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Job Title Paralegal - Fraud
Job Location Birmingham
Job Type Paralegal
Expertise Fraud
Description

About Us

At Clyde & Co, we're leaders in the Casualty market. Built on scale, unparalleled expertise, and a new vision for making the most of AI, data and technology, our Casualty practice is the biggest in the UK. With 480 partners, 2400 lawyers, and 3200 legal professionals in over 60 locations on 6 continents, our reach is truly global.

The Team

Our fraud team is one of our fastest-growing practices, covering a range of insurance and non-insurance fraud disputes, with an emphasis on motor, EL/PL and organised frauds. Our lawyers work closely with our intelligence analysts and understand the role of technology in fighting fraud.

We are looking to recruit Paralegals with relevant Motor Fraud experience gained in a defendant firm who can demonstrate excellent knowledge of the litigation process and run their own case load of files.

Paralegal Academy

Joining the Fraud team within our Casualty practice means you will be part of our Paralegal Academy. The training provided in the academy will be tailored to varying levels of experience, so all our Paralegals are supported when it comes to their development and career progression.

There is also the opportunity to apply for our Casualty SQE qualification programme once you have completed the required amount of work experience in the firm.

Key responsibilities

  • Assisting with a case load of fraud claims
  • Preparing court bundles
  • Drafting letters of instruction, requests, Instructions to Counsel
  • Preparing briefing notes, action plans, file notes and attendance notes
  • Reviewing reports and statements and other relevant documents
  • Drafting and reviewing documents
  • Liaising with and meeting clients with a high level of professionalism
  • Conducting research and keeping up to date with legal and industry practices
  • Managing day to day deadlines with the ability to prioritise and manage time effectively
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ensure files and spreadsheets are maintained and updated
  • Adhoc tasks as required

About You

You will be working within a team filled with legal professionals working in an engaging and friendly environment. Our people pride themselves on making an impact through providing an excellent, results and solutions focussed service to our clients. We're looking for people with excellent communication and organisational skills, and an ability to work well under pressure. You will be focussed on delivering a highly professional service to clients, including compliance with client SLAs and MI requirements. Previous experience of assisting or managing your own caseload is beneficial and experience of personal injury litigation would be desirable.

Our Values

As much as good academics and technical knowledge are important, we want people to join us who truly identify with 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

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

Communication

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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