Paralegal

Acs are looking for a Paralegal to join an established Liverpool based firm.

To assist fee earners in running a caseload of litigated fast track and multi track EL & PL files within the retail sector.

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Diarising tasks and court directions
  • Filing A/K of Service and Defences
  • Drafting court applications and, consent orders
  • Attending trials with Counsel
  • Conducting court hearings (applies only if the person has the relevant experience
  • Instructing Investigators
  • Instructing experts
  • Reviewing and assessing evidence
  • Considering medical records
  • Drafting questions to Experts
  • Drafting disclosure lists
  • Reviewing/amending witness statements
  • Reviewing and assessing  liability evidence
  • Arranging surveillance
  • Drafting Instructions to Counsel
  • Preparing Directions questionnaires , Pre trial checklists and other court forms/ information requests
  • Drafting reports and updates to Insured and Insurer
  • Discussing cases by telephone with Insured and Insurer
  • Getting to know the Insured’s business
  • Attending client meetings and any other relevant internal meetings
  • Sourcing experts
  • Arranging appointments
  • Advising on quantum
  • Maintenance of case management system in respect of current position/ reserves
  • Payment requests
  • Arranging surveillance
  • Time recording

Candidate Requirements

  • A good working knowledge of CPR
  • Knowledge/experience of EL/PL Claims (desirable)
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise own workload and meet deadlines
  • Confident in communicating with Clients
  • Adheres to guidelines and procedures
  • A proactive attitude to work
  • IT skills in particular Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Experience of meeting financial targets (desirable)
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills