We are recruiting for a Paralegal to cover 9 months maternity leave for an established Merseyside based firm.

Successful candidate will be assisting 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:

  • Monitoring and ensuring team diary actioned in respect of key court dates
  • Drafting Instructions to Counsel
  • Preparing Directions questionnaires , Pre trial checklists and other court forms/ information requests
  • Drafting court applications and, consent orders
  • Instructing Investigators
  • Drafting disclosure lists
  • Reviewing/amending witness statements
  • Reviewing and assessing¬† liability evidence
  • Attending client meetings and any other relevant internal meetings
  • Filing A/K of Service and Defences
  • Instructing experts
  • Reviewing and assessing evidence
  • Considering medical records
  • Drafting questions to Experts
  • Advising on quantum
  • Attending trials with Counsel
  • Arranging surveillance
  • Drafting reports and updates to Insured and Insurer
  • Discussing cases by telephone with Insured and Insurer
  • Conducting court hearings (applies only if the person has the relevant experience)
  • Maintenance of case management system in respect of current position/ reserves

Candidate Requirements

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

This is a FTC to cover maternity.

For more information on this role, please contact [email protected]