Paralegal

  • Location: Richmond or London
  • Fixed Term Contract

About the role

What are we looking for?

This is a great opportunity for a hardworking and ambitious individual to join our dynamic and passionate team who deal with all aspects Personal Injury major trauma work on a 12 month fixed-term contract. You’ll be working with and learning from some brilliant and highly recognised Partners and Solicitors in this specialist area of law who work on life-changing cases where your empathy and your desire to make a difference ensure you are impacting the lives of your claimants.

The focus of this role is to provide support and assistance to other members of the team as necessary whilst assisting on a range of Personal Injury major trauma cases by helping the Lawyer to liaise with the clients and other parties involved. This is a very unique team as a lot of their time is spent in and out of hospitals, as well as working alongside key charities so a background in charity would be very much welcomed.

Your caseload will be mixture of Personal Injury work, with a strong lens on major trauma cases. Previous knowledge on this would be beneficial, however for the right candidate who is willing to learn we’d seek to support you if you were able to demonstrate this commitment.

We would be eager to find out why you? What interests you about this area of Law and what you are passionate about through a cover letter!

Why should you apply?

Are you passionate and have a keen interest in Personal Injury looking to work for a newly merged firm carving out a new way of working within the Legal sector? This is an extremely rewarding team who work on some great quality Personal Injury cases. Along with being part of a lively and supportive team, you will also have the chance to work with some very special clients too.

The Moore Barlow culture is open, diverse, and inclusive; it’s an environment of belonging, where people can thrive and be the best version of themselves. We strive to nurture our people and offer enjoyable, fulfilling, and sustainable careers. This includes providing the best training, great pay and rewards, a fantastic set of values, and more control over work life balance.

We’ve also won awards! Named as one of the top 200 law firms in the UK in The Times Best Law Firms 2021 list, we have also been widely recognised in Legal 500 UK 2021, the UKs leading guide to law firms, as 8 of our practise areas have been ranked Top Tier.

Key tasks will include:

Technical ability and knowledge management

  • To assist on a range of Personal Injury cases by helping the Lawyer to liaise with the clients and other parties involved in the case, preparing documents and letters.
  • To assist in the collating of medical evidence to include requesting and sorting medical records. To assist with researching medico legal experts, drafting instructions to experts and arranging appointments.
  • To assist in collating evidence where possible, to include but not exclusively preparing witness statements and simple schedules of loss.
  • To deal with the initial calls of prospective clients and to extract information from them about their potential claim.
  • To have flexibility and a ‘can do’ attitude and a willingness to get involved in all aspects of supporting the team.
  • To undertake any specific training to improve or enhance skill base as requested.
  • To be proficient in IT and confident is using the various IT applications in accordance with the training provided.
  • Photocopying and documentation collation. 

Client Management    

  • To provide a high quality, professional service to clients and staff in person or on the phone by responding in a prompt, diplomatic and appropriate manner to their needs and/or requests.
  • To assist the Lawyer with keeping clients up to date and ensuring the files are efficiently progressed.
  • To help manage client needs with an awareness of the commerciality of the claim.
  • To proactively assist as requested with Department marketing and networking events.    

People relationships

  • To communicate at all times in a clear, polite and calm manner to clients, work colleagues and others and respect their views and the contribution they make.
  • To support the effectiveness of the team by being positive and co-operative with all team members particularly the support staff.
  • To share in the responsibility of orderly file management for both paper and electronic files.    

What we look for:

We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and commitment to do the best job possible for the client. Strong academics are desirable but of more importance is a “can do” attitude and a willingness to learn.

How to apply

Interested in a career at Moore Barlow? Please send your CV and cover letter to the Human Resources team at recruitment@moorebarlow.com

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