Paralegal – Personal Injury

PARALEGAL – PERSONAL INJURY – NOTTINGHAM

Bhatia Best Solicitors are a leading law firm based in the East Midlands who specialise in Criminal Defence, Family Law, Personal Injury, Public Law and Community Care.

 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Paralegal to join our Personal Injury Department at our Nottingham office.

 

Job description:

 

  1. Advise and represent clients
  2. Interaction on a daily basis with clients and professionals, either on the telephone, video conferencing or in person
  3. Support senior case workers working on progression and management of case files
  4. Undertake fee earning responsibilities to support senior case workers – undertake legal research, drafting of proformas and court documents as necessary
  5. Comply with SQM (Specialist Quality Mark) and all internal transaction criteria and procedures
  6. Maintain efficiency and profitability of the department
  7. Maintaining case files via our computerised case management system
  8. Assist and participate with training initiatives taken by the firm
  9. Act as “next friend” and promote training initiatives of new recruits and promoted staff
  10. Comply with the firm’s Office Manual
  11. Maintain client confidentiality and legal professional privilege
  12. Actively promote office relations with clients, their families and potential new clients (public relations)

 

Personal specification:

 

  1. Good oral and written communication skills
  2. Competent drafting all types of legal documents
  3. Strong analytical skills and ability to apply law to fact
  4. Competent negotiation skills (both written and oral)
  5. Proficiency using Microsoft Word 365 (Outlook, Word and Excel) and Windows

 

Knowledge:

 

Candidate to have Bachelor’s degree (LL.B) in Law (or equivalent) and either already have completed LPC or SQE, or intends to so on a part time basis.

Understanding of Rules of Conduct and Client Confidentiality.

 

Hours are Monday to Friday 9am – 5.30pm with one hour for lunch.

 

Previous applicants need not apply.