We are currently recruiting for a Paralegal for the Enforcement department of our clients firm in Liverpool.
Key tasks and responsibilities
• Understanding the standard and indemnity basis of costs.With knowledge of standard costs, predictive/portal and fixed cost regimes including what costs we are entitled to and at what stage • Knowledge and utilisation of Part 36 and the said consequences • Working closely with Finance/Accounts Dept. to ensure payments received within agreed specified time periods • Drafting Part 7 and/or Part 8 proceedings for the recovery of damages and costs • Understanding and utilising case management software and costs drafting software/programs • Undertaking negotiations to ensure swift payment of damages and costs • Preparing Applications, witness statements and supporting evidence • Instructing HCE and liaising to a successful resolution • Providing quality work on an efficient basis ensuring SLA’s are met • Attaining and achieving set targets • Understanding and utilising different case law in disputes as and when necessary • Keeping up to date with costs law and changes • Knowledge of Word, Excel and computer literate
Skills, knowledge and experience required
• Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships • Ability to present information simply and accurately, both orally and in writing • Ability to work methodically to deal with a constant flow of work that requires a fast turnaround • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise work • Ability to work on own initiative and potential to work without supervision • Ability to plan/organise work for yourself • Ability to assist other team members when required. • Good telephone manner • Legible handwriting • Computer literate • Commitment to providing a high quality and speedy service to clients • Highly motivated and willing to take on new challenges