Paralegal

We are currently recruiting for a Paralegal to join the professional risk department of our clients firm on Merseyside.

Brief Job Description

  • The role is to work with partners and solicitors handling the defence of professional indemnity claims.
  • Communication with other parties, experts, Insurers, Insureds, and brokers, including by telephone, e-mail and letter, and on occasion, in person.
  • Draft responses to claims, including analysis of breach of duty, causation, and quantum.
  • Identify potential policy issues.
  • Develop effective and efficient claim resolution strategies.
  • Draft instructions to experts and/or Counsel.
  • Prepare chronologies.
  • The tasks will include reviewing documents; preparing chronologies; instructing experts and counsel; drafting synopses of claims; and preparing draft reports and up-dates to insurers on behalf of colleagues.
  • Carry out legal research; maintain management information.
  • Assist as required in business development, including in the organisation of client entertainment, seminars/articles/e-shots and other marketing events

Candidate Requirements

  • Be able to develop and sustain good working relationships with external contacts and internal colleagues.
  • Be able to effectively analyse client needs and develop cost effective solutions.
  • Be able to prioritise and organise own workload to ensure deadlines are adhered to.
  • Be able to work under pressure and to deadlines as required.
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, including questioning and listening.
  • Possess good IT knowledge and skills.
  • Be able to apply own judgment and experience when making decisions and/or providing advice to clients.
  • Be able to construct effective and concise written communications, including letters, e-mails and reports.
  • Be willing to develop excellent technical knowledge, including keeping up to date with changes in regulation and legislation.
  • Be able to demonstrate effective file and diary management.

For more information on this role, please contact stephanie@acs-recruitment.co.uk

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