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Industrial Disease Paralegal, Leeds

  • Full Time
  • Leeds
  • Salary: £ Competitive salary package, negotiable depending on experience

BH2755

Well-established law firm require an additional Paralegal for their Industrial Disease  department based in North Leeds.

Well-established law firm require an additional Paralegal for their Industrial Disease  department based in North Leeds. You will handle a caseload of the full range of pre litigation and post litigation Industrial Disease claims including NIHL, HAVS, RSI and respiratory matters. Matters will be a mix of fast and multi-track claims.

Duties will include:

  • Attendance on clients and others in order to take statements, obtain information, make appointments and complete court forms.
  • Liaising between clients and experts and between clients and with the other side as requested.
  • Preparing standard legal forms and preparing and filing court documents
  • Arranging conferences with Counsel and liaising with client, solicitor, barrister and experts.

You will need:

  • At least 1 – 2 years experience of dealing with Industrial Disease litigated claims, preferable from a claimant background but Defendant experience will also be considered.
  • Experience in dealing with multi track litigation claims.
  • A good understanding of CPR rules.
  • Experience in negotiating.
  • History of working to and achieving cost targets.
  • Excellent client care skills.
  • Excellent time-management and organisational skills,
  • Good attention to detail to be able to carefully analyse files and data.
  • The ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines,
  • Good team working skills.

Competitive salary package including 20 days holidays plus bank holidays, free parking and bonus scheme.  Office hours are 9am – 5pm.

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