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Job Title: Industrial Disease Paralegal   Ref no: BH2285
Location: Pontefract      
Salary: Negotiable      
Well established law firm requires an additional Paralegal for its’ Industrial Disease department based in Pontefract.

Duties will include:

- Attendance on clients and others in order to
take statements, obtain information, make
appointments and complete Legal Aid Agency
(LAA) forms.

- Liaise between clients and experts and
between clients and supervisor and with the
other side as requested.

- Dealing with client queries and reporting to
the appropriate fee earner.

- Preparing standard legal forms.

- Preparing and filing court documents

- Fixing dates for Court hearings and liaising
with Counsel and court to find mutually
convenient dates.

- Arranging conferences with Counsel and
liaising with client, solicitor, barrister
and experts.

- Preparation of bills and/or liaise with costs
draftsman.

- Preparing LAA forms.

- Liaise with The Accident Line as requested

- Carry out benefit queries and deal with call
queries

- Liaise with Welfare Benefits Advisor and
accounts department as required.

- Obtain periodic payments on account as agreed
by the fee earner.

- Carry relevant searches.

- To undertake other duties such as researching
law, searching old files, obtaining
documents, transporting clients, running
errands and supporting fee earners as and
when required.

You will need:

- Good client care skills.

- GCSE English grade C or above.

- Experience of working in an Industrial
Disease or PI department in a law firm
advantageous.

- Commitment to become fully knowledgeable in
Industrial Disease Law through undertaking
relevant training.

Office hours are 9.00am until 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00am until 5.00pm Friday.

20 days holidays plus bank holidays (plus 4 days over Christmas) and company pension scheme after 3 months.



 
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