Paralegal (12 month FTC)
Withy King LLP
Bath, UK
6d ago

About the Role

Based in the beautiful city of Bath, our successful Personal Injury team have a new opportunity for an experienced Paralegal to support and manage a variety of fast track and multi track cases, primarily for clients suffering limb loss or chronic pain.

In this role you will take instructions from potential new clients, risk assess new cases, whilst consistently delivering a high standard of legal advice in a commercially astute manner.

Other key aspects of this role will include :

  • Under take legal processes such as obtaining, collating and scheduling medical records; preparing basic schedules of loss;
  • liaising by telephone with clients, defendants, counsel, experts; paying invoices; reconciling ledgers at case conclusion and liaising with external costs companies etc

  • Draft legal documents using appropriate precedents and templates which address all relevant legal and factual issues and accurately reflect the client’s instructions
  • Undertake effective legal research, using appropriate methods and sourcing, presenting the results accurately and clearly
  • Raise personal profile and attract delegated work; take responsibility for aspects of BD projects within the department
  • Be responsible for aspects of business development projects in the department
  • Research and draft articles, blogs and assist with the production of marketing materials
  • Begin to develop a network of clients, contacts and potential referrers; attend relevant networking events
  • Manage time recording, WIP monitoring and billing consistently on own and others’ files and matters
  • Skills & Experience :

  • Previous experience within a Paralegal or Legal Assistant role and strong working knowledge of using Claimant Portal (Essential)
  • Proven background working within Personal Injury at portal, small and multi track level, ideally dealing with injuries sustained by way of RTA, EL & PL.
  • Strong organisation skills and the ability the effectively prioritise in a fast paced environment.
  • Client focused and ability to provide an outstanding service at all times.
  • Ability to undertake basic legal work under supervision.
  • This role is perfect for an experienced legal professional who is passionate about the Personal Injury sector and looking for a new challenge which offers a variety of responsibilities.

    Royds Withy King Behaviours :

    Positive Attitude to Work - Approaches work with positivity and energy and thrives in a busy environment.

    Effective Communicator - Clearly conveys information and ideas through the relevant media. Speaks in Plain English.

    Self Aware - Recognises personal strengths and weaknesses and uses that knowledge to interact positively with others. Maintains a professional impression.

    Team Player - Actively participates as a member of a team. Develops and maintains relationships with others.

    Resilient - Functions effectively under pressure and handles difficult circumstances in a manner that is acceptable to others and Royds Withy King.

    Open to Change - Receptive to new ways of working with the ability to be flexible in approaching tasks and problems.

    Please note that the successful applicant will be subject to pre-employment screening including a DBS (Criminal Background) check.

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