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Job Title Paralegal - Employers Liability/Public Liability
Job Location Birmingham
Job Type Paralegal
Expertise Volume Claims - Employers Liability/Public Liability
Description

We are looking for an experienced Paralegal to join the Employers Liabiity/Public Liability teams to be based in our Birmingham office.

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.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be an experienced fee earner competent running a defendant caseload of pre-lit and litigated fast track matters as well as assisting in higher value cases.

Expected to:

  • Handle a caseload of c65 files at any one time.
  • Deal with all procedural aspects from issue through to trial.
  • Draft all pleadings.
  • Demonstrate the ability to value personal injury using JC Guidelines and case law.
  • Assess claims for special damages.
  • Negotiate settlement where appropriate using persuasive arguments.
  • Have strong telephone negotiation skills.
  • Prepare witness statements for use in court proceedings, taken via telephone call or video call.
  • Attend conferences with counsel when required.
  • Conduct own telephone advocacy.
  • Liaise with other professionals such as claimant's solicitors, counsel, courts, brokers, policyholders and the insurer clients.
  • Have strong organisation skills and be able to use a case management system.
  • Ensure all Management Information is completed timely and accurately
  • Adhere to client SLA requirements in terms of reporting and updates.
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Previous file handling experience of pre-lit and litigation caseload
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • The ability to meet deadlines and work efficiently by managing time in a fast pace environment.
  • A Professional manner with the ability to build relationship internally and externally.

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.

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

For a confidential conversation contact Sarah Kennedy on 0161 838 6781 or email sarah.kennedy@clydeco.com

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