Paralegal (Catastrophic Injury)

Location

Crawley

Description

Paralegal (Catastrophic Injury)

About asb law – Why choose us?

asb law is a pioneering, client-centric, UK law and consultancy firm. We’re recognised for our resolve to challenge convention and find better ways of delivering legal services.

Over recent years, the firm has transformed its operations, making some radical organisational changes along the way, including taking the profound step of sweeping away departmental profit centres in favour of a longer-term focus on client relationships.

This bold approach has earned us several plaudits including, most recently, an award for Innovation in the business of law: New business and service delivery models at the FT Innovative Lawyers Europe 2018. Our managing partner, Andrew Clinton, also featured in the Top Ten Innovative Lawyers Europe 2018, acknowledging his innate passion and determination to transform operational practice.

asb law’s journey is supported and enhanced by the collaborative relationships we develop with our clients and with other service providers. We believe, that by working together, we can find innovative solutions – our aim is to create legal “ecosystems” that work for everyone.

We are investing in people who share our sense of purpose and want to re-write the way that legal services are delivered. We have a fantastic opportunity for a Paralegal to join our highly regarded Aspire team based in our Crawley office.

As an asb Paralegal, we want you to adopt an approach that combines an effective investment in client relationships with an open and transparent delivery model. Our goal is to harness all available knowledge, skills and resources to deliver solutions that help clients to access the right service at the right price – delivering outcomes they want to achieve through a service we are proud of.

We encourage you to work flexibly and to apply your commercial insights to create high quality end-to-end solutions that make sense.

In return, we will engage with you to plan and support your ambition. Your performance will be measured on client satisfaction measures through our innovative rewards programme, which directly aligns with the firm’s core values: pioneering, transparent, collaborative and supportive.

About the team:

Asb aspire has established a strong reputation as one of the leaders in the South East for advising on brain and catastrophic injury claims.

With a great depth of knowledge and experience between them, our specialists ensure that our clients receive the very best advice. They strive to provide an excellent service to all of our clients, combining outstanding technical skill with a uniquely personal and down to earth approach.

We have extensive expertise in all forms of injury, but particularly brain and catastrophic injuries resulting from:

Road traffic accidents;
Accidents involving pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists ;
Accidents at work and occupational diseases;
Occupiers’ and employers’ liability;
Accidents overseas;
Aviation accidents;
Accidents causing death;
Criminal injuries;
Medical and professional negligence;
Accidents involving all forms of transport.

About the role:

We are looking for an experienced Paralegal to support the Senior Partner with a variety of high value, complex cases within catastrophic injury; specifically, brain, head, and spinal injury. On occasion, you will also be required to support the Solicitors in progressing client’s claims to a successful conclusion. Demonstrating flexibility, innovation and large quantities of common sense in this fast-paced department.

Taking initial instructions from potential new clients both in person and over the telephone;
Opening new files and preparing the initial funding documentation;
Advising clients on various funding options available ;
Arranging and liaising with clients (via email, telephone and letter) with regards to appointment dates, dates for conferences, authorities to obtain records;
Liaising with counsel’s clerk with regards to counsel’s availability to attend conferences and advise, also with regards to fee estimates;
Liaising with experts secretaries as above, also relating to new medico-legal
enquiries: waiting list for appointments, timescales for reports, obtaining CVs etc;
Liaising with medical agencies, with regards to experts on their panel and timescales for appointments;
Liaising with and updating BTE/ATE insurers;
Undertaking telephone and face to face interviews to obtain witness statements from clients and other supporting witnesses
Preparing and drafting supporting witness statements;
Drafting Instructions to Counsel and Experts;
Attending initial client meetings / conferences with counsel and minute taking;
Collating, photocopying and preparing bundles of records / documents;
Drafting standard Court documents;
Preparing Schedules of Costs;
Undertaking legal research as necessary;
Undertaking fee estimate reviews and updating clients;
Providing administrative and telephone support to the team as and when required;
Liaising with our accounts team on the general day to day finances of a claim;
Meeting financial targets to be agreed.

Do you have?

Previous legal work experience in Personal Injury, ideally 18+ months;
A genuine interest in PI and the desire to learn and develop your skills and expertise;
Commercial awareness Solid IT skills with a good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook, as you will be self-sufficient;
Good numeracy skills in order to deal accurately with accounts;
Accreditation/interest with APIL, charities and support groups;.
The ability to work well under pressure and manage a varied workload;
A good eye for detail, presentation and overall high work standards;
Excellent client care skills;
Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team not only in Aspire but with internal teams across the business.

If you feel you could be exactly what we’re looking for and would like to help us make a difference, we would really like to hear from you!

To apply contact the in-house recruitment team either in writing to the address below or by email to Recruitment@asb-law.com

asb law LLP, Origin Two, 106 High Street, Crawley, West Sussex. RH10 1BF.

T: +44 (0)1293 861242
F: +44 (0)1293 861250

Hours:  Monday to Friday 09.15 – 17.15

Salary: Dependant on experience

asb law LLP is an equal opportunities employer