Paralegal/Fee Earner – Industrial Disease

We are looking for a Paralegal/Fee Earner for our clients Industrial Disease Department.

For the right sort of candidate this is a great opportunity to join a fast paced leading Liverpool law firm.

Candidates will have experience in Noise Induced Hearing loss, vibration white finger and asbestos claims along with proclaim experience.

Candidates must have at least 6 months experience within I.D. If they have recently transfer to an ID role and have litigation experience from another PI sector they would be considered.

Key responsibilities and accountability:

  • Taking initial calls with Clients and vetting claims at the outset; keeping up-to-date with changes in legislation and key case law decisions; being aware of limitation and causation issues at every step of each claim.
  • Drafting instructions to Counsel to prepare pleadings; drafting witness statements; valuing claims, making Part 36 offers and negotiating settlements.
  • Prepare for trial proceedings by organising evidence; preparing statements; scheduling witnesses; ensuring that witnesses are ready when needed; taking conference/courtroom notes.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications.
  • Reviewing medical and personnel records to identify any issues that may affect the prospects of a claim; drafting chronologies; instructing medical experts; always aware of the commercial aspects of each claim.
  • Organising and monitoring a task list to ensure all files are dealt with efficiently and promptly; ensuring all Court dates are met; preparing responses to Third Party Insurers and Solicitors.
  • Maintaining good relationships with third parties and clients; drafting pre action disclosure applications.
  • Helping to develop cases by maintaining a proactive approach; preparing and forwarding court correspondence; drafting documents; keeping clients informed by maintaining contact ensuring to update the client every 28 days.

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

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