defendant side is desirable although not essential
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Legal qualifications and/or experience is mandatory;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • The ability to meet deadlines and work efficiently by managing time in a fast-paced environment.
  • Willingness to learn and develop skills / knowledge
  • A professional manner with the ability to build relationships internally and externally

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

This is the job description as constituted at present; however the Firm reserves the right to reasonably amend it in accordance with the changing needs of the business.


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